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.

01 July 2010


Opening ceremony

In the three races, and the training at each site, I've found everything tough going with some moves I've never tried and others I just haven't practiced. Everything has been easy so far when now compared to the course set for tomorrow's heats. The forerunners all had difficulty, missing many gates an hitting many others.

I'll be trying to get down with no major mistakes and then for the second run try to go a little faster.

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