Diary of a middle aged kayaker

Archives for October, 2012

Re-building your confidence

I was prompted to write this after reading this blog post from Louise Jull, describing her experience of an injury on the Green River.  http://playak.com/news.php?idd=2129836684817 I wanted to write something that would be helpful for anyone in her situation – so I hope this is useful! Everyone knows that whitewater kayaking depends on your ability to [...]

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Parenting Athletes

My last post about paddling parents provoked a great response.  In particular from Tim Ward, who emailed me about his experience as the parent of a competitive paddler – Alan Ward, who was junior World Champion in freestyle.  I thought it was worth putting Tim’s note up here because it contains some real nuggets based [...]

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Learning to be a paddling parent

One of the themes of the London 2012 Games was ‘inspire a generation’.  In my case it certainly worked. Seeing the Olympic slalom competition first hand was a real buzz and for the first time my girls are asking ‘when can we go kayaking again?’   I’m really pleased about this, because for the last [...]

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