Podium spot for Thomas
CAMERON Thomas from Torquay Alpine Ski Club continued his recent in Norwich at the first two ski races of the GBR Outdoor Race Series.
Following a successful weekend in Manchester a few weeks previously the 14 year old from Brixham secured two podiums during the weekend in the U16 category.
The Outdoor Race Series comprises three weekend events at Norwich, Gloucester and Pontypool, with two runs down different courses on each day.
The Norwich courses proved challenging, especially on the Saturday with nearly a third of the 70 male competitors not finishing one of the two courses.
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Thomasraced to third place in his age category and was 14th male overall.
Sunday's event proved equally demanding with two very different but technical courses, although this time Thomas skied into firstplace in his age category, which puts him in the lead in the Outdoor Series so far.
This is in addition to his second place in the GBR Indoor Series, with the next set of races in Manchester.
A delighted Thomas said: "It was good to be back racing again on the dry slopes.
"Over the winter I was focused on my snow training since the technique is quite different to artificial.
"Since I have come back from France I have only had a few recent training sessions at Torquay, so I'm pleased with these results in spite of a close call on one of the runs.
"I will be back training at Torquay next week to work on a few areas in order to improve further."
Nigel Simmons, the junior race chairman at TASC, said "It's great to see Cameron doing so well so far and flying the flag for Devon on the other side of the country.
"We are hoping that he will do equally well closer to home when he competes on the outdoor dry slopes at Gloucester and Pontypool over the next two months.
"He's also got a great chance of doing well in the indoor series, which is impressive as there are not many skiers that can perform so well on both surfaces."
FIRST: Cameron Thomas