Each year, the Murray Marathon attracts hundred of paddlers to take the challenge between Christmas and New Year. In 2012, FCC sisters Naomi and Sophie Johnson paddled the half-marathon, winning the 202km handicapped race. Naomi reflects on the competition, the beautiful Murray river, and what it's like to spend fifteen hours in a boat with her sibling!
A pilot Come and Try day session was launched on Sunday 10th February as a first step for those who wanted to sample kayaking and canoeing. The session was run by Alex James and Tony Payne with 10 enthusiastic participants over 2.5 hrs. The group was divided into two and each group had about an hour in either a single kayak or double canoe then swapped over. Feedback was very positive so now it is hoped we will run several of these sessions over the year. They should act as a great feed in to our existing courses Introduction to Kayaking (2 weeks) or Beginners and Beyond (4 weeks).