Lauren Mitchell – Double kayak Marathon K2

From the beginning of August, I trained three times per week kayaking until the end of September. On Saturday 10th September I competed at the Sea Cadets National Combined Regatta at the ExCel centre, Royal Victoria Dock, London. The event I competed in was the Double kayak Marathon K2. After a delayed start. My partner Annabel Cowden and myself powered ahead and quickly took the lead from the other seven regional competitors from – England, Scotland and, Wales. Our medals where presented to us by the Captain of the Corps – Philip Russell. This was a proud day for myself, my team mates, my family and my unit Belfast Eagle. Especially as it was my second year competing and my second Gold medal.

From Lauren Mitchell 11B