Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Outdoor Show 2008, NEC, Birmingham

In March this years annual Outdoor Show took place at the NEC in Birmingham. I went with Leeds Metropolitan University, Carnegie Great Outdoors who stole the stage in the education areana with their new 20ft free standing climbing wall on its stand. Leeds Met University partner My Peak Potential, director Dave Bunting MBE opened up the show with the lead talk on the 2006 Army Everest West Ridge Exhibition.

I spent the majority of the weekend outside on the main Lake with members of the British Freestyle team delivering a programme of display events, come and try it sessions and a flat water freestyle competition organized by Major Sporty to promote the sport.

On the Sunday myself and team mate James Reeves, British Squirt Boating Champion were asked to talk as guest speakers on the VW Theatre stand on our experiences at the World Championships 2008. It was a great weekend at which we got chance to showcase our sport. We were joined by the GB Rafting team and Stand up paddle surf team.