Fiona Pennie

Great Britain Canoe Slalom Athlete | World Championship Medallist | European Champion 2013 | World Team Champions 2019 | Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016 Olympian

Fun session with the old training buddy @rwestley this morning, we were just missing @joeclarkek1 though! πŸ˜₯ The water is getting colder and colder so we're super thankful for our new @peakukkayaking Semi ST's! I was literally overheating this morning. Fresh kit always guarantees a smile....even from Ryan!!

🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Happy St. Andrew's Day! 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Haggis, neeps and tatties on the menu tonight as well as a wee dram of the Scottish water that is @theglenturretwhisky! Last week the Distillery posted a wee blog about my love of my boat, Crieff, Loch Turret and of course Glenturret. Check it out in my bio! ⬆️

Mind blowing moments throughout. One of those being trying to comprehend the 1.8 million tonnes of debris that were removed from this spot. #9/11 #Memorial

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Whoop! Another win!! Gutted we'll be missing next week's match with being in New York. The girls really would appreciate all the support at Walthamstow Academy for a big match versus St.Albans next week! #ShowUp #Hockey #Walthamstow #Repost @walthamforesthc ・・・ Another away win for our UNBEATEN Ladies' 1s, running out 3-1 winners over @stevenagehockey. 🚨 Next Saturday (23rd Nov) is a massive game for them at home vs @stalbanshockey. Get down to @walthamstowacademy and give them your support!! πŸš€ Pushback is 1130am πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ†πŸ’š #WFHC

Enjoyed a birthday weekend of playing hockey and inspiring lots of young girls to tackle their own boat repairs...well hopefully! Amongst it all, I was so excited to receive a lovely gift from @han_e_b, the face behind @regiftable. Her reusable gift wrap is such a creative and awesome idea! It's 10 million times easier to unwrap than normal wrapping paper and sellotape too! Somebody will be sure to have this "proper Scottish" gift wrap passed onto them sometime soon to share the @regiftable love whilst helping the planet at the same time. If you haven't checked out her collection of reusable cards and gift wrap then go and have a look! #Repost @regiftable ・・・ Old shirts became fitting gift wrap for my Scottish friend! Happy birthday @fionapennie πŸŽβ™»οΈ #upcycled #repurposed #reusablewrapping #ruboutandregift

24 years ago my Dad said he'd buy me the shirt of whoever won the Rugby World Cup. That year it was South Africa, so it was appropriate to pull it out today! Missed the texts going backwards and forwards with him during the match and certain the post match analysis but I'm sure he would have loved that match! #WellDoneSouthAfrica

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Nice to take a visit back to Teesside today to race the last Prem race of the season. Today's race didn't quite go my way though! Ended up parked behind the bollard in the last upstream on my 1st run and had to put the reversing lights on to get out! My 2nd run was much better but not quite enough to catch Nikita! Congrats on the win!

I had already wrapped up the 2019 overall win 2 weeks ago at the British Open so quite a number of people seemed amazed that I was even there. Some even thanking me for being there. Whether it's the World Champs or a rainy day in Teesside, I still love racing, so why wouldn't I?? This trophy has some big names on it, all of whom I remember racing against in my early years of Prem. Lynn Simpson (World Champ 1995), Rachel Crosbee (multi World and Euro medallist (and aunt to Jess Fox for your pub quiz bank of knowledge!)), Laura Blakeman (multi World and Euro medallist), Lizzie Neave (World and Euros bronze medallist amongst other world medals). I remember all of them battling out so many Prem races in order to win this title. It's a shame that winning the British Ranking Series and that No.1 bib doesn't hold that same value to some paddlers as it used to. Roll on the 2020 Prem season!

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Nice to take a visit back to Teesside today to race the last Prem race of the season. Today's race didn't quite go my way though! Ended up parked behind the bollard in the last upstream on my 1st run and had to put the reversing lights on to get out! My 2nd run was much better but not quite enough to catch @nikitasetchell! Congrats on the win! I had already wrapped up the 2019 overall win 2 weeks ago at the British Open so quite a number of people seemed amazed that I was even there. Some even thanking me for being there. Whether it's the World Champs or a rainy day in Teesside, I still love racing, so why wouldn't I?? This trophy has some big names on it, all of whom I remember racing against in my early years of Prem. Lynn Simpson (World Champ 1995), Rachel Crosbee (multi World and Euro medallist (and aunt to Jess Fox for your pub quiz bank of knowledge!)), Laura Blakeman (multi World and Euro medallist), @lizzie.neave (World and Euros bronze medallist amongst other world medals). I remember all of them battling out so many Prem races in order to win this title. It's a shame that winning the British Ranking Series and that No.1 bib doesn't hold that same value to some paddlers as it used to. Roll on the 2020 Prem season!

Thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes for Grandpa's 100th! We managed to persuade him down to the pub where he enjoyed a gin or 2 in the company of his family, the lovely Leonie his cleaner (and general do everythinger!) and many of his carers from Castle Care who look after him so well. He loved it!

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By Hand and By Heart since 1775.

Ok, so I've not been looking after my boats by hand since 1775 and nor has Ian the stillman been looking after the casks since then! But the traditions used in making and looking after the casks and the techniques used for producing The Glenturret whisky are still the same as they were back then. The Distillery houses the last remaining hand operated mash tun in Scotland and the stillmen continue to cut the spirit by eye.

This craft and attention to the small detail is what has brought The Glenturret Whisky and I together to build a special partnership. Anybody who knows me, knows I'm a perfectionist when it comes to the upkeep of a boat and I'm always in search of covering the finer details in my training. My nosing of the Glenturret whisky probably began before I even stepped into a slalom kayak! I remember many a bike ride passing the Distillery with my Dad with my fingers pinching my nose shut! I'm glad to say I now probably ride my bike slower as I pass to get a good sniff of the stuff! Fuels me for the ride up to the source of water for The Glenturret; Loch Turret. Incidentally one of my favourite places on this planet.

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By Hand and By Heart since 1775. . Ok, so I've not been looking after my boats by hand since 1775 and nor has Ian the stillman been looking after the casks since then! But the traditions used in making and looking after the casks and the techniques used for producing The Glenturret whisky are still the same as they were back then. The Distillery houses the last remaining hand operated mash tun in Scotland and the stillmen continue to cut the spirit by eye. . This craft and attention to the small detail is what has brought The Glenturret and I together to build a special partnership. Anybody who knows me, knows I'm a perfectionist when it comes to the upkeep of a boat and I'm always in search of covering the finer details in my training. . My nosing of the Glenturret whisky probably began before I even stepped into a slalom kayak! I remember many a bike ride passing the Distillery with my Dad with my fingers pinching my nose shut! I'm glad to say I now probably ride my bike slower as I pass to get a good sniff of the stuff! Fuels me for the ride up to the source of water for The Glenturret; Loch Turret. Incidentally one of my favourite places on this planet. . #ByHandAndByHeart #glenturret #HandCrafted #Perfection #Casks #Stillman

The British Open: delighted to have won it for a 5th time. This weekend's race was also Premier Race 10 of the season and so it means I've won the overall British Ranking Series for a 13th year with my 64th Premier race win! And that trophy on the right?....well I also won the old git race today too! 🀣 . #HappyBirthdayLyns #NotPastItQuiteYet #HappyDay

Happy Birthday to the most hard working, over achieving, super supportive and uber competitive person I know! @lynsdouglas, you are the greatest sidekick I could ask for and I couldn't have got through this year without you! Enjoy celebrating by watching me do my day job! Looking forward to better celebrations ahead! 😘

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This year I'm leaving La Seu a little bit sad. The World Championships were the finale to the GB Olympic selection series and in the K1W category, whoever was the top GB boat was going to take the spot. . I raced the semi-final bravely, taking on the optional moves forwards, but towards the bottom of the course I lost a snippet of time and then a much bigger chunk on the bottom drop. It meant that, like the Euros this year, I finished 11th, just outside the final by 0.8 of a second and unable to take the GB race to the final. For the mathematicians who have been following, yes Kim and I both had a win and a 2nd place as our 2 best results to be used, but the tie-break was the highest placing at the World Championships. . So I will not be going to my 3rd Olympics, I'm leaving it to the younger hands to steer the ship. Kimberley Woods - Canoe Slalom Athlete, congratulations. There is a hairdresser in the Athlete's Village, but I'm not sure about getting your lashes done! Adam Burgess - Canoe Slalom Athlete (C1M) You're going to have to put that minimalism to one side when you get all that new kit! Bradley Forbes-Cryans (K1M) Better ask them to install a driving range in the Village? Mallory Franklin - Canoe Slalom Athlete(C1W) Sorry I'm pretty sure teal will not be a feature colour of the Team GB block! . I have secured myself the Olympic reserve spot, and I will be continuing throughout next year. So, no, this old git isn't finished yet! . For now, it's time to take Ricky home slowly, enjoying some time with the long suffering Lyns through France. Then for some much needed time off at home over the next few weeks but I'll be right there for all the UK races! πŸ‘Š . Thank you to everybody for all the support throughout the whole journey and for all the messages over the last few days. Particular thanks for the support from The National Lottery UK Sport British Canoeing Glenturret @Vajda G'Power Paddles UK Peak UK and of course to the coach Gareth Wilson and training buddy Chris Bowers. . Let's go for the Euros 2020 at Lee Valley!

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