With the results not being as I had wanted and hoped for I was left to take what I could from the performances - Strong pushes throughout, a very decent understanding of the new sled setup and some very promising training times, all of which will help me immensely in the forthcoming seasons leading upto the Sochi 2014 Olympics. Additionally this season led me to slide three new tracks at which I had never slid before, La Plagne, Altenberg and Whistler are all very technical, difficult tracks and having now learnt these tracks it sets me in much better stead to be competitive at future races there as well as making me a better all round slider.
In terms of looking to the future I've also now highlighted a number of key areas that I need to work on moving forward. First and foremost a mental state thats condusive to sliding, so that I take training form into the races. Secondly I've identified a few technical issues I need to address with my push which I believe will have massive benefits over this coming off season, and thirdly im now very close to identifying an optimum sled setup with regards to runner settings etc which is far more beneficial to my style of driving. Take all of these and make them better for next season is the goal, and a goal that will hopefully see me bring home the performances I know im capable of.
A full rundown of my results this season is below:
La Plagne 11th
La Plagne 14th
Lake Placid 9th
Lake Placid 9th
Raceday #1 in Whistler, loading onto the sled after pushing the 3rd fastest pushtime in history at this track.