Moynihan and Brown take titles at British Junior Champs GS

Moynihan and Brown take the titles at the Delancey British National Junior Championships Giant Slalom

The Delancey British National Alpine Championships saw clear blue skies and great race-piste conditions for the Giant Slalom National Junior race today.

The men kicked off the GS in the first run, and there was a tough battle for the top spot on the British podium. Nick Moynihan pipped Max Baggio to the post beating Baggio’s overall time by one hundredths of a second finishing in 1:52.83 minutes.

“For the first run I had the game plan of going 85% after a disappointing British Championships previously and not skiing as well and not finishing as many runs as I wanted to. But today, I skied really clean and I had a nice line. I was really happy with how it went, and wasn’t expecting to be as high in the field as I ended up being so it was a nice surprise after the first run”, said Moynihan. 

“My intention in the second run was to go as hard as possible and to try and not let any time go. I’m glad I did as I was only a hundredth of second in front of Max in the end, but I’m really happy with how it went and a win’s a win so hopefully it is a good sign for the races to come”.

With one hundredths of a second in it, Max Baggio finished with a time of 1:52.84, taking second spot on the podium. Moynihan and Baggio were joined on the podium by Alex Barounos, who was close behind with 1:53.11 finishing third in the National Junior Championships race.

In the men’s U18 category, Jordan Fellows finished with an impressive time of 1:56.85, followed by Ollie Davies, 1:57.63 minutes, taking second and Euan Kick on the third spot of the podium with a total time of 1:57.25.

Fellows said of his win: “I’m feeling really good, my second run was a lot better today. I think there’s still more to give but it was definitely an improvement and a big step forward after the GS on Thursday.

“The race conditions were great today, I made top 30 after the first run, so the second run was always going to be quite good, essentially I had a really clean course and I was able to give it my best shot. It’s been a hard season, and I’ve had a lot of injuries so being back on top of the podium feels good”.

In the ladies race, Cara Brown continued her Championships form, finishing the first run in 1:00.64 putting her in first place. The in her second run, things went to plan and finished in a time of 56:53, and a total time of 1:57.17 minutes, taking the overall title of Ladies’ GS British U21 Champion.

 “I’m pretty happy, I definitely wanted to win and to take the top spot in the Brits as well is pretty cool, I had really good fun today”, said Brown.

“The second run suited me better, as it was set straighter which helped. I had to just go for it to hold my lead. I was really chuffed that I didn’t let my nerves get to me, and I won the second run too which was really cool.”

Alice MacAulay followed closely behind with a final time of 1:59.48 minutes with Nicole Ritchie taking the 3rd spot on the U21 podium with combined time of 2.05.08.

Jess Anderson took her third podium of the week in the U18 age category with a fantastic total time of 2:02.10. This also placed her as third overall Brit. Anderson was followed closely by Yasmin Cooper, Monday’s Ladies U18 Super G title holder, with a time of 2:03.90 and Sofia Iglina in 3rd finishing in 2:04.16.

Anderson was very happy with her performance: “Today went really well. I wasn’t expecting to become U18 GS Champion as well as to finishing third Brit. This is my third title of the week, and feels amazing; I was hoping to get a title but expecting not three.”

Delancey and British Ski and Snowboard were joined by Snow-Camp today who were supporting the Championships here in Tignes. Snow-Camp is an innovative youth charity that uses a unique combination of skiing, snowboarding and life-skills programmes to support inner-city young people.

Dan Charlish, Director of Snow-camp, said: “It’s a great opportunity for Snow-Camp to be present at the Delancey British Alpine Championships; huge thanks go to Delancey and Team BSS for having us out here. It’s been fantastic to meet so many athletes and others who are passionate about snowsports and have been so supportive of what we are trying to do with Snow-camp and the work of the charity.”

For all the information on the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships visit www.britishalpinechamps.com or follow @TeamBSS on Twitter.

Further information on British Ski and Snowboard visit www.teambss.org.uk and on Delancey and the services they provide visit www.delancey.com.

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For information please contact British Ski and Snowboard Media Officer Betony Garner on +44 7779 801 691 / betony@sigb.org.uk

 

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You can also sign up for BSS news flashes and newsletter by emailing bss@teambss.org.uk. Or keep up to date on news via the website www.teambss.org.uk

 

British Ski and Snowboard is sponsored by Delancey www.delancey.com

 

Background to Principal Sponsor Delancey’s Involvement

This is Sir John Ritblat’s 37th year of funding for the sport, which has been critical to the success of the team. It has also inspired his son Jamie to become involved, providing support from Delancey - Jamie’s property investment and advisory business, for the last four years.

With Delancey’s existing support and new extension of funding, British Ski and Snowboard, has been able to – and will continue to be able to - run training and development programmes to enable our top athletes to compete on the World stage. 

About Delancey

Delancey is a specialist real estate investment, development and advisory company with over 20 years' experience and a portfolio that covers retail, residential and commercial developments across London and the UK. Collaborating on a wide range of assets, partners and clients, Delancey is recognised for its innovative and diverse approach to creating long term value from real estate. Delancey also advises clients on appropriate capital structures, financing and provides asset management and development services. 

Delancey has a diverse portfolio of retail, residential, office and corporate assets across London and the UK, including the Alpha Plus Group, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, the Walbrook Building in the City and 185 Park Street on the South Bank. Delancey is also a pioneer in the private rented sector and has spent much of the last few years bringing the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics to life; delivering over 3,000 homes for rent at East Village, the former London 2012 Athletes Village; and revealing the UKs leading creative and digital hub at Here East, the former Olympic Press and Broadcast Centre, which will provide over 4,500 jobs on-site and an expected additional 2,000 jobs in the local area.

Delancey’s work is not simply restricted to bricks and mortar. Founder and CEO Jamie Ritblat and his team are conscious to ensure they have a positive impact on the environment, its local community and future generations. As well as contributing to relevant projects and initiatives local to their developments, Delancey was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2013 Centenary Chelsea Flower Show with an ‘East Village’ garden - which was later re-located by the charity Groundwork London to a Children’s play area in East London. Delancey also looks to support young, future stars as Principal Sponsor of British Ski and Snowboard, the UK Schools Chess Challenge and as charity partner to the innovative youth charity Snow-Camp.

www.delancey.com 

 

British Ski & Snowboard

British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) is the National Governing Body for Skiing and Snowboarding in the United Kingdom.  It is recognised by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and by the British Olympic Association.  It is a new organisation which has been set up – following the financial collapse of the British Ski and Snowboard Federation – under the aegis of the British Olympic Association. The British Olympic Association stepped in and launched BSS toensure that British Athletes could continue to compete at International events. British Ski and Snowboard aims to see British skiers and riders on the podiums at world events in the next four to eight years. www.teambss.org.uk

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