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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.
How to choose the best racing kayak or surfski

How to choose the best racing kayak or surfski 0

Looking for the ideal kayak or surfski to race in but not sure where to start? The are many options to be considered and that’s exactly what we hope this guide will help you navigate. Follow these eight steps to help you identify the best racing kayak or ski for you.
Four of the best indoor kayaking sessions for ergometer training

Four of the best indoor kayaking sessions for ergometer training 0

With many of us in lockdown, the kayak ergometers are coming out to keep fit, sane and build form for future races. Kayak ergometers always have good weather, no wind and are easily accessed if you have them in the home. Sessions on an ergo provide paddlers with a quick and effective way to implement specificity into their training. The non-existent glide of your kayak across the water means that to keep the computer ticking over, you have to keep pulling and working hard to get the same results. To enjoy a kayak ergometer, you have to enjoy hard work.