Jaz's Blog

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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Opening World Cup in Hintertux

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Jasmin Taylor in Hintertux

The British Telemark Team, along with our in-van resident US skier, Nicolas Belissent arrived in Hintertux on Monday. We spent Tuesday and Wednesday preparing for the weekend ahead with some gate training. It was great to be joined …

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Pre-season Continued…

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Enjoying ourselves in our new Dare 2b clothing!

Pre-season preparations have continued with further camps in Hintertux, Austria and Tignes, France with many French and British team athletes. Conditions were brilliant during our stay in Hintertux for the French committee training camp, to which the British …

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September Training in Hintertux

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Gate Training

This year, we decided to start our pre-season training earlier than usual to give the team a better chance of being successful this coming season. We undertook our journey to Hintertux, Austria in our brand new, Volkswagen team …

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The Final World Cups

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(L to R) Jasmin Taylor #2 (GBR), Amelie Reymond #1 (SUI), Beatrice Zimmerman #3 (SUI)

Following the races in Germany and Slovenia, the tour moved to Rjukan, Norway. The racing began with 2 days of Sprint races, followed by a team Dual Sprint and an individual Dual Sprint. The weather was superb throughout …

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German & Slovenian World Cups

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On the chairlift with my coach Sebastien Mansart having a pre-race chat (Photo credits and thanks to 'RSR Ski Racing')

For the past week we, the British Team (myself, Louis Hatchwell, Alistair Cruz and Robert Houstoun along with coach, Sebastien Mansart) have been to the World Cup competitions in Oberjoch, Germany and Golte, Slovenia. In Germany, the conditions …

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Youth Olympic Games

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#Lillehammer2016

A mix of international telemark skiers; German, Swiss, French, Norwegian and British gathered in Norway to present telemark in the Youth Olympic Games. Our time in Lillehammer began with the Opening Ceremony last Friday night and after 3 …

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