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Charlie Lodge

Discipline: Raft Racing

Class: R4 & R6 

Hometown: Nazeing, Essex

Living Now: St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Current Boats: Bull Raft

Shaft of choice (straight or bent ): Straight 

Big Volume or Tight and technical: Tight and Technical

Favorite Paddling Spot: French Alps

Achievements: European R4 H2H Gold Medal, World R4 H2H Silver Medal 

What’s Next... Ambitions / Plans: Win a medal at European R6 Championships 

Best things about paddling: Being able to travel to some great places and race against the best teams in the world. 

Best Boating Moment: Night training in Al Ain at the World Championships – everything clicked into place and enforced a huge amount of confidence in the team going into the competition.

Worst Boating Moment: Nailing the sprint line in Al Ain to find out there had been an issue with the timing beam (I’m still convinced that was a medal winning run).

Other Hobbies: Gym, Boxing, Reading 

Ultimate Worldwide Destination: New Zealand 

Favourite Stuff:

Food: Chicken and Rice

Drink: Guinness (when not in training)

Music: Depends on mood.

Movie: Hot Fuzz

Read: Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Heroes: Ranulph Fiennes

Villans: Nigel Farage