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Paddler, coach and freelance photographer. Love paddling and photography. Paddled 2,500k on the Danube in 2016. Won the DW at age 55 after coming second four times over a forty year period.

12 January, 2018 10:00

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although this only available Monday to Saturday before 1000. For the hungry paddler there is a good value choice of breakfast.

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Ollie Harding

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I stopped at Squires Garden Centre this morning and it was packed at 0900. What brought so many here at an early hour? Well to start with a 2 for 1 price in a large pot of tea is pretty good value at £1’95.

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although this only available Monday to Saturday before 1000. For the hungry paddler there is a good value choice of breakfast.

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By | 2018-01-12T10:00:57+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Travel|Comments Off on 12 January, 2018 10:00

New club kit

Tara has done a lot of work on sourcing club kit. The colours are complementary rather than an exact match. This has allowed the club to personalise some base layers as well as casual, podium and shell clothing.

Club kit order and Club kit prices

By | 2017-03-21T11:36:11+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Travel|Comments Off on New club kit

Training races update

Saturday 11 March.

1230 pick up from the Burning Bush (2 hour paddle). Possibly starting at Pewsey.

12 March, Thameside 2.
Reading to Marlow. 19 miles, 8 portages

This is a downstream race with mass class starts, starting at Reading and finishing at Marlow. Start and Check in will be at the Reading Rowing Club on the south bank of the river near the Rivermead sports centre and Holiday Inn Hotel, opposite Reading canoe club. The finish will be at the Longridge, Quarry Wood Road, Marlow.

19 March, Waterside C.
Pewsey to Newbury 23 miles, 35 portages

A great race with passage through the Bruce Tunnel and then the challenging 35 portages

25 and 26 March
Marlow to Teddington over the two days.

35 Miles and nine locks

1 April, Paddle on the Tideway

Paddle from Ham or Richmond

2 April, Waterside D or alternative

We may not do Waterside D as it is so close to the main event.

8th and 9th April.

Sessions dependent on boys availability, Please confirm availability

Monday 10 April to Thursday 13 April

Rest, recuperation and preparation

Devizes Westminster Race

13 April preparation
14 April, Good Friday. Devizes to Marlow. Early start, about 0800. Probably best to stay locally.
15 April, Newbury to Marlow
16 April, Marlow to Teddington
17 April, Teddington to Westminster

By | 2017-03-09T20:37:30+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Devizes Westminster|Comments Off on Training races update

Milfontes training camp

Paddlers from Norwich Canoe Club joined us again for our annual February training camp. Head coach Tom Daniels set a gruelling programme aimed to kick start the transition from winter training to speed on the water. Erika Hutchinson, camp manager ensured the camp ran smoothly and that our juniors had sun screen, hydration  an enjoyable camp and an amazing experience. The skills involved in managing the athletes on and off the water are quite subtle. Tom is able to goad and incite peak performance whilst Erika manages the disparate group of coaches and paddlers with great skill and tact ensuring one of the best training camps to date.  Dyson and Ali bring their supportive nurturing style that has kept Norwich as one of the most successful clubs over a number of years. A great combination. Watch this space for details of 2018.

Photos from the training camp may be viewed here.

By | 2017-02-28T16:56:43+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Milfontes, Travel|Comments Off on Milfontes training camp