I started kayaking through my secondary school. I was very fortunate for one of the best kayaking clubs in the country to be only ten minutes away from my house; Wey Kayak Club. I fell in love with the sport and was immediately welcomed by the kayak club community at the time run by an ex-olympian. I had a great role model from early on. kayaking on Saturdays turned into two then three times a week and into training and I started racing in less than a year after starting.
I started racing in junior ranks racing both marathon and sprint kayaking; competing all over the UK and the national Regattas in Nottingham.
I had my first real successes at 15 when I became double national champion and was invited to take part in some Team GB events; the bottom rung of the ladder. I carried on training at my local canoe club with the occasional team GB profiling events and attended my first International a year later in Belgium.
Following a great 2019 season and a hard cold winter, 2020 was going to be a great year of success. starting off trialling kit in Denmark, a training camp in Holland, and good bench-marking results, I was on a great trajectory to compete at the European and Work Championships this year. perhaps even race for an Olympic spot. a preparation for the first competition of the year in Seville, Spain in the beginning of March was cut drastically short and within a few days of my return to the UK, the entire country was in lockdown.
Looking forward to the next racing season, my aims are once again competing at the European and World Championships, in K1 1000m and 500m.
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NG12 2LU, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom