Fiona Wylde arrived in France one week before the GlaGla Race and was on the lake last sunday for a training session with Alain Teurquetil and Annecy Stand Up Paddle Club.
We asked her a few questions while she was on her way to go skiing in Chamonix !
Question 1 : A SUP race in the middle of winter in the Alps… on lake, what a strange idea don’t you think?
When I told my friends and family that I was coming to France for a race in the mountains in January, I got some pretty strange looks. Sure, it’s a different type of race and a bit unusual, but those are the best experiences!! I’m really excited to race, whatever the weather may be!
Question 2 : You arrived a week ago and came to a training session last sunday in Talloires. What was your first impression of the place, the lake ?
It’s been really nice to arrive early. I got here a week and a half before the race so I can enjoy the mountains skiing and get a few good paddles in before the race. Paddling with the Sunday crew was spectacular!! The local group here in Annecy is really strong and very passionate! It was fun to get on the water with everybody, especially with Alain leading us in Interval Training! 😜
Question 3 : Are you ready 😉 ?
3) I’m really looking forward to it!
Thanks Fiona enjoy you stay in Annecy and good luck for the races !