On the Saturday morning, it was great to be catching up with everyone and before I knew it, it was the Senior Women's heat, first in Inlet. In my true style though, while waiting above for my first ride of GB Selections, I realised I had lost an earplug. This meant a quick relay message to my Mum on the bridge, who had a short sprint to the changing rooms to retrieve my bag which I had to search through still sat in my boat to find my spares - all as everyone's first runs continued! (It was good job I was last in the heat!)
Waiting in the eddy above felt tense, but once in the feature I felt a lot better and was happy to secure a pretty reasonable ride but a safe one with mainly a loop and space. For the next ride, I was again searching for the McNasty (more illusive in Troll). But it proved the training paid off as I managed to throw a huge McNasty that felt so good! With this in the bag, I didn't want to become complacent. My third ride was a little bit of a flop but it was great to be feeling so much stronger in the features.
Overall I was very pleased with my paddling, and although I have scored higher in practise and hit more difficult combos or secured more complex moves - it was a case of doing enough on the day.
With results in, I had managed a third place in Inlet in the morning, and a first in Troll!! I was stoked!
Although provisional, I could roughly work out that I should be secured a place on Team GB for European Championships, and after a short wait it has now been confirmed!!