What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The excited masses at the start line, in the sunshine, in a lovely valley, set to dramatic music, about to do something that most people back in the UK think is a bit mental. And they didn't even see the skiers with trailers of beer.... Being cheered on by spectators calling out your name (it's on your race number). The warm congratulations from Eric at the finish line!

What did you think of your group leader?

Brilliant - as usual. Eric is really patient and relaxed with the group and has a good knack of getting the technique through to people. I've seen a real improvement in my skiing with his assistance.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Do it - it is so much fun!  But don't forget your suncream...

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Don't be put off by the fact that it is a marathon - there are all sorts of shapes, sizes, skiing abilities and fancy dress outfits taking part. It's worth it.