Wednesday, 24 September 2008

UKSA National Championships

Adrenaline Alley Skatepark in Corby hosted the British National Championships this year on 6th and 7th September and this is how the weekend went;
Martyn the team manager was away on holiday, meaning it was up to us ( the skaters) to sort out getting there and accomodation. friday night we met up at martyns house, made a late night trip to Tesco's and watching Cardiel footage, in true enuff style we got to sleep about 4 in the morning (you'll see a trend appearing as the blogs become updated) Pete had an alarm for 7:45, we planned to get to Croby on time for once, so Pete was up straight away and decided the best way to wake chip up was to play motley crue into his ear, it worked! chip slowly kickstarted his heart and rocked his way out of bed, Ross on the other hand, wouldn't get up. Injured from the other week, Ross wouldn't be skating this weekend but was there for moral support. We finally managed to eat breakfast shower and get going, but by now it was about 9:30, so with a two hour trip aheads of us, we were an hour and a half late already.
So we hit traffic aswell and finally started getting close about 11 o'clock, Pete was totally hyper in the back of the car, itching to get out and skate, which was lucky because when we showed up at 11:40 he had 5 mins to warm up before he had the first run of the comp at 12.
he lost his hype quite quickly and struggled to get into the park in his 5 minute warm up.
Pete and Chip were both in the first group and not having great runs, there was still some good kickflips, krooks and backlips in there.
The rest of the day was spent skating the other areas of the park and watching some of the sick heats in the comp.

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