Friday, 27 May 2011


So, we're in Holland, at Landgraaf and training for the BASS races which are running over the bank holiday.

We arrived on Wednesday evening after the short drive from Calais, trained on Thursday and today with 5 trainees. Tomorrow, we have a few more joining us to bring in a total of 10 racers with Gerard and myself coaching.
View up the FIS slope

The deal with the hotel and centre is that we get a shed set up for ski prep and time on the slope for training in gates and free skiing.
The tuning shed

'Bieber' tuning


So tomorrow brings more training on the hill with gate sessions in the morning and afternoon, then races on Sunday and Monday - watch this space for further details and information.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Aosta Race Academy Update

As some of you will know, we are well on our way with our new venture in Italy, the Aosta Race Academy.
We are very lucky to be working with Expedient Marketing the regions tourist board in setting up this venture. We will be working closely with them and also with the resort of Pila which is where most of our training will be based.
The last few months have been very busy with setting everything up but it is now all coming together with a new website for the academy coming online in the next few days, deals being brokered with sponsors and partner organisations. We still have our existing sponsors and partners on board, in fact Head skis are becoming more involved, running indoor camps with us this summer in the uk.

Our programme has already kicked off with the athletes already signed up and we'll be running our first fitness weekend in early June. From there, the athletes will have their fitness goals set out for the summer in preparation for the season ahead.

We'll have more updates on the academy and on Impulses summer activities through the next few months.