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The long walk in

Our accommodation and venue

By Jan Blythe The Moxy, Slough Most of the Aratika contingent has been … Read More →

Club Racing has started

By Jan Blythe Our journey to the venue is like a trip through … Read More → Sprint waka ama racing at Dorney Lake

Racing at Dorney Lake

By Jan Blythe Dorney Lake, Eton Dorney Lake is set within 400 acres … Read More → w12 paddling at henely on thames

Paddling on the Thames & at Eton

By Jan Blythe First full day in London Wow, this morning we got … Read More →

Nelson, Auckland, London – coming ready or not

By Jan Blythe Nelson to Auckland Well it was certainly an eventful evening … Read More → Gaylene, Jan and barb with Leon in the background

On our way to World Sprints, 2 sleeps to go

By Jan Blythe I thought I should just write a blog about our … Read More →

V1 or OC1? Ruddered or rudderless – what is best for me?

By Jan Blythe In New Zealand a ruddered canoe (Hawaiian style – oneman … Read More → Jan's Waka Ama Paddle Erg

Creating a Waka Ama paddle erg at home

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

I’m refusing to act my age

By Jan Blythe Age is no barrier to competing internationally I’ve just Qualified … Read More → Jason Hulena at primal Fit Gym, Nelson

Training at Primal Fit Gym, Nelson

By Jan Blythe Going to ‘Worlds’ is such a big journey. Besides all … Read More → Lovely-Day-paddling-waka-ama-in-Nelson

Magic days on the water in Nelson

By Jan Blythe We have an active group of oneman paddlers in Nelson, … Read More → Viper Waka Paddle and Viper Kiato for V1 waka

Buying Waka Paddles (Outrigger or Va’a Paddles)

By Jan Blythe Waka Paddles are A very personal choice Getting the right … Read More → Jan paddling her Fai Va'a V1 Rudderless wak at the National Waka Ama Sprints 2019

Buying a V1 Va’a (rudderless outrigger canoe) for Grannies

By Jan Blythe From OC1 to V1 I bought the OC1 nearly 3 … Read More → Turns race at Waka Ama Sprint Nationals

Competing at World Sprints, Tahiti, 2018

By Jan Blythe I find it really easy to offer help, support and … Read More → Jan, first time in V1 rudderless waka

Saying YES opens up my world

By Jan Blythe At 67 saying “Yes” is really important and I’ve been … Read More → Jan boxing to get fit for waka ama sprints

Off Water Training – Waka Ama Sprints for the over 60’s

By Jan Blythe Getting fit on my own doesn’t work for me. I … Read More → Long distance waka ama paddling

Hydration & Nutrition Critical for Long Distance Waka Ama Paddling

By Jan Blythe Increase the distance, increase the nutrition Proper hydration and nutrition … Read More →

What makes a good crew

By Jan Blythe Waka ama crews in New Zealand are normally 6 people … Read More → Ehukai OC1 outrigger canoe, 1 man waka

Buying an Ehukai OC1 one man waka (outrigger canoe)

By Jan Blythe Here I am at 66 buying a brand new OC1.┬áMad … Read More →

Transitioning to minimalist running shoes

By Brendyn Montgomery People often ask me what the transition to minimalist footwear … Read More →

Black Bean Bar Recipe

By Brendyn Montgomery Bean bars have become a running staple for me in … Read More → Mt Baldy, Richmond Forest Park

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

By Jan Blythe Getting ‘branded’ They say only the tough go down in … Read More → Vivobarefoot Trail Freaks, Vivobarefoot Neos

Vivobarefoot shoes survive the rigours of 21 days at Outward Bound

By Jan Blythe When I got the scholarship to go to Outward Bound … Read More →

Food for sport

By Brendyn Montgomery Its amazing what happens when you suddenly have very little … Read More →

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