Enjoy the stories of people that live, visit or work on our canals and rivers.
Rob Oliver, training for the Paralympics on his doorstep
Rob rediscovered his local canal during lockdown, when he was unable to travel to Nottingham to train for Tokyo 2020. At first, it was simply a convenient solution to keep him in the running for a place in the squad. But it didn't take long for Rob to appreciate the mental benefits of being close to water in a natural, ever-changing environment, or make the most of spending less time on the road and more with his family.
Haroon Mota: Runner, community activist and canal enthusiast
Marathon runner, community activist and canal enthusiast, Haroon Mota is a man of many talents. Well-known in his home patch of the Foleshill area of Coventry, he’s now working to help improve the health and wellbeing of local people. That includes promoting fresh air and green space available to the community on the newly improved towpaths of the Coventry Canal.
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