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 stayed in touch with the front group for much of the race and finished 4th only 2mins behind the leader. Well done Phil !
Another excellent result from Kayne in the Junior Assessment race. Still only 13, he was very competitive against some notably good juniors and came in 6th (4 mins behind the winner but only 2mins off second place). Harry managed to catch up, after a swim, and came 11th. Ross was 17th, a new experience for him, as it was his 1st assessment race.
Amy Ward was the winner of the junior women’s race, 3 mins ahead of second place, Sam Rees-Clark, who gets a mention here as one of our associate members. Elise Piercy, in her 1st assessment, was 8th.
It seems that all our paddlers in the divisional races are on the up and up, and are to be congratulated for their ongoing improvement over the last few months; the faithful few that represent us at all the marathon races gather medals and promotions every week.
This weeks hall of fame :
Div 2 K1 Dwayne, came !
Div 4 K1 Elliot 4th .. just missed promotion,
Div 5 K1 Stef 2nd Promoted to 4 (how does he do it !),
Div 7 K1 Becky & Ardarsh 1st & 3rd an excellent race
Disq. on a technicality (went on the wrong side of a buoy)
Div 8 K1 Alfie 1st Promoted to Div 7 Sean 3rd
Div 9 K1 Georgia 5th, Georgina 9th Aisling 15th
We are moving up the field !
Div.4 K2 Ollie/Tim 7th
Div.6 K2 Nicole/Rebecca (Well done! a much better race this week)
Div.8 K2 Wendy/Kellie 1st and promoted to 7 !!!
There are two more races this season..
Richmond this Sunday and Tonbridge in August
Lets get everyone out racing !