It was touch & go whether this race was held due to the previous weeks rain fall & the impending rain that had been predicted on the Friday & Saturday before. But we were lucky, the poor weather forecast was not to be & Sundays race went ahead. Even the sun came out, catching most of us unprepared in the sudden warmth of the day. Elmbridge had a good core of paddlers in K1’s, with Philip Thorogood winning his 4th Div 1 race in a row,

 

 

keep it up Philip. Harry Archer, Glenn Thorogood & Richard Ockendon respectively came 1st, 2nd & 3rd in Div 2. Kayne Wilkinson was a amazing in Div 3 & came 3rd with a promotion to Div 2, well done.

 

Amy Ward had a swim but completed most of the race for training purposes for Copenhagen & retired. Both Elise Piercy & Eliot Solway raced in their first Div 4 race & came 7th & 8th, & Stefan di Gregorio in his first Div 5 rce came 4th.

Jenny Withers was close to promotion in Div 6 & came 3rd. Our final paddlers in Div 7 Nicole Dawes, Rebecca Williams  & Steve Williams held their ground & came 2nd, 4th & 14th, Steve, unfortunately had a swim, but both Nicole & Rebecca gained promotions to Div 6, well done girls. Next race Royal CC, lets have a bigger turn out.