5th Dec, 2016

Phillip Harris retains national title at British Figure Skating Championships

Steve Carpenter 9th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ICE-SKATING star Phillip Harris has spoken of his delight after being crowned the senior men’s National Champion for the second year running.

The 26-year-old, who trains at the Skydome Arena, came first for the second consecutive year at the 2015 British Figure Skating Championships.

The annual competition saw 222 skaters from across the UK descend on iceSheffield to compete for national glory.

Ranging from basic novice through to seniors, among those are British elite couple Chris Boyadji and Amani Fancy, and Olympians Nicholas Buckland and Penny Coomes.

Harris came up against four other skaters in what proved to be a tough competition, but he managed to retain his national crown thanks to a score of 197.01, with Peter Hallam finishing second and Jamie Wright came third.

“I am delighted to be crowned National Champion for a second consecutive year,” said Harris.

“I have been building up during the season and everything came together.

“Once again there was some great competition from across the country and I am now really looking forward to competing at the European and World championships next year.”

The win for Harris is a great achievement and will no doubt motivate him throughout the rest of the 2015/16 ice skating season.