Archive for category: Update

March 2014 update

March 2014 update

With the first few months of 2014 came the start of both the Premier season and the Junior Selection race series. Unlike in previous years when the three selection races have been across England, Wales and Scotland to even out the benefit for all, the first two selection races were [...]

Winter 2013/2014 and beyond

Winter 2013/2014 and beyond

Over the winter I have been training hard in order to prepare for the coming season in both K1 and C2. This has involved numerous trips to both Nottingham and Lee Valley for training days and camps; including strength and conditioning training in the gym and other support. I have [...]

C2

C2

In the 2013 season I teamed up with Piers Oliphant, also from Shepperton Slalom Canoe Club, in the C2 category. We had a few paddles together a couple of years ago but it wasn’t serious as we were developing in our other boats; so this was our first committed season. After [...]

K1 2013

K1 2013

Having continued paddling in K1 through the 2013 season, I achieved my goal of getting promoted to the Premier Division in late August. This gave me the chance to paddle in a number of Prem races before the end of the season – mainly to gain experience for the 2014 [...]

2013: January update

Well here we are in 2013 and well into the cold weather. Since my last post I have been getting around to train. In December, Shepperton was very cold, sub-zero temperatures but we still managed to train, doing timed runs before the cold took over. Freezing fog didn’t help; you [...]

2012 season in pictures

2012 season in pictures

So now the seasons over and winter training is about to start, I would like to say a big thanks to my sponsors Buff, PGL, Reed Chillcheater and Thule for supporting me through 2012; also to the Youth Sport Trust and to the Calum Johnston fund. The money, products and [...]

2012: Season Update

Well, it’s been longer than I expected since my last post, basically our home pc died and by the time we got another it was well into the season and things were full on. So what’s been happening since May. Well, training and racing; training has been at Shepperton, Nottingham [...]