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Colwyn Bay Surf Ski Races

It was race 3 of the NWSSP Winter series on Sunday so I headed off to Colwyn Bay once again. It was a lovely drive up with no one else on the roads, not even a Mansell Davies lorry! Once there things were looking pretty calm. Flat water, light winds and even some sunshine. Soon...

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Cyclocross 2019 – Rnd 8, Swansea

After last weeks mud fest in Newport, it was back to South Wales at the weekend for more of the same. The heavy rains all week made it likely that mud would feature highly on the list of things to expect and we weren’t to be disappointed. The sun was shining for the drive there...

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Cyclocross 2019 – Rnd 7, Newport

Somehow we are at round 7 of the Cyclocross season. It was a few weeks ago that I was in rain-soaked fields near Llandysul for round 4. Since then, I missed a race as I was hiking Mt, Toubkal in Morocco, another round was cancelled due to flooding and so we now seem to be...

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A PB for the Llyn Padarn Kayak TT

I know that A 2 hour drive to Llyn Padarn and a 2 hour drive home again is a terrible use of my time for a kayak time trial that takes less than 30 minutes. It’s not particularly good for my bank balance or the environment either so I don’t attend all of the Kayak...

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Cyclocross 2019 – Rnd 4, Llandysul

Another weekend, another round of the Welsh Cyclocross series and with wet weather all week in the lead up to it things were looking decided ‘cyclocrossy’. In other words, rain, mud, sweat, blood and tears were likely, along with additional lashings of mud! As the Llandysul round was the nearest of the series to home...

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Cyclocross 2019 – Rnd 3, Foxley Estate

Well, that was a tough race. I’m not even sure if I enjoyed it or not!! Round 3 this year was at the Foxley Estate which is always quite a technical and difficult course but usually leads to come good racing. It had rained quite a bit overnight and throughout the morning so things were...

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Gloucester Hasler – K1 Kayak Racing

Following on from my baptism of fire in the Tewskesbury Hasler a few weeks ago I thought it was time to give it another go. This time at the Gloucester Hasler. I don’t think two races quite make me a kayak racer but it’s a start. I had at least now paddled a K1 a...

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Shrewsbury Quadrathlon 2019

Once again it was off to Shrewsbury for the annual Quadrathlon and Triathlon. I’ll try not to write a huge blog post about it this year as from my perspective it was pretty much business as usual and everything went pretty much as I expected. [Edit: Well, it ended up fairly long in the end...

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Tewkesbury Hasler

As regular readers will know, I have felt as though my kayak speed in Quadrathlons has been a little hampered by the fact that I’m using a surf ski rather than a smaller, sleeker K1 kayak. I know that’s just an excuse really, but I don’t need much of an excuse for a new toy...

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Colwyn Bay Blast

The third year in a row for me and the 5th Colwyn Bay Blast and it was bigger and better than ever. With 70 paddlers it was the biggest field yet. It was also a Team GB selection race so many of the newcomers were very fast looking indeed having travelled up from Surf Life-saving...