Training camp in Nottingham

After a days rest, I headed over to York with AdventureX for an evening of kayaking expedition shows with Ben Marr. It was good to hear in more detail about some great adventures he and the guys had been taking on.

From there I headed to Nottingham to train on the Slalom Course, after opening for the first time in a long time as the flooding finally subsides. It was good to be back in a slalom boat on moving water with some gates to work on my techniques before the racing begins next weekend. Feeling powerful on the water and although a little rusty on the gates themselves, in good form moving forward.

It almost felt like summer with the sun beaming down through clear blue sky's, but a chilly wind still biting, forcing the hats coats to stay on. 

On Thursday the Welsh Junior Squad arrived for a training camp and after catching up with Rich, Andy and the gang over lunch, I was invited to join a coached session with them. Thanks to Canoe Wales for the opportunity- was so good to have the some feedback on my paddling and good to be able to look back at the session with a video review post session. It was good to see the squad pushing hard and paddling well.