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GB Skeleton Athlete

Lake Placid Training

It was time for a fresh start in Lake Placid.

I learnt what I could from the sour Park City experience and made some changes to my sled setup.  I’m glad to say that my times are a lot better now 🙂  I’ve tested different sled configurations and tried different types of runners in training so far.

We’ve had 2 days of training with 2 more to go before our race on Friday.   Due to the large number of competitors, the athletes are split into 2 groups for training sessions.  This makes it difficult to fully gauge how we’re doing, as half the mens field is in the other group.  Comparing finish times between the 2 groups isn’t that accurate either, as the track can get faster or slower between the 2 groups training sessions.  Nevertheless, the training results are posted on a website at the following location if you’re interested:

Lake Placid training results

Having been at this track for our GB selection races, it’s not that unfamiliar to me.  The ice on the track has changed in a few areas, meaning some steers need adjusting so there’s still more to come in terms of my finish times.

The race on Friday is being televised on Eurosport 2 between 6pm and 8:30pm (uk time).  Hope to see you there!!

Eurosport TV schedule

November 19, 2009 - Posted by | Blog Archive


  1. Saw your second run on the tv over here. The commentator said that the track had changed from the first run due to the warmer temperatures. You did well! Take care and I will try to keep up with your television appearances in the States.

    love Denise and Jim

    Comment by Denise and Jim | November 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. watched the men’s second run on November 27th, unfortunately they did not televise yours, only the first 15 but saw your position on the scoreboard, well done, the second highest Brit. Keep up the good work, we will keep watching and hoping that you can hear us cheering you on!

    love Denise and Jim

    Comment by Denise and Jim | November 28, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hello!

    Thanks for finding the TV channel through your selection of hundreds! I think I heard some cheering coming from the South, so maybe the wind was blowing in the right direction that day! Not a great start to the season but hoping things will improve once I go back to my old sled. Take care and hope you enjoy the festivities that are on their way!


    Comment by andywoodskeleton | December 7, 2009 | Reply

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