In good conditions for racing on a hard piste but with poor light at first, Chemmy Alcott took the Women’s Downhill event, with Pam Thorburn in second and yesterday’s junior champion Sega Fairweather finishing in third.
Chemmy Alcott, 26, from Twickenham, said of her victory: “I had a really good run today, tough conditions, fast, icy and bumpy, it was pretty much up there with one of the toughest downhills I have done this year but I am happy to be at our National Championships again. Those conditions suit me, I like a challenge and having to have the confidence to throw yourself downhill, so I really enjoyed it. I’m delighted to take my first title of the Championships and I hope it is the first of many.”
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