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February 2014

Welcome to the Snowsport England 2014 February bulletin

Well... What an exciting time for us all - We truly hope you are enjoying SOCHI as much as we are and now also the English Alpine Champs happening in Bormio

As always we hope you enjoy reading our latest news and enjoy the rest of this extremely exciting time!

Snowsport England

 

Almost Full! – Itter, Austria 2014

 

Places going fast on the personal performance and Level 3 Coaches courses. To book contact Julia Parker on 01509 232323 or email Julia@snowsportengland.org.uk now to secure your place!

World Alpine Junior Championships Selection
We are pleased to announce the following athletes have been selected to compete at World Junior Alpine Championships, Jasna, 26th February - 6th March 2014

Mens
Jack Gower
Billy Major
Nick Moynihan
Charlie Raposo
 
Ladies
Charlie Guest
Darcie Mead
Rachelle Rogers
Alex Tilley
 

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Widdup edges closer to International podium at the English

Bethany Widdup is getting ever closer to a podium in a major British FIS race. Widdup, 18, has taken a break from her studies to spend a year seeing how she far she can get with ski racing and on the performance in the NJR English Championship Slalom, the work that the coaches from Ambition are putting in with her, she could go a long way. Widdup finished fourth overall, behind three Italian racers in the race in Bormio – just three hundredths kept Widdup off the race podium! Darcie Mead, recently selected for the World Junior Championships placed seventh overall and was second British racer with Nicole Ritchie in 11th taking the third British racer. Sofia Iglina took the prize for the third English racer home.

Conditions in Bormio for the racing were not great, for the tourists heading to Bormio, the constant snow falling will be music to their eyes but for the racing the snow and then the fog that drifted in and out meant that these were tough conditions for the young racers. When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

Widdup has had an immense season and the hard work she has been putting in has seen her FIS points head in the right direction. Fourth place in this race meant that she scored a 56 point result, a career best in all disciplines and follows up her 58 result five weeks ago in Bad Wiessee in Germany. If ever Britain needs a racer to raise the banner in the Slalom races, Widdup is starting to show that she could be heading in that direction.

Widdup started the second run in tenth spot, just behind her English compatriot, Darcie Mead. Mead is one year younger but could not cope with the speed shown by the Ambition racer. While a number of the leading racers crashed out on the second run, Widdup kept her nerve and battled her way to the finish. Mead also finished but did not make as big a jump up the results that Widdup did. - Racer Ready
Read the full article here...
 

English Alpine Championships 2014
 

Our 2014 Championships have officially begun following our Parade through the streets of Bormio and Darcie Mead lighting the flame to signify the beginning of the exciting week.
There are mixed predictions for the weather, so let’s see what the week ahead brings!
You can check out the video of the Bormio English Alpine Champs Parade here



 

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