A Good Summer

A quick look back at the club’s summer. It’s been great to get back to racing again – we’ve had people sprinting, wildwatering and marathoning, including selection races in all. Our wildwater paddlers have had the most successes, with a number...

Ross Warland Online Event

As we couldn’t run our usual Ross Warland Canal Challenge this year, we had an online club event instead.  To make sure everyone still felt they’d worked hard, there was Zoom Circuits followed by Zoom Pilates.  Once everyone had recovered that evening, we...

Small Steps Forward

As lockdown is gradually lifted step by step, so we are slowly getting back on the water, paddle by paddle.  Obviously we are unable to run full club sessions, and the clubhouse remains closed.  However, we have some small coaching groups up and running, and members...

Celebrating Success

We recently held our annual Awards Evening. Starting with the usual level of BDCC over-catering (practically a whole pudding per person), we then had an excellent and inspiring talk from Olympic medallist Guin Batten, about taking on challenges – particularly...

Christmas Training Camp

There was no rest for the club over the holidays. We had a two day training camp for juniors (and the not-so junior). It was run by Dan Golder and there was a good mix from those yet-to-race to our Div 1 paddlers, all able to train together. With a run, a paddle and...

The Big Race

Just before Christmas we had the annual BDCC Christmas Relay – the most bitterly fought contest of the year. Over 70 paddlers took part from Lightnings to our Div 1 internationals, and we even had some visitors from other clubs who werebrave enough to get...