LSERSA

London & South East Regional Snowsports Association

See also News about LSERSA skiers in other seasons

These are in approximate reverse chronological order of event. At the end is a list of Regional Skiers in National Squads together with links to their FIS pages where appropriate.


Chemmy Alcott - BBC Interview
Chemmy reflects on her accident, recovery, comeback and prospects for the next Olympics in this video and written BBC Interview.

Chemmy Alcott News Update
Chemmy Alcott has revealed she will make her comeback to competitive skiing at the scene of the horror crash which almost ended her career two years ago.
She will return to action at the Canadian venue on 30 November for a World Cup downhill, almost exactly two years to the day of the crash.
See the full news report on the FIS Alpine web site by clicking here.
 
Read her latest blog on why she decided to not race the world Cup opener in Soelden.
 
Sadly Chemmy gets no funding from the British Ski Federation. Apart from a limited amount of sponsorship she has to pay for everything herself. An animated 'donate' page has been set up on her web site and she would welcome any contribution however small or large. Go to http://www.chemmyalcott.com/donate/ for more information and to assist.

Chemmy Alcott carrys the Olympic torch
Chemmy Alcott carried the Olympic Torch in Ealing on July 24th. It was just after 6pm on the Uxbridge Road (A4020) from the Railway Bridge. See BBC's Day 67 web page for details and Chemmy's nomination story.
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Click on one of these pictures to see them bigger in a slide show. These picture are all from Twitter.
YouTube video   Blogs:   Metro 1   Metro 2   New York Natives
 
For more info about skiers carrying the torch see PlanetSki's news item.

Ed Drake carrys the Olympic torch
Ed Drake carried the Olympic Torch in Hastings on July 18th. It was just after 9am on the A259 Old London Road, between Ashburnham Road and Richmond Street. See BBC's Day 61 web page for details.
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Click on one of these pictures to see them bigger in a slide show. For more information and other pictures of Ed carrying the torch see PlanetSki's news item and the SkiClub news item.
 
For more info about skiers carrying the torch see PlanetSki's news item.

Chemmy Alcott back training with Canadian Team
Chemmy Alcott, Britain's number one female ski racer, is back training on snow with the Canadians in Zermatt. She is absolutely delighted to be back skiing hard. See her blog entry on the J2SKI web site.

BSS Announce Alpine Teams for 2012/13 - LSERSA skiers included
The following LSERSA skiers are included in the Britsh Alpine teams for 2012/13:
Senior Team: Chemmy Alcott
FIS-EC Team: Brad Morgan, Ashley Hill, Jack Gower, Roy Steudle, Nick Moynihan, Imogen Taylor
Junior Team: Charlie Raposo, Max Moss, Emily Evans, Elena Pocock, Darcie Mead
See the BSS announcement and the list of LSERSA skiers in National Squads for 2012/13.

Chemmy Alcott back on skis
Chemmy Alcott, Britain's number one female ski racer, is back on snow for the first time since her horrific accident in Canada in 2010. She is currently training on a glacier in Austria and has been speaking of her delight to be back on her skis. See the article on the PlanetSKI web site.

Bowles Ski Racing Club
Bowles Ski Race Club, based at Bowles Residential Outdoor Centre in Eridge Green, Kent, has a new website.
See also the article in the Sussex Courier reporting on the LSERSA event at Bowles at the start of May.

LSERSA skiers selected to British Children's Ski Teams for 2012/13
Congatulations to Isadora Taylor and Toby Deighton for being selected to the British Children's Ski Teams for 2012/13.
Click here to see the whole list.

Both Ed Drake and Chemmy Alcott will carry the Olympic torch
Well done to them.

British Alpine Championships - Meribel, France
The following LSERSA skiers achieved podium finishes at the British Alpine Championships being held in Meribel, France - 25 March to 2 April:
FIS NC Super G: Imogen Taylor was 3rd overall female and 3rd junior. Bradley Morgan was 2nd overall, Roy Studle was 3rd overall and 1st junior with Nick Moynihan 2nd and Charlie Raposo 3rd.
Racer Ready reports: FIS Women Super G, FIS Men Super G
Full Results   British Championships web site   FIS Results Page

Sam Gaskin wins Gold at the Freestyle BRITS Competition in LAAX
Eleven year old Sam Gaskin from Bromley competed at the recent freestyle BRITS Competition in LAAX, Switzerland. In his first major competition he won Gold in the halfpipe and was crowned the British Halfpipe Champion in the Kids Male category. He also won Silver in the big air after landing a sweet 720, and was 4th in the Skier X. Well done Sam.
For more details about the The BRITS, including all the results, see The BRITS website

English Alpine Championships 2012 - Bormio, Italy
LSERSA Skiers did well at English Championships:
Children Super G: Isabella Colley was 1st CH1.
FIS Slalom 2: Alice Macaulay was 3rd British Female. Ashley Hill and Morgan Bradley were 2nd and 3rd British Males.
Children Giant Slalom: Isadora Taylor was 3rd CH2 and Isabella Colley was 2nd CH1.
FIS Giant Slalom 2: Imogen Taylor was top British Female and Violet Miller was 3rd. Roy Steudle was 3rd British Male.
FIS Super G: Darcie Mead was top British Female, Ashley Hill top and Nicholas Moynihan 3rd British Male.
Children Slalom: Anna Henderson was 2nd CH2. Isabella Colley and Ella Ward were 2nd and 3rd CH1.
FIS Giant Slalom 1: Darcie Mead was 2nd Female Briton and Roy Steudle was top British Male.
FIS Slalom: Imogen Taylor and Alice Macaulay were the top two British Females and Ashley Hill was the top British Male
BARSC FIS Super G: Imogen Taylor and Darcie Mead were 2nd and 3rd Female Britons and Morgan Bradley, Roy Steudle and Ashley Hill were the top three British Males.   See the Ambition Racing report (with pictures) on the Super G.
Full Results etc   English Alpine Championships web site
Snowsport England News: Days 1 & 2   Days 3 & 4 and Penultimate day.

Chemmy Alcott talks ice skating, Olympics and underwear to Metrosnow

Chemmy Alcott Features in The Daily Telegraph 23rd Jan and Scottish Daily Record 22nd Jan
There is a feature in The Daily Telegraph dated 23rd January 2012 and entitled "Chemmy Alcott: How Zara Phillips has helped save my ski career" which includes tips on 'Get fit to ski'.
There is a similar feature in The Scottish Daily Record dated 22nd January 2012 and entitled "Skier Chemmy Alcott reveals how Scots boyfriend helped her recover from horror crash"

Ed Drake features in Daily Telegraph and GQ Magazine
Ed Drake has a big feature in the Saturday 7th January 2012 issue of the Daily Telegraph (link is to Telegraph web site) and in the February Issue of British GQ (link is to screen shot on Facebook).

J2Ski interviews Chemmy Alcott
J2Ski recently caught up with Britain's number one skier, Chemmy Alcott, and have published a fairly long and interesting interview. Click here to go to the first page of three and then follow the on page links for the subsequent pages.

Chemmy Alcott to take part in Dancing on Ice
Read this article on ifyouski.com - it is a good factual article with a few quotes from Chemmy. Dancing on Ice (DOI) starts at 18:30 on Sunday 8th January 2012 on ITV.
On her Twitter feed, Chemmy said "I understand some people maybe confused at my participation on DOI 2012. I am a rehabbing athlete who has NOT quit her first love skiing. After my horrendous crash last year ice skating is enabling me to find the link between my head and metal right leg. It is helping, not hindering, my rehab. I was never going to be able to compete in ski racing this year so DOI has given me numerous opportunities including teaching me how to feel my feet, strengthening sport specific muscles and raising the profile of me and the sport I love. Don't forget it costs me and our federation at least £90,000 per year for me to ski. I have to find money personally to cover this. the worst would be for me to fight back from injury only to find I don't have enough money to fund a world class programme. So sceptics be silenced, I am doing this so that I can return to being Britain's best World Cup skier. My aims and goals haven't changed. In fact they are stronger than ever."

Chemmy Alcott and Sally Woods in SSE's Piste - December 2011 The December 2011 issue of Snowsport England's Magazine Piste contains articles on Chemmy Alcott and Sally Woods.

Kelly Gallagher needs a Guide for December/January
Kelly Gallagher (a visually impaired skier) and Charlotte Evans (Kelly's guide) are training as a team to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter Paralympics. This coming season Charlotte will be completing her undergraduate degree and wants to devote more time to study. Therefore Kelly and Charlotte are looking for a ski racer to become a stand-by training and race guide for the winter racing season 2011/12, paticularly in December/January.
If you are available and interested in this opportunity then please contact the British Disabled Ski Team manager - administration@britishdisabledskiteam.co.uk.
To read more about this see the three page PDF Could you be a race guide?.
Read more about Kelly and Charlotte's successful 2010/11 season on Kelly's blog.

Article about Chemmy Alcott on Yahoo Sport / Euro Sport

Irish News feature on Kelly Gallagher (and Charlotte Evans)
An article in the Irish News about the visually impaired Olympic Skier Kelly Gallagher and her guide Chrlotte Evans.

Extreme Ski Challenge in aid of Hospice in the Weald
The Extreme Ski Challenge is a downhill team endurance ski event where you will ski 70,000 vertical feet over a two day period in St Anton, Austria, 17-20 March 2012.
The Hospice in the Weald provides specialist palliative care advice and clinical support for people with life limiting illness, their family and the bereaved. It is based in Pembury and serves West Kent and East Sussex.
Update - 21 Dec 2011:
Unfortunately due to lack of subscription for the Extreme Ski Challenge in aid of Hospice in the Weald, the event has now been cancelled.
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Chemmy Alcott feature in 'Your Local Guardian'
In an article on 'Your Local Guardian' website Chemmy Alcott, ever the optimist, admits getting back to fitness has been mentally testing. Read the whole article on the 'Your Local Guardian' website.

Daily Mail article about Chemmy Alcott
There is a long article, with several pictures, in the Daily Mail of October 20th entitled "'I'll be back on the slopes next year': Skiing sensation Chemmy Alcott on her amazing recovery from horror crash that shattered her leg".
Read the full article by clicking here

Ambition Racing's new Winter Base
Ambition Racing has now started to use its new winter base of Haus Tirol in Leogang, Austria. You'll find lots of pictures of Haus Tirol and its facilities in Marc's blog on the Ambition Racing website. Haus Tirol is also available as a normal B&B in summer and for some weeks in winter - see its web site.

Chemmy Alcott feature on the BBC web site
In an article on the BBC web site Chemmy Alcott rules out a return to racing this season as she battles back mentally and physically from her high-speed crash, but she does expect to be back skiing in the Spring. Read the whole article on the BBC web site.

Team Evolution training in Chile
The British Alpine Junior Team athletes training with the Team Evolution Programme in Chile have got their seasons off to strong starts, with some fantastic results as part of their GS and Speed training camps in La Parva, Chile.
British Junior Team athletes Max Baggio, Max Moss, Darcie Mead and 2010 Team GB Youth Olympic athlete Sam Clissold, who all train and study at the Team Evolution Academy in St Johann, Austria, competed in their first races of the season over the last week.
Click here to read a full report and see some pictures.

Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans win another silver in New Zealand
Kelly Gallagher, GB's number one visually impaired skier, and her guide, Charlotte Evans, continued their good start to the 2011/12 season with another second place in the New Zealand Winter Games, this time in the Super-G.
Voxy News reports (see full report):
In the Women's Super G Visually Impaired Race, Australia's Melissa Perrine narrowly beat Great Britain's Kelly Gallagher to win with 1.15.15. Gallagher's time was 1.15.51. Korea's Jae Rim Yang came third with 1.29.65.
Perrine says "the Super G was a good course which had been cleaned up pretty well. I'm relatively happy with how I went."
Gallagher says being able to compete on the same race against able-bodied athletes had been a huge attraction for her. "We are really excited to be here at Mt Hutt. It's a nice way to end the Winter Games competition."

Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans
Kelly Gallagher, GB's number one visually impaired skier, and her guide, Charlotte Evans, have again been selected to the British Disabled Ski Team World Cup squad for 2011-2012 - see the full list.
They started their season with second place in the Giant Slalom at the New Zealand Winter Games.

Regional Skiers in 2011/12 National Squads

together with links to their FIS pages and web sites etc
The British Alpine Ski Teams
  Alpine Senior Team
    Chemmy Alcott Her FIS page BSS Profile Twitter Facebook
    Ed Drake His FIS page BSS Profile Twitter
  Alpine Junior Team
    Emily Evans Her FIS page BSS Profile
    Jack Gower His FIS page BSS Profile
    Max Moss     BSS Profile
    Nicholas Moynihan His FIS page BSS Profile
    Elena Pocock Her FIS page BSS Profile
    Charlie Raposo His FIS page BSS Profile
    Roy-Alexander Steudle His FIS page BSS Profile
    Imogen Taylor Her FIS page BSS Profile
Nominated for attendance at BOA YOWG preparation camps
    Darcie Mead Her FIS page BSS Profile
    Max Moss     BSS Profile
British Children's Ski Team
    Yasmin Cooper
    India Moynihan
 
The British Disabled Ski Team
    Charlotte Evans - guide to Kelly Gallagher Twitter Facebook
 
Team England Alpine Ski team
    Mollie Dendle Her FIS page
    Laetitia Hawkins-Hooker    
    Alice MacAulay Her FIS page
    Robert Willis
English Freestyle Ski Squad - Skier Cross
    Danielle Freeze Her FIS page

Last updated: 26th November 2012