Monday, 30 June 2014

Hilbre race

Well, I entered my first race on Sunday and it was very clear from the start that I require a few more lengthy sessions on the sea.

Out of 36 entrants I came 30th, one thing I learnt was preparation is key as a late night before and a week out of the gym due to a injury to my back a week ago in the gym led to my stamina levels being very low.

On a positive, I didn't capsize in quite heavy overfalls at the end of Hilbre Island.

I picked my new paddle from Go Kayaking today and I am itching to get out and try it out.. Thanks for the discount Go Kayaking.

Click on video below to see some of the 'race'

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Less than 4 weeks to go

Its all becoming very real now and the nerves are kicking in.

Completed an 18 mile kayak up the Conwy River on Sunday with a sore back caused by lifting a little too much weight in the gym earlier in the day, but with plenty of pain killers I felt good and really enjoyed it.

I am going to stay out of the gym for a week or so until the 'ald' back is feeling better.

Go Kayaking in Runcorn have kindly helped with my purchase of a new paddle by giving a welcomed discount in return for advertising on the web site. Thank you Fran from Go Kayaking.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Nasty swan

Had a great kayak in the Bridgewater Canal today, completed my first 15 miles all be it in flat calm water.

Here is a short video of my encounters with a fearless swan.