First time out with Cumbria Canoeists Youth River Running group. We were very lucky this week to find out about the Youth River Running group, via Facebook and the website, whilst our club is quite active with trips it is always good to get more time on the water, meet new people, learn from different coaches and try new rivers.
So Wed afternoon it was quite a long trip from Lancashire, being from a different County isn't a problem, to the Tees Barrage International white water centre to meet Mike Sunderland coach for the group.
We were made very welcome and after signing in with the Centre, Mike walked the course and briefed the group on the risk areas and the fact that it would look very different when the water was switched on and conditions would change.
Hopefully the photos below will give you some idea of the fun that was had by all, including the Adults, everyone was free to do as little or much as they felt confident to do. Mike provided excellent coaching and encouragement - thanks Mike.
If you we have a son or daughter who wants to do more rivers I would highly recommend this group
Thanks to all those who attended for making us feel so welcome, a great afternoon of paddling.
Looking forward to the next event
Link to video & photos