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The Final World Cups

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The GB Telemark Ski Team

We arrived in Rjukan, Norway for a training day prior to the Norwegian round of World Cup racing. The conditions were superb and the set up was as perfect as ever. Rjukan is the location for the World …

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Victory in Slovenia

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The winning moment! Photo by Urban Urbanc/Sportida

Following the long trip back from America, the tour moved on to Oberjoch, Germany for more World Cup competitions. The first day kicked off with the Sprint where I finished in 3rd place achieving my 10th podium of …

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My first World Cup victory

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First World Cup victory

After spending Christmas at home I returned to Les Houches for training ahead of the next round of World Cup races. The second event in the calendar was hosted by the British in Pralognan-la-Vanoise, France. The production was …

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World Cup Opening in Hintertux

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Chemmy Alcott and Jasmin Taylor

What a start to the World Cup season! The races were held in Hintertux, Austria from Friday 1st until Sunday 3rd December. Proceedings began with the official training day, where competitors test the racing features, and opening ceremony …

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Summer & Autumn Update

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Telemark in Hintetux, Austria

Summer seems to have passed so quickly! Once the 2016-17 racing season finished, I took some time working towards my BASI qualifications. I need to collect ‘tours’ high in the off-piste mountainous areas. Who better to recruit for …

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Since the World Championships

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In the loom, Morillion French Championships

Since the World Championships in La Plagne, I’ve taken some time to catch up on work for my¬†studies as a part-time student, in Sport and Exercise Science, at the University of Suffolk, although still not quite there yet! …

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World Cup Finals and World Championships

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World Championship Bronze Medallist

The final round of World Cup racing was held in Thyon, Switzerland. Thyon is renowned for its punishing Classic race and yet again, this year was no exception. There were two other Brits competing; Louis Hatchwell and Sion …

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Norwegian World Cups and World Junior Championships

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A happy GB Telemark Team along with coach and mascot

Another round of racing complete, this time in Norway – first Hurdal and then Rjukan. In Hurdal, racing began with a skate-heavy Classic and I am very pleased to say I finished on the podium in 3rd position …

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Slovenian & German World Cups

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Parallel Sprint (L to R) Beatrice Zimmermann (SUI), Amelie Reymond (SUI), Jasmin Taylor (GBR)

We arrived in Krvavec, Slovenia ready for the racing to begin with a Parallel Sprint. I qualified in 3rd position, paired against my most regular Norwegian opponent, Mathilde Ilebrekke, in the first round. I won the dual and …

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British Championships & World Cup Podium

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(L to R) Jasmin Taylor (GBR), Amelie Reymond (SUI),  Mathilde Olsen Ilebrekke (NOR)

It’s been a while since my last blog, time¬†always seems limited once the season starts. After a snow-less new year in the French Alps, the British (and Army) Championships kicked off in Pralognan La Vanoise, France and the …

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