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Chemmy Alcott

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Beanstalk / AHDB - Staying at the top of your mountain with Olympic Alpine Skier Chemmy Alcott

Beanstalk Global

We know how important it is to be inspired by both big businesses and individuals, which is why we are excited to present Talking Leaders, a bi-monthly initiative from the AHDB which will see a series of inspirational speakers share their life experiences and deliver impactful stories to the AgriLeader community.At our next event we are delighted to be joined by 4 times Olympic skier; Chemmy Alcott.Chemmy is an English former World Cup Alpine race ski racer and a fiercely determined and courageous sportswoman.  As the only British female skier to ever win a run in a World Cup, she is widely regarded as one of Britain's greatest ever skiers.Having broken 49 bones, Chemmy is no stranger to adversity and remains committed to inspiring the next generation and educating people from all over the world through sport.

33mins

21 Oct 2021

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S1 Ep8: Chemmy Alcott - "I never lose, I either win, or I learn" .

Monday Mile with Aimee Fuller

This week on Monday Mile, I  head to West London, Hampton Court to meet Chemmy Alcott who is a 4x Winter Olympian downhill skier, and the first ever British woman to win a World Cup run. Chemmy's been to 8 World Champs, she's a business owner,  wife and Mum of two young boys, and your current BBC Ski Sunday host.  She's also a really good friend of mine! What I loved about this Monday Mile stroll, is Chemmy's all or nothing approach to life, whether it be the dance floor, looking after her boys or charging the mountain. Her honesty and vulnerability in being open about struggling to balance both her family and working life, is inspiring "I am a swan, and I have my head above water ..... just, but legs are frantic!" This really does make the superwoman that Chemmy is, somewhat relatable. She's got endless energy, and well and truly is the definition of a kind-hearted, supportive soul. Former Team GB double winter Olympian Aimee Fuller is on a mission to find the secrets for Monday motivation from some of the most successful sports men and women of our time and other well-known celebrities which will drop every week.  Aimee will be probing for answers from the full spectrum of routines; the early birds who have finely tuned Monday mornings, to the late risers who struggle to get up before 11am. How do elite athletes find the motivation to kick start their week come rain or shine? How do celebrities deliver no matter what the time of day? What knowledge can they pass on?’  Each episode will drop on a Monday morning and plays out in real time. Aimee will meet each of her guests for a walk and a chat and over the course of the mile she will find out how they cope on a Monday morning - their idiosyncrasies, breakfast routines, alarm noises - and how, when they need to, find the motivation to kick-on through the week.  Dropping every Monday as a bitesize 20/25 minute piece of content and weekly dose of motivation - right when you need it - sharing some of Britain's greatest athletes’ secrets on self-motivation, candid thoughts on what they struggle with and a sideways look at some of their more unusual morning habits. Head over to IG to watch the visuals of our episode and what we get up to on our Monday Mile. https://www.instagram.com/aimee_fuller/ Filmed + Produced by http://www.tommallion.com

33mins

10 May 2021

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Olympic Skier Chemmy Alcott on 'fearing failure & taking back control'

20 NOT SOMETHING

'Today you have the choice. You can choose to be scared, or you can choose to ski fast'. Wise words spoken by Chemmy Alcott's coach just minutes before she skied the most profound race of her life. The moment she decided to let go of her fear of failure. This weeks guest is the infamous Chemmy Alcott - multi-alpine ski champion, mum of 2, successful broadcaster and presenter, a coach and an inspirational speaker... (a formidable list!) Chemmy began her twenties decade faced with a lot of physical and mental adversity. Training hard for multiple events she competed rigorously; however soon after the 2006 Olympics, Chemmy’s Mum sadly passed away, leaving her to navigate the rest of her twenties without her primary source of guidance and support. The following years were tough, but gave Chemmy a new outlook on life which not only prepared her for the intense career she was about to embark on, but also how to make the most out of every single day.We discuss Chemmy's journey through grief, her travelling adventures, the highs and lows of competitive sport, falling in and out of love and how overcoming her fear of failure and finally embracing imperfection lead her to discover just how much control she had over her success. Our favourite Millennial Minesweeper Quote this week was;‘Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game’ - A Cinderella Story (for all you Hilary Duff Fans out there...)

37mins

24 Mar 2021

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Chemmy Alcott: Downhill to the top

The Après

She’s set fire to a bar in an attempt to recreate ‘Coyote Ugly’ and hurtled her way to become the UK’s greatest ever British female downhill skier, and now everything has come together in a career highlight as Chemmy Alcott joins Ollie and Tim in the log cabin. We chat teenage tattoos, chaotic apres and the art of fake drinkingFollow us! https://www.instagram.com/theaprespod/SUBSCRIBE (this is the best thing you can do actually): https://podfollow.com/the-apres See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

19 Mar 2021

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Chatting to Chemmy Alcott

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As a 4 x Winter Olympian, a career high ranking of 8th in the World, 7 x British National Overall Champion and the only British female skier to ever win a run in a World Cup, Chemmy Alcott is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest ever skiers.In a time when competing at a Winter Olympics was unusual for a British athlete, Chemmy defied the odds and pioneered a skiing movement that has inspired a generation. Resulting in not just skiers, but British Winter Sport athletes as a whole seeing the Winter Olympics as a realistic and achievable goal.Since retiring from competing on the world stage after The Sochi Olympics in 2014, Chemmy has immersed herself in the world of TV & media, where commentates on the World Cup Ski Series for Eurosport amongst being a guest on many other shows. Furthermore, she competed in ITV Dancing on Ice in 2012, where she finished 5th.Most recently, she became one of the lead presenters of Ski Sunday, alongside Ed Leigh.We talk about her childhood, her racing career highs and lows, her struggles with motherhood in the early days and trying to juggle it with a blossoming presenting career.The lows from severe injury, from losing her mum very suddenly and most recently, from online abuse at the hand of cowardly, anonymous trolls, have given Chemmy a fairly thick skin and a resilience she shouldn’t need to have. It has, however, stood her in good stead and combined with her 96mph skiing and her 100mph personality, she is inspiring young women to give their all to whatever it is they are passionate about. To really care and to not be embarrassed about having goals and dreams and drive.Her new challenge has her ski touring and climbing up three 4000m peaks in Switzerland as part of an initiative by My Switzerland to encourage all women teams to climb all 48 of them between 8th March and 8th September. More info here: https://peakchallenge.myswitzerland.com/en/You can follow Chemmy in the following places:www.chemmyalcott.comIG:                   @chemmyskiTwitter:           @chemmyski (BE NICE!)

10 Mar 2021

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67: Behind the Scenes at 'Ski Sunday' with Chemmy Alcott, Inside The Snow Centre & James Blunt Tour Secrets

The Ski Podcast

In Episode 67, we go behind the scenes at 'Ski Sunday', on tour with James Blunt, inside The Snow Centre, discover craft beer in the Alps and reveal the results from our survey. Iain's guests for this episode where BBC Ski Sunday presenter Chemmy Alcott and Ian Brown, Managing Director at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead. We would like to thank our sponsors Switzerland Tourism for their continued support for the podcast. SHOW NOTES Chemmy was skiing chest-deep powder in Laax The group denied boarding at Eurostar was on their way to Verbier to do a training course with Peak Leaders They started the time in Europe in Vallorcine where some of the group tested positive Graham Bell is in Dancing on Ice 2021 Chemmy took part in the Inferno in Murren in 2020 Laax uses an app system to control Covid and numbers in resort Iain travelled to Crans Montana in December Chemmy has tried cooking for Ed! Dougie and Chemmy are coaching Giselle Gorringe Graham would probably have been very hot in his outfit Betony Garner appeared in Episode 65 when we discussed cross country skiing Her report was recorded in Les Contamines Charlie Rees took the Mammut backcountry course in Andermatt The avalanche danger is very high in Switzerland We've previously discussed skiing in Wales and in Scotland Ian is MD at the The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead Sadly, the Swindon project will not be going ahead You can listen to the full interview with Peter Hardy here Listen to our podcast special about Erna Low here Peter is the author of ‘Different Country, Same State’ – the inside story of being on tour with James Blunt You can watch Peter’s video of skiing with Graham Bell on old kit here Find out about the Sapaudia brewery here Jan Farrell has retired from his career as a speed skier Reviews Suzi Jones:  "Just to say I love the Podcast not being able to ski at the mo is made easier by your interviews and discussion thanks!" Chris Filey: "With not much chance of getting on the slopes, the Ski Podcast brings some relief to us all" Skibum70:  "Often copied, never surpassed" Jill Taylor: "Keep it up, it’s very enjoyable" James Hawkins:  "Another great listen" Matt Hayes: "Love this pod, keeps me entertained in many a commute, lockdown workout or when I'm simply missing the mountains"  Eggfried100 on Snowheads: "I’ve listened to quite a few other podcasts but ‘The Ski Podcast’ is by far the best for me. Great content, interesting guests, plus it has really kept us informed through the shall we say an ‘interesting’ last twelve months."  Please do review us on iTunes as it helps other people find us Tips on Car Hire at Geneva: Hire from the Swiss side and don’t wait for the bus, just walk (it’s only 5 mins) Don’t return the car empty – it’s expensive!  Iain recommends booking via Holiday Autos Chemmy suggests renting from Super U on the French side for long-term rentals (but don't take too much meat!) You can read the results of our recent survey here If you’d like some The Ski Podcast stickers then please contact us with your address and we'll drop a few in the post to you  Thanks to Matt Hayes, Michael Gold, Mark McGarry, Julie Slaughter, Doug Newman, Rachael Westbrook and Joanna Yellowlees-Bound for buying me a cuppa at buymeacoffee.com/theskipodcast You can follow Iain and the show on Twitter and Facebook @skipedia and @theskipodcast

1hr 4mins

29 Jan 2021

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Ski Sunday, The Hahnenkamm & British Freestyle - We chat to Chemmy Alcott & Andy Bennett

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This week we spoke to 4 x Olympian and Ski Sunday presenter CHEMMY ALCOTT, as well as 5 x British Freestyle Ski Champion ANDY BENNETT.We caught up with Chemmy during two of the most exciting and contrasting events in the winter sports calendar - the LAAX Open and the most notorious and iconic men’s downhill in the world - the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel. We talk powder days, women in skiing, fitness and how it’s all going out in LAAX presenting BBC Ski Sunday.Andy Bennett also joined us - Andy is 5 x British Freestyle Ski Champion, a Team GB Freeski Coach and ranked in the top 15 in the world for men’s halfpipe skiing. He’s also head of freestyle education for the IASI. We talk moguls and everything freestyle.. as well as trampolining, The Jump, ski modelling and his world record for skiing backwards..!Tune in every Monday wherever you listen to your podcasts.Kindly supported by Snow Finel.Thank you to:@chemmyalcott@cunningweasel@bbcskisundayUseful Links:Uncut Version of Skiing The Hahnenkamm Kitzbuhel Downhill - Graham Bell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PC7HxfLs38Men’s Olympic Mogul Skiing from Sochi Olympics 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Thj7yqPSOEThe iconic legends: Glen Plake & Jonny Moseley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ausvn9sTaMEOne of Bella's fav videos of all time is Jonny Moseley training off snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWBkCDdgj2EOxygen Freejumping is the Trampoline Parks Bella uses: https://oxygenfreejumping.co.uk/Andy Bennett on Skiing Switch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQuDG-StrEEThe White Book by Ellis Brigham https://www.ellis-brigham.com/magazines/whitebook-ski-clothingBritish Association of Ski Instructors https://www.basi.org.uk/We mention: @hahnenkammrennen @yogaglo@iasisnowsports @basi_inst @ellisbrigham @thejumpc4@emma.carrickanderson @bridgertonnetflix @thedukesspoon 

53mins

25 Jan 2021

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S1E8 - Catching Up with Britain's Greatest Ever Female Skier Chemmy Alcott | Celebrating Sarah's Guinness Book World Record

Just Be Yourself with Julia Mancuso

Hear more untold stories as I catch up with my good friend and 4x British Olympic Alpine Skier Chemmy Alcott.  Also, join me and Dylan as we head across the street to Casey and Sarah's to celebrate Sarah's Guinness World Record in Big Wave Windsurfing. 

41mins

20 Nov 2020

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233. Chemmy Alcott - Adventurer & 4X British Olympian

Any Given Runway

Chemmy Alcott represented Great Britain at 4 separate Winter Olympics. Following her skiing career, Chemmy has been a broadcaster and philanthropist, and is often seeking out new adventures. www.chemmyalcott.com, www.anygivenrunway.com

33mins

25 Oct 2020

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Chemmy Alcott talks to Louise and Annie about her love of skiing, her life growing up, losing her mum at a very early age and her numerous injuries and accidents on the slopes. She shares her tips for Your Best Year Yet and so much more.

Her Spirit Podcast

In this twenty fifth episode of the season of the Her Spirit podcast BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin and BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson talk to four time winter Olympian Chemmy Alcott.With a career high ranking of 8th in the World, 7 x British National Overall Champion and the only British female skier to ever win a run in a World Cup, Chemmy Alcott is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest ever skiers.In a time where competing at a Winter Olympics was unusual for a British athlete, Chemmy defied the odds and pioneered a skiing movement that has inspired a generation. Resulting in not just skiers, but British Winter Sport athletes as a whole seeing the Winter Olympics as a realistic and achievable goal.Since retiring from competing on the world stage after The Sochi Olympics in 2014, Chemmy has immersed herself in the world of TV & media, where she now presents for the BBC on Ski Sunday and commentates on the World Cup Ski Series for Eurosport amongst being a guest on many other show. Furthermore, she competed in ITV Dancing on Ice in 2012, where she finished 5th.In addition to her TV commitments and hosting events and despite retiring, Chemmy continues to constantly push her body to the limit, competing in multiple physical challenges including the World’s Toughest Ski Race in Greenland, the 100-mile road race in London and climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, raising over £800,000 for charity in the process.Charity work is very important to Chemmy, where she acts as an active ambassador for Right to Play, Ski4Cancer, SnowCamp and United Learning. She has visited multiple under-developed countries such as Rwanda and Tanzania, raising money for areas of conflict resolution and also to promote sport and play to educate ‘over one million children in some of the world’s poorest communities.’Chemmy is an inspiration to all, having broken 49 bones in her life including her neck aged 11. She is no stranger to adversity and remains committed to inspiring the next generation and educating people from all over the world through sport. Most notably, she created the ‘X-Elle’ scheme, which aims to develop girl’s confidence through sport. Part of her passion involves travelling the world, visiting countries such as Dubai and New Zealand, in addition to her travel across the UK, telling her story and inspiring others. From school pupils to businesses, she helps give them the confidence to create big dreams and do everything humanly possible to achieve them.In 2018, Chemmy became a well-loved BBC Winter Olympic Sport Commentator. She was enthusiastic, empathetic and gave a unique insight into the games that only someone who has been through the experience as an athlete could give.Currently Chemmy is presenting BBC Ski Sunday, and looking after her two young boys.We all put things off but its a great time to get active. For ideas to get you started, visit https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/get-active/ and come and join the Her Spirit community and download the Her Spirit app.For more information on Her Spirit and "Your Best Year Yet" go to https://herspirit.co.uk and we hope you have found her Your Best Year Yet tips helpful.

59mins

29 Sep 2020

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