British Indoor Telemark Series – Glasgow

British Telemark hosted the first of the British Indoor Telemark Series’ races at Scotland’s premier indoor snowsports venue, Xscape Braehead on 27 July.

The event attracted racers from all over the UK including a number of the British Team who are currently preparing for the start of the 2013/14 FIS Telemark World Cup season.

With the first run getting underway at midday, the racing was tightly contested amongst the Junior and Senior racers. Following a short lunch break the second run started and provided spectators with an exhilarating display of thrills and spills as competitors fought for podium positions.

Alongside the racing, the British Association of Snowsports Instructors (BASI) provided coaching for novice telemarkers and competent alpine skiers wanting to try telemark for themselves.

Chairman of British Telemark, Adrian Pery commented “This race represents a major milestone in the development of British Telemark, we have established a forum for skiers of all ages and abilities to learn and race Telemark and it is wonderful to see everyone here racing with such enthusiasm. Our thanks go to all who have worked so hard to organise this race and set us on the right path for the future of the sport, it bodes well for the future of telemark”.

Results:

Children Boys –

1st Scott Williams

2nd Nick Henderson

3rd Kit Maclellan

Junior Boys –

1st James French

2nd Robbie Houston

Junior Girls –

1st Jasmin Taylor

2nd Sandra Weiler

Senior Ladies –

1st Anna Morrissey

Senior Men –

1st Chris Stewart

2nd Jack Harvard Taylor

3rd Colin Shepherd