Fiona Pennie

Great Britain Canoe Slalom Athlete | World Championship Medallist | European Champion 2013 | Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016 Olympian | On the Road to Tokyo 2020

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After 2 weeks out of the boat since the Worlds, I was feeling a little rusty racing again today! Pleased I managed to scrape the win! Unfortunately the 50 second penalty at the British Open and the subsequent 25th place that I got means that even with 4 wins in the season, the Championship was out of reach. Lots of time on the road meant I missed many of the races so I didn't have another chance to get rid of the 25th place as one of my best 5 results from the season. However I'm over the moon to hand the No.1 bib over to good friend and occasional housemate Hannah Bailey. Good job on all the hard work Hannah!

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After 2 weeks out of the boat since the Worlds, I was feeling a little rusty racing again today! Pleased I managed to scrape the win! Unfortunately the 50 second penalty at the British Open and the subsequent 25th place that I got means that even with 4 wins in the season, the Championship was out of reach. Lots of time on the road meant I missed many of the races so I didn't have another chance to get rid of the 25th place as one of my best 5 results from the season. However I'm over the moon to hand the No.1 bib over to good friend and occasional housemate @han_e_b. Good job on all the hard work Hannah!

🎶If you go down to the beach today, you're sure of a big surprise...🎶 Up close with a few #Kapuchine monkeys on the beach today on our last day in the Carribean. Crazy to be so close to them in the wild!

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48 hours nearly to the minute since I was on the World Championship semi final start line. Was delighted to make the final in 1st place. Unfortunately the final just didn't go to plan. Some time errors, 2 touches and then a late 50 added on on the upstream gate 10 put me way down in 10th. This doesn't make the road ahead very easy but I'll be back fighting for 2018 and the rest of the Olympic cycle. But for now I'm switching off from the water and poles and off on holiday for the 1st time in 8 years! Slightly odd walking from the house to the station this morning with minimal luggage, no boat, paddles, paddling kit, cooking stuff, repair kit..... Costa Rica here we come!

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Somebody expecting rain in Pau?! Great afternoon chilling out with @lynsdouglas before kicking off the individual bit of the World Champs tomorrow morning. First up: qualification at 09:16 BST. Follow it live on the @planetcanoe YouTube channel.

A bit of an unfortunate end to the British Open weekend for me. Following a bit of illness on Friday, I still had the speed and was the fastest by 4 seconds on the semi final. However the judges had deemed that I didn't go through the upstream gate 10 and even following a protest the 50 second penalty remained. Judge for yourselves in the video in the post before. The complicated bit is that I still managed to race in the final for the ICF ranking race as only 7 ICF ranked paddlers were racing so in theory I made the top 10 for that. But my result wouldn't be included in the British Open final. 5 seconds quicker than the rest of the field in the British Open final and ICF final shows I'm on form for the World Champs in 2 weeks time. I'm still a British Open champion too.....the veteran one! Pays to be a bit older now!

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A bit of an unfortunate end to the British Open weekend for me. Following a bit of illness on Friday, I still had the speed and was the fastest by 4 seconds on the semi final. However the judges had deemed that I didn't go through the upstream gate 10 and even following a protest the 50 second penalty remained. Judge for yourselves in the video below. The complicated bit is that I still managed to race in the final for the ICF ranking race as only 7 ICF ranked paddlers were racing so in theory I made the top 10 for that. But my result wouldn't be included in the British Open final. 5 seconds quicker than the rest of the field in the British Open final and ICF final shows I'm on form for the World Champs in 2 weeks time. I'm still a British Open champion too.....the veteran one! Pays to be a bit older now!

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That'll do to wrap things up for qualification! A few little time errors but pleased with a 3rd place to comfortably put me in Sunday morning's semi final. Not bad for paddling a 2.5 year old boat!