What a brilliant weekend of paddling workshops in Castlebar! Our thanks to the workshop hosts, Canoeing Ireland and GMIT Mayo for putting these together and here’s hoping they won’t be the last we see in the west of Ireland!
First up on Friday evening we had a jam-packed session with Olympic paddler Hannah Craig who taught attendees all about the importance of correct posture, engagement of the core and whole body connectedness in our paddling (and once again highlighted how beneficial yoga is to our paddling!). Then this afternoon our members were able to attend another fantastic workshop with Sprint coach Jon Simmons and World Championship paddler Jenny Egan where we developed our forward stroke technique and were able to put what we learned with Hannah into action!
the members who attended will be able to build on and share our new knowledge with others in the club and that we will all be able to improve our technique! Who knows, we might even try to emulate Jenny and give those K1s another try!