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The First Comp of the Year!

Last weekend I was up in Lincoln of the first competition of the year at PWTC. It was a great comp and I got some good scores, but I’m hoping to improve them at the next competitions. The first round of tricks was okay, I got a perfect hand run scoring everything but did all the wrong tricks for my toe run so did not score highly in that, in the other two trick rounds my hand run was not as good but my toe run scored higher. I was hoping to score more but I stood up all my runs which was what I mainly wanted to do at this competition.

The next day we slalomed and I was very pleased with my first round score of 5@14m 55kph, although a bit annoyed! The next round didn’t go so well as I realised that I had left my impact vest down at the main dock just before I went out. Thanks to Myles who lent me his impact vest so I could ski! In the last round I got into 14m again getting 2 buoys. It wasn’t quite what I as hoping for but I was still happy with my performance.

After slalom had finished we all went on the new aqua park opening in May. Thank you to Lincoln Aqua Park for letting us all go on for free, it was the perfect end to a great weekend!

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Thank you to all the judges and officials who helped make the competition so great and to my coaches John Battleday and Jodi Fisher for all the training!

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The GB Squad

I’m so exited and proud to have made the British Squad again  in my first year in the Under 17 Girls category! I’ve been working really hard over the winter and this is a great start to the season. I’m so exited for my first competition next weekend and to post some scores at 55 kph!

Well done to everyone else who made the squad, especially Dani Halford, Lilli Deste and Stella Gamski for making the squad for the first time.

IMG_0754.jpgThank you to Jodi Fisher for all the coaching in Florida and to John Battleday for all the work over winter and last summer!

Stuff, Training

Ice Skating

When I’m not training at JB Ski I am a the ice rink working on jumps and spins to help with my skiing (and its really fun!).

I think that ice skating has helped a lot with water skiing as I have developed  good balance to do jump and many of the principles are the same or similar. I think that when you do a sport competitively, it is important to not only do that sport but continue or start others that can help to develop your skills even further.

Thank you so much to my ice skating coach Roland!

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My First Year of Jump

I have really enjoyed learning and competing in jump this year and I want to say a big thank you to Jodi Fisher to lending me the skis for free, thank you so much! I love being a three eventer and being involved in all the disciplines and overall scores.  After two years of riding the skis it is thrilling to  actually jumping and I am really excited to continue working hard to improve over the next years!

Also and big thanks to Richard Mattos and Mark Burridge for all the work they have done in getting the jump back in at JB Ski and John Battleday for all the coaching!Jump 4Jump 1Molly in jump gear-minJodi Ski Skool Ski's-min

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So many comps!

Hi guys! I have been at competitions for the past few weeks and have been having a great time. My friend and glidesoul sister Amy Whaling has been competing with me and we have both been getting great scores. At Oxford Water Ski I had a good comp getting    1 @ 13m at 52kmph. However I had to pull out after the first round of trick as I was sick which was really disappointing. It also meant that I couldn’t train for jump at Gosfield the next weekend!

At the next comp at Gosfield I did really well, matching my PB in slalom in challenging conditions, scoring 2200 in trick and jumping 11m. I was really happy will all my scores but want to beat my score in slalom this weekend at Hazelwood!