Ollie Sims

DOB 29/04/1987

Height: 181cm

Weight: 85kg

Richmond Canoe Club

Trevor Wetherall


Favourite Training Venue
Along Eel Pie island (near Richmond)

Favourite Racing Venue

Favourite Training Session

15 x 3 mins

Favourite Training camp Location
No preference, as long as the weather is warm!

Previous Race History
Winner of London Youth Games twice, silver twice and bronze once.
2005 British Champs: GOLD: c4 1000 and 500, SILVER: junior k1 5000m, k2 1000m & 500m Jonathan Boyton
BRONZE: mens : k4 1000m & 500m, junior 1000m and 500m.

A Yellow Nelo Scorpion and Bracsa IV marathon max paddles

What do you consider to be the most important elements to being a top 200 metre paddler?

Very fast burn and good lactic tolerance levels.

What specific training methods do you adopt to get that all important sharpness/explosive power needed for the 200 event?
Sprint pyramids with Alex Gohar; an all round hardcore legend.

What do you feel can be done in the UK to promote the 200 metre event, bearing in mind it's exposure and popularity in most other countries and at any major international event?
To get the top people to race it, it would need to become an Olympic discipline.