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Build up to a Bronze Medal in Russia!!

PREPARATION IN EUROPE One week in Szeged, Hungary I spent one week training in Szeged, Hungary during the same week as the Junior and U/23 world championships.  I really enjoyed this week, not only for the summer days but also being able to spend this week with our SA team sprinters. I often travel to […]

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Creating a support team in South Africa

I returned to South Africa after the three world cup events a little disheartened which is normal when one gets ill and cant perform to the best of your ability while others around you are racing so well. I went to visit a dietician whom I had seen only once before leaving for Europe in […]

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SA Selections, 3 World cup Races

SA SELECTION TRIALS After spending a month still training at home in Pietermaritsburg we all made our way to Nagle dam to race the SA selections combined with SA Nationals.  I decided to try race as many events as I could to try get lots of racing experience as we always have a heat, semi […]

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Port Edward Training camp with International paddling friends

One whole month with some international paddling friends made the big paddling base season so much more fun. I have the advantage of having summer for most of my year however the Europeans have a much colder winder than us which changes their water training a great deal and many use the indoor ergos, a […]

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Cross training over!!

January back in South Africa took me back to three more weeks of cross training.  I went back to my swimming club, Seals, in Pietermaritsburg to join a few sessions a week.  I found the mileage extremely high but as usual didnt want to get out the pool after 1 hour so I stuck it […]

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Training camps with a Norwegian ‘Viking’

A state called Florida During the month of November I took myself off to the American continent, the state of Florida and the town of Indian Harbour beach to train with a friend and up and coming paddler from Norway Agnes Brun-lie.  I planned to spend two weeks at a previously popular training venue for […]

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Some fun river races and back to sprinting base training!

I had a lovely few weeks break of exploring Cape Town, the Drakensberg, Underberg and joining the Dusi road show in port elisabeth and East london.  Then I received that email from my coach with a program telling me its time to start training again! A mix of River races The river season springs into […]

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Breede and Fish Rivers & Flat water marathon worlds!

BREEDE CANOE MARATHON With the Sprint season over for me I took on a few different challenges to keep the year exciting!!  I entered the Breede Canoe Marathon race with Robyn Kime which takes place down in the Cape over two days.  I traveled two days earlier to set up the boat and get used […]

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World Championships in a flash!

Yes, in a flash that’s the international sprinting season over with a Bang!! We raced world championships this year on the latest date ever since I have been racing in 2006 so the season was quite long despite a longer break after the Olympics, but its still went extremely fast; partly due to the fact […]

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Last week in Austria & world Champs!!

Link to Racing website and results:  http://www.kanuduisburg.de/de/index.php/en/ Last week in Austria This went extremely fast and before I new it we were packing boats on the trailer. I had the rest of my SA team join me in Austria, this was really good to be able to speak English to some south Africans again.  I […]

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