20 June 2016

BSS Summer Series featuring Anna Vincenti

Over the coming weeks we catch up with our Team Athletes and Coaches to find out how they will be spending their summer. During this series we will cover injuries, rehab, training camps, new programmes and chasing winter in the Southern Hemisphere! 

First we speak to GB Park & Pipe Skier Anna Vincenti

You returned to competition at the end of last season, securing 2nd and 4th at the St Anton and Silvaplana Slopestyle EC’s respectively, how was it being back in competition?

My first competition back was St Anton. It was actually really nice to be competing again with no pressure behind me but just to have fun and be around that competitive environment. I also got to compete with one of my best friends Harris Booth who I pretty much grew up skiing with, so it was nice to be back competing with him again. I couldn't be more stoked on how both contests went, I felt I skied my best and managed to put down a new trick in my run in the Silvaplana Europa Cup! So hopefully going into next season I will have a strong run to compete with. 

 

Having returned to the UK for the summer, what have you been up to?

I have actually been training really hard in the gym most days. Switching between the Scottish Institute of Sport (Heriot Watt and Stirling University) with Scott Crawford and David Lloyd doing spin classes etc to get my fitness levels up again before the summer season starts! I have also been working back at the Edinburgh Dungeon which is always pretty interesting haha!

                                                                                                                                     

What are your plans for the rest of the summer, are you heading to the Southern Hemisphere?

The plans for summer are maybe to head over to Saas Fee for a couple of weeks training on the glacier and then hopefully head down to Australia in September! I've never been to Australia and I have heard loads of good stuff about it so I'm pretty stoked!!! 

 

What advice can you give to athletes on returning from an injury?

I would say never give up. On the days when it feels like it is the hardest, that is when you are really working - your mind and your body! I know everyone says this but coming back from an injury definitely makes you a stronger person physically and mentally. Stay focused, work hard and in the end you will achieve the results that you are aiming for! 

 

Follow what Anna and the GB Park & Pipe Team get up to this summer here:

https://www.facebook.com/Freeskivincenti 

https://www.facebook.com/GBParkandPipe/

 

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