Perse paddlers make waves at Olympic white water course
22 Oct 2020
Perse paddlers were on the crest of a wave after an exhilarating trip to Lee Valley White Water Centre.
Members of Perse Paddlesport Club enjoyed taking on the Legacy course at the venue, which hosted a number of the 2012 Olympics canoeing events.
Newer paddlers were given an introduction to the daunting white water environment and learned how this demands different paddling skills to their regular and calmer realm of Milton Country Park.
The more experienced kayakers took straight to the course, reminding themselves of skills they had not used for a while. Some even tried their hand at paddling playboats, a type of kayak designed for performing tricks such as cartwheels and front loops.
Perse outdoor pursuits instructor Kieron Taylor said: “As the session progressed, all students visibly grew in confidence. Everyone was pushing their boundaries and in almost all circumstances were flourishing.
“Everyone involved was wearing a massive smile and wanted to know when we could come back for some more practice.”