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ICF Marathon Classic Series: Tour de Gudena Marathon (Denmark)

ICF Marathon Classic Series: Tour de Gudena Marathon (Denmark) 0

Being an amateur paddler is great fun. Like many amateur paddlers I like to get my value out of a race. Some amateur paddlers like to quantify that race value with a positive $/km ratio on race entries, a mate of ours explained when answering why he prefers ultramarathon canoe races over sprints. Applying this logic, the Danish ultra-marathon race the Tour de Gudena delivers excellent value!

11 of the best gift ideas of paddlers: Ideas for surfski, kayak and more

11 of the best gift ideas of paddlers: Ideas for surfski, kayak and more 0

Browse our 2021 holiday gift list to pick the perfect gifts for paddling lovers in your life and make your holiday shopping as quick, easy, and painless as possible.

 

ICF Marathon Classic Series: Adige Marathon (Italy)

ICF Marathon Classic Series: Adige Marathon (Italy) 2

You know a race has hot competition in it when the fire brigade is hosing down the paddlers at the start. The Adige Marathon in the north of Italy attracts 1500+ paddlers to the Verona region of North of Italy. Set in the river below stunning limestone mountains above the town of Borghetto d'Avio the river is fast flowing, cold and packed with paddlers for this wild water canoe marathon. This blog is our recount of the 2014 edition of the race.
ICF Marathon Classic Series: Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic)

ICF Marathon Classic Series: Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic) 0

What does paddling have in common with mosh pits and World Heritage? This race has a wicked fun river, great paddlers, and idyllic scenery with great Czech beer waiting at the finish line. The Cesky Krumlovsky Vodacky Marathon is a Bohemian odyssey and well worth noting on your paddling To Do list.
How to keep your kayak or surfski rudder weed free

How to keep your kayak or surfski rudder weed free 1

A 5minute do-it-yourself guide to stick a weed deflector onto your kayak or ski rudder to enjoy no weed, drag free paddling.
  • Kieran Babich
ICF Marathon Classic Series: Liffey Descent (Ireland)

ICF Marathon Classic Series: Liffey Descent (Ireland) 2

Using the words of a numerous Liffey paddlers "That's the Liffey!” and what a race it is. With the 2021 edition of the race coming up I thought I’d retrieve the old 2014 GoPro footage of my first attempt on this race and re-watch this superb ICF Marathon Classic Series event. For those unfamiliar, it is a race where the luck of the Irish can help greatly.