It’s August 2016 and it is time to catch up with our sponsored skier Iain Innes
It’s been longer than I intended since my last update, sorry for that. I have been very busy working to make myself the best athlete I can be for the coming season. Since last season ended, I have been out training both on and off skis and, in between times I have worked as a coach and brand ambassador as much as possible.
At the start of the summer, I spent 3 weeks skiing on the glacier in Val D’Isere training with some of the best skiers in the world, and more recently, I have just finished another 2 week block on the glacier in Les Deux Alpes. While some of my peers have travelled to the Southern Hemisphere and experienced mixed conditions, I have been lucky that Europe’s summer has been much colder than of recent and have enjoyed excellent training conditions; (I do have to set a 5:30am alarm and be on the lifts an hour later to get the best snow).
Between my time on snow, I have been working hard in the gym, on the bike and doing some rock climbing too.
Looking forward to September, I’ll be continuing my strength and fitness work, as well as more work with one of my equipment suppliers, Rossignol. I’ll also be coaching some of the younger guys coming through the same system that I did and have been recently asked to do some private coaching for one of my employer’s sons, most likely at the Hamburg indoor slope in Germany.
Last year was an amazing season. With your support I achieved two top 20 results in the Youth Olympics, I came third in the U18 French Championships in slalom, and I won the U18 category in 7 out of 8 of the races that made up the British Championships.
This year I move up to the U21 age category, so podium places may be harder to come by, but I have clear goals to improve my world ranking in each of my disciplines.
Thank you again for your interest in my progress and your continued support. I really do appreciate it.