Trnavka Xrace 2017

Our first event of this year was Trnavka Xrace in the Czech Republic.

Trnavka is an artificial white water course known as the most difficult one in Europe and it's quite long as well. This weekend we left our son with grandma so we had a bit of time to ourselves and were able to paddle together. We arrived on Friday and went on an evening session. It was my first time here and I was really surprised how good and fun it was. Lots of drops, eddies, fast lines and at the end of the course there is one big drop into a pool with many whirlpools and bubbles.

On Saturday it started with a sprint and followed by a fun slalom race. I was happy with my rides and didn't miss any gates. Peter had a pretty good ride as well. After the first day he placed 9th from 93 guys, I was sitting on 3rd position.

Kayak cross took a part on Sunday. A group of four kayakers start from a high ramp. There were four banners to touch and a last one at the end of course right after the big adrop. I won my first heat but in the final heat I made a mistake and missed the last banner and finished 4th overall. Peter won almost every one of his heats and in the final he took bronze so he beat most of the slalom and creek paddlers.

Our first event went well, now we are off to Pilsen to take a part in our first freestyle competition this year. I hope it will be successful as well.

Nina

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