Where did the action photo come from

Readers who know me today might wander what the significance of the photo at the left is all about. Its a relic from my days as a teacher when my extra-curricular activity was white water canoeing. This photo was taken during a Tweed Canoe Club trip to the National Sport Centre at Nottingham where there is an artificial canoe slalom course. Its now some 18 years since I did this sort of thing – however the photo does revive some fond memories of those days.