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River logging

Postby Pyro » Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:06 pm

Probably more of interest to anyone who's thinking about pushing themselves and/or getting into coaching, but useful for everyone really.

I started my river log about 4 years ago, to monitor my own paddling and try to spot any patterns in mistakes I was making or things that helped/hindered me on the river. As it happens, I'm also working towards my BCU 4-Star award, and for any of the BCU coaching and leadership awards, you're asked to provide evidence of your paddling experience at the relevant level. This is my evidence file as well as a self-assessment tool.

If anyone wants a look through the last 4-and-a-bit years of my boating, both the good bits and the bad bits, it's in my Dropbox folder at (not any more... ) . Might give people some thoughts on recording their own paddling and working on stuff in a more targeted manner.
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Re: River logging

Postby Oliver Excell » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:04 pm

That was an interesting read Carrick, cheers for posting.

The colours symbolise anything?
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Re: River logging

Postby Pyro » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:11 pm

Green is sections I'd not run before, Orange is sort of significant things, Red is when something happened that I knew I needed to work on - like my last swim... :gene3:
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Re: River logging

Postby Pyro » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:59 am

If anyone's even faintly interested or wants to have a look, I've dumped the version in Dropbox and stuck a new viewable version up on Google Drive - HERE

2015's been my worst year in a while (well, since I started logging stuff) in terms of time in a boat, something that came over a lot on the Scotland trip last week. I had a good, fun, enjoyable week anyway, but it becomes obvious how confidence and fairly basic skills deteriorate when you don't keep practising!
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