Competing in what will be only his third regatta and less than 12 months after taking up the sport, para-canoeist Corbin Hart is travelling to Szeged, Hungary later this week in pursuit of a place at the Paralympic Games.
With Nationals now postponed until May, it is likely to be significantly colder than it would have been in February. In the UK, the first domestic regatta of the season based in Nottingham, would be in April. I have raced this regatta and got sun burnt, but also have raced it when it has snowed. The important point is to be prepared for the conditions in order to optimize your athletes chance of performing at their peak.
When Taris Harker was decarded from the New Zealand men’s kayak squad in October 2018 following a mysterious heart condition many might have believed his international ambitions would have reached the end of the road.