The weather yesterday was miserable: rain down the bottom, snow up the top. In all my six or so years at the Brits it’s always been baking hot, t-shirt weather, and it being later than usual this year I thought it was guaranteed. But not only was there snow but some nice sideways wind too. After a bit of umming and ahing, the comp went ahead and this time there weren’t any surprises. Kate Foster took first place after cleanly landing a solid run including, a backside melon, alley-oop, backside air, frontside 360 to cab 360 on her final hit. British World Cup Halfpipe team member and 2006 Olympian, Lesley McKenna, qualified through to the final in top spot but lost a little speed during her final run to take second place overall. Third place went to Laura Hill, who linked together a combination of smooth frontside and cab 360’s.
Today we woke to a windy winter wonderland, so the final leg – the slopestyle – was postponed until tomorrow. Got some nice shredding in through the trees though. Animal party tonight. If it’s anything like last year I’ll be unable to string a sentence together tomorrow, let alone type anything.