There’s something really special about racing in Hungary, the crowd are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about canoeing, so I was very pleased to have my first International race after last summers’ Olympic Games here.
There is always an element of uncertainty coming into the first big race... read more
It was good to get my first race of the 2013 Season under my belt at the National Championships at Nottingham. I won the K1 200m all be it by quite a narrow margin 0.15 seconds ahead of 2012 K2 200m Bronze medallist & training partner Liam Heath. It was quite tough in the cold and windy... read more
I feel privileged to have been invited on the South Buckinghamshire athlete parade on Saturday, although not originally from the area I moved here three years ago to train on the Olympic lake at Dorney and the gym at Bisham Abbey.
There was a good range of athletes from different sports in the... read more
I was told that there were over a million people who came out to see the Olympic athlete parade through central London and I really could believe it. There were crowds lining the streets with barely a spot of pavement visible on the two and a half mile route, people hanging out of office windows... read more
On Monday I went to visit the Postbox that was painted Gold to celebrate my Gold medal at the Olympics. I'm from a small town in Wiltshire called Bradford On Avon, and still represent the canoe club to this day. I was overwhelmed by the response from the Town, to find that the main road through the... read more
So that was a pretty crazy couple of days. In my first interview after the race I said "I woke up on saturday morning, like a kid at Christmas, raring to go and get my presents" and in all honesty that's how I felt I couldn't wait to race because I felt fast and confident.
I'm not really going... read more
Just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped me achieve my dream of winning Olympic Gold.
I promise to update you with a detailed blog in the next few... read more