We had a small team at this event due to several of our juniors being selected for a national development team to the French National Marathon Championships in Libourne and others going to another event for “Olympic Hopes”. Phil and Glenn ( Div 1 and 2 K1), both won their races and Beata /Elizabeth won Div 7 K2. Susie did a good race in Div 9, coming 5th and narrowly escaping a promotion, Dwayne was 3rdin Div 4. Archie and James (K1 Div 6) suffered at the difficult portage, and in spite of paddling a really good race for his first 8 miler James thought it would have been “much better without a lock”. Lizzie and Brooke K2 Div 5 were badly affected by the strong headwind and rough water for which the Henley straight is infamous.
We all enjoyed a sunny day and Henley’s great selection of homemade cakes!