10 Apr 11

British Alpine Ski Championships Conclude in Meribel

10 Apr 11

Today saw 76 Men competing in the NJC Men’s Giant Slalom and 50 Ladies taking part in the Slalom, in temperatures so warm that the races were brought forward and started at 07:45.

Harriet Steggles once again dominated the leader board at the 2011 Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships and achieved the top time of the day, 1.29.00. She was awarded the Ski Club of Great Britain Silver Salver for being the best British Overall Junior Slalom Champion and also won the International medal. Charlotte Guest from the Scottish Ski Club closely followed with a time of 1.31.68 and Rachelle Rogers came third with a time of 1.32.39. Rachelle was awarded the British Junior 1 English Ski Council Cup, with Hope Whitelaw coming second and Helen Nelson coming third. Having had good results in the first race, unfortunately, Stephanie Espinose, Charlotte Davies and Sarah Norton all came out on the first half of the course.

In the Men’s Giant Slalom, Giacomo De Marchi, from Italy crossed the line with the best time of 2.09.05, winning the International race. Jaba Gelashvili from Georgia came second and Leo Vukelic from Croatia came third. Jack Gower was awarded the trophy for the best British Overall Junior Walter Hutchinson Challenge Cup and completed the course in a time of 2.10.60, with Jo Morrison coming 2nd and Alastair Stang coming 3rd. For the Junior 1 Boys, Jack Gower was awarded the Dragons Ski Club Cup, with Max Baggio coming second and Euan MacFie coming third.