Last Tuesday I completed my last exam of my third year, deeming me “free for the summer”. Only one more year of Uni, then I can claim my status as a MEng-er.
In four days time, I head out to the French Alps (via? the big wave in Lyon)? with my University Canoe Club – an annual? tradition. Usually we get lovely sunshine and low-to-medium river levels, but this year there has been a lot of snow and a lot of recent rain. Reports from those already out there, including my brother, are that the rivers are super high and brown…? which? should make for an exciting trip!
After two weeks with the club, it will be time to style it up in the first ever invite-only SlopeJam contest on the Fournel and party hard at the Student Boater-x – where I will also be providing free FlowFree coaching clinics for a day.
As the students recover and start to make their way home, I will head a couple of miles up the road to start work with Canoe Control for a month. During this time, I will also be training for the European Freestyle Championships, which I fly to in? mid-July.
After my last post regarding sponsorship, I have recieved a lot of interested and would like to thank anyone that has done anything to help? – whether it resulted in? sponsorship or not. I want to particularly thank:
- Netcase for financial contributions and support
- Sam Lumb? @ Aberystwyth Guild of Students
- The Welsh Canoeing Association
- Ruth Jones, my landlord, who reduced my rent for June by way of sponsorship!
- The guys on sv650.org for all their help and support
- Olympus for a shiny waterproof camera
- SquareRock for continuing playboat? support
- Palm Equipment Europe for continuing kit support
I am featured in the next issue of? Planet Magazine, thanks to Dilwyn Roberts-Young.
Should everything that has been promised come through, I should be on my way to the Europeans without any stresses about financing it, for which I am massively grateful.
And now, to the packing… A parting shot…