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slalom at the Yat

I think it's safe to say that canoe slalom isn't my cup of tea - I got beaten by small children at a couple of div 4 events several years ago, and did one interclubs, but in general I prefer my paddling without the competitive element (and definitely without the pushy parents).

But when CCC's slalom enthusiasts decided it was about time an event happened at Symonds Yat again, it was with the understanding that the whole club would be expected to help out, not just the stick chasers.  Not a problem!

Vast amounts of planning, organisation and general stress later, we... continue reading »

Severn bridge half marathon

What better way to spend a bank holiday Sunday than getting up ridiculously early to go and watch about 2000 people run over a bridge?

That's not selling it well - I was actually pleasantly surprised by how fun my first half marathon experience was.  Spectating, of course - and cheering on Rachael who is mad enough to do this kind of thing regularly.

They started half way across the bridge, ran into England, around some roads (including a hill of some sort), then all the way back across the bridge into Wales, finishing at the event village in a field next... continue reading »