Following the Government announcement that the Auckland region is going into an Alert Level 3 from midday on Wednesday August 12 until midnight Friday and that the rest of New Zealand will go into an Alert Level 2, this, unfortunately means a return to paddling restrictions.
Liam Lace currently leads the open men’s K1 standings after six rounds of this year’s Kayak Krazy Series. Ahead of the latest round – which takes place on Lake Karapiro on Sunday – we chat to the 20-year-old Cambridge-based athlete about his competitive efforts this winter and his paddling journey so far.
In a welcome boost for the Kayak Krazy 10km series, NZ Kayak men’s squad members Max Brown and Kurtis Imrie finished one-two in the open men’s race in Tauranga last month. Here the pair, who earlier this year secured a K2 1000m slot for New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics, offer their thoughts on why paddlers should compete in the series.