Category: Team Profiles

Spencer Armstrong

Age 20 Class U23 MK1 Home Town Devizes Canoeing History Bit of sprint, bit of wildwater Best result Favourite Race Wildwater Sprint Hobbies Gym Favourite World Champion Ana Paulodova Favourite WWR Official Manwella Favourite WWR Rule 10Kg minimum weight Occupation Student Dream Job Formula 1 driver Current Boat CSCanoe Essox 4 Dream Boat CSCanoe Essox…
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Cameron Bannatyne

Age 16 Class Higher teir chav Home Town Wish it was Nottingham Canoeing History Things got a lot better when I started doing K2 with Dave Cuddington Best result Barrow Race 3 2018 Favourite Race Abbey Rapids Sprint Hobbies Favourite World Champion Sabine Fusser Favourite WWR Official Veronica Milne Favourite WWR Rule Bouyancy Aids Occupation…
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Nick Bennet

Age 28 Class K1M Home Town Newcastle Canoeing History BCU 2 Star Kayak, no canoe qualifications Best result 1st Hathersage Primary Egg and spoon Race Favourite Race Moristion Enduro Hobbies Medicine Favourite World Champion Hannah Brown Favourite WWR Official Julie Hunt Favourite WWR Rule I don’t know any of the rules Occupation Student Dream Job…
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Freddie Brown

Age 18 Class K1M Home Town Melksham Canoeing History Junior WWR Team Best result 16th Junior Europeans Favourite Race Nene Hobbies Sleeping Favourite World Champion Nicky Cresser Favourite WWR Official Peter Schofield Favourite WWR Rule Air bags- no none likes fishing for boats Occupation Coaching Dream Job Current Boat Tonga Dream Boat Tonga Current Paddles…
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Hannah Brown

Age 30 ish Class WK1 Home Town The deep south west Canoeing History Lots and lots of WWR medals, a few sprint ones and absolutely no marathon ones. Best result Doing my hobby for a job Favourite Race 5m time trial Hobbies K4 and watching videos of dogs wearing shoes Favourite World Champion too hard…
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Jack Civico

Age 20 Class K1M Home Town Leeds Canoeing History WWR 5 years ago Best result Ranked highest at 2018 World Cups Favourite Race Tees with good water levels Hobbies Walking, Camping Favourite World Champion Hannah Brown Favourite WWR Official Julie Favourite WWR Rule Occupation Student & Farm Work Dream Job Current Boat Waka 2 Dream…
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Mags Dilai

Age 32 Class WK1 Home Town Huddersfield Canoeing History Been paddling for years Best result Nationals mixed K2 2018 Favourite Race Sella Hobbies Walking Favourite World Champion Hannah Brown Favourite WWR Official Julie Favourite WWR Rule The width of boats Occupation TA Dream Job Still dreaming Current Boat Wnin Dream Boat A non broken one…
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Esme Durrant

Age 18 Class K1W & C2W Home Town Nottingham Canoeing History A bit of sprint & lots of slalom Best result 3 Team Classic Favourite Race Sundays on the Daleks Hobbies Shopping with Julie (ideally in Macedonia) Favourite World Champion Nicky Favourite WWR Official Liz Ayres & Julie Lewis Favourite WWR Rule Occupation Dinner Lady…
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Calum Gingell

Age 19 Class U23 MK1 Home Town Bradford on Avon Canoeing History Started competing aged 10. Have raced internationally as a junior from 2014-2017. Selected for first senior World Championships in 2017. 2019 is my first year of U23 international racing. Best result 8th Junior World Championships Sprint Final – Murau, Austia Favourite Race Grandtully…
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Jacob Holmes

Age 20 Class K1M & C2 Home Town Aberfeldy Canoeing History I did slalom for 9 years in K1 and C2 until I came to my senses 1 year ago. Best result 2 x Scottish Sprint Champion Favourite Race Mouta Hobbies Climbing & whitewater paddling Favourite World Champion I’m a big fan of names with…
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Ryan Hunt

Age 23 Class MC1 & MC2 Home Town Edinburgh/Rugby Canoeing History Started in sprint & marathon, switched to WWR at 18years old Best result 11th Muota World Cup 2017 Favourite Race Mouta Hobbies Climbing Favourite World Champion Vladi Panato Favourite WWR Official Julie Lewis Favourite WWR Rule Can’t finish upside down Occupation PHD Student Dream…
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Francis Huntingford

Age 20 Class U23 MK1 Home Town Exeter Canoeing History Best result 4th Surfski World Cup, 1st Junior Devizes to Westminster Favourite Race Exeter Hasler Hobbies Climbing Favourite World Champion Max Hoff Favourite WWR Official Favourite WWR Rule Wait for 2 boats to finish Occupation Student Dream Job Seal trainer at the circus Current Boat…
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Rob Jefferies

Age 26 Class K1M Home Town Huddersfield Canoeing History 15 years WWRMarathon Div 2Mens B SprintFirst Junior international 2019 aged 16First Senior international 2013 Best result Favourite Race Washburn Hobbies Gardening Favourite World Champion Hannah Brown Favourite WWR Official Albert Woods Favourite WWR Rule Occupation Design Engineer Dream Job Animal Conservationist Current Boat Sicario Dream…
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Aaron Kirk

Age 18 Class C2 Home Town Lutterworth Canoeing History WWR 2 years, slalom 5 years Best result 8th Junior European Champs Favourite Race Slalom Hobbies Rugby Favourite World Champion Jamie Christie Favourite WWR Official Party Organiser Favourite WWR Rule Rules? Occupation Student Dream Job Billionaire Current Boat Big Betty Dream Boat The motor boat Current…
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Laura Milne

Age 18 Class WK1 Home Town Dunblane Canoeing History Paddling since I was 7, started slalom when I was 8. Ranked in prem when I was 12. Then began WWR when I was 14 and have since been to 2 senior worlds. I was part of the team which won bronze in team classic at…
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Victoria Murray

Age 20 Class K1W Home Town Aberfeldy Canoeing History I was a slalom paddler for 10 years and competed both nationally and internationally achieving a silver medal at an ECA Junior Cup and coming 6th at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.I started doing WWR when I came to university in Glasgow Best result Senior…
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Ben Oakley

Age Almost as old as Nicky Cresser Class MK1 Home Town Bath Canoeing History Cried multiple times on the Nene and inventor of the disposable rudder. Best result 1st Mixed K2 Frank Luzmore, Bronze Sprint 2012 Worlds Favourite Race Daleks Hobbies Surgeon Favourite World Champion Manon Hostens Favourite WWR Official Albert Woods Favourite WWR Rule…
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Lydia Oxtoby

Age 26 Class WK1 Home Town Leighton Buzzard Canoeing History Started at 9, smashed the Lightningz – tried WWR at 12 Best result 12th @ “some world mug thing” Favourite Race Dart in high water Hobbies Knitting phallic objects Favourite World Champion Hannah Brown Favourite WWR Official Julie Favourite WWR Rule You are allowed to…
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Jack Perchard

Age 20 Class MC2 Home Town Lutterworth Canoeing History 5 years slalom, 2 years WWR Best result 8th Junior European Championships Favourite Race Austria artificial WW course Hobbies Pub Favourite World Champion Myself in 4 months Favourite WWR Official Favourite WWR Rule Rules? Occupation Fitness instructor Dream Job Carribean hammock tester Current Boat Blue one…
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Woody Snapper

Age 17 Class U18 K1M Home Town Nottingham Canoeing History Marathon Div 4, WW Rafting4* Sea KayakerWhitewater paddlerLevel 1 coach, training for level 2Just started WWR Best result 3rd European Cup WW Rafting Favourite Race Waterside A Hobbies Golf, Cooking Favourite World Champion Nicky Cresser Favourite WWR Official Favourite WWR Rule There are rules? Occupation…
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George Urquhart

Age 17 Class U18 K1M Home Town Banbury Canoeing History Flatwater until 18 months ago. Persuaded by Rob Jefferies to do WWR instead. Best result Winning a team event at the Burrs at first race & winning a wavehopper Favourite Race Tees sprint, Barnard Castle Hobbies Viola & Jazz piano. Army Cadets & DOE, annoying…
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