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October Camp

After a few weeks of resting, testing a fitness training back at home in Glasgow I headed out to Austria for the October training camp.

Arriving in Salzburg it was pouring rain! With it falling as deep snow on the glaciers it didnt look good for training so the coaches decided to go to on eof the indoor ski halls in Germany. So back on the road (a nine hour drive) north to Wittenburg, near Hamburg. The ski hall there is amazing, 330m long and 80m wide and perfectly prepped for race training-sheet ice! Several teams were training there including some Austrians, Americans and Canadians. With the snow so hard and obviously guaranteed weather it makes for great training. Unfortunately for me I had the flu so spent most of the week in bed, only getting a couple of good training sessions.

With the weather and my health much improved we headed back South to the Hintertux glacier in Austria. Because of the new snow the courses got very bumpy but despite this we got 3 very good days GS training before the weather came back in. With no one sure how the weather would play out we split up, the speed team headining down to Reiter Alm, near Schladming and the tech team staying put.

Reiter Alm was the right call! We got some really good super-g and GS training alongside the Austrian, German and Swedish teams on the race piste of the first Europa cup of the season and posted some competitive times!

After the camp, I headed back to London for the weekend of the Metro Ski Show to try to meet some people from the industry and maybe find some sponsorship and support. It was a fun weekend, meeting some interesting people and hopefully raising my profile in the ski industry.

I’m now heading back home to put the final preparations together for the fundraising race on Saturday. Looks like it will be a great day. Thanks to everyone for their help towards it!!

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