So I know I always bang on about how important it is to have an updated blog, but very rarely post one myself, this is bad practise, bad me, but in my defence I’m usually always too busy keeping my clients’ blogs up to date, just like they’re normally too busy with their clients to keep their blogs up to date which is why they need me…and the circle continues!
Every now and again my job takes me away from my computer screen and to lovely and interesting places so that I have an even better excuse for not keeping my blog up-to-date, last week was one of those times.
In my capacity as part-time Digital Marketing and Communications Officer for National Governing Body, Snowsport Wales, I found myself covering the Welsh Alpine Ski Championships in Champery, Switzerland. I went with my trusty Lumix camera, which I take with me to every event I cover and managed to get some good snaps of the races. The excitement, the competition, the warm-ups and most of all the amazing weather!This annual race event took place from 19th-22nd of January in the beautiful and traditional resort of Champery, where it has been held for the past 10 years. This meant that after prize giving there were 10 year anniversary celebrations including a live outdoor concert, a huge Welsh flag cake and a good old Welsh sing-a-long with locals, racers and organisers.The four days of competition included two days of international FIS races followed by two days of British competitions. The international competitions included twenty nations represented from as far afield as USA and India. The British races were also attended by a regional team of under 16 year old competitors from USA, seeking to gain some additional training and early exposure to international competition.
For many young competitors, the Champs is an opportunity to gain important experience and check out their current and future competition, especially as these races were also attended by the regional squad from Western USA.Judging by the success of this year’s event, 2017 is set to be a championships to look forward to and I can’t wait to return! Providing live social media and PR services to events is an aspect of my job that I really love, bring on the next one!To read the full press release I wrote for the event please visit the SSW website. For examples of the social media channels I manage also feel free to like SSW on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.