The revival of Polmont Ski Racing

In an era where more businesses are folding and making cutbacks, it is great to hear of the revival of an alpine race training club. Gary Todd, the Head Coach explains: “Following three successful summer camps, Polmont Ski Racing is restarting its alpine race training programme on 24th August. New venue for training is at FIRPARK Ski Centre, Tillicoultry.” Todd continued: ”the coaching team are looking forward to coaching again and to our next camps in October.”

Where there is a will, there is a way is an after used expression and the desire to see the club back up and running, Phoenix like, has been the desire of Todd and his fellow coaches.

Todd continued “Five weeks ago we didn’t think we’d be skiing even now and we’ve now run three camps and are restarting weekly training on Monday.”

Such is the determination of those involved with the club, despite their home slope not having reopened yet, they have moved their whole operation 17 miles down the road to Tillicoultry and the Fir Park slope.

Todd is a self confessed ‘eternal optimist’ and adds “no one knows what the next few months will bring but we’ll keep trying, even if we only get snow skiing at home this year. Small steps - big efforts - massive changes.”

Ski racing needs more people like this!

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