According to this man, Level Five coaches are fairies. "Top fairies", to be precise. No, I'm not sure why he said it either. Suggestions and comments, or even suggestive comments, are welcome.
I planned to run Douglas' excellent podcast about paddling in the Solway, but this interview is topical right now and has a short shelf life, so it has to go first.
The coaching structure of the British Canoe Union is in the process of being completely overhauled bringing it in line with UKCC. While this is happening, there has been some confusion and rumours about how it’ll all end up.
Gordon Brown of Skyak Adventures is a director of the Scottish Canoe Association and one of the team working to devise and introduce the new coaching structure to UK.
Here he explains why the changes are happening, how it should all end up and what it means for you if you’re a qualified kayak coach. Listen and subscribe free here or download directly from the Podcast Library.
Anyone who is going to the Plas y Brenin Expedition Symposium this weekend, I'll see you there.