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

Second Run

With a clearer picture of what lay ahead, I started much stronger. One touch again on gate 6 and a 'silly' touch on gate17, the usual trap of watching the left pole which was the difficulty and hitting the right one. Overall faster on nearly all the split times, I moved up to 48th.

Really happy that I'm able to push hard all the way and improve from one run to the next.

A short drive now to Spain where I hope to make a few more improvements.