Septembers National Championship followed on from the Marathon Championships, so our junior paddlers had to adjust to sprint mode and up their game. The weather started off cold and everyone thought that the forecast was wrong, but by late morning the sun was shining. Granted there was still “head wind” but everyone took this in…Details
The championships were held in a beautiful country park and were well organised by Norwich Canoe Club who had amassed a huge team of volunteer helpers to ensure that everything was taken care of. In spite of weather conditions being stormy wet and windy at times we did enjoy some sun and generally the weekend…Details
Great racing at Tonbridge last weekend, weather conditions threatened to be very hot but weren’t so bad on the day with a rain shower soon after the start. Results = Div 1 Steve Baker (1st), Phil Thorogood (2nd) Div 2, unsure why Bruce, 1st, was down as Hereford when I entered him and he wore…Details
The McGregor Paddle Trophy is literally a very old and original wooden paddle used by John McGregor, an adventure canoeist of the late 19th century and founder member of Royal Canoe Club, who held the first ever canoe regatta in 1867. Our inter-club regatta is a far cry from his activities, but can also be…Details
Well done to the following Elmbridge junior paddlers who have been selected to represent Great Britain at the Olympic Hopes Regatta in Szeged, Hungary 13-17th September.
Congratulations to the Elmbridge paddlers that competed in Portugal over the week. Results were: U23 Ed Rutherford K1 1000m Final B – 3rd- Ranking 12th K1 500m Final A- 8th- Ranking 8th Lani Belcher K1 500m Final A- 4ht- Ranking 4th Katherine Trotter K1 1000m 1st Semi- final 8th K2 500m 1st Semi- final 6th…Details
This event presented competitors at all levels with serious challenges. The constant rain in recent weeks meant that there was a strong flow added to the outgoing tide. The start, against this stream, was less than fair to those who couldn’t find room to line up near the bank. The downstream portage with space for…Details
This Hasler race held on Dreadnought Reach on the Thames at Reading incorporated an assessment event to help in the selection of GB teams for international events , including the World Championships in Rome in September. In the Men’s race Phil was up against some of the best marathon paddlers in the country. He…Details