A photo blog of our team learning to ski jump with Eddie the Eagle in Courchevel

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A Picture blog of our team learning to ski jump in Courchevel for Ski 4 Cancer with Eddie the Eagle. Jump with Eddie – Jump 4 Cancer campaign.  From their first leaps to opening the National French Championships to meeting the first ever women’s Olympic and World Champion Carina Vogt!

The new British Ski Jumping team-Max Willcocks, Andrew Marshall, Alexandra, Donald Banks, Mark BlackThe new British Ski Jumping team-Max Willcocks, Andrew Marshall, Alexandra Stubbs, Donald Banks & Mark Black

Alexandra Stubbs getting used to the "reception" on the 60/90m

Alexandra Stubbs getting used to the “reception” on the 60/90m

Andrew Marshall showing a great BASI instructors "position"

Andrew Marshall showing a great BASI instructors “position”

Donald working on his "reception"

Donald working on his “reception”

Alex having a religious moment on the 60m "reception"

Alex having a religious moment on the 60m “reception”

Mark Black - "in-run" position

Mark Black – “in-run” position

Alex having another religious moment on the 60m "reception"

Alex having another religious moment on the 60m “reception”

The team survive their first "reception"

The team survive their first “reception”

Max Willcocks moves on to practicing his "in run" position on the 60m

Max Willcocks moves on to practicing his “in run” position on the 60m

Max's first "jump" Practicing going from "in-run" position to jump phase on the reception

Max’s first “jump” Practicing going from “in-run” position to jump phase on the reception

Max considers the 25m before his first ski jump

Max considers the 25m before his first ever ski jump

Max on the bar on the 25m

Max on the bar on the 25m

Max flies for the first time!

Max flies for the first time!

Mark follows suit!

Mark follows suit!

Donald gets in on the action

Donald gets in on the action

Tony Delaup Couchevel head coach and asssitant Eddie ponder the action

Tony Delaup Couchevel head coach and assistant Eddie ponder the action

Andrew heads off the 10m

Andrew heads off the 10m

Eddie giving Alex some words of wisdom ahead of her first jump

Eddie giving Alex some words of wisdom ahead of her first jump

Eddie giving Alex some more words of wisdom ahead of her first jump!

Eddie giving Alex some more words of wisdom ahead of her first jump!

Max gets to grips with the 25m

Max gets to grips with the 25m

Max gets to grips with the 25m - Alex looks on!

Max gets to grips with the 25m – Alex looks on!

Mark works on his technique

Mark works on his technique

Donald on the bar - 25m

Donald on the bar – 25m

Alex heads off the 10m

Alex heads off the 10m

More Max

More Max

More Max 2

More Max 2

More Max 3

More Max 3

More Max 4

More Max 4

Donald and Tony consider video feedback

Donald and Tony consider video feedback

Max

Max

Coach and assistance coach look on!

Coach and assistant coach look on!

Mark

Mark

Donald

Donald

Alex with assistant coach Edwards looking on

Alex on the 25m with assistant coach Edwards looking on

Alex on the 10m

Alex on the 10m

Donald and Andrew heading back up for another run!

Donald and Andrew heading back up for another run!

Max developing his technique

Max developing his technique

Mark into the mist

Mark into the mist

Max on the bar

Max on the bar

Donald

Donald

Mark into the mist again!

Mark into the mist again!

Mist?

Mist?

Max lets go

Max lets go

Mark lets go too

Mark lets go too

Andrew

Andrew

Tony uses juggling to keep focus in the mist

Tony uses juggling to keep focus in the mist

Team talk

Team talk

Mark

Mark

Donald goes big on the 120m!

Donald goes big on the 120m!

Max not to miss out takes on the 120m reception

Max is not to miss out and takes on the 120m reception

The 60m

The 60m

Eddie showing the way on the 60m

Eddie showing the way on the 60m

Max lets go..again

Max lets go..again

Max in "in-run" position

Max in “in-run” position

First off the 60m

First off the 60m

Mark in "position"

Mark in “position”

Mark hits the 60m

Mark hits the 60m

Donald and the 60m

Donald and the 60m

Donald and the 60m - 2

Donald and the 60m – 2

Eddie, the team and the Courchevel U13's

Eddie, the team and the Courchevel U13’s

Eddie, the team and the Courchevel U13's

Eddie, the team and the Courchevel U13’s

Max and Andrew discuss German relations!

Max and Andrew discuss German relations!

Max & Andrew make friends with the German ladies!

Max & Andrew make friends with the German ladies!

Alex, Donald and Sparky arrive for training

Alex, Donald and Mark “Sparky” arrive for training

Mark hangs with the German Ladies!

Mark hangs with the German Ladies!

Andrew considers stretching :)

Andrew considers stretching 🙂

Andrew assist Max in some stretching!

Andrew assist Max in some stretching!

Eddie shows them the way-again!

Eddie shows them the way-again!

Eddie meets an old friend. Gerard Colin the National French Team head coach. Eddie and "Gege" jumped together back in the day!

Eddie meets an old friend, Gerard Colin the National French Team head coach. Eddie and “Gégé” jumped together back in the day!

Max doing some mental preparation :)

Max doing some mental preparation 🙂

Alex considering her position!

Alex considering her position!

Eddie shows the guys how to do it!

Eddie shows the guys how to do it!

Sparky Black ponders his "position"

Sparky Black ponders his “position”

Alex disappears into the mist!

Alex disappears into the mist!

On the bar!

On the bar!

Andrew flies!

Andrew flies the 60m! David Viry ex Fance A team looks on.

Let go Alex! :) With David Viry ex French World cup team

Let go Alex! 🙂 With David Viry ex French World cup team

Alexandra Stubbs nails the 60m!! Check the V style!

Alexandra Stubbs nails the 60m!! Check the V style!

Fly Sparky Fly!

Sparks Fly!

Donald Banks ponders the 90m reception. The french national coaches look on!

Donald Banks ponders the 90m reception. The french national coaches look on!

Mark "Sparky" Black giving it his all on the 60m in Coucrchevel

Mark “Sparky” Black giving it his all on the 60m in Coucrchevel

Max Willcocks nails one on the 60metre jump!

Max Willcocks nails one on the 60metre jump!

Andrew lets go of the bar!

Andrew lets go of the bar!

Andrew flying on the 60metre

Andrew flying on the 60metre

Andrew Marshall on the 60metre

Andrew Marshall on the 60metre

Our team and Eddie meet the French World Cup Ski jumping team. Vincent Descombes Sevoie and Ronan Lamy Chapuis

Our team and Eddie meet the French World Cup Ski jumping team. Vincent Descombes Sevoie and Ronan Lamy Chapuis

The German Ladies Ski Jump team signing Ski 4 Cancer T-shirts. We plan to auction them to raise funds!

The German Ladies Ski Jump team signing Ski 4 Cancer T-shirts. We plan to auction them to raise funds!

Old buddies! Eddie & Andeas

Old buddies! Eddie & Andreas

Eddie the Eagle with Carina Vogt and Andreas Bauer. Eddie was one bib number ahead of Andreas at the Calgary Olympics!

Eddie the Eagle with Carina Vogt, World and Olympic Champion and Andreas Bauer. Eddie was one bib number ahead of Andreas at the Calgary Olympics!

Ski jumpers from all nations!

Ski jumpers from all nations!

The German Ladies Ski jump team supports Ski 4 Cancer

The German Ladies Ski jump team supports Ski 4 Cancer

Carina Vogt with Eddie the Eagle and Andreas Bauer German National Ladies coach our team of first time jumpers

Carina Vogt with Eddie and Andreas Bauer German National Ladies coach who jumped with Eddie in Calgary Olympics 1988!

Carina Vogt with Eddie the Eagle and our team of first time jumpers

Carina Vogt with Eddie the Eagle and our team of first time jumpers

Carina Vogt Olympic Champion

Carina Vogt Olympic Champion – Supports Ski 4 Cancer

Yours truly and Eddie pose for the local press

Yours truly and Eddie pose for the local press

The French National Championships-early Sunday morning

The French National Championships

The U13s French National Championships on the 25m

The U13s French National Championships on the 25m

Louis Learoyd receives his U11 trophy from French Champion Vincent Descombes Sevoie

Louis Learoyd receives his U11 trophy from French Champion Vincent Descombes Sevoie

Eddie assists in the Junior prize giving at the French Nationals

Eddie assists in the Junior prize giving at the French Nationals

Donald, Gégé the French National Coach and Tony Delaup discuss technique!

Donald, Gégé the French National Coach and Tony Delaup discuss technique!

Max opens the 60m U15 French National Championships

Max opens the 60m U15 French National Championships

Mark opening...on the bar on the 60m

Mark opening…on the bar on the 60m

Donald "opening" on the 60m

Donald “opening” on the 60m

Donald and the ski jumpers "Rite of Passage"

Donald and the ski jumpers “Rite of Passage”

Alex, Mark and Lucie Learoyd look on at the French National Championships

Alex, Mark and Lucie Learoyd look on at the French National Championships

Louis Learoyd jumps 50m in the U15 comp on the 60m

Louis Learoyd jumps 50m in the U15 comp on the 60m

Eddie, Jonty Learoyd U17s French Champion with the team

Eddie, Jonty Learoyd U17s French Champion with the team

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