Trnava Xrace 2018
One of our most favorite whitewater course to paddle in is definitely Trnavka in Czech. It situated between Brno and Prague in small village called Zeliv. It’s nice, quite long artificial course with great gradient and big drop at the end. Local paddlers do every year extreme race for kayakers from all around. It’s not just Czech event but you can see there many Polish, Slovaks, Austrians or other nationalities. Water is released from the dam above at certain times. We came on Friday afternoon and did several laps on the course. One of the benefits of it is that when you finish your run you can paddle upstream to put in. There is other channel with flatwater going parallel and connecting at the end so you just walk few meters when you are switching channels at the start. On Saturday morning we started with sprint followed by slalom. Peter paddled pretty well and secured good position in ranking. I wasn’t that happy with my rides but if I consider my back injury issue I was pretty happy to sit in my kayak. Last discipline that day was the team race. Peter, Marcel and I, we competed in a mixed team category. I was trying hard to not disappoint guys because of course I was that weakest part of the team. I didn’t miss any gate and paddled hard to not make a big gape between us. At the end we end up second. I was really happy for this result and thankful to guys that they took me on the team. On Sunday Peter raced in kayak cross. It was long race with many starts but he did pretty well. He scored good points to his ranking and placed on overall third place at the end. This time we left our son at home with granny so we could paddle together. It was super nice event with many old friends and fun. Maybe next year we can see you there as well.