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Pre-season blog by Emily Sarsfield

Preparations for the coming season…

I’ve been so busy and now I’m in Saas Fee for pre World Cup season training and I can’t wait for the season to kick off in Italy in just under 6 weeks time!!

So what have I been up to since August…

I was so stoked with my results in Argentina… great training and races.  It was great to do two races in the off season as it gave me the focus ready for the winter.  Argentina is a beautiful country and Peter Whelan and I managed to get two days to see some sights!  Unfortunately the return journey didn’t run as smoothly and after 4 days travelling due to delays and air strikes we eventually returned home for a much needed massage!

September was a busy month once I returned to the UK. Between training, working and sorting my equipment I won a local achievement in sport award, which was great and I had another sport presentation evening in October! It’s nice to get a dress and high heals on now again… it makes a difference from my trainers and ski boots!

I recently did a motivational speech at another awards ceremony, which was really good fun and gave me a chance to say thank you to all the people who have supported me over the years… if it wasn’t for all the people around me, supporting me I wouldn’t be in the position I am today!

I have been asked to be a North East Girls Active Ambassador, to act as a role model to try and inspire and encourage more girls to take part in sport. This was a great honour for me as being active is something I am very passionate about and I love sharing the experiences I have had in sport as it has given me so many opportunities.

Winter preparations began a couple of weeks ago and I have my ‘UK food box’ ready for the coming season… all those essential UK products including Brown Sauce!!…
And no need to worry about tea this year, as the french apartment is already stacked with the Lifeboat tea… I think we will be everyones best friends this winter with the best brew and Dave’s (my boy friend) homemade cakes… everyone will be visiting!

I will be carrying on working with Lifeboat tea on their Extreme Tea campaign which I am totally stoked about as the Ski Cross World Cup season approaches… I have really enjoyed being an ambassador and challenging myself drinking tea in some random places.  Lifeboat Tea’s continued sponsorship is a MASSIVE help to me!  Lifeboat Tea does a great job raising money for the RNLI who do a fab job saving lives!!

The picture is me in Argentina over a cup of Lifeboat Tea!
Hopefully you’ll see me on Eurosport this coming season with my Lifeboat Tea!  And don’t forget to check out the Lifeboat Tea facebook page and post your Extreme Tea drinking photos!

Anyway, I’m off to bed now and it’ll be back to the slopes early tomorrow morning for some more training!

Em x

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