Yesterday I was done in Chill Factore, Manchester for the English Championships. It was great to go back there to ride after about 2 years. I went down the night before, after my first day of 5th year, with my brother Chris and Dad so I got to check out the course and it looked pretty good so I was looking forward to riding it the next day.
The next morning was the day of the comp so we got up early, had a quick Premiere Inn Breakfast and then headed over to the slope to get registered and get practicing. The practice went pretty well and I managed to get a run down in my qualifier so I was really stoked. I then chilled for a bit and filmed Chris’ runs while I waited to find out if I’d qualified to the finals. It turned out that I’d qualified 1st overall so I went out to start practicing for finals. Sadly I only got 3 practice runs as the competition was running a bit late but I knew what my runs were going to be so I wasn’t too worried. I managed to get my first run down which was a 50-50 to FS 3 out of a donkey kink, BS 3 off a flat tube, FS lip 270 out of a flat bar, backflip on the jump and rock to fackie on a wallride. I then tried to up my run to FS 1 off the donkey, hard way cab 1 on to BS 3 out the flat tube, lip 270 on the flat bar, FS 7 on the jump and a rock to fackie on the wall ride but sadly I slipped out on the landing of the FS 7. Luckily my first run was still good enough for 1st in the 16-18 age category so I’m stoked! I think the overall results will be posted over the next few days so I’ll put them up here when I see them.