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3 Weeks Away

Recently I headed off with team GB to compete in a few comps and also to get some training in.

Checking out the European Open Course

Checking out the European Open Course

The first comp we headed to was the European Open. Held in Laax, it was the first time the previously annual competition had taken place in 2 years! I was so happy to be there. In practice, because of the course having extremely flat landings, everyone was in a bad mindset having not landed a single trick! But, the next day, after a course reshape…it was perfect! Unfortunately I only got one run down as on my second run I went way too big on the first jump and crashed out! I ended up 9th in my heat, qualifying for the semi finals the next day (although we didn’t know that at the time!)

The long journey to Italy

The long journey to Italy

After a seemingly endless train journey through little Italian towns and being interrogated by the police for 15 minutes we arrived in Valmalenco, Italy, for Junior World Championships.

The course was a lot more mellow compared to a lot of the other contests I have been to. With two jumps and three rail sections it suited the way I ski very well.  After two full days of practice plus some perfect weather I felt really confident and comfortable with the course and my run.  I managed to get 2 solid runs down that I was really pleased with and came 6th place in my heat!  Huge well done to Katie Summerhayes for getting 1st and Cal Sandieson  for making finals!

After the Junior worlds we all got some quality training time in Mayrhofen setting up for new tricks!

All in all, it was a brilliant 3 weeks and thanks to Pat and the team and all of my sponsors for their support!

So, what do you think? ;-)

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