The first event of the 2016 Indoor Telemark series kicked off in Manchester.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the instruction and the race training. BASI provided a telemark instructor for the day who was James Bennet, a former international ski racer!
GB team members Jasmin Taylor and Sion Bingham fought it out at the top for first place on race day. Attached are the Manchester timings and below is the top 5:
- Sion Bingham
- Jasmin Taylor
- Allan Stevenson
- Nick Henderson
- Pat Mitchell
A Telemark festival was held in Tamworth as well, but with no racing. The next event on the horizon is Glasgow on the 9/10th July. Visit the Scottish Telemark page for more details.
The first race of the indoor series kicked off in Manchester last weekend. The Manchester Cross Country Ski Club organised a great festival on Saturday which included instruction from top BASI instructors and a strength and conditioning presentation given by Chris Stewart, owner of Leading Physique and three time British Telemark Champion. Everyone got together on Saturday evening for the now regular curry night!
This was followed by the sprint race on Sunday, organised by British Telemark. Congratulations to the top 5 overall individuals:
1st: Sion Bingham
2nd: Ian Acey
3rd: Allan Stevenson
4th: Dean Gillon
5th: George Herd
In the team event:
1st: Scottish Telemark Club
4th: Royal Marine Reserves
The full Manchester Results can be downloaded. It was great to see some new faces again, we hope to see these races continuing to grow.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped out from Chill Factore , everyone who marshalled the race, Ben Langridge and Danny McCabe for bringing Scott NTN equipment, Caroline Brown and Buff and Ski Bartlett for the prizes. We are looking forward to the next event in Tamworth on the 28/29th June.
See you there!