The Parcanoe GB team flew out from Heathrow on Monday 7th July 2014 heading to the European Canoe and Kayak Sprint Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. After settling into the hotel late on Monday, we started training on the regatta course on Tuesday to get use to the conditions on the lake as the course can be challenging.

My race in the K1 A class was on Saturday 12th July at 10:53 Lane 5.

After a good warmup on the water I paddled to the start bucket ready for the count down. As the bucket dropped a wave caught my boat from the back and spun the nose of the boat right and then left, after getting it under control I powered down the centre of lane 5 and took the win and Gold on the line with just 0.25 seconds splitting the top 4 athletes.