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Winding up the dramatic Noce valley, surrounded by tall sandy coloured mountains and hundreds of acres of fruit trees, we could never have guessed that the week ahead would be so eventful and emotional – and not in a good way. We knew very little about the river, only that the race section was pretty [...]
I realise that it has been some time since I updated this blog. That’s partly because I have been putting most of my recent adventures on the FlowFree blog; but also because I have been too busy doing stuff to write about doing stuff! If you want executive summary: coaching, NSR, coaching, snowboarding, shenanigans, coaching, Level [...]
? 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!
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 – [...]
The location of the 2008 European Freestyle Championships to be held this July? was recently confirmed as being Ourense in? Spain. This year I am the defending champion, so the pressure is on! Preparations have begun: training is underway, flights are being booked and sponsorship is being sought. Here’s an article from the Cambrian News, [...]