Potato farm to Podium | The Christie Mckensie story by Graham Daniel

With the World Marathon Champs looming large on the radar of Christie McKenzie, she’s had to deal with the transition from school to Varsity College and still maintain a commitment to train in order to perform, to continue her high level of achievement, but more importantly to fuel her passion for performance. Christie has graced […]

“Helping a paddler in distress is top priority, not only good etiquette”, Kevin Brunette

Helping a paddler in distress is top priority, not only good etiquette. Assisting someone should be less traumatic than affecting a self-rescue. You might help a paddler one day and another day be grateful for some assistance. All paddlers, even in a group, should have the ability for self-rescue. They should be similarly equipped with […]

The Folly of Boat Selection | Celliers Kruger

In the 25-odd years that I’ve been involved in competitive paddling, many things have changed. One thing certainly hasn’t: the ego-driven idea that anyone who is paddling a stable boat is somehow inferior. The reality is that most K1 paddlers in South Africa are paddling boats that are actually too unstable for them. If a […]

Reach your Peak : Training with Cadence

When I first began paddling in 2003, there was very little technology to work with as a measure of efficiency and performance. Coaches worked on stopwatches set to alarm every 60 seconds so that you knew where you were in your interval. Regular routes in similar conditions, combined with said stopwatch habits, helped to gauge […]

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