Blog #33 – Ice and EASI!

So winter's finally getting a grip – yet there's still plenty going on despite the sub-zero temperatures. Pick your spot, get your timings right, wrap up warm and conditions have actually been pretty good for paddleboarding! Last Sunday saw the latest race in our EASI winter series up on the River Ouse, while others got out...

Blog #32 – So here it is…

Merry Christmas! And everybody really has been having fun this last month as we've properly got ourselves into the spirit – first with a few festive drinks in early December, then the Christmassy 3rd round of our EASI winter race series last Saturday, followed by an excellent Xmas Sunday Service SUP Club through Chelmsford city centre...

Blog #31 – EASI life…

With sleet in the air last week and a storm due to hit this week, there's no denying that winter's really taking hold now – but our 'off-season' is continuing to go from strength to strength. Saturday saw nine of us representing SUPsect over at Alton Water for the Suffolk round of our inaugural regional EASI series, where we...

Blog #30 – return to Monkey Island

It's been a wet and windy week, hence understandably there's not been so much recreational paddling going on – but it's still been great for race training, as the 'off-season' is very much on right now! Suitably well prepared, yesterday five of us returned to Bray Lake (aka: Monkey Island!) for the first of their excellent Frostbite series...

Blog #28 – racing post…

No doubt about it after last weekend, we're definitely into a different season – and now as the clocks have gone back, we're unarguably not in summertime anymore. Yet it certainly isn't game over for paddleboarding, far from it: pick your opportunities, wrap up warm enough and it's just a different approach is all...

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...

Blog #9 – Result!

We're in a celebratory mood this week as, with the official results just posted, our Dunc has been declared 12'6" men's champion of the prestigious 10-mile Battle of the Thames race, the opening event of the 2018 GB SUP national race series. Having stuck with his trusty Red Paddle 12'6" x 25" Elite inflatable that he's been...

Blog #2 – Staying Frosty!

We certainly had a few welcome glimpses of spring over the weekend – and yesterday morning was particularly nice. Perfect, in fact, for the 5th and final round of Bray Lake's Frostbite winter races. Duncan was out Windsor way to complete the full series, again taking 1st inflatable and 1st 12'6" for the round. As everyone else...