Tomorrow morning I leave for the 3rd and final World Cup regatta this year which is in Gerardmer, South East of Paris. I've not raced there before but it looks like a nice lake from the website, could be windy. I'm driving out there on my own as the rest of the team will be competing for selection in the K2 events in Nottingham this weekend. You can find a good website for the regatta here
29th May 2007
Today was the first day of the second World Cup regatta which was held in Szeged, Hungary. They decided to change the usual race program so all the 1000m events were today, heats, semis and finals! A rather tough day but I felt good for the final and finished 3rd. I was a little disappointed as I felt I could have raced better. Adam continued to show his class with another win and Shaun Rubenstein from South Africa proved again that he is a very talented athlete coming in a very close 4th. A few more pictures here. Thanks again to Brasca and Nelo for their continued valuable support with paddles and boats.
18th May 2007
Tomorrow we leave to go to Hungary for the second World Cup regatta of the season. It's one of my favourite places to race and competition is likely to be tougher than in Zagreb. The last week i've been training failry hard as it is still early in the season and I don't have to peak until the World Champs and Olympic Qualifiers in August. There is a website for the regatta here
, hopefully they will also put results on it too.
14th May 2007
Just back from the first World Cup regatta of the year in Zagreb, Croatia. It's a lovely course to race on with very clear water although there is a fair amount of weed to get caught on. I was fairly pleased with my results for this time of the year finishing 3rd in the 1000m and 6th in the 500m. A few of the big nations were missing so competition will heat up for the next World Cup in 2 weeks, in Szeged, Hungary. I'll put photos from these races in the gallery here.
Also, a big thank you to Adidas for delivering me a big box of superb training kit, felt like my birthday again!
7th May 2007