22nd challenge completed – Canoe kayak sprint

Over the course of the past 2 years I’ve had various experiences in kayaks and canoes that technically count towards completing the canoe sprint challenge. These include sea kayaking, learning flat water canoe techniques prior to the canoe slalom and the latest canoeing adventure during our company conference yesterday. I’ve decided that this (for now) has allowed me to complete the canoe sprint challenge. Although we didn’t actually have a race (sprint), we played plenty or games which involved paddling as hard as possible for a short period of time. Canoeing is something that I’ve always enjoyed and potentially something that I would like try competitively and therefore over the coming months I am going to keep my eyes open for courses that I can take part in. I’ve included a few pictures from yesterday’s canoeing.

 

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19th challenge completed – Canoe Slalom

Latest Olympic challenge completed at Cardiff International White Water.

Thanks to Rhian Linney, Sian Steen, Alun Steen and Kirsty Davies for doing it with me. Also thanks to Jan Steen and Pete Steen for filming and photography.

 

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Biyak

Had a little kayak and mountain biking taster last week in Greece as part of an organised “Biyak” trip. Think I’m going to enjoy the kayak slightly more than the mountain biking. There were some seriously fit people on the holiday. We must have cycled about 2 miles, mostly downhill. One of the other trips was a gruelling 80km ride. No thanks.

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