The long walk in

Our accommodation and venue

The Moxy, Slough Most of the Aratika contingent has been ...
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Club Racing has started

Our journey to the venue is like a trip through ...
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Sprint waka ama racing at Dorney Lake

Racing at Dorney Lake

Dorney Lake, Eton Dorney Lake is set within 400 acres ...
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w12 paddling at henely on thames

Paddling on the Thames & at Eton

First full day in London Wow, this morning we got ...
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Nelson, Auckland, London – coming ready or not

Nelson to Auckland Well it was certainly an eventful evening ...
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Gaylene, Jan and barb with Leon in the background

On our way to World Sprints, 2 sleeps to go

I thought I should just write a blog about our ...
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V1 or OC1? Ruddered or rudderless – what is best for me?

In New Zealand a ruddered canoe (Hawaiian style - oneman ...
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Jan's Waka Ama Paddle Erg

Creating a Waka Ama paddle erg at home

Covid-19 calls for a Plan B OK, so now I ...
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Jan paddling her Fai Va'a V1 Rudderless wak at the National Waka Ama Sprints 2019

I’m refusing to act my age

Age is no barrier to competing internationally I've just Qualified ...
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Jason Hulena at primal Fit Gym, Nelson

Training at Primal Fit Gym, Nelson

Going to 'Worlds' is such a big journey. Besides all ...
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Magic days on the water in Nelson

We have an active group of oneman paddlers in Nelson, ...
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Viper Waka Paddle and Viper Kiato for V1 waka

Buying Waka Paddles (Outrigger or Va’a Paddles)

Waka Paddles are A very personal choice Getting the right ...
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Turns race at Waka Ama Sprint Nationals

Competing at World Sprints, Tahiti, 2018

I find it really easy to offer help, support and ...
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Jan, first time in V1 rudderless waka

Saying YES opens up my world

At 67 saying "Yes" is really important and I've been ...
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Long distance waka ama paddling

Hydration & Nutrition Critical for Long Distance Waka Ama Paddling

Increase the distance, increase the nutrition Proper hydration and nutrition ...
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What makes a good crew

Waka ama crews in New Zealand are normally 6 people ...
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Ehukai OC1 outrigger canoe, 1 man waka

Buying an Ehukai OC1 one man waka (outrigger canoe)

Here I am at 66 buying a brand new OC1. Mad ...
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Transitioning to minimalist running shoes

People often ask me what the transition to minimalist footwear ...
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Black Bean Bar Recipe

Bean bars have become a running staple for me in ...
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Mt Baldy, Richmond Forest Park

Outward Bound – they say only the tough go in the winter

Getting 'branded' They say only the tough go down in ...
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Food for sport

Its amazing what happens when you suddenly have very little ...
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