GlaGla Race 2024 Interview Preparation Pro rider who is coming ?

Who’s coming ? Petronella Van Malsen !

1. Hello Petronella ! You are back ! For people for the first time at the GlaGla Race could tell us what is special about this race ?

It’s the biggest, coldest and most amazing winter SUP race in Europe. Beside that it’s très cool to be with more than 800 paddlers at the startline in such a spectacular scenery.

I really enjoyed racing at Lake Annecy the recent years especially with the support and good vibes from everyone around!

If you love the snow and mountains, you can combine this trip perfect with skiing or snowboarding after raceday.

You were second last time ! First this year for the 10th anniversary ?

After a big success at the ICF World Championships I’m looking forward to give it all during the GlaGla race and of course hoping for a good result. There we’ll be a lot of strong competitors which makes this race so interesting. My game plan is ready so lets go!

Do you have some tips to share about how to dress and handle paddling in the cold ?

•Don’t fall of your board😄😅
•Practice, if you have the opportunity, in the cold and train with what you want to wear (use layers) during the race. Don’t switch at raceday.
•Stay focused on the goal you want to achieve, mindset is everything.
•After racing you can enjoy, not during racing😉

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