Archive

Photo-a-day 135: Tees Barrage International White Water Centre



by sjhoward

This is the 1,646th post. It was published at 20:04 on Monday, 14th May 2012.

This post was filed under:
» Photo-a-day 2012
»
»
»









20120514-194902.jpg

You’ll have seen last week that I featured the Tees Barrage, and mentioned how it supported a white water course. Well, this is that very course.

It wasn’t running today, so the water wasn’t especially white, and the whole course looked a little tame. Still, I’ve included a closer photo below.

20120514-195535.jpg

This shot is interesting for showing some of the mechanics. Those things that look a bit like milk crates in the water (you can also see them in the first picture) are actually called “rapidblocks”. These can be repositioned to change the water current to create different flows and create different levels of challenge and difficulty. That’s how this course can be adapted to be suitable for both beginners and Olympians.

In fact, the blocks are the same as those that will be used at Lee Valley for London 2012, which is why the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre is being used as an Olympic training location for teams from across the world.

More posts worth reading


Comments and responses

No comments or responses to this article have been published yet.

Compose a new comment

Commenting allows you to respond to what the author and other commenters have been said. Comments often appear on this page instantly, though sometimes take a little longer - especially if you are new to the site.

Enter your comment in the text area below. You may use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> .

Note: By submitting your comment, you confirm that it conforms to the site's Comment Policy.
Gravatar: If you would like to display a profile picture beside your comment, sign up for Gravatar, and enter your email address above.



The content of this site is copyright protected by a Creative Commons License, with some rights reserved. All trademarks, images and logos remain the property of their respective owners. The accuracy of information on this site is in no way guaranteed. Opinions expressed are solely those of the author. No responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage caused by reliance on the information provided by this site. This site uses cookies - click here for more information.