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News about LSERSA skiers in the winter 2006/07 and summer 2007 seasons


See also the Summer Race Results page and News about LSERSA skiers in other seasons

These are in approximate 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.



Alessia Thomas-Jackson's web site and sponsor
Alessia has an official sponsor: ZOOBUG who are specialist makers of eyewear/sunglasses especially for children up to 15 years old. They have 3 ranges - 'flexibug' for 3-8 yrs, 'Designer' 6-15 (up to 75) & 'Sports Performance' (with inter-changable lens! up to 32) for 10-15 yrs. For the first time ever they are offering a 10% discount to anyone who orders online at www.zoobug.co.uk and quote code: zoobug.
Alessia's web site
 

British Children Summer Training Group
Congratulations to the following LSERSA skiers who have been selected to the British Children Summer Training Group 2007: Stephanie Espinosa, Emily Evans, Alice MacAulay, Imogen Taylor, Alessia Thomas-Jackson, Zak Jesse, Thomas Kirton and Nicholas Moynihan.
Click here for details or here for British Children's site.
 

British Alpine Ski Team Selection
Congratulations to the following LSERSA skiers who have been selected to one of the British Ski Teams for 2007/2008: Chemmy Alcott, Edward Drake, Peter Whelan, Louise Thomas, Aaron Tipping, Harriet Steggles, Oliver Robinson, Nick Robinson and Sam Wrench
Click here for details or here for BritSki site or here for SnowsportGB site.
 

Ingrid Christophersen awarded MBE
 

Ed Drake - Review of 2006/07 Season
Click the above link for more info and a picture courtesy of Ski Club of Great Britain. Also see Ed's FIS page
 

Hubert Sturges, President of the British Ski Club for the Disabled - RIP
Hubert Sturges passed away peacefully in Salisbury Hospital in the middle of May 2007.
He was a most selfless person who, along with his wife, was instrumental in making accessible the fun and friendship of skiing to thousands of disabled folk over generations.
 

Chemmy Alcott article in Daily Telegraph Thursday 17th May
 

British Speed Skier Caitilin Tovar dies whilst competing
Caitilin died while competing in the Pro Mondial at Les Arc on Sunday 15th April 2007.
She competed on the FIS World Cup and Pro circuits and had to date produced impressive results including a 3rd place podium position at the World Cup Speed Ski event in Breuil Cervinia, Italy.
For more information see:
I don't know whether Caitilin was a LSERSA skier or not. If you have any information please let Alan Sandell know. Thank you.
 

Aaron Tipping's injury - an update
Aaron Tipping broke his leg badly in November 2006 and incurred some nerve damage, resulting in a lengthy operation which is proving difficult to recover from but he is making good progress. See his web site for the latest news.
 

Ed Drake - Review of 2006/07 Season
Click the above link for more info and a picture courtesy of Ski Club of Great Britain. Also see Ed's FIS page
 

News about Louise Thomas on SCGB web site
See the article about the British Land National Ski Championships on the Ski Club of Great Britain web site. It features Louise Thomas. See also Louise's FIS page  
 

Ed Drake comes 2nd in Scottish Championships Slalom
Ed Drake beat a number of significant names to come 2nd in the Scottish Championships Slalom.
See the full results via Ed's FIS page.
 

English Alpine Championships 2007 - Puy St Vincent, France 8th - 13th April 2007
The following is an attempt to list all those LSERSA skiers that had a podium finish in these championships. The Junior races were FIS races and had some non-British skiers who have been ignored as far as this summary is concerned.
Franki Simonds was 2nd Junior 1 girl in the Slalom. Ed Drake was 3rd Senior. Peter Bruton was 1st Junior 2. Sam Wrench and Joe Ogden were 1st and 2nd Junior 1.
Franki Simonds was 1st and 1st Junior 1 in the first Giant Slalom.
In the second Giant Slalom Sam Wrench was 3rd Junior 1.
In the first Minis Giant Slalom, LSERSA filled the podium with Max Moss 1st, Laurie Taylor 2nd and James Petrie 3rd.
Max Moss and Laurie Taylor repeated their places in the second race, coming 1st and 2nd. In the Childrens Super G, Alessia Thomas-Jackson came 2nd Overall and 2nd Children 2 with Eve De Haan 3rd Overall and 3rd Children 2 and Emily Evans 2nd Children 1. Nicholas Moynihan came 2nd Children 1 boys.
In the Giant Slalom Emily Evans was 2nd Overall and 1st Children 1 with Eve De Haan 2nd Children 2 (4th Overall). In the boys race Nicholas Moynihan was 2nd Overall and 1st Children 1 with Edward Willson 3rd Children 1 (4th Overall).
See the full results, inclusing prize winners list.  
 

Ed Drake comes 2nd in Scottish Championships Slalom
Ed Drake beat a number of significant names to come 2nd in the Scottish Championships Slalom. See the full results via Ed's FIS page.
 

2007 British Junior & Children's Championships - Meribel, France 1st - 6th April 2007
The following is an attempt to list all those LSERSA skiers that had a podium finish in these championships. The Junior races were FIS races and had some non-British skiers who have been ignored as far as this summary is concerned.
Louise Thomas won the Junior Slalom, Giant Slalom and Super G.
Peter Whelan won the Junior Giant Slalom with Nick Robinson 3rd Junior 1. Ed Drake came second overall in the Junior Slalom race, but he is no longer a Junior.
Imogen Taylor won the Children 1 Slalom with Emily Evans 3rd Children 1.
Emily Evans won the Giant Slalom (Overall and Children 1) with Imogen Taylor 2nd Children 1. Nicholas Moynihan won the Giant Slalom (Overall and Children 1). Tom Kirton was 3rd Children 2 with Zak Jesse 2nd Children 1 and Edward Willson 3rd Children 1.
In the Super G, Alessia Thomas-Jackson came 3rd (Overall and Children 2). Nicholas Moynihan won the Children 1 category with Zak Jesse 2nd and Jack Gower 3rd.
Max Moss was 3rd in the Mini Boys 2 Combi race.
In the Minis Giant Slalom Jessica Maiklem was 2nd Girls 2 with Max Moss 1st in Boys 2 and Rory Gower 3rd Boys 2.
See the full results.  
See also the Snowsport GB day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4 and day 5 press releases
Louise's FIS page   Peter's FIS page   Nick's FIS page
 

2007 British Land National Championships - Meribel, France 25th - 30th March 2007
The following is an attempt to list all those LSERSA skiers that had a podium finish in these championships. They were FIS races and had some non-British skiers who have been ignored as far as this summary is concerned.
Chemmy Alcott has been crowned Vitrix Ludorum at the British Championships having won all the events (although she was actually second in the Slalom race behind a much better seeded French girl). She also missed the Downhill training because she was competing in the French Championships where she won the Giant Slalom title.
Just considering British skiers Louise Thomas came second in the Giant Slalom, third in the Super G and fourth in the Slalom picking up the non-British-Team champion's cup - a great performance particularly considering she is still a Junior. Rebecca O'Neil and Peter Whelan took the third places in the junior Downhill. Peter Whelan and Franki Simonds took some of the best Under 18 British skier prizes.
See the full results, includes Prizewinners and Combined points tables.
See also the Snowsport GB day 1, day 2, day 3 and day 4 press releases.
Chemmy's FIS page   Chemmy's web site   Louise's FIS page   Rebecca's FIS page   Peter's FIS page   Franki's FIS page
 

SnowsportGB Newsletter 10 featuring Chemmy Alcott
Two articles in the Newsletter are about Chemmy's recent results and her chances at the British Land National Ski Championships.
 

News about the British Childrens Team
Including an 8th place for Emily Evans in Andorra.
 

Chemmy Alcott skis to another career best
Chemmy became the first British female skier to get to the World Cup finals by finishing 19th in the seventh women's Giant Slalom of the World Cup ski season in Arber-Zweisel on 10th March.
She followed that up by finishing 15th in the World Cup finals' Giant Slalom race itself.
See the SnowSport GB report and the full results via her FIS page.     Chemmy's web site.
 

SnowsportGB Newsletter 9 featuring Chemmy Alcott
The main article in the Newsletter is about Chemmy's recent results and her plans for the next few weeks.
 

Chemmy Alcott's World Cup - best results this season
In the World Cup races in Tarvisio on 2/3/4 March Chemmy gained her best results this season by finishing 5th in the Downhill leg of the Combined (and 15th overall) followed up with a 9th in the Downhill. Unfortunately the weekend came to a somewhat disappointing end with a 29th in the Super G.
See the full results via her FIS page.     Chemmy's web site.
 

Chemmy Alcott's World Cup - an update
Chemmy finished 18th in the Sierra Nevada Giant Slalom World Cup race on Saturday
See the full results via her FIS page.     Chemmy's web site.
 

Aaron Tipping's injury - an update
Aaron Tipping broke his leg badly in November and incurred some nerve damage, resulting in a lengthy operation which is proving difficult to recover from but he is now walking again without crutches, but won't ski this season. See his web site for the latest news.
 

Opportunities for skiing for disabled people in the London and South East Region
 

Folkestone Club Wins Grant To Increase Opportunities
Congratulations to Folkestone Ski Club who have been awarded a grant of 2500 from the Youth Opportunities fund. The grant will be used to broaden access to the sport by offering taster sessions and introducing new members to the club.
 

World Schools Championships - Andorra - 4-9 Feb 2007
The following LSERSA skiers were part of the English Schools teams that did well at the recently held World Schools Championships for teams of 5. There were two runs each of Slalom and Giant Slalom with the three best times of each run counting towards the team time.
In the Cat 1 girls Alexandra Askew, Kirsty Dixon, Emily Evans and Eloise Greenhalgh were in the team placed 5th.
In the Cat 2 girls Kathryn Barber, Charlotte Evans and Alice Murphy were in the team placed 7th.
In the Cat 1 boys Thomas Kirton and Ben Porter were in the team placed 7th.
In the Cat 2 boys Nick Crawford, Daniel Curtis and Christopher Dixon were in the team placed 6th.
Results   ISF event web site
 

Chemmy Alcott's World Championship
Chemmy has had a disappointing World Championships. She came only 28th in the Super G, failed to finish the Slalom leg of the Combined having finished 11th in the Downhill leg, failed to finish the Downhill, and finished 27th in the Giant Slalom.
See the article in the Daily Telegraph about the Super G.
See the results via her FIS page.     Chemmy's web site.     World Championships web site
 

Franki Simonds' injury - an update
Franki Simonds injured her ankle whilst training in October. She successfully underwent surgery on 9th January and amazingly won British Schoolgirls. See below and her web site for latest news.
 

British Schoolgirls - Flaine - 29/30 January 2007
Here I list the LSERSA skiers who got themselves on the podium.
In the first day's Slalom race, LSERSA girls did really well as follows: Franki Simonds came 1st Overall and 1st Junior 1, Emily Evans 1st Children 1, Eloise Greenhalgh 1st Children 2, Kirsty Dixon 2nd Children 2 and Alexandra Askew 3rd Children 2.
In the Slalom Team competition, Lady Eleanor Holles (Franki Simonds, Kirsty Dixon and Lois Parmenter) came 1st with Rochester (Emily Evans, Alexandra Askew and Charlotte Evans) placed 3rd.
In the second day's Slalom race, LSERSA continued their success as follows: Franki Simonds came 1st Overall and 1st Junior 1, Emily Evans 1st Children 1, Eloise Greenhalgh 1st Children 2, Alexandra Askew 2nd Children 2, and Kirsty Dixon 3rd Children 2.
In the Slalom Team competition, Lady Eleanor Holles (Franki Simonds, Kirsty Dixon and Lois Parmenter) came 1st with Rochester (Emily Evans, Alexandra Askew and Charlotte Evans) placed 2nd.
Combining the results of all the above races, Franki Simonds came 1st Overall and 1st Junior 1, Emily Evans was 2nd Overall and 1st Children 1, Eloise Greenhalgh was 1st Children 2, Alexandra Askew 2nd Children 2, and Kirsty Dixon 3rd Children 2.
In the Combined Team competition, Lady Eleanor Holles (Franki Simonds, Kirsty Dixon and Lois Parmenter) came 1st with Rochester (Emily Evans, Alexandra Askew and Charlotte Evans) placed 2nd.
Rochester (Emily Evans, Alexandra Askew and Charlotte Evans) won the Parallel Slalom Knockout Competition.
Results: Slalom 1   Slalom 2   Combined   Parallel   Prizewinners List
 

British Schoolboys - Les Menuires - 29/30 January 2007
Here I list the LSERSA skiers who got themselves on the podium.
In the Slalom race, Jack Breton was 1st Overall and 1st Children 2 with Edward Willson 2nd Children 1.
In the Junior Slalom race Samuel Gibbs was 3rd Overall and 2nd Junior 1 with Jean-Paul Espinosa 3rd Junior 1.
In the Giant Slalom race, Jack Breton was 1st Overall and 1st Children 2 with Tom Kirton 2nd Overall and 2nd Children 2 and Jamie Reid 3rd Overall and 3rd Children 2.
In the Junior Giant Slalom race Jean-Paul Espinosa was 2nd Overall and 1st Junior 1 with Peter Calvert 3rd Junior 2.
Laurie Taylor won the Minis Giant Slalom.
Results: Slalom   Giant Slalom
 

Blind ski star's fundraising hopes dashed by City officials
Blind skiing ace Kevin Alderton, from Kent, could be forced to give up the sport he loves after heavy-handed officials smashed his helmet and wrecked his attempts to whip up vital sponsorship for the 2010 Paralympic Games.
Read the full story on Kentnews.co.uk
 

Chemmy Alcott scores points in two World Cup races in Sestriere
Chemmy Alcott narrowly missed out on points in the first Super G in San Sicario, Sestriere, Italy on January 26th coming 31st. She bettered this on the following days by coming 19th in the Downhill and 30th in the second Super G.
See the full results via her FIS page.     Chemmy's web site
 

Aaron Tipping injured - an update
Aaron Tipping broke his leg in November and incurred some nerve damage, resulting in a lengthy operation which is proving difficult to recover from. See his web site for the latest news. See also the original article on the Ski Club web site.
 

Chemmy Alcott selected for the British Team at 2007 World Ski Championships
The 2007 World Ski Championships start on February 2nd in Are, Sweden, where snow conditions are reported to be excellent. Chemmy Alcott will be Britain's only Female team member. The other team members are Alain and Noel Baxter and Finlay Mickel.
 

Ed Drake wins a FIS race in Switzerland
After 20 months of not doing a race due to injury and a hip operation and then switching to Dynastar skis (just before Christmas) Ed Drake is getting back to form in slalom with a win on 26th January in a FIS race in Elm, Switzerland.
See the full results via his FIS page.
 

Chemmy Alcott's training tips
Article in The Daily Telegraph outlining some of Chemmy's training programme, with picture.
 

Chemmy Alcott scores points in all three World Cup races in Cortina
Chemmy Alcott came 30th in the Super G, 28th in the Downhill and 21st in the Giant Slalom in the World Cup in Cortina d'Ampezzo on 19-21 January.
See the full results via her FIS page.     Chemmy's web site
 

British Children's Team 2007 announced
The following LSERSA skiers have been selected for the British Children's Team 2007: Alexandra Askew, Alessia Thomas-Jackson, Emily Evans, Charlotte Jesse, Imogen Taylor, Thomas Kirton, Zak Jesse
 

Franki Simonds' injury - an update
Franki Simonds injured her ankle whilst training in October. She successfully underwent surgery on 9th January and hopes to be back skiing soon. See her web site for latest news.
 

BARSC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2007 - Les Menuires /Val Thorens, France 1st - 5th January
Here I list the LSERSA skiers who got themselves on the podium. Please tell me if I've got this wrong.
In the Junior FIS Giant Slalom Charlotte Evans came 2nd Junior 1 BARSC.
In the Children's Slalom for Girls first race, Alessia Thomas-Jackson came 3rd overall and 3rd Children 2,and Charlotte Jesse was 1st Children 1. In the second race Emily Evans came 3rd overall and 1st Children 1. Alexandra Askew was 3rd Children 2 and Charlotte Jesse was 2nd Children 1. Combining the two races, Alexandra Askew was 3rd overall and 3rd Children 2. Charlotte Jesse was 1st Children 1 with Emily Evans 3rd Children 1.
In the Children's Slalom for Boys first race Thomas Kirton was 2nd Children 2 and Zak Jesse 2nd Children 1. In the second race Thomas Kirton was 3rd Children 2 and Zak Jesse 3rd Children 1. Combining the two races, Thomas Kirton was 1st Children 2 and Zak Jesse 2nd Children 1.
In the Children's Giant Slalom first day, Emily Evans was 1st Children 1, Thomasine Nilsen-Wrede 3rd Children 1 and Zak Jesse 3rd Children 1.
On the Children's Giant Slalom second day there were two Giant Slalom races. In race 1 Emily Evans came 1st Children 1, Thomasine Nilsen-Wrede 3rd Children 1 and Zak Jesse was 2nd Children 1. In the second race Emily Evans came 1st Children 1 again and 2nd overall this time and Thomasine Nilsen-Wrede came 3rd Children 1 again. Combining the two races Emily Evans came 1st Children 1 and 3rd overall with Alexandra Askew 3rd Children 2.
Combining the results of all three days of Children's racing resulted in Emily Evans being 1st Children 1, Thomasine Nilsen-Wrede 2nd Children 1 and Alexandra Askew 3rd Children 2.
In the Minis' races Rory Gower was 3rd in Race 1 and Rory Gower was 1st in Race 2.
See the British Skiing (Peter Heath's) web site for details. This includes a letter from the BOA Chairman, Lord Moynihan, who presented the prizes.
 

Joe Ogden selected for the British Team for the 2007 European Youth Olympic Festival
It is being held 17th to 24th February in Jaca in the Spanish Pyrenees.
See the British Olympic page and the official web site
 

Chemmy Alcott third after first run of World Cup GS
Chemmy Alcott, with a start number of 38, surprised the field by being third after the first run in the women's World Cup giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, on 6th January. She looked on course to better her best ever finish but unfortunately she could not repeat the performance on the second run and ended up 16th, equalling her best World Cup GS result.
Press Release   BBC News story   See the full results via her FIS page.     Chemmy's web site
 

Ed Drake - an update
Ed did not race before Christmas - he came back to the UK to have a check up on his hip as it started hurting again. He had some physio and concentrated on fitness training in the gym, playing squash and rowing. His hip was fine. Today (Jan 2) he returned to Lofer, the British Olympic Alpine Base in Austria, where he will start free skiing before moving on to training prior to racing.
 

Franki Simonds injured
Franki Simonds injured her ankle whilst training in October. She hopes to be back skiing by the end of January, but may need surgery. See her web site for latest news.
 

Aaron Tipping injured - an update
Aaron Tipping broke his leg back in November and incurred some nerve damage, resulting in a lengthy operation. See his web site for the latest news. See also the original article on the Ski Club web site.
 

Chemmy Alcott's good start to her World Cup campaign this season
Chemmy finished 13th in each of the two Downhill races and 11th in the Super G in Lake Louise. In the Super Combined (Super G and Slalom) in Reiteralm she finished 7th overall having been 8th after the Super G leg. She followed this up with a 22nd in the Super G in same resort. After two relatively disappointing Downhills in Val d'Isere she finished 21st in a Giant Slalom in Semmering.
Chemmy's report on Racer Ready
Article on Ski Club GB site
Article in Daily Telegraph
There are several articles featuring Chemmy on My Snow Sports site including
Lake Louise - Chemmy Back On Song
Lake Louise - Chemmy Confirms
Chemmy Sparkles In Austrian Super Combined
Val d'Isere, Women's World Cup Downhill
Austrians dominate racing
See the full results via her FIS page.     Chemmy's web site
 

News about Ed Drake
There is news about a new sponsorship deal for Ed on the Ski Club web site - click here to read it.
Ed is currently not racing - he is in the UK having a check up on his hip as it did start hurting again. He expects that it will be just a couple of weeks of physio and then he'll be back out on the snow again.
 

Regional Skiers in 2006/07 National Squads
together with links to their FIS pages and web sites
The British Land Alpine Ski Team
    Chemmy Alcott     Her FIS page   SSGB Profile
    Joanna Greig Her FIS page   SSGB Profile
    Ed Drake His FIS page   SSGB Profile
    Peter Whelan His FIS page
    Dan Berry His FIS page
The England Alpine Ski Team - Full-time
(Home Nations Development)
    Louise Thomas Her FIS page
The England Alpine Ski Team - Part-time
    Franki Simonds Her FIS page
    Charlotte Evans Her FIS page
    Peter Bruton His FIS page
    Nick Robinson His FIS page
    Aaron Tipping His FIS page
    San Wrench His FIS page
    Jo Ogden His FIS page
The British Children's Team
    Alexandra Askew
    Emily Evans
    Charlotte Jesse
    Imogen Taylor
    Alessia Thomas-Jackson
    Thomas Kirton
    Zak Jesse



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