Horsepool relishing races at British Short Track Champs

23 May 2014 / 16:45

Performance director Stuart Horsepool is relishing the chance to see his skaters go head-to-head as they return to the ice for this weekend’s British Short Track Championships in Nottingham.

Britain’s skaters were last seen in competitive action at the World Championships in Montreal in March where they won two medals less than three weeks after the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Elise Christie won 500m silver after suffering a cruel fate at Sochi 2014 and effectively being disqualified from all of her events while Britain’s men won 5000m relay bronze.

Jon Eley, Richard Shoebridge, Paul Stanley and Jack Whelbourne combined to deliver that medal having earlier in the season failed as a quartet to qualify for the Olympics.

A full British squad will be in action at the British Championships in Nottingham and performance director Horsepool is looking forward to seeing his skaters back in action.

“This will be the first time that the squad will be competing on the ice since their successes at the World Championships in Montreal this March," he said.

“They have all had a well deserved rest before getting back into a hard block of training, and they are now keen to get back on the ice to compete this weekend.

“The British Championships is completely free for spectators, and I would encourage people to come along this weekend and support our fantastic athletes as they prepare for the 2014-15 season.”

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