“”This second lockdown has been even harder on our training. Matt [Wilson] and Dy’Neal [Fe’ssal] are new to the team so we’re focusing on gelling together as a team and getting them up to speed – they have never been in a bobsled or even seen one yet! Pushing the MINI here may seem like a bit of fun but this has been an important exercise, just being on ice is completely different to training in the summer – the toll on your body is entirely different and you use energy in different ways. The Snow Centre is only 27 degrees Farenheit, that’s pretty mild compared to what we’re normally in, and they’re already complaining about the cold!” -Team Pilot Shanwayne Stephens
The Jamaican Bobsleigh team recently found themselves stuck in the UK with a shelter in place order. With cold weather training options limited they headed to the UK’s largest indoor ski slope to keep their legs fresh leading up to the World Championships in Lake Placid, New York, in February. The team was photographed pushing a Mini Cooper (team sponsor)up and down the slopes of The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead. Made for an excellent photo op and hopefully another step towards qualification for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games. Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme! Get on up, it’s bobsled time!
…the 2020 team is carrying on the tradition of carrying an egg: