Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Late shift in Hemsedal

Late start today for the slalom leg of the super combi.
We were up on the hill at 14.00 for a few runs through the warm up courses, followed by a 15.30 inspection as it started to get dark.
Inspecting what was a very open course on a pretty flat slalom hill. We weren't too surprised to be called out to re inspect the boys course as some gates were over the 13m maximum. So, two inspections and a long wait whilst the girls run was completed.
A lack of copies of the start list caused confusion at the boys start and delays. Despite this Matt managed a pretty tidy run (even with his pole breaking on the top gates). As I write, we're still waiting for the results to be collated.
 That's the camp in Norway nearly done and we fly home tomorrow afternoon. Next training camp will be 4-11 December in Les Deux Alpes.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Hemsedal Super G races

2 Super G races in Hemsedal today. The second one was part of a super combi with the slalom to run tomorrow.
As with the other races on this camp, we've been teaming up with the Scottish team and Ambition, so, with 6 coaches on course, we had all the gates covered with video and feedback.
Matt got his outside ski caught on the pitch in race one and made a recovery but this made him late coming onto the flat. The result was ok considering this.
Race two was much better with Matt skiing strongly to complete well.
Onto the SL tomorrow afternoon, giving us a well deserved lie in after the 6 am wake up and 10 hours on the hill today.

The race hill at 7am