Fiona Pennie

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

Picked this lot out of the trees and riverbank of the source of the River Earn whilst paddling this morning. The fishermen of Loch Earn will have long forgotten about the waste they will have purposefully or inadvertently left behind. Not only could this bring an unhappy end to many a family trip to Loch Earn this summer or cause a major pain to a watersports enthusiast but it could cause injury or even death to the wildlife of the River Earn. Not just the River Earn, but the River Tay, Firth of Tay and onwards to the North Sea as the floats carry the hooks and line further downstream. So fishermen: β€’ Take your waste that you create by the water's edge home and chop it into small pieces before binning. β€’ Barbless hooks will cause less injury to fish, wildlife and humans as they are more easily removed. β€’ Try to reduce your chances of line breakage when it snags by choosing the right line for the job and check for damage often. And if you can retrieve it, then do. The line takes upwards of 600 years to decompose! β€’ #lochearn @lochearnwatersportscentre @envagency @canalrivertrust @official_scottishspca @rspb_love_nature @crieffhydroresort #passonplastic #fishing #fishingwaste #fishinghooks #Scotland #ScottishWaterways #RiverPlastic #marineplastic #plasticpollution #paddleagainstplastic

4 years ago today I had lunch with this pretty amazing woman. Since then I've seen her work bloody hard pushing womens sport further into the limelight; demonstrating the growth and increasing sponsorship potential. I've also seen her put up with me the entire time! β€’ #internationalwomensday #4yearssortof

When your training ground today looks like the North Sea, it's time to take the training to the source of the River Earn.

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101...102... So thankful to @morrisonsacademy for allowing me back in the school gates to use the Fitness Suite whilst I'm having to be based back at home. A much better space than the rusty box room I remember next to the swimming pool in my day! A good selection of equipment these days! Starting to think I'll soon be fitting the requirements of a sprint paddler with all this gym and loch paddling and zero whitewater!

When you can't get to warm weather, whitewater or gates, hailstones, flatwater and these 2 buoys will do!

Happy New Year everyone from the Winter Olympics! Hope you approve of the outfit as discussed at SPOTY @therealyarnold! The outfit, however, is as far as I go!

The long drive home for Christmas πŸ”œπŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ Ώ Missing my sidekick next to me even though she'd probably be snoring by now! Instead I'm daydreaming of slightly warmer times this year. πŸŒ…πŸ‡­πŸ‡·πŸ‘­πŸΌ β€’ Zlatni Rat, Croatia. 13th Oct '18 β€’ #Holidays #DrivingHomeForChristmas

πŸ‘‹πŸ˜’ These next 10 days on a 7 hour time difference are not going to be easy! Had 3 practices at Christmas apart; I'm not sure I'm going to be any better on this 4th time! Enjoy πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ›·@lynsdouglas and come back in 1 piece please!! πŸ‘­πŸΌ