Great Britain team manager Jon Eley insists that ten medals at the Star Class short track speed skating event in Nottingham is the perfect preparation for the upcoming European and World Championships Sunday was the last of three days of skating with Jack Whelbourne and Paul Stanley ensuring a British one-two in the men’s 1000m while Kathryn Thomson took gold in the women’s 1000m as the highlights.
That added to Thomson’s 1500m bronze from Friday and her 500m gold won on Saturday, which meant she also took the overall crown. The European Championships will take place in Sochi, Russia from January 22-24 while the World Championships are being held in Seoul in March.
And Eley insists his troops gaining that winning feeling in Nottingham can only stand them in good stead moving forward. “The team were fantastic this weekend. It has been a real pleasure having opportunity to work with them all as the team manager,” said Eley. “With the European and World Championships coming up over the next few months it has been great to get the skaters into the winning habit, one which we hope will continue.” –