I would just like to thank the club for the sponsorship money that was put towards my recent trip to the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Oklahoma.
It was a great experience for me to train and race with some of the best paddlers in Australia, and the world. Brea Roadley and I competed in the Open womens K2 class. This was a really fast race, but we managed a good start and stayed in a pack for the first three laps of the 26km race. Unfortunately we got boxed in on the 4th lap at the portage and our pack broke up. We came 15th overall but really enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot!
I would like to thank the club for the continued support over the past 7 years. Through the clubs junior programs I’ve had the opportunity to learn how to paddle slalom, sprint, marathon and downriver boats, and travel all around Australia and to Europe and the US. I’ve made so many friends along the way and achieved things I never thought possible. Ascot has opened up so many opportunities to me, and I’m really grateful!
Here are some photos of the training in OKC leading up to the event and of the race.
Thanks once again,