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About Me



I am a Kent based Paddlesport Coach who has been paddling for 10 years, coaching for 6 of these. Not a massive amount of time compared to many out there but my wife will be the first to point out that I have managed to squeeze in quite a lot in that time!



Paddling is very much a hobby for me. When I'm not paddling with friends I spend my time providing coaching and guiding locally in Kent and further a field as well as running the increasingly busy canoe and kayak hire arm of Elveys-Canoe.co.uk. I am also a volunteer coach with Kent Scouts and Bennett Memorial School who run a busy and successful school DofE canoeing program.



Whilst I paddle both canoe and kayak, I have a particular passion for canoeing and the versatility of the open canoe. Whether it's a blast down a white water river, a multi day camping expedition on remote Scottish lochs or a relaxed bimble on the local river, the canoe handles them all.



I am a British Canoeing Paddlesport Coach with UKCC Level 2 and Moderate Water Endorsement in Open Canoe and Touring having also completed Advanced Water Endorsement canoe training in both open water and white water environments. I am a 5 Star Open Canoe Leader and 4* Touring Leader (kayak & canoe).


I train and assess the BCU 1& 2 Star Awards plus the BCU 3 Star Canoe Awards (Open and Touring)



John Lengthorn


     
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