Archive for July, 2008
? This week saw Europe´s best freestyle paddles take to the water in Ourense, Spain to battle for the title of European Champion 2008. The wave had recieved a lot of abuse prior to the event, but once levels were right and kept stable it was a nice feature, if lacking a little speed for [...]
I generally try not to think of paddling as training, but I suppose that is exactly what I’ve been doing this week with the European Championships looming only a week away! I’ve been doing combined wave and hole training with mornings at Sault Brenaz whitewater course and afternoons at Hawaii-sur-Rhone in Lyon. ? Bouncy backstabs. [...]
I’ve just had the very exciting news that I’ve landed a sponsorship deal with Plain Lady and their sister company Lazy Lady. As a company I’ve admired for years, for both cool clothes and commendable ethics, I am totally stoked! Check out www.plainlazy.com and www.lazylady.co.uk for more info!
I’ve just finished 4 weeks of coaching and guiding in the French Alps for Canoe Control. I met some lovely people, paddled some great rivers and generally had a lot of fun. Here’s a few photos: Jon Warwick paddling the Fournel with a back brace on. Gnarly. ? Nick Pearce and I on his virgin [...]
During the six weeks I have been in the French Alps, I have seen an awful lot of carnage. At first it was the usual Uni groups with lost kit and hospital trips gallore – particularly with the high water levels. But there seems to have been a second wave of carnage now that the [...]