The British Snow Tour made its first indoor stop of the series on Sunday 19th September at Glasgow SNO!zone for the Trespass Snowboard/Skiercross Championships and Rail Jam. The competition was fierce as over 100 of the UK’s top riders destroyed the rail set-up and charged down the fast Snowboard/Skiercross course. The Schools Tour Team also proved to be a big hit in Glasgow with over 100 enthusiastic kids taking part in the FREE taster lessons, courtesy of the Trespass Learner Academy.
Trespass Snowboardcross Championships and Rail Jam
A fast and pristine course welcomed in the first snowboard event of the day – The Trespass British Snowboardcross Championships. Over 50 riders including Team GB members battled it out during the head-to-head qualifying heats with the hopes of making it through to the overall finals.
It was a close race during the Women’s final with cousins Katie Ormerod and Sophie Nicholls both getting a great start out of the gates and battling it out to take the lead. Sophie accelerated over the last set of rollers to cross the line in first place and take the 2010 Trespass British Snowboardcross Championship title. Katie finished in a very close second with Sarah Fish and 2009 champ, Jules Chappell finishing in 3rd and 4th respectively.
In the Men’s final it was another close race out of the start gates with some spectacular wipe-outs along the way. Team GB rider, Simon Nicholson, who’d clocked the fastest timed run of the day took an early lead, but crashed out on a banked turn, leaving the race wide open. Local rider, Marco Santi took full advantage and charged down the course and over the final jump to take the 2010 Trespass Snowboardcross Championship Title. Second place and a thwack of respect went to Edward Castle-Henry who crossed the line next and who’d also spent 17hrs on a coach traveling up to Scotland to compete. Kyle Wise and Simon Nicholson, who’d dominated the qualification rounds finished in 3rd and 4th respectively
Trespass Snowboardcross Championship Results:
1st – Marco Santi – Glasgow 1st – Sophie Nicholls – Halifax
2nd – Edward Castle-Henry – Hertfordshire 2nd – Katie Ormerod – Halifax
3rd – Kyle Wise – Norwich 3rd – Sarah Fish – Glasgow
4th – Simon Nicholson – Milton Keynes 4th – Jules Chappell – Milton Keynes
The relaxed rail jam, with its array of obstacles – from rookie boxes and gas pipes to more challenging rails and c-box’s continued the afternoon’s snowboard action. The rail trickery was in a league of its own with Jamie Nicholls and local riders pushing the limits. After a 2hr session Jamie Nicholls (over 16’s) Matt McCormick (under 16’s) and Katie Ormerod (women) walked away as the overall Jam session winners. A special shout-out also goes to local ripper, JJ who was killing it on the box with one footed boardslides.
To check out the photo galleries and videos from the Trespass Snowboard/Skiercross Championships and Rail Jam and for a full list of results go to: www.britishsnowtour.com/championships/glasgow
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