MISSION MUDDER TV SERIES AND the AIMEE DIARIES.

MISSION MUDDER TV SERIES AND the AIMEE DIARIES.

SO FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW! 

At the end of the season, I linked up with 5 other Olympics athletes to take part in a new TV series for Sky Sports. I had an absolute blast getting to know and meet the other athletes and put ourselves through some extreme scenarios! 

The series is now LIVE. WE ARE 3 EPISODES IN, out of 6 and it's aired every Tuesday at 7pm on Sky Sports Mix.

THE NITTY GRITTY "Six young British Olympians face bizarre obstacles featuring heights, confined spaces, ice-cold water, darkness, even electric shocks in miles of mud as they take on Tough Mudder courses in the UK and USA" Each course more demanding than the last. All champions in their own sports, boxer Anthony Fowler, Taekwondo double gold Olympian Jade Jones, snowboarder Aimee Fuller, track and field star Perri Shakes-Drayton, track cyclist Jess Varnish and Judoka Ashley McKenzie must merge as a team and train together to tackle a sport outside of all their comfort zones. Asking them to confront fears, help one another, embrace the mud and face their final gruelling challenge: Europe's first Toughest Mudder race - as many miles as they can of a course laden with obstacles, for eight hours through the night, all to raise money for their nominated charities." FOR MORE INFO on Sky Sports -->

In addition to the LIVE TV, I also worked on a mini series with Jeep UK, called the AIMEE DIARIES! I take you here behind the scenes in my Renegade before each episode and give you a sneak peak with the other athletes on what to expect on the show! 

The series will run over six episodes as we watch the Olympians travel around the world, learning about unique training methods while trying bespoke assault courses ahead of their 8 hour adventure. The six episode titles are:
- It Takes a Team
- 5 Miles in the Desert
- Making of an Olympian
- 10 Miles of Mud
- Get Ready
- 8 hours through the Night

Check them out below. Hope you enjoy the watch! and let me know what you think of the show. MISSION MUDDER.

What happens when the snow melts!!!

What happens when the snow melts!!!

Straight off the back of our last on snow camp with the GB Park and Pipe crew in Switzerland, I headed back to the UK to complete my first Tough Mudder obstacle course race with the team of 6 Olympians Jess Varnish, Jade Jones, Ashley Mckenzie, Anthony Fowler and myself… being the Only winter Olympian! HA. All for the exciting new Sky TV Series coming out in July “Mission Mudder”. I have to say, hard it definitely was, but with some serious banter. I completed 2 back to back Tough Mudders with no training time before it! BRUTAL, but a great laugh, and all in aid of my chosen charity Prostate Cancer UK. At times I had my doubts, but all in all, I couldn’t recommend it more to do with a group of mates! 

The Tough Mudder Squad. Stay tuned for Mission Mudder dropping in July

The Tough Mudder Squad. Stay tuned for Mission Mudder dropping in July

Recovery after a long season is essential, the body is used to only one thing! SNOWBOARDING. SO, after an epic season of lots of travel and riding every day I wasn’t on a plane,or running 25 miles worth of Tough Mudders, haha!  I thought it was really key to get some down time as the snow melts, and trade out my winter shred stick for a summer one! However, as it’s summer it means dome shred is ON! 

Dome Shred at The Snow Centre w/ @lara.cabrera03

Dome Shred at The Snow Centre w/ @lara.cabrera03

Miss this place already! Amazing views from my room @lapointcamps

Miss this place already! Amazing views from my room @lapointcamps

I checked in with the crew @lapointcamps, I have to say, talk about a luxury set up, amazing food, an insane crew of fun staff, who all rip to go surfing with. 

Cross training in any sport is a great way to keep things fresh,  elements of snowboarding translate across many different sports. It’s all about challenging yourself in different ways that all compliment  not only your body, time on your board, but your mind too. Surfing being one, and my second YOGA! 

Love this shot! The claim is real when you ride it right the way to the end! haha.

Love this shot! The claim is real when you ride it right the way to the end! haha.

I have to say I’ve always struggled with Yoga, however recently Iv’e really found it an amazing way to slow down, work on my flexibily and have fun trying all sorts of fun balances.

Working on that headstand poolside w/ the La Point squad.

Working on that headstand poolside w/ the La Point squad.

It was so good to get back in the water, I haven’t really surfed for two years , and I caught some banger waves and made some serious claims! 

The  claim

Now I am back in the UK and ready to meet up with the rest of the GB Park and Pipe Team for Fitness Testing EEEEEEk! haha.

Nutrition on the Mountain. FOR Snowboarders.

Nutrition on the Mountain. FOR Snowboarders.

Day in the Life of What I eat when I am out riding on the mountain or training in the gym.

Breakfast

Breakfast is key in my opinion and my favourite part of the day, often I will ride the majority of the session without stopping for 4 hours. Same goes when I am back in the UK training. Fuelling in the morning would include some form of carbs,  My go to breakfast if I have time is Gluten Free Waffles, a healthy treat before training. My favourite are from The Good Life Eatery in London. Topped with some fresh fruit, and either Greek yoghurt for protein or Coconut yoghurt.

Good Life Eatery WAFFLES.

Good Life Eatery WAFFLES.

WHEN I am on the mountain pre contest, porridge with Almond Milk, throw some fruit on top, berries, half a banana and a hand full of nuts or a dollop of nut butter for protein. I stay away from the syrup and sweeten it with all kinds of fruit. When your short for time you cannot beat a porridge pot, my favourite are the Rude Health ones.

On lighter training day’s when I am not on snow, I start my days with 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites, mixed with any veg I can find, mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes are a go to! With half an Avocado to top it off! 

When I am travelling I tend to avoid eggs unless they are poached or boiled, in some foreign countries particularly in the US the eggs are powdered so I avoid that. 

Mid Morning Snack - When I am on hill it's key to stay fuelled, a tube of Wyldsson nuts or a Pink Lady Apple. Bananas are also a good one, they are cheap and you can get them anywhere.

Lunch - If I have had a long day on the mountain, I would go for a bigger lunch then dinner to refuel before the next session. I normally ride till early afternoon then hit the gym, so a solid lunch in between is key for me. 

Sweet Potato, With Tuna and some veggies, it’s an easy and quick go to when you don’t have a lot of time, Tuna you can get anywhere and it’s safe in terms of you can’t really go wrong with it! Pop a tin and you are off.

Afternoon snack - either a handful of nuts, carrot / pepper / cucumber sticks with Hummus or a nut butter sachet from Pip + Nut, orrrrrrr the favourite Greek Yoghurt with Berries.

Dinner - My favourite would be some form of Veggie stir fry with some lean meat, either Chicken, Turkey or Fish. Using either Soy / Pesto for the sauce. I cook in Coconut Oil my favourite is LucyBee! 

My favourite go to at the minute is a version of Chicken Tikka, using Greek yoghurt as the base of the sauce, I love to load it up with a ton of veggies, fresh tomatoes, onions and spinach on a bed of Cauliflower rice. If you have a big session the next day, I'd carb up either with Brown Rice for the Curry or............ Sweet Potato Nachos is a good one, I make a healthier version using sliced Sweet Potato, BBQ spiced chicken, a ton of veggies, peppers, onion and layer it up with black beans and top it with Feta! 

Healthier take on Nachos. My Sweet Potato ones.

Healthier take on Nachos. My Sweet Potato ones.

AND THEN off course... a treat is always key after a hard week on the slopes! I'll leave it up to you on the treat front haha ;)

British Champion. Big Air + Slopestyle.

British Champion. Big Air + Slopestyle.

After the Czech Republic, I headed back to Belfast for some time to recoup before the next mission! It was really great to head home and receive some amazing support from the local media after my recent success in the World Cup Tour.

Aimee county down spectator

I headed into the studio to catch up with the gang at Cool Fm

https://planetradio.co.uk/cool-fm/sport/news/snow-stopper-aimee-right-track-another-winter-olympics/

before flying back to London to meet up with the rest of the Tough Mudder crew to film for 2 days for our exciting TV project that is in the works. Judo, Boxing and Rock climbing are just a few to name from the activities we got up to over the weekend! 

After a hectic weekend a caught up with the guys from Jeep UK for a photo shoot with Rach Atherton and Andrew Cotton! The Renegade crew. It's been a while since we all got together so was nice to hang with them on set whilst we created some content around the beast... THE RENEGADE.

Renegade.

LAAX was on the cards next!!!!!!!!!! The resort nestled in the heart of Switzerland, home to theThe British Ski and Snowboard Championships. The First day was the Slopestyle and I was delighted to put a run down, that put me through to the Super Finals to clinch the British Slopestyle Champion Tittle.

British Champion

The best thing about the event for me was seeing the talent in the UK and riding with the rest of the girls, from the younger riders like Mia Brooks and Cerys Allen to the UK Armed forces out representing it was a mega day and it's safe to say the future of British Snowboarding looks good.

On Wednesday it was a chill day for me, I missed the boarder cross and linked up with Mark Rupo from Single Cask productions to make the best of a bad weather day and film this How To front Flip! Give it a try ;)

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Day 3 was the Big Air. Again a strong turn out for the ladies, I was impressed by Cerys Allen, she's also a Snow Centre rider, so to see her take her tricks from the dome to the mountain was super impressive, starting off with a Front 3, she progressed through to a 5 and then stomped a mega Frontside 7 on the medium jump! IMPRESSIVE. Big ups to all the females who got out there and represented. I had a blast riding with you all and was super happy to take home the Win in the Big Air and Slopestyle. 

The Brits Big Air Finals crew.

The Brits Big Air Finals crew.

WORLD CUP Finals Czech Republic.

WORLD CUP Finals Czech Republic.

FROM the World Champs where I landed my first Cab Double in competition, a new trick for me! I was feeling on good form and ready for the last World Cup of the season.

Photo - Chanelle Sladics. All Smiles for the World Cup Finals.

Photo - Chanelle Sladics. All Smiles for the World Cup Finals.

From Absolut Park, Austria, I drove with Jamie Nicholls to the Czech Republic for the FINAL World Cup of the season. It’s actually been mad! I don’t think I have ever done so many contests, the first one being the Milano Big Air in November! It’s been a long, fun and progressive winter for me.

8.5 hours later we arrived into the small, and sleepy town by week and party town come the weekend, Špindlerův Mlýn. Located in the in the Krkonoše mountain range 2 hours from Prague and 20 minutes from the Polish boarder, it is the heart and home to Czech Skiing and Snowboarding.

Czech! A rail heavy course. Switch Boarslide on the first feature. Photo - David Bucek

Czech! A rail heavy course. Switch Boarslide on the first feature. Photo - David Bucek

First off , it was qualification on Friday! I was absolutely chuffed to qualify 2nd in my heat, this put me direct to the 6 Women Finals. I couldn’t have asked for more in the last event of the season. However, not happy with 6th position, it was all to play for in the Finals on Saturday.

With a warm weather front, the course was in premium condition and the crowd was buzzing. The Czech fans certainly know how to get the good vibes going, from the music to all of the locals lining the bottom of the course cheering, the final was stacked… and yes with ;) Brits. Jamie Nicholls and Rowan Coultas representing for the Men, and Matt McCormick with a solid semi final result. 

Below is my qualification run from Friday! Still trying to source my final run, but enjoy watching the quali for now!

Finals for me, was all about going big, and I went a little too big on my first run, I put my 2nd run down, which gave me a score of 73.24. Chuffed with my score I moved into 3rd position, but not for long! Finishing the Finals in 4th position, 0.16 of a point behind 3rd place. I have to admit I was a little gutted, however I am so happy to finish the World Cup season in a strong position, a solid result on the board, this put me into 5th position, finishing the season in 5th Place in the World Slopestyle Rankings! 

That 4th place CHEEZER!

That 4th place CHEEZER!

Jamie Nicholls bossed it, and put a run down including a cab 1440, which gave him the 3rd spot! So a big shout out to him.

The Brit strong crew. Semi's for Matt and Finals for Me, Rowan Coultas and Jamie Nicholls.

The Brit strong crew. Semi's for Matt and Finals for Me, Rowan Coultas and Jamie Nicholls.

Back Rodeo on the hip. Photo - David Bucek

Back Rodeo on the hip. Photo - David Bucek

So that’s the World Cup season in the bag, now onto some filming, slush riding and the British Championships.

Thank you to everyone for all of your support throughout the contests, it’s for sure been a great contest season and one to build on for next year! PEACE out CZECH! Can’t wait to head home to see my Momma! A 6.50 am from flight to London and then back to Belfast to regroup for a couple of days!

HAPPY MOTHER’s DAY for all you MUMMA’s out there. Hope you had a great day. BIG love.

Me + my Mumma

Aimee

xx