Local skiers star at championships

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Local youngsters have taken the skiing world by storm with their recent performances at the English, Welsh and British Artificial Ski Slope Championships.

The athletes, who all train at Pendle Ski Club on Clitheroe Road, Sabden netted an amazing 18 trophies, including the fastest Male Skier at the Welsh championships and three of the top six male placings at the British Championships.

The events were fiercely contested by competitors from around Britain, together with guest athletes from Holland.

Head Race Coach Lindsey Allen said: “This year the team have excelled themselves and made their club, coaches and families incredibly proud.

“To have three athletes in the top six males at the British Championships is an immense achievement for any club.

“The commitment to training from our young racers has reaped success for both them and their club.”