Masters Paddling at Penrith + MTBing

P5140078-2016-05-14at16-24-47 Masters Slalom Training at Penrith, meeting old friends and some mountain biking
It made for a great four day weekend.

Pete Eckhardt organised a training weekend specifically for masters paddlers with the impetus being preparation for the World Masters Games which are on in New Zealand in April 2017,

There was over 30 Masters paddlers at the weekend including quite a few who hadn't paddled on whitewater this century. People like Ray Baxter and Pete Bodycott. Also Dave Harrison (who didn't paddle due to a shoulder problem) and Mike Wilson.