Owen Vinter | Photo Credit: Racer Ready

07 April 2017

Delancey British Children’s Championships Round Up with double podium for Daniels and Vinter.

Today marked the final day of the Delancey British Children’s Championships with the U16 Giant Slalom the last  races to be contended. In the Girls race, Olivia Foster (Ambition), Daisi Daniels (BSA) and Sarah Woodward (Ambition) all posted sub 49 second first runs with Foster leading the charge. Daniels manage to fight back in the second run, winning in a time of 1:36.88 with Woodward taking second place in 1:37.05 and Foster just behind in 1:37.48.

Following her win Daniels said:

“I’m very happy to have won this title. After the first run, I was in second place, and when I came up to the gate for my second, I knew it was my last race of the season, so I had to win. I went for it and I managed to do it somehow, I almost caught an edge, but I managed to stay in and take the title. It’s an amazing feeling. I love doing the British Championships, it is an amazing event. The people here are so supportive, and it’s the perfect way to end the season.”

In the Boys race Owen Vinter (GSR) continued to show his class posting the fastest time in both runs and taking the title in a time of 1:34.14 leaving Thomas Hudson (BSA) and Charlie Leach (Ambition) to battle it out for second place. Leach took an advantage into the second run, leading Hudson by 0.4 seconds but Hudson pulled out a stellar second run to take silver in a time of 1:35.19 with Leach closely behind in 1:35.33.

Following his win Vinter said:

“I’m really happy with that performance, and happy to pull it off in the second run. The Giant Slalom is my favourite event, so I wasn’t going to take it easy. It’s been a great week and a fantastic way to end the season. I’m happy to be leaving with what I wanted.”

Following their consistent form throughout the Championships Daniels and Vinter were awarded the U16 Combined Awards both scoring a total of 280 points. Daniels was also awarded the Ladies Ski Club award which is presented to the best British Overall U16 Girl. The U14 overall titles were taken by Alexa Elliff (CDC) who scored a total of 230 points & Louis Masquelier-Page (AIG) with a total of 220 points.

The Named Club Team featured four different clubs, with GSR and CDC taking the U14 Girls and Boys titles respectively. BSA secured the title for the U16 Girls whilst ATC took the title for the U16 Boys. 

The final awards of the day were the Overall Children’s Best Club Team which is calculated from the overall results of the best two girls and best three boys. CDC took the U14 title following the efforts of Alexa Elliff, Tilly Black, Max Schubert, Thomas Rampton and Arther Bartlett. In the U16 competition, multiple podiums across the week secured the title for BSA, with Daisi Daniels, Miranda Drummond, Thomas Hudson, Jake Doyle and Joseph Christey all contributing to the title.

 Today rounded off a fantastic two weeks of racing in Tignes. BSS would like to send huge thanks to the organising committee, Tignes, athletes, coaches and parents for another great event.

Continued thanks go to British Ski and Snowboard headline sponsor Delancey for their invaluable support of the sport. We would also like to extend thanks to Sir John Ritblat for his 39 years of involvement with British Alpine racing of which we are very appreciative and would not be here without.

See you in 2018!

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