On Saturday 13th October over 300 competitors and spectators descended upon Milton Keynes SNO!zone for the Trespass British Indoor Snowboard / Skiercross Championships and Slopestyle Jam. Competition was fierce as riders went head-to-head in the four-way races, with some spectacular wipe-outs along the way. Over at the Trespass Learner Academy 100 beginners inspired by the high-speed action took advantage of the FREE lessons that were up for grabs.
Trespass British Snowboardcross Championships
In the Trespass British Snowboardcross Championships, over 55 riders went 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 there was a crash out of the gates between Vickie Pullin and Charlotte Keirle, leaving the race for first and second place between Jules Chappell and Rebecca Cullum. Jules edged her way over the finish line first to take the 2007 Trespass British Snowboardcross title, whilst Rebecca who was hot on her heels came in second. After her earlier collision, Vickie dusted herself off and finished the race to take third. In the men’s final it was a tight race out of the start gates with boards and elbows touching resulting in a collision between hot favourites Harry Kingsley-Jones, Ben Knox and George Springfield. Riding away unscathed Gary Walsh took advantage and cruised home first to take the 2007 Men’s Trespass Snowboardcross Championship title, whilst first to his feet Harry, then Ben charged down the course to take second and third respectively.
During the afternoon’s Slopestyle Jam, riders flexed their freestyle boards and demonstrated an assortment of technical rail and kicker lines. In the Kids Jam Tom Hunt impressed all to take the kids title with a huge 270 onto the street rail. The ladies where stepping it up in the Women’s Jam, with Samantha Rogers taking first with some smooth and consistent grinds, lipslides and an impressive 270 out on the box. Mixing it up on the rails in the Men’s Slopestyle Jam, Dean Horsfield took the men’s title, with a super clean and stylish, frontside noseslide 270 out, and a 270 on, switch up, 270 out, on the rails.
Trespass British Snowboardcross Championships Results
1st – Gary Walsh, Milton Keynes
2nd – Harry Kingsley-Jones, Salisbury
3rd – Ben Knox, Crouch End
1st – Jules Chappell, Milton Keynes
2nd – Rebecca Cullum, Bracknell
3rd – Vickie Pullin, Tewkesbury