An exciting weekend of racing is expected at the NZ Champs. Check out how the NZ Kayak Team is going in their build up to the Olympics, to be held in Rio in August.
With five female representatives smashing it out against each other, the Open Women’s Races will be fascinating to watch. While Lisa Carrington is overwhelming the favourite, her K4 team mates have been literally catching up quickly, with Taneale Hatton and Aimee Fisher coming first and second ahead of Lisa in the K1 500m at the Blue Lakes meet in December.
According to CRNZ, the Team’s coach Rene Olsen deserves the credit for getting the girls in seriously good form.
"The whole crew has made big gains over the year and no doubt I am stronger and fitter than this time last year but I think my biggest gain has been knowledge. I used to turn up to nationals hoping for a good performance - now I have done the work and I understand just what I am trying to achieve in each phase of the races. I won't just be relying on feeling great on the day." Aimee Fisher
The 200m will be raced on Friday and Saturday morning. 500m and 1000m Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. 5km will be raced last thing Sunday. Check the results page on the CRNZ Website for results as they come to hand. For a detailed race schedule visit the CRNZ website.