I can’t tell you how stoked I am with my recent history making… being the first British female ever to win a Europa Cup Ski event! My win took place in Val Thorens just over a week ago. It has been such a great confidence boost after a roller coaster of emotions this season; the disappointment of not being selected for the Winter Olympics and coming back from injury! It was great to get my form back and show what I can do and achieve!! I am looking forward to building on this form and getting even stronger over the summer!
My season ended at the French Champs in Megeve on Thursday (It was supposed to be Saturday in Switzerland, but the race was cancelled) where we had the French team including Marion the Olympic Bronze medalist competing! The spring snow made it difficult for the course builders, but they did a fab job, designed a great course and kept the event running extremely smoothly! We had a great team at the event consisting of 8 Brits and it was great to have such a team feeling! Unfortunately I made a few mistakes in my qualification but managed to hold on kamikaze style all the way down and squeezed into the semi-finals! A poor start gate made my semi very difficult and I ended up missing a gate, which meant I qualified for the small final. A better start and strong skiing meant I came 2nd in the small final placing me 6th overall in the French Champs… another great result to finish off my season! My teammates also had some top results with Craig coming 5th, Pete 7th and Gus 9th! Britain was dominating… not a familiar picture in British winter sports, but we have certainly been up there in Ski Cross in recent weeks!!
I’ve been back in Meribel since Friday and will be here for a few weeks coaching younger British Alpine skiers at the British Alpine Championships and ski instructing to get those much needed pennies before I have to say good bye to the snow and hit the UK and the gym!
Take care and I hope you have enjoyed following me through this tough and history-making season!!!