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National Marathon Racing Championships Hosted by Norwich Canoe Club

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 was enjoyed by all 

This event is quite different from our regional divisional races where we race in ability ranked divisions within our local regions. At this event the competitors race in age groups, males and females separated and literally come from all over the country. It was quite a daunting new experience for some, especially as there were often as many as 30 boats on the start line.

There are classes for all age groups from Under 10 to over 75 but only our junior members chose to go and compete (5 boys and 10 girls). They are to be congratulated for earning a 4th best club position in the final league table of overall results.

Amy Ward was star of our team, winning the U18 K1 and, with Rebbi (who flew back from Hungary for the event), the U18 K2. In both cases they were far and away the best boat, winning both races by huge margin and now hold two prestigious trophies.

They  have gained themselves places in the GB Marathon Team going to Rome for the World Championships in September. Amy will be paddle K1 and will pair with Rebbi in K2 . Well done girls !

In U18 boys Bruce and Harry were placed 7th and 11th in the K1 respectively and 6th in K2. Working down the age groups,
Under 16 boys K1: Kayne, Ross and Elliot took 9th 14th and 18th positions: Ross and Elliot were very competitive in the K2 race taking 7th place.
Under 16 girls
Elise, Jenny, Roberta and Amy were placed 5th,11th,13th& 14th. In k1
In the K2 race Roberta/Jenny were 6th.
Under  14 boys K1  Kayne 5th.

Under 14 girls K1..  A great race ! our three girls .. Nicky, Becky and Rebecca W. came in one behind the other in 5th,6th & 7th places.
In K2 Nicky and Rebecca raced in to the finish line, just taking 2nd from the Nottingham crew. Becky teamed up with Georgina to give her her first taste of K2 racing. They did well to make 7th place.

Tonbridge Hasler Race Report & Results

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 an Elmbridge t-shirt (can’t blame me for trying) Well done Bruce
Glenn, Kayne and Richard all scoring points.
Div 3, Amy and Ross 1st and 2nd.
Div 4, Tim and Elise came 8th and 9th, with Luke further down the pack after a capsize, well done for finishing !
Div 5, Paul D and Derek came 2nd and 3rd with Paul gaining promotion to 4, well done !
Div 6, Nicole and Ardash paddled hard following recent promotion to 6 coming a respectful  10th and 11th.
Div 6 K2 saw the father and daughter pairing of Steve and Katie Williams coming 2nd – well done, with Steve promoted to Div 6 !!
Div 7, Amy Dawes 9th, Sorry if I got in your way Amy !
Div 7, K2 an amalgamated race with 8 and 9 division paddlers, Kellie and Wendy should’ve won this but were beaten to the line by a much younger crew, only just !!
Div 8 a magnificent promotion to div 7 coming 1st and beating the rest of the group by 1 minute, well done Sean. Roz did well and came in 10th.
Div 9, Beata 5th, Georgina 8th and Aisling 14th. Great results ladies with a huge entry in the lower divs and split starts, you all did fabulously.
Fabulous results and well done to all – Top team on the day !!
Qualification to the Hasler final is confirmed along with Wey, Richmond and Tonbridge.


Final Hasler league table results for 2011-2012

The final league table results for LSE can be found on this link league table. The top 4 clubs are eligible for the Hasler finals being held at Wokingham Canoe Club on Sunday 30th September 2012.