A Great Weekend of Racing
Norfolk Snowsports Club hosted the Norfolk Club National Race on Saturday
with 120 racers travelling from around the country to compete.
The sun shone, flags flew for the Royal Wedding, and plenty of Norfolk race team members found places on the podium.
In the ladies, Beth Scott-Amos was 2nd U14, Megan Skipper 2nd U18 and 3rd overall,
and Catriona Bowen 1st Seniors and Melissa Sampson 1st Masters.
In the male races, Kieran Mitchell took top slot in U12, Travis Parker was 3rd U14,
Tommy Dade and Joseph Thompson 2nd and 3rd in U16, Josh Reynolds 3rd U18,
and Charlie Howe (also 3rd overall), Ollie Steward and Thomas Holmes took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in U21.
This year, as well as celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Club,
Norfolk Snowsports Club Race Team has three Snow Sport England Dryslope
Ambassadors appointed which is an amazing achievement.
Each year the three lowest seeded dry slope ski racers in U16 to U21 categories nationally across the UK
are selected to promote the sport and encourage youngsters to participate.
Joseph Thompson is the lowest seeded U16 male racer in the UK followed by Tommy Dade,
and Megan Skipper is the 3rd lowest seeded U18 female
(see photo attached – Left to right Megan Skipper, Tommy Dade, Joseph Thompson).
Sunday saw a second day of racing in the region at the Vikings Club National
held at the Suffolk Ski Centre in Ipswich. Another glorious day of sunshine and Norfolk racers again took to the podium.
In the male races, Kieran Mitchell was 2nd U12, Joseph Thompson 2nd U16 with Tommy Dade in 3rd,
Charlie Howe again took 1st place U21 and third overall, and Ollie Steward 3rd U21.
In the ladies competition, Beth Scott-Amos was 2nd U14, Abby Holmes 2nd U16,
Megan Skipper 2nd U18 and 3rd overall, and Melissa Sampson 1st Masters.
Thanks to Lisa Thompson for the info & James Bartlett for the photos 🙂