James Hoad

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James Hoad

Last Blog From Lillehammer

The last week or so, we have been training everyday, usually three slides a day, then recovery sessions. We have also been doing track walks every day before the sessions start to give us a better idea on what lines to take when sliding down and where steers are needed.

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First Crash

I’ve had another couple of days of training, have now been down the track from the very top, going faster and progressing the steers in the corners.

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Greetings from Lillehammer!

First day of my training camp with British Bob Skeleton in Norway was mostly spent preparing the sled. For anyone who has not seen skeleton, it involves me descending an ice track (the same as the ones used for bobsleigh) lying face down on a sled and using my body to steer and maintain speed.

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Olympic Training in Lillehammer

I was released by Watford FC’s Academy back in 2007 and in 2008, I was given the opportunity to try out for a new sport via an initiative called Pitch2Podium.