Sion Bingham, aged 20, has been a member of the British Telemark Ski Team for 3 years. He races on the Telemark World Cup circuit and has competed in 2 senior and 3 junior World Telemark Championships.
Racing in France: Giant Slalom section of the race
Telemarking is a discipline which crosses the boundary between normal alpine skiing, ski jumping and cross country skiing. It is the original form of skiing, where the skier’s heels are not fixed to the skis. The races are an interesting composite of a Giant Slalom, a ski jump, where the racers are required to jump about 30m and with a big-time penalty if the line is not reached, a banked 3600 “loom” and a cross country skating section.
Sion’s summer programme is based around improving his aerobic fitness, strength and conditioning and balance work. This programme has been devised with advice and support from Andrew Patterson of Framework Clinics. Framework have helpfully also fixed his many injuries as and when required! All this support has been very much appreciated.
You can follow Sion’s racing and training by liking his facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sionbtelemark/.
Simon & Jean