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Some News and Results about the 2002/03 Snow Races

These are in reverse chronological order of event. At the end is a list of Regional Skiers in National Squads together with links to their FIS pages where appropriate.

The English Alpine Ski Championships - 14-19 April at Puy St. Vincent, France
There were some excellent performances from LSERSA racers in these championships with Ed Drake comfortably winning the overall Junior title, following on from his success at the British Junior Championships, and Peter Whelan comfortably winning the overall Children 2 title.
 
In the Junior/Senior Super G Overall first place, and the Gold Medals in the Junior 1 event, were taken by both Rebecca O'Neill and Ed Drake. The Silver Medal in the Junior 1 Men's event went to James Bennett, who was third overall.
 
In the Junior/Senior Giant Slalom the Gold Medal in the Junior 1 Men's event went to Ed Drake, who was second overall.
 
In the Junior/Senior Slalom the Gold Medal in the Junior 1 Men's event went to Ed Drake, who was second overall, with James Bennett taking the Silver. The Bronze Medal in the Junior 2 event went to Marc Telling.
 
In the Children's Super G LSERSA (in fact SPSRC) skiers filled the podium in the Children 2 category Boy's race with Peter Whelan first, Peter Bruton second and Christopher John third.
 
In the Mini's Giant Slalom Alessia Thomas-Jackson was first overall with Natalia Harte and Emily Evans the second and third English girls behind three New Zealanders. In the Boy's race Luke Laidlaw came second.
 
In the Children's Slalom the first place overall went to Peter Whelan with Frankie Clough taking the Silver in the Children's 1 category.
 
In the Children's Giant Slalom the second place in Children 2 went to Peter Whelan with Christopher John third. Frankie Clough took the Gold in the Children's 1 category with Jack Evans picking up the Bronze Medal.
 
In the Mini's Giant Slalom Championship the Gold Medal went to Alessia Thomas-Jackson.
 
Congratulations to the above and all those other LSERSA skiers who also did well in the Championships.
Full Program & Results.
 

The British Junior & Children's Ski Championships - 6-11 April at Pitztal, Austria
There were some excellent performances from LSERSA racers in these championships with Katrina Head comfortably winning the Overall title of British Junior Champion and Helena Bray retaining her title of British Girls Champion. Aaron Tipping was joint Overall Children 1 Boy's champion.
 
In the Slalom the Silver Medal went to Katrina Head, following her success in the British Seniors where, amongst other prizes, she won the Ladies Junior Downhill title. In the Men's event Ed Drake finished 5th and took the Gold medal for the Junior 1 category.
 
The Giant Slalom saw Katrina Head going one better and claiming the top step of the podium finishing first overall.
 
In the Super G the top step of the podium again went to Katrina Head who finished first overall. In the Men's event Jamie Miles picked up the Gold Medal with Ed Drake again finishing 5th, this time claiming the Silver Medal for the Junior 1 category.
 
In the Children's Super G, last year's winner, Helena Bray, retained her title. Greg Samuels came second in the Boy's event where Frankie Clough came second in the Children 1 category beating Aaron Tipping into third place by three hundredths of a second.
 
In the Children's Giant Slalom, the top step of the podium was again claimed by Helena Bray. In the Boy's event Aaron Tipping came fourth and picked up the Children 1 category Gold Medal.
 
In the Children's Slalom the Bronze Medal went to Helena Bray and Fern Barker finished 5th taking the Gold Medal for the Children 1 category. In the Boy's race Peter Whelan came third in Children 2 just behind Aaron Tipping who was third overall and first in the Children 1 category.
 
In the BARSC organised races for Minis third place in the Super G Girls and Boys events went to Alessia Thomas-Jackson and Luke Laidlaw. In the Giant Slalom third place in the Girl's event went to Abbi Gibbs while Luke Laidlaw claimed the Gold Medal in the Boy's event.
 
Congratulations to the above and all those other LSERSA skiers who also did well in the Championships.
Full Results and Press Releases.
 

Austrian National Championships - 28-30 March at Altenmarkt, Austria
Having won everything she could have at the British Championships, Chemmy Alcott decided to take on the Austrians in their own National Championships and came third in the Super G, less than a second behind Obermoser and Dorfmeister. Chemmy is now ranked in the top 100 for three of the four alpine disciplines (DH - 89, GS - 74 and SG - 64).
 

The British Land National Ski Championships - 16-21 March at Tignes, France
There were some excellant performances from LSERSA racers in these races with Chemmy Alcott easily retaining her overall title (Victor Ludorum - The John Ritblat Cup). Additionally Katrina Head picked up the McLeod Trophy for the best placed British Lady not in the British Team and the Inghams Trophy for Most Promising Lady Skier, and Ed Drake was presented with the Spence Trophy for British Under 18 Male Champion.

In the Downhill Chemmy Alcott led a clean sweep of the podium places for LSERSA in the Ladies' Senior championships with Joanne Greig second and Katrina Head third. Katrina also won the Cup for the best placed Briton not in the British Team. The Junior championship race, run immediately afterwards on the same course, saw them finish in the same order with Katrina being crowned Ladies' Junior Champion. Jamie Miles was placed third in the Men's Junior championship.

In the Super-G the Ladies repeated the Downhill result with Chemmy Alcott, Joanne Greig and Katrina Head again filling the first three places. Johnny Moulder-Brown was third in the Men's race.

In the Giant Slalom LSERSA skiers were triumphant. Chemmy Alcott again claimed the top step of the Ladies' podium and Katrina Head went one better than her previous races and finished second. Katrina again won the Cup for the best placed Briton not in the British Team. Johnny Moulder-Brown finished ahead of the rest of the British Team to take first place in the Men's race.

In the Slalom the top step of the Ladies' podium again belonged to Chemmy Alcott with Joanne Greig in second spot. Johnny Moulder-Brown finished third in the Men's race behind the Baxter brothers. Ed Drake won the Cup for the best placed Briton under the age of 18.

Programme, Full Results and Press Releases

BSA Inter School Ski Challenge - 13/14 March at Les Houches, France
Aaron Tipping, one of our leading Children 1 skiers, excelled at these races by winning both the Slalom overall and winning his age group in the Giant Slalom, where he was placed 4th overall which was good enough to make him overall champion.
Josh Doughty, who had earlier in the season claimed a Gold Medal in the GS and a Silver Medal in the Slalom whilst skiing for the British Children's Team in Turkey, picked up both Gold Medals in the Children 2 category at these races.
Slalom Results and Giant Slalom Results

2003 World Alpine Ski Championships - 1-16 February at St Moritz, Switzerland
Chemmy Alcott and Johnny Moulder-Brown were part of the British Team and Alex Heath and Michael Shnaps were part of the South African Team.
For results please see www.stmoritz2003.com/001stm_00_en.htm and the SnowsportGB Press Releases.

European Youth Olympic Festival - 26-31 January at Bled, Slovenia
Ed Drake represented Great Britain at these games. Tim Fawke, who used to be one of LSERSA's top ski racers, was one of the trainers. The team trained at The British Training Facility in Lofer for the week before the games. See the British Olympic web site, which has a full team list and the European Youth Olympic site for results

Regional Skiers in National Squads
The British Land Alpine Ski Team
    Chemmy Alcott     Her FIS page
    Joanna Greig Her FIS page
    Johnny Moulder-Brown     His FIS page
The South African National Ski Team
    Alex Heath His FIS page
    Michael Shnaps His FIS page
The British Alpine Youth Team
    Ed Drake His FIS page
    Lorenzo Naylor His FIS page
    Rebecca O'Neill Her FIS page
    Andrew Wheble His FIS page
The Home Nations Combined Squad (all four English skiers)
    Katrina Head Her FIS page
    Jamie Miles His FIS page
    Marc Telling His FIS page
    Sebastian Walker His FIS page
British Children's Team 2003
   
CHILDREN 1
Fern Barker
Frankie Clough
Aaron Tipping
CHILDREN 2
Helena Bray
George Chappell
Joshua Doughty
Christopher John
Louise Thomas
Peter Whelan



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Last updated: 08:00 GMT April 24, 2002