KIM ALDRED – 2014 SEASON REVIEW
This season has been another unforgettable one and a really good end to my time in the Junior Ladies category. I have loved every minute competing as a junior (all 10 years of it), and I am extremely excited for the challenge of the Senor category. I have managed to gain podium rankings in both World and European championships, represented GB in 5 different countries and have enjoyed every second of it.
Looking back on the season there have been many highlights, one of them being the European Championships in Bratislava. This competition was a rollercoaster of emotions and really showed me the highs and lows of competition. However, to date, I have never enjoyed a final as much as that one and was extremely pleased to take away the silver medal.
Watching my little sister begin competing and embracing the world of freestyle kayaking, has been another highlight to my season. Kayaking has always been something we do as a family and it’s really nice to be able to pass on my knowledge to her, even if she does show me up sometimes.
To wrap up my season I was honored to receive a Sports Aid award titled “The Greg Rutherford Athlete of the Year Award” sponsored by Milton Keynes College. And I am very grateful for the support they are giving me for the season of 2015. Here’s the link for the article –http://www.mkcollege.ac.uk/listing/news/detail/sports-athlete-of-the-year
I’m very excited to see what this next season holds, with a wave Worlds in September and fierce competition in the seniors; it should be an interesting one. Thanks to Squarerock for their continuous support, to Dennis Newton and the ASP programme for all the coaching and support throughout competition and training, to Overboard, Milton Keynes Community Foundation, Milton Keynes Sport and Milton Keynes College. And a final thank you to my friends and family for their continuous support.
By Kim Aldred