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Peep the Colour Wear Leaf Jacket and Brace Pant that made it into the line up. I’ll be rocking the Leaf Jacket in red this winter! Such an awesome jacket, super light weight and perfect wind-stopper. Banging technical jacket!
I was stoked to be able to attend the Snowsports Scotland Coaching Summit and AGM last weekend! Glenmore Lodge hosted a number of workshops going on throughout the weekend everything from Strength and Conditioning to Avalanche Awareness. I took part in the coaching workshop with Lesley McKenna on “Producing Olympic and world class level athletes” really interesting information and to be an athlete in that environment it was great to see everything from a different perspective, comparing to my own pathway, learning and performance.
The afternoon followed with Tony Stanger speaking on “Understanding Talent” a fantastic talk and again I could really see the points made from both athlete and the coaches side. Talking deeply on mindset of an athlete and how that is crucial to the long journey they have to the top end of their sport. Looking forward to putting the strategies and information into good use with the Cairngorm Snowboard Club over the season and integrating some of it into my own training.
Tony Stanger on Fixed and Growth Mindsets in athletes.
Sunday followed with Strength and Conditioning with Ross Gardener, took Angus along and got into the gym for knee rehab gym work for the both us! Great session and we’re both feeling stronger and much more confident with our injuries coming into the winter! The AGM came after and was good to catch up with Les, Chair of the snowboard club and take part in the voting of new board members.
All in all, an awesome weekend took a lot away from it and excited to put the coaching workshops into practice as soon as the snow falls.
So stoked to be part of the Treeline Chalets team, such an awesome company providing the best places to stay in Morzine! If you’re planning a trip away this winter then definitely head over and check out what Treeline have to offer!
Over the past week it’s become a lot colder and now the snow has finally started to arrive! It has been snowing since the weekend and looks like it’s going to continue, fingers crossed. Buzzing to get back up there and get the Scottish winter season underway! Hoping to see lots from Cairngorm with a boost in park and freestyle over the last few years it’ll be great to see how it can progress further! Keep an eye on the website and watch those webcams hopefully get a slide on the hill sooner than you might think!
Big shout out to Celtek for hooking me up with new gear for the winter! New mitts, hats and neck wear are so sick! Wu Tang wasp mitts are my definite favourite, head over to the website and check out the gloves and all the new colour ways and designs.
After waiting for a good few months I finally got the operation on my knee to remove a pice of bone that had broken off the growth plate and was stuck under my tendon. It feels a lot better already even though Im only just going into my 4th week of recovery, the stitches have dissolved and the wound has sealed up properly. I started physio last week and have a lot of exersizes to do before getting back on my board. The joint is feeling stronger everyday and it’s just started to snow up the mountain so fingers crossed for an early start to which should hopefully be another banger of a season on Cairngorm!
Last week I had the chance to chat to Tom Banham from Men’s Health. Really mellow dude and we had a great chat about pre-season training, the new professionalism of competitive of snowboarding, cross over sports and even training tips for anyone gearing up for the winter. Head over to the website and make sure you’re in shape for hitting the slopes!