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A few weeks back, when the sun was still out I headed to Cardiff White Water Centre to do some coaching and introduce some friends to the centre. I also took with me my Jackson Kayak Rockstar 4.0. READ MORE

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I wrote this blog a few months back but forgot to post it, Hope you enjoy… READ MORE

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“We could go paddling in Norway” This simple-sounding suggestion by Alex was to lead to a trip unlike any I had been on before. Notorious for its immense waterfalls, hard-core whitewater and lack of useful ferries there from the UK, reaching and then paddling in Norway was already going to be a challenge. So we naturally decided to go via the Alps. While I wouldn’t recommend this less-than-logical route to Scandinavia, it meant we got to start our summer with three awesome weeks paddling in France, Switzerland and Austria with Cambridge University Canoe Club on their annual Alps trip! (Check...

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Another trip to the alps, but earlier in the summer than before –  more water, more rivers and more fun! The mandatory drive endured, we wasted no time in getting on the water. A run of the upper Guil, and Chateaux Queyras gorge to kick things off. Using a Jackson Zen 55 and an NRS Zen river running buoyancy aid gave the paddling a meditative feel, until I paddled into an undercut eddy (not recommended). A T- rescue later, I was aware that river running requires a different set of skills to playboating, and many of these I was deficient...

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Last weekend I headed up to Bedford for the 2018 River Festival to try my hand at the Big Air Ramp with the guys from Canoe Trail (www.canoetrail.co.uk) Once I got there I was super excited to get on the ramp and have a go. Sitting on top of the 6m ramp for the first time I am not going to lie there was some nerves. As I peered over the edge I knew there was no turning back. The first drop happened very quickly and before I knew it i was upside down headed towards the water. READ MORE

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