EC 2013 Recap
After 7 months of preparations, the 5 inspirers of Eat Concrete were ready to host the first Belgian Championship Downhill Skateboarding ever. On the 4th and 5th of May 2013 the place to be was Gros-Fays in Namur, Belgium. The evening before, on Friday, everyone was welcome to chill at the camping and enjoy a little concert by the fire, drink some pints and prepare for the next 2 days of thrilling competition.
84 people registered for this first Belgian Championship. Men and women from Sweden, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, the Netherlands and - of course - Belgium all together. Day one started off with a freeride in which all competitors could get the feel of the track. The contestants rode down, 4 riders at time at a maximum speed of 80km/h. In the afternoon the first four of seven selection rounds were held. Three more were held on Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon the best 16 qualifiers fought for the Eat Concrete and Belgian Championship title.
Our first downhill contest was a blast! Perfect weather, lovely people, lots of spectators and a lot of Belgian beer.
There was a positive vibe between the competitors and everyone displayed a high level of skill. The Community of Bièvre also, and the mayor in particular, were very excited about the event. We hope to see all of you guys again next year for the second edition of Eat Concrete!
Special thanks go out to all our sponsors: WoodNote Boards, Sickboards, All4Skate Shop, Decibel, FROS vzw, SurfShop Medusa, RedBull Mobile, OoDeeKay, Original Skateboards, Root Longboards, AllBoardSports, Commune de Bièvre, Jupiler, Stuvo Howest, Buysse Horeca and many more. Super special thanks to all the amazing volunteers, we couldn’t have done it without you!