3 questions to Sonni Honscheid before the French Championships & POP Race in Talloires

Hello Sonni ! It’s your 3rd Alpine Lakes Tour race this year ! Are you addicted to the Alpine Lakes 😉 ?


YES!! 😉 Besides a great organization, the Alpine Lakes races are hold on really nice places. I don’t get to paddle in lakes so often, so it always has something really special to it. Returning to Talloires this weekend means a lot to me, this place brings back a lot of really good memories from beginning of this years GlaGla event.
Besides the racing aspect, it’s always nice to see so many people at the start line sharing the stoke for this sport. Specially at this times I noticed how important it is to reconnect with the paddling community, go out there, have fun, race agains each other with open hearts, just enjoying this moment and the opportunity to actually do this!!


2. The long distance is 18 km long : do you like this kind of distances ? How to manage your race, how do you manage long efforts ?


I love long distance, I’m not really a ”technical” or a “sprint” paddler. When I paddle long distances, I feel the absolute freedom – that’s the feeling it got me addicted to paddling 🙂 . Long distance, it’s the same like with the other disciplines, you practice for it, main thing you focus on, it’s your endurance. On a long race, you also have to work on your nutrition and hydration during the race. I highly recommend to built this in your training from the beginning, so it becomes a routine. They are some really good powders on the market you can add in the water of your hydration pack which provide you everything you need for a long paddle. I made the experience myself, sometimes you get so distracted with your surroundings that your forget to drink/eat. When you feel thirsty or hungry, it can be already too late to avoid fatigue and going down on your performance.


3. This year the practice of paddleboarding has increased enormously everywhere, how do you see the future of our sport?


Yes, it’s crazy!! Stand Up Paddling seems like the perfect “Social Distance” Sport 😉 – specially in Europe it increased a lot. I think that many people who tried SUP for the first time, see the benefits it offers and will continue with this sport. ItÂŽs good for the fitness & mind, good for yoga on the board, it’s a family sport, you get to explore many beautiful paces out of a different perspective, you get a tan 😉 and on top of all – It’s fun!! Many people need a good motivation to have a goal when they go out paddling/training. ThatÂŽs why I think that the Alpine Lakes tour event, it’s a great “first race” for a recreational paddler to take part in. ItÂŽs also important to guide those people, show them the right paddling technique to be able to get the maximum out of SUP, avoid injuries and have a good time on the water!

Ludovic Teulade : 3 questions au tenant du titre et membres d’Annecy Stand Up Paddle Club !

  1. Salut Ludo ! Bon anniversaire dĂ©jĂ  ! 1.Tu es le tenant du titre et c’est ton club qui organise avec la fĂ©dĂ© les championnats de France, tu n’as pas trop la pression ?

Salut la team Alpines Lakes Tour ! merciii, un quart de siĂšcle dĂ©jĂ  !
HonnĂȘtement non ! Je suis super dĂ©jĂ  content que les championnats de France aient lieu Ă  Annecy, j’ai fait beaucoup de mes premiĂšres courses lasses bas avec vous sur l’Alpine et la Glagla donc ça fait vraiment plaisir que le Annecy SUP Club organise ces championnats ! Je connais tout les participants et les adversaires, je me suis bien prĂ©parĂ© et je vais prendre comme d’habitude beaucoup de plaisir Ă  ramer. J’ai des objectifs mais pas forcĂ©ment plus de pression que ça mĂȘme je veux bien faire et vais tout donner pour !

  1. Comment va la motivation avec cette saison sans les grands rendez-vous habituels et trÚs peu de compétitions maintenues ?

Oui cette annĂ©e a Ă©tĂ© compliquĂ©e mais heureusement ça bouge bien en France (notamment grĂące Ă  vous) et j’ai pu faire plusieurs compĂ©titions depuis Juillet maintenant ! Je suis toujours motivĂ© lorsqu’il y a une compĂ©tition Ă  prĂ©parer, donc depuis que les dates de ces championnats et les autres compets sont sorties je me suis bien entrainĂ© en espĂ©rant que rien ne s’annule ! On a un peu plus de temps que les autres annĂ©es mais ça permet d’un peu mieux prĂ©parer un Ă©vĂšnement et de faire d’autre choses !

  1. Cet Ă©tĂ© la pratique du paddle sur les plages un peu partout a explosĂ©. Tu penses que c’est bon signe pour l’avenir du sport ?

Oui ! J’ai bossĂ© dans un centre nautique cet Ă©tĂ© donc j’ai pu bien voir que toutes les personnes qui sont restĂ©es chez soi ont pu redĂ©couvrir les plans d’eau proches grĂące au paddle ! C’est super et ça fait plaisir, mĂȘme si le sport est dĂ©sormais connu dans la pratique loisir je n’avais jamais vu autant de monde Ă  l’eau ! C’est certain que ce sport va continuer Ă  se dĂ©velopper, j’espĂšre qu’il y aura encore plus d’amateurs et bien sur de jeunes qui se motiveront Ă  faire de la race ces prochaines annĂ©es !

Mille mercis Ludo et on te souhaite bonne chance ce week-end !

Championnats de France SUP Race Ă  Talloires : MAINTENUS !

Championnats de France stand up paddle talloires

C’est confirmĂ© ! Alors que les championnats de France de Surf sont annulĂ©s, les championnats de France de Stand Up Paddle Race sont maintenus. L’ensemble des Ă©preuves aura lieu Ă  Talloires (Lac d’Annecy) les 10 et 11 octobre.

Le programme prévisionnel a été modifié.

Les inscriptions sont maintenant ouvertes.

Les championnats de France sont ouverts à tous, en revanche le classement championnat de France et les titres sont réservés aux concurrents licenciés FFSURF et de nationalité française.

Championnats de France SUP Race sur le lac d’Annecy

POP & FAT Race 2019

Annecy Stand Up Paddle Club organise avec la fĂ©dĂ©ration Française de Surf les championnats de France eaux intĂ©rieures les 10 et 11 octobre 2020 sur le lac d’Annecy.

PrĂ©vus de longue date, cet Ă©vĂ©nement en cette annĂ©e particuliĂšre, vu le contexte sanitaire, s’annonce comme un Ă©vĂ©nement populaire oĂč verra s’affronter l’Ă©lite du paddle français.

Nous avons retardĂ© les inscriptions dans l’attente de l’Ă©volution de la situation. Dans le cadre de l’Alpine Lakes Tour, 2 Ă©venements “paddle” ont Ă©tĂ© organisĂ© cet Ă©tĂ© et ont permis de valider un protocole sanitaire. Nous espĂ©rons que tout ira bien d’ici et les inscriptions seront remboursĂ©es ou reportĂ©es sur une autre Ă©tape de l’Alpine Lakes Tour en cas d’annulation “COVID”.

Alpine Lakes Tour Summer & Fall Schedule – les dates pour l’Ă©tĂ© et l’automne !

Championnats de France SUP Race eaux interieures Talloires lac d'Annecy 2020

L’Alpine Lakes Tour reprend ce dimanche Ă  GenĂšve avec la Tropical Race ! Nous avons maintenant la confirmation des prochaines Ă©tapes pour cet Ă©tĂ© et cet automne ! En tout 6 Ă©tapes jusqu’au 1er Novembre 2020 (il sera dĂ©jĂ  temps de se prĂ©parer pour la GlaGla Race 2021 !)

The Alpine Lakes Tour resumes this Sunday in Geneva with the Tropical Race! We now have confirmation of the next stages for this summer and fall! In all 6 stages until November 1, 2020 (it will already be time to prepare for the GlaGla Race 2021!)

Les Ă©tapes de l’Alpine Lakes Tour 2020 confirmĂ©es

GlaGla 2020 : A special thank you before anything else

GlaGla Race super team !

Before publishing the photos of the champions, the magnificent views of the lake and the 650 paddlers, .. thanks our great team! Probably the best team of volunteers in the world! There were 35 of them working like crazy for a week to prepare everything, manage everything on race day and put everything away afterwards!

A special thank you to Sarah who spends a lot of time and energy making the GlaGla Race and all stages of the Alpine Lakes Tour a success!

GlaGla Race Super team 2

Avant de publier les photos des champions, les magnifiques vues sur le lac et les 650 paddleurs,.. Merci à notre super équipe ! Probablement la meilleure équipe de bénévoles au monde ! Ils étaient 35 à bosser comme des malades pendant une semaine pour tout préparer, tout gérer le jour de la course et tout ranger aprÚs !

Un merci tout spĂ©cial Ă  Sarah qui consacre Ă©normĂ©ment de temps et d’Ă©nergie Ă  faire de la GlaGla Race et de toutes les Ă©tapes de l’Alpine Lakes Tour des succĂšs !

Fiona Wylde is ready for the GlaGla Race

Fiona Wylde GlaGla RaceFiona Wylde arrived in France one week before the GlaGla Race and was on the lake last sunday for a training session with Alain Teurquetil and Annecy Stand Up Paddle Club.

We asked her a few questions while she was on her way to go skiing in Chamonix !

Question 1 : A SUP race in the middle of winter in the Alps… on lake, what a strange idea don’t you think?

When I told my friends and family that I was coming to France for a race in the mountains in January, I got some pretty strange looks. Sure, it’s a different type of race and a bit unusual, but those are the best experiences!! I’m really excited to race, whatever the weather may be!

Question 2 : You arrived a week ago and came to a training session last sunday in Talloires. What was your first impression of the place, the lake ?

It’s been really nice to arrive early. I got here a week and a half before the race so I can enjoy the mountains skiing and get a few good paddles in before the race. Paddling with the Sunday crew was spectacular!! The local group here in Annecy is really strong and very passionate! It was fun to get on the water with everybody, especially with Alain leading us in Interval Training! 😜

Question 3 : Are you ready 😉 ?

3) I’m really looking forward to it!

Thanks Fiona enjoy you stay in Annecy and good luck for the races !

 

Ty Judson arrived in France one week before the GlaGla Race

Ty Judson will be at the GlaGla Race

Hi Ty! We are super excited to welcome you at the GlaGla Race! What does it represent for a waterman such as yourself who is used to warm conditions, waves and saltwater, to race in the Alps in the middle of winter?

I find that racing in potentially sub zero temperatures is a novelty, but with the higher level of athletes attending it turns into a challenge. Having the likes of Titouan Puyo, Ludovic Teulade and Martin Vitry you always know that when you get on the start line it’s going to be as competitive of a race as any.

Ty Judson NSP team

There are more and more NSP riders attending the GlaGla Race, can you tell us more about the team?

The NSP team is a very tight knit family that I’ve grown to know and love. No matter where we are in the world, we always find the time to come together, have some fun and put on a show. I feel honoured to have been adopted into this amazing team. Having someone like Titouan Puyo to help guide the way as a mentor, fellow competitor, brother and friend has been something of an invaluable experience to me. I can’t wait to see what 2020 brings for me and the team.

Ty judson waves

What board are you intending to use for the GlaGla Race?

For the GlaGla Race 2020, I’ll be using the NSP Carolina. It definitely gives me the advantage for any condition Annecy has to throw at me.

You’re coming for the GlaGla Race, but the ski resorts aren’t that far away, are you planning on skiing during your stay?

That’s about all I’ll be doing during my stay here in France. I’ll be with the NSP Team (my second family) in Valmorel snowboarding, cross country skiing, mountaineering etc. – most of which are brand new to me, which I’m super excited to experience!

A paddler from South Korea at the GlaGla Race !

Ray from KoreaYu-hwan Ray In is the first Korean to participate in the GlaGla Race. We asked him a few questions…

Hello Ray ! You are the first Korean participating in the GlaGla Race ! Could tell us who you are, how long have you been practicing stand up paddling, where do you usually paddle ? I am a SUP enthusiast. I have been practicing paddling since 2016. I paddle in Han river in Seoul normally and east coast of Korea. Normally I go paddling early in the morning before my work. In 2019, I joined Asian SUP Tour held in South Korea and HK. Second question : Are you coming to France especially for the GlaGla Race ? Why did you choose to register ? What are you expecting ? GlaGla Race is the only reason for me to go to France. I expect to see lots of paddlers who don’t really care about cold. I would like to feel the atmosphere there and love to see the beautiful scenery of the Alps. Just enjoying~~, that’s the lifestyle I would like to have in my mid 40s. Ray from South Korea

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