I think the decision to aim for the Olympic qualifiers was never really made but was always with me since my early days in a boat. I can't explain it, it's just the way it is; to compete at my best at the highest level. So, around September 2008 I made a decision to do something about it; to concentrate all my efforts into slalom training for the next while with the only aim being "to be able to look back and say I did my best"

This blog is the story of my journey

Summer 2010 roadtrip

I will be competing in three World Cup Races, Czech Republic, Spain and Germany. After five weeks is the Pre Worlds in Slovakia, with the Slovak open the following week.

Depending on my results at the World Cups I also hope to qualify for the World Championships in Slovenia.

Having never competed at this level before, it's going to be a steep learning curve, but thats what I'm here for.

18 June 2010

First Run

As I thought it would be, I was a bit unsettled at the start line, inexperience led to a rushed but slow top section. Two touches on a tough move on gates 6 + 7, lost some time on a slight mistake on 11 into 12 and another penalty on 19. I made up some time on the long sprint to the finish. Started in 52nd position and finished in 50th. Very very happy.

Watched the video footage with coach Ettore and found some room for improvement for the second run. Much more relaxed and confident.