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Busy weekend at the All England Dry Slope Ski Racing Championships in Sunderland

The 40th All England Dry Ski Slope Ski Racing Championships took place at Sunderland’s Silksworth Sports Complex and Ski Slope this weekend, producing impressive performances from all age groups, as the top ski racers from across the country battled it out for supremacy.

 

The All England Championships Slalom kicked off the action on Saturday, with Aldershot’s Jenny Davies taking the top position for the girls, followed by sisters Millie and Lois Jackson taking second and third, both from the local Ravens Ski Club.

 

For the men, Chris Corr just managed to hold onto his lead following the first run to take the title of All England Champion, beating Declan Huppach into second. Harry Hornsby, who was lying in fourth after the first run, took third place ahead of Ashley Hill after a speedy second run.

 

In the Under 10s and Under 12s races, Charlotte Holmes from Pendle took the title in the girl’s special Slalom, with Jolie Hoffman-Little in second and Amy Stokoe in third. For the boys, Jack Upton from Midland Ski Club took the top spot with Kieran Woolley, also from Midland Ski Club in second and Charlie Deem from Telford in third.

 

Sunday saw the Inter-Club Parallel Team Event and Open Parallel Team Event take place. Taking the honours in both races was the team from Loughborough University – Loughborough Sno.

 

The Championships, organised by Snowsport England and sponsored by Ski Racing Supplies and Dynastar, not only showcased the rising talents of skiing in the UK, it also ran GO SKI GO BOARD ‘TRY’ taster sessions which sold out ahead of the event.

 

As part of Snowsport England’s national participation campaign, 40 skiers and 16 snowboarders took part in the GO SKI GO BOARD sessions and they will now benefit from an on-the-day offer which will see them get four hours of ‘GET’ skiing or snowboarding courses for half price (£35).

 

Other presentations made at the event included the Ann Bates Memorial Cup, which was presented by Brian Bates. The Cup was awarded to Jess Anderson as the most improved Junior Girl (U21, U18, U16,U14).

 

The Atomic Trophy, which was presented by Konrad Bartelski
was awarded to Alicja Krahelski as the most improved skier (U14 or U16).  

 

Tim Reader Memorial Trophy presented by the Reader Family was won by Charlie Raposo as the most improved Junior boy (U18 or U21 category).

 

These three awards were for last winter and this summer season, and two other awards were made for performances over this summer’s artificial slope season.

 

The Calvert Cup, which is awarded to the best club following Club Nationals was won by Aldershot Ski Racing Club, and the Arrows Millenium Cup, went to Tom Hales and Sarah Landon, as racers with lowest seed points over the summer.

 

This is the first time in over 10 years that Silksworth Sports Complex and Ski Slope, which is managed by sports and leisure operator Everyone Active, in partnership with Sunderland City Council, has hosted the event.

 

For more information about the GO SKI GO BOARD taster sessions visit www.goskigoboard.org.uk or to find out more about the Silksworth Sports Complex and Ski Slope, visit www.everyoneactive.com.

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Busy weekend at the All England Dry Slope Ski Racing Championships in Sunderland