IMG_0118So last weekend it was the British Cable Wakeboard Nationals over at Box End Park. I’ve competed in the Nationals more times than I can remember and I haven’t missed one since I started.  This year was no different.

I had my second little boy on the 27th May and so I never really thought I’d be able to ride in this years event.  But I did!  I’m surprised I actually managed to get to my heat on time (thanks Jon for ‘babysitting’) let alone come 2nd in the Masters Ladies!  

I squeezed in about 10 laps at BEP the Sunday before the event, so I managed to figure out what features I could hit and what I still had to avoid this soon after giving birth, and so I hadn’t really thought of a run until the morning of the finals.  Managing the two kids plus serious tiredness sucks pretty much every ounce of brain power you have, (nap times, breast feeding, breast pumping, shitty nappies, naked obsessed toddler, bath times, bed times…wine, ahhhh).

In the qualifier I was loving just being on the water so much that I actually forgot I was in a comp run… I came round the drive tower and thought, ‘Theres the kickers’, and then as I got closer my next thought was ‘….HIT ONE!!’

I entered the event this year because it was my first year in the Masters Ladies and I was just so excited to be in this category!  I just wanted to have fun with the other competitors, which I did, they were a great bunch of ladies to ride with!  But I’m stoked to come away with 2nd place only eight weeks after I had my little bubba!  Crazy!


First Laps

Yeah I am stoked today!  I got back on the water for the first time since having my second baby just three weeks ago!  The last time I rode was five laps in Ropes and Wires (in which I knew I was pregnant but no one else did).  I was pretty nervous as I’m really out of shape but I’m pleased to say I rode a few laps, didn’t push it too much and came away smiling… can’t wait for next time! 


How I was feeling before I rode… View the vlog here

IMG_8793How I felt after I rode… View my vlog here

Britain wants YOU!

This ones for the kids.  

British WaterSki and Wakeboard are holding a number of talent spotting days at various lakes for you to try out for the Talent Development Programme.  If you’re selected then you’ll have the chance to work with British Team Coach CK Koester along with other top level guest Coaches and also be riding with some of the UK’s top athletes!  

Kids if you are between 10 and 16 years old – click on this link and get involved.  

The first one is at Box End Park on Friday 10th April from 12 – 4pm.  (Deadline for application 27th March)