The Scottish Telemark Club organised the third event of the British Telemark Indoor Series last weekend. We had the highest attendance of any of the events so far and were able to enter 3 teams into the race on Sunday! Scottish Telemark A Team came out on top, though it was a closely fought competition with the French team from Crozet.
On Saturday everyone enjoyed two telemark coaching sessions, a roller ski taster session and a strength and conditioning presentation from Chris Stewart. Seb Mansart, the British Team Coach, travelled from France to help out over the weekend and to meet many of the new British athletes. There was a gate training session in the afternoon in preparation for the race on Sunday. On Saturday night everyone was invited to dinner where we had a closely fought jelly slurping race!
On Sunday the third race of the indoor series took place. It was great to see a former World Cup racer from Finland taking part as well as a team from Crozet, France. The British athletes still came out on top though! The full results can be downloaded here: Glasgow Results. Congratulations to the following Scottish Telemark athletes (team in brackets):
- 5th: Sion Bingham (STC A)
- 6th: Allan Stevenson (STC A)
- 11th: Colin Shepherd (STC A)
- 17th: Gordon McCrae
- 21st: Simon Bingham (STC B)
- 22nd: Jean Clews (STC B)
- 23rd: Magnus McIntosh (STC B)
- 25th: Craig Sutherland (STC C)
- 29th: William McIntosh (STC C)
- 31st: Gillian Lyall (STC C)
Well done to the following STC members who were awarded special prizes from the club:
- Most improved female: Gillian Lyall
- Most improved male: Allan Stevenson
- First female: Jean Clews
- First male: Sion Bingham
The club is going from strength to strength, thank you so much to all the members that make it so enjoyable at these events and the training sessions! It is great to see the Daily Record and STV getting involved to promote the club and events. James Moncur from the Daily Record took part in the race too! Thank you also to BASI who came along to support the event and donated prizes. Other sponsors are: Mountain Spirit, Ski Bartlett, Buff, Blues/Tiso and Scott, thank you for the support! Finally, thank you for the photos from Kevin McMurtrie sports event photography.