Nationals this year was so fun! Not only were all my skiing friends there (Amy Whalling and Dani Halford for their first time) but I got a PB in jump and a PB and British Record in slalom and coming second in overall!
Before the competition I hadn’t done any jump training because the ramp at JB is still being referbed which meant I haven’t been able to progress as much as I would have liked to. Despite this I still had good jumps and came in 3rd place behind Lucy Roberts and Amy Whaling.
Tricks didn’t go so well. After falling on my second trick in the preliminary on my hand run I did a prefect toe run with just one trick not scored as it was out of time putting me second place coming into the final. However in the final I fell on my first and trick and third toe trick putting me in third place in tricks as well as jump. I was devastated but had the slalom finals in the afternoon and had to put trick s behind me.
I was extremely nervous for the slalom finals after my tricks that morning and my preliminary’s hadn’t gone well as my ski released around 2 on 14 m, however only Lilli Deste had a good prelim getting a Personal Best of 0.5 at 13m which meant I was still in second place.
After Arron Davies tightened my reflex binding for my to make sure it didn’t pre-release I went out to ski. After my disastrous tricks that morning I had an amazing slalom final getting a new British Record and personal best with 3 buoys at 13m! I was extremely pleased with this and it was an amazing end to the week (although I felt I could have got further down 13).
I would like to thank the Turps for hosting the Nationals, I had a great time, and John Battleday, Jodi Fisher, Arron Davies and Joel Poland of all the training and advice.