Dunc’s 11 City blog – day 5

Mission accomplished! I finished the 2018 SUP 11 City Tour – and today’s 27k time trial turned out to be the hardest paddle of the week, I think the hardest I've ever paddled, into a brutal headwind pretty much all the way back into Leeuwarden. But it really couldn't have gone better for me… The morning started a...

Dunc’s 11 City blog – day 4

After yesterday's brutal headwinds, we were blessed with a tailwind for almost the whole of today's 43.3km stage from Franeker to Dokkum – it made it a super-fast one, basically a 4-hour downwinder, plus I went probably as hard as I've ever paddled to get what I think was another top 10 finish in a strong...

Dunc’s 11 City blog – day 3

Today was pretty brutal – first a 12k time trial, then a 30k non-stop: 20k into cross-headwind including some of the windiest stretches I've ever raced, then 10k downwind from Harlingen to Franeker, where I'm currently in the van in the pouring rain. But has to be said I'm still totally buzzing from today's racing...

Blog #24 – keep the faith

Naturally, after the sort of weather we've had all summer, the late August bank holiday was bound to deliver something altogether more British! But everyone saw it coming and a bit of wind and rain certainly didn't spoil our week – in fact, it might have added an extra frisson to SUPstock at Fambridge on Sunday...

Blog #22 – shower dodging

OK, in a bit of a departure from this summer's sweltering standards, we may not have had such amazing paddleboarding conditions this last week, yet we've still managed to work around the weather for a couple of great outings – our most popular inland SUP Club yet on Wednesday, then a storming Race Club at Two Tree...