ALCOTTS WIN DOWNHILL TITLES.
MERIBEL, FRANCE, Tuesday.
For World Cup star Chemmy Alcott, (25, Twickemham) it was more like
business as usual when she raced down the Du Corbey piste to win the
British Women's Downhill for the fourth time since 2003.
Chemmy swept to her second title in as many races here, adding to the Super G wins she enjoyed on Sunday, the opening races at these British Land National Ski Championships.
Alcott was critical of her own skiing, finishing 76 hundredths of a
second clear of runner-up Pam Thorburn (22, Strathaven, Lanarkshire).
"It was a good race although a bit of a shame we can't get more good
foreign racers to come and race downhill because that is what younger
British girls need." Said Alcott, "I was maybe a little less focussed than
I should have been today, but I come here to win and did that."
The British Land National Ski Championships, Meribel, France,
Downhill: Women: 1 C Alcott (The British Land Alpine Ski Team/Twickenham) 1
minute 20.22 secs, 2 P Thorburn (The British Land Alpine Ski
Team/Strathaven, Lanarkshire) 1:20.98, 3 S Readman (The Scottish Alpine Ski
Team/Dunblane) 1:21.81, 4= E Norton (The Scottish Alpine Team/Carrbridge,
Inverness-shire) 1:22.79, 4= S Fairweather (The English Alpine
Team/Swadlincote, Derbys) 1:22.79.
Day 2MERIBEL, FRANCE, MONDAY:
The British Land National Ski Championships, Meribel, France.
Day 2, Downhill Training.
Inclement weather, milder temperatures and poor overhead visibility, has forced the postponement of the first Downhill Training runs today at The British Land National Ski Championships in Meribel, France.
The eight day British ski racing showcase opened on Sunday, enjoying perfect weather and snow conditions.
Ed Drake (22, Kingston on Thames) won the British Men's Super G title ahead of 2007 Super G winner Dougie Crawford (21, Bearsden, Glasgow). Both are leading members of the British Land Alpine Ski Team's Europa Cup squad.
Britain's leading World Cup skier, Chemmy Alcott (25, Twickenham) retained the Women's Super G championship, setting herself immediately on course for the clean sweep of all six major British titles available to her.
Jayme Baggio (16, Harpenden, Herts), who still races only part time while also studying for 11 GCSE exams, finished third in the Women's Super G race.
The proposed schedule now, subject to weather is.
Tuesday 1st April: Downhill Training and the British Downhill Championship
Wednesday 2nd April: British Junior Downhill Championship and British Slalom Championship (two runs evening under floodlights, start 1800hrs, finish 0000hrs)
Thursday 3rd April: British Super Combined Championship, One Run Super G (also serves as British Junior Super G) aggregated with one Slalom run.
Friday 4th April: British Giant Slalom Championship
Saturday 5th April: British Junior Slalom Championship
Sunday 6th April: British Junior Giant Slalom Championship