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Double Trap at Owls Lodge Shooting School

Adrian, Richard and made our way to the Owls Lodge Shooting School for our double trap shooting. Set in lovely Hampshire countryside near Andover, Owls Lodge is owned and run by Tanya and Richard Faulks. Tanya is a European champion … Continue reading

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Making A Splash With Canoeing and Kayaking

Jon and I drove up to the Lee Valley White Water Centre for my canoe and kayak slalom coaching. The centre is the venue for the Olympic white water events where – to quote from the website – you can “Experience … Continue reading

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Great Aim At Bisley

Jon, Liz, Adrian, Danny, Richard, Mara and I went down to Bisley for our rifle and pistol shooting. Bisley is made up of 3000 acres of countryside and offers just about every (legal) shooting opportunity you could imagine. We were … Continue reading

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Track Cycling-A Steep Learning Curve

One beautiful hot day in late March Jon, Rick, Jeff, Crispin, David, and I made our way down to the Herne Hill Velodrome – home of the track cycling at the 1948 London Olympics. The track is 450m long – … Continue reading

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Wrestling With Wrestling

A big thank you to Amir Eslami and everyone at Legion Wrestling Club – http://www.legion-wrestling.com/ – for my freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Freestyle wrestling was first up and our coach, Dawad Gaspari, put us through a gruelling warm up. After … Continue reading

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At Lilleshall With Louis Smith

For those not familiar with it, Lilleshall is the National Sports Centre and is home to British Gymnastics, Archery GB and the English Institute of Sport. It’s a huge place in Shropshire band, aided by the usual sat nav vagaries, … Continue reading

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The One You’ve All Been Waiting For

Finally the day of my high dive arrived. I’d been dreading it for months and I couldn’t concentrate on my work all morning. In the end I had to resort to playing old tunes on Spotify at very high volume … Continue reading

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