Alice in wonderland after GB 

Alice Haining
Alice Haining

Galashiels paddler Alice Haining has a busy summer of canoe slalom racing ahead of her for the GB Under-23 team and seniors.

She moved to Nottingham in the winter and has been training hard with GB coach Neil Buckley.

She started her race season with the Universities Championship at Teesside, winning medals in KIW, C2 and C1, and clinching the championship with her fellow paddlers – all members of the GB team.

Then, before heading into selection in March, she had her first premier race win on home ground at Grandtully.

After being selected, Haining has raced well and has a place in the GB Under-23 team going out to Macedonia for the European Championship in July.

This weekend she is in the demonstration boat for the K1 women from 35 countries for World Cup Race One in London at the Olypmic venue at Lea Valley. Then she heads out to race herself as a senior team member to World Cup 2 in Tacen, Solvenia.

After Macedonia she has to get ready for the rest of the premier race season throughout Europe and, finishes with the British Open in London.