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Landwood Group – A Brand New Sponsor!

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I am delighted to announce Landwood Group have kindly agreed to become a major sponsor. Landwood are a leading northern-based chartered surveyors, asset managers and auctioneers with offices in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Leeds.

Their Managing Director, Mark Bailey’s decision to sponsor me has given a massive boost to my season and gone a long way to covering costs for training and World Cup races.

I am currently at home in Les Houches, training for the next round of World Cup races in Les Contamines next weekend. I have upgraded my equipment with help from telemark expert, Jeremy Fournier. Jeremy has a specialist telemark shop (TAITO TELEMARK) in Chamonix and prepares all my Kneissl ski mountings.  As part of my fitness training I spent a day this week hiking near Anncey with telemark  friends –  Clément Bergeretti (French Team) and Olle Collberg (Swedish Team).

Take a look at our pictures.

I took just over an hour and a half but we climbed over 800 vertical meters! The view from the top of Mont Baron.

I took just over an hour and a half but we climbed over 800 vertical meters. The view from the top of Mont Baron.

Anncey

Anncey

Olle Collberg

Olle Collberg from the Swedish Telemark Ski Team enjoying the Scenery.

Les Contamines World Cup next weekend.

Cover boy - Antoine Bouvier from Les Contamines

Cover boy – Antoine Bouvier from Les Contamines

Rjukan!

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Madi (USA Telemark Team member) and I arrived in Rjukan after a long day travelling from Geneva, Switzerland. First day was training and qualification for the following day of the Duel Sprint World Cup race. I qualified in 8th position (only top 8 qualify) which meant I would be racing Sigrid Rykhus the following day, who eventually went on to win. I did my best but she was too strong and I was knocked out. I finished in 5th position.

Race Hill!

Race Hill!

Telemark Friends!

Telemark Friends!

Later that day, we had qualification for the following day (another Duel Sprint). I am ranked 9th for FIS points and was therefore paired with a Swiss who is ranked 8th. The winner of the race would go on to qualify and she won round one. I was ahead second run and hoping to close the gap, but unfortunately I had collected too many gate penalty’s and I was disqualified. All good experience though and I am having such a good time!

Rjukan Race Hill from the town at the bottom!

Rjukan Race Hill from the town at the bottom!

Johanna and Nina waiting at the top to start!

Johanna and Nina waiting at the top to start!

Tomorrow I travel with the American Team to meet the other World Cup Telemark racer’s in Geilo (Norway) for World Cup Finals!

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