I’ve had a solid week of training since the tendon hoopla and so I’m off for two CITADINES races in Mellau, Austria to get back into the swing of things. CITADINES translates as ‘Citizen’ however these races are not as easy as they sound I can assure you! There are generally fewer racers, i.e. 100 instead of 140 so it’s much more possible to get into the thirty, a big help to score points. I’ve never been to this place before but Austria’s always nice and Jomo of GB and Wilbur of NZ will be good company. Let’s get it on!

Today was my first day back in gates since damaging a tendon at the top of a quadriep.  Training in the local resort that is Stoos doing some GS  with Coaches Pirmin and Rory. Two coaches with one athlete, I’m in heaven!!   Physio every day has undoubtebly made the recovery quicker.  A massive thanks is Due to Mattias and Karin at Steffan Pollyn Physio in Schwyz, If they hadn’t rubben my groin every day I would still be out!  Finally I can look towards returning to racing and I am still hoping to get maybe 15 races in by April 12th, fingers crossed. Today

To my amazement carnival has arrived to Brunnen!      Named ‘Fasnact’, each week for a month a different village stages a parade in its streets with fancy dress as monsters, celebrities and alike. Brass bands with big drums make up a large proportion of the parade and they drive down the street throwing confetti and oranges to people! I wasn’t really on the hunt for these oranges but still caught six or seven and enjoyed a few Glu-wines as the parade passed through.   They then have some tents which the bands continue to play at into the night, covering big hits but playing Continue Reading...

The last week has seen some great training conditions, with fresh snowfall taking a break and cold conditions making for firm pistes to train on. It’s been awesome to vary the training hills also, as our lift passes cover 17 areas this week we went to Stoos, Andermatt, Stuckli and a place that I can’t spell but sounds like melt-ze-fruit!!   Going quite hard out on Wednesday I straddled the last gate of a GS course, with one leg going around the gate and the other between the poles and under the flag. Initially I thought it was bad as my lower leg bloody hurt and I’d ripped through my salapettes Continue Reading...

Today I had my first race, sooner than expected but it was the Welsh championships, known for good points for rankings due to low numbers of racer entries… It was however cut short after the timing had broken and by the time it was replaced at 1 pm there was not enough daylight time to run the second run of the boys. It’s a shame, the races are usually run very efficiently and are a good atmosphere because lets be honest, noone expects fierce competition from the welsh at a wintersport. It’s ok though, I got the feeling of a raceday again which I wasn’t really expecting Continue Reading...