With one win still needed, I stay in HPP for five more days training before another Div 1 double next weekend.
18th July Washburn - Fast first run with one touch, could make a small improvement on time and can go clean. First place so far. With wanting the third win and wanting to go home a day earlier, I put as much pressure on myself as possible and paddle as hard and fast as I can. Managing to clear the gate I touched in the first run I touch another trying to make a faster line, just over one second faster at the end and still in first place.
I get on the road later that evening heading for the 2am ferry home delighted to have achieved one of my goals for the year. I am now a Premier Division paddler. I arrive at Holyhead early and spend the three hours dancing non-stop in a niteclub, happy with my achievements and to be going home.