National Pride As Skiers Shine
The Spiked Silver 50th British National Championships took place this weekend at Princes Club, Bedfont where for the first time all three major National Championships - Youth, Open and Senior took place at the same time, making this – if not the busiest then the most exciting events of the season.
Britain’s brightest and best were out in force competing against each other for gold; there were some nail biting moments in the youth and senior sections as well as the overall and open sections.
Marie Toms, a lottery backed skier, was gold medallist in the Ladies’ Overall, she said, “Despite being a bit disappointed in my individual events, I was really delighted to be top in the Overall; the whole weekend was great.”
And Overall Men’s gold medallist Jason Seels, also a lottery backed skier, surprised even himself with his slalom performance. “I was really happy to win the slalom event but it was a bit of a surprise; and then I just had to sit and wait and hope that no one beat my score.” Securing his seventh jump title and going on to be Overall gold medallist he said “ I am really very pleased because I lost out last year. It is great to be back at the top of the Overall.”