I think the decision to aim for the Olympic qualifiers was never really made but was always with me since my early days in a boat. I can't explain it, it's just the way it is; to compete at my best at the highest level. So, around September 2008 I made a decision to do something about it; to concentrate all my efforts into slalom training for the next while with the only aim being "to be able to look back and say I did my best"

This blog is the story of my journey

Summer 2010 roadtrip

I will be competing in three World Cup Races, Czech Republic, Spain and Germany. After five weeks is the Pre Worlds in Slovakia, with the Slovak open the following week.

Depending on my results at the World Cups I also hope to qualify for the World Championships in Slovenia.

Having never competed at this level before, it's going to be a steep learning curve, but thats what I'm here for.

12 February 2010

26th April 2009

Second Div One race, Tryweryn Ski Slope Section.

Joined in with some of the Welsh paddlers and their coach for a few days which was very productive but I am not paddling at my best. A week ago, while hanging lines for gates I fell out of a tree, it didn't hurt at the time but now it's starting to affect my paddling.

Race runs - one of the fastest times but with penalities including a missed gate (50 seconds) I finish at the bottom of the list, the injury affecting my paddling and lack of concentration from this
both working against me.