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Sochi Day 3: Mens 500m

Monday, February 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

it has always astounded me just how much hair a person can fit under those hoods… Recap Heartbreaking, agonising, saddening, Daniel Greig caught the tip of his blade in [more...]

Sochi Day 2: Ladies 3000m

Sunday, February 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Yo, what up? Recap It’s like I always say – anything can happen. The night’s racing delivered an edge-of-your-seat battle right down to the wire, with the [more...]

Sochi Day 1: Mens 5000m

Saturday, February 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Recap So that went mostly as expected. Sven got pretty much the exact time I said he would by skating pretty much the exact splits that I said he would. I’m pretty sure [more...]

Sochi Special: Speed Suits

Saturday, February 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

It’s very small, but it can have a significant impact no, I’m not going to follow that with #ThatsWhatSheSaid, because this is a serious answer to a serious [more...]

Privet Sochi!

Friday, February 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

With the opening ceremony literally hours away, hopefully I can get this article out before everyone starts watching (and stops reading). Judging from the feedback from the [more...]

Sochi

Thursday, February 6, 2014 // 2 Comments

With the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi about to start, I thought now would be as good a time as any to start talking about it. My involvement this time around is almost [more...]

Olympic Selection Process

Friday, November 8, 2013 // 5 Comments

There has recently been some confusion surrounding the question: “how do I get into the Olympics in the sport of speed skating?”. Not helping in any of this is [more...]

Quick Review: Marchese 853

Sunday, September 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

The distinctive weld can be seen on the left side, between the blade and the tube During the recent summer ice mini-season in Heerenveen, I had the opportunity to try the [more...]

Copenhagen Inline Challenge

Monday, August 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Recently, I finally got around to completing the promotional video for the Copenhagen Inline Challenge, an annual marathon race which takes place in the streets of [more...]

Blades of Glory

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 // 3 Comments

These blades will CUT YOU There are really only three blades you need to consider if you are a serious speed skater. This is not as bad a state of affairs as you might think [more...]

Yeowie’s Technique Lab

Friday, November 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

I once read somewhere that if you took a race-ready rally car, and its street-legal equivalent (say a regular Subaru WRX), swapped the tyres, then drove both of them on a [more...]

Inzell with the Danes

Sunday, October 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

Continuing from where the previous post “left off”, the weekend right after Enschede, I found myself in Inzell, Germany coaching and preparing for the ESDP [more...]

Return to Enschede

Friday, October 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

Recently I have undertaken a new “job” as one of the coaches for the Danish junior ice speed skating team. Those outside of the world of speed skating will [more...]

An Inliner’s Guide to Getting Into Ice Part 1: Gear

Sunday, August 28, 2011 // 3 Comments

There are many reasons why an inline speed skater would want to have a go at ice skating. Whatever your reason, in this article I hope to provide some useful tips into making the transition into what may at first seem like a very alien new environment. [more...]
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