Sunday, 27 March 2011

Meribel 2011: The British Champs

Back in Meribel again!! for the British champs. With warm weather and poor snow conditions the norm for the races here at this time of year, this season has not seen a change to what we expect.
I skied on Friday and we came off the hill at 11.30 as it had become so soft.
So it was with trepidation that we got up for a 7am inspection on todays national champs super g. We were pleasantly surprised with colder temperatures and harder snow than expected.
The sun rising on our first of many early starts

The race start was dropped from it's usual place due to the previous weeks conditions and, with a depleted team due to the timing of these races against school holidays, we had 3 finishers out of four to start, with two of the guys, Sam Fairbairn and Ed Fenton-Fowler scoring their best FIS points so far!!
Slightly brown on the start pitch

Tomorrow should see the downhill training but it has started raining at village altitude this afternoon.
None of our trainees are taking part in the downhill so we have two days training and potentially a rest day before our next race which should be the junior super G and super combined on Thursday (conditions allowing).

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