The St James School Runnings Bobsleigh team are interviewed live on the ITV London news. Obviously the boys all have big futures in politics and television, assuming injury rules them out of Bobsleigh! An excellent effort by all three.
The second push start of the week was the smoothest and most professional of the week allowing the Bob to carry as much speed as possible into the first corners. This gave driver Lamin Deen the best chance of registering a good finish time. Lamin’s drive was close to perfect registering a time of 55.19 seconds, the crews fastest of the week and a fitting end to an incredible week. Thank you to all who have made this happen for the boys.
St James get off to a flying start quite literally with their fastest start of the week in 6.08 seconds. A great start to the campaign that really put pressure on the competition.
Drivers view of the Olympic Bobsleigh track taken on the day of the British Championships. Footage could not be taken during the boys actual run due to the drag that the camera would have created so this was taken later that afternoon.
Brief update. More to follow.
The St James Bobsleigh team have just finished 4th in the British Championships in Igls, Austria.
Them kicked off their campaign with their fastest start yet in 6.08 seconds giving driver Lamin Deen the best possible opportunity to put in a good time. He did this in style finishing in 55.45 seconds with a top speed of 121.44 Km/h.
The team sat in 4th after the first run and knew that they had to put in something special to catch 3 time Olympian Lee Johnson.
Although the start time of 6.10 seconds was slightly slower, the load was close to perfect allowing the Bob to carry more speed into the first corners. Lamin put in his best drive with the St James team recording a down time of 55.19 hitting a top speed of 122.35 Km/h.
Anyone who is or has ever been associated with St James Senior Boys’ should be incredibly proud of the boys achievements this week both on and off the track.
They have been an absolute credit to the school and us all.
Video and photos to follow.
After today’s training session the team were kept busy as interest in the team grows. The boys entertained corporate guests of British Bobsleigh, talking them through the technicalities of the bobsleigh before posing for pictures in the School Runnings Bob.
They were then required to help with the race draw where they were drawn to run third, just after the current GBR1 team and also the current holders. The current GBR1 team (who are in with a chance of a medal at the Olympics at Socci) witnessed their fastest run of the week today and voiced their admiration for what the boys have achieved in such a short period of time.
The St James School Runnings team completed their training and preparation for tomorrows British Championships with their fastest run yet. Their push start was another third of a second faster with a time of 6.26 seconds and they tore up the track in 57.78 seconds. Here they are coming around the famous Kreisel turn which is 270 degrees and literally takes the breath away as the G-Force pins athletes to the floor of the Bob.
Spirits are high in the camp and we look forward to seeing the finished article tomorrow with the first run at 12:15 local time.