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Monday Meets - Craig Morris

Today we interview Craig Morris

1. What is your role at British Canoeing?

I’m currently the coach of the Women’s Canoe and Kayak and lead the Podium Potential team for Canoe Slalom.

2. Most memorable canoeing moment?

I managed to get my wife in a boat once on the warm up Lake in Bourg (South France). For about 5 minutes I had visions of sharing river trips together all over the World, she hasn’t been since!

Combining my love for mountains and rivers is always a highlight so, paddling in the Alps and Himalaya with family and friends have to be highlights.

3. Who would you call your sporting icon?

I’m not one for placing people I don’t know in iconic status; a certain Lance Armstrong taught me that! I have a huge amount of respect for the athletes and colleagues I get to work with on a daily basis. Witnessing them achieve things they thought impossible drives me. In the face of joy, suffering and every other emotion you can name being thrown at them day in day out they manage on the whole to come out stronger and be better people for it.

4. If you had the chance to sit down with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?

HH the Dalai Lama, Michael Palin, David Attenborough, my wife and my daughter. Those people are a eclectic mix of compassion, philosophy, good humour and a thirst for life.

5. What are your hobbies?

Procrastinating about wanting to play my drum kit more. Drinking tea, eating curry and spending as much time as possible high up in the mountains.

6. What makes you ‘tick’?

People and nature.