Snowboardcross hits its stride in Glasgow

The Snowboardcross - Photo: British Snow Tour

The British Snow Tour rolled on up to Glasgow last weekend, for the Trespass British Snowboardcross Championships. Taking place at the Braehead Snowdome, the championships attracted an impressive number of entrants and, by all accounts, the event really went off.

The Snow Tour’s Jo Brown sent us this match report:

“The Trespass Snowboardcross Championships started the day’s action with over 65 riders going through the start gates in heats of four with the top two qualifying into the next round, until only the fastest four male and female competitors were remaining.

“In the women’s final Jules Chappell was first out of the start gates and continued her lead down the fast and challenging course to take the 2009 Trespass British Snowboardcross Championship title. Local rider, Christy Mearns looked set to take the silver but unfortunately skidded out on the step-up jump leaving Alice Blake to skilfully overtake and finish in second place with Christy finishing in third.

“In the men’s final, all four riders charged out of the start gates in a tight pack with elbows out and boards touching. At the third banked turn things got a little too close for comfort and all four riders collided and crashed out. Kyle Wise who was first to his feet and first over the finish line had missed a gate and was unfortunately disqualified, leaving 2008 Snowboardcross Champ, Edward Castle-Henry to continue down the course and take the 2009 Trespass British Snowboardcross Championship title for the second year in a row. Donnie Macleod was the next rider to his feet and to cross the finish line in second place, whilst Team GB Snowboardcross racer, Tim McGregor, who had the fastest qualification run of the day finished in third.”

Later in the afternoon, a Trespass-sponsored rail jam took place. Jo Brown wrote to tell us:

The Rail Jam - Photo: British Snow Tour

“During the afternoon’s rail jam, riders flexed their freestyle boards and finished off the day’s action in style. In the kids jam local ripper Mat McCormick impressed all to take the kids title with a smooth boardslide to switch-up, to fakie on the kinked rail. The ladies also stepped it up, with Jules Chappell adding another win to her collection with a frontside boardslide on the flat down rail.

“In the men’s jam, Angus Mallock was mixing it up on the rails with a backside lipslide on the down rail and a super clean 50-50, frontside boardslide to 270 out on the kinked rail to take first place. A spot prize and special shout out from MC, James Thorne went to Edward Castle-Henry who aired the quarterpipe in the jam session with one of the biggest laid out back flips, to flat, ever seen!”

The next stop on the Snow Tour will be Castleford this Saturday (October 3rd) for the Animal Indoor British Slopestyle Championships.

Here are the full results:

Trespass British Snowboardcross Championship Results:

Men                                                                          Women

1st – Edward Castle-Henry – Hertfordshire         1st – Jules Chappell – Milton Keynes
2nd – Donnie Macleod – Glasgow                          2nd – Alice Blake – Hertfordshire
3rd – Tim McGregor – Glasgow                              3rd – Christy Mearns – Glasgow

Trespass Snowboard Rail Jam Results:

Men Women
1st – Angus Malloch – Perthshire             1st – Jules Chappell – Milton Keynes
2nd – Danny McCormick – Glasgow        2nd – Alice Blake – Hertfordshire
3rd – Jesse Smith – Edinburgh                 3rd – Riona Peterson, Dunbartonshire

1st – Mat McCormick – Glasgow
2nd – Jacob Robertson – Glasgow
3rd – Sam McGrath – Renfrew

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