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Archive for May, 2014

A round up report of Races, Events & Selections Spring 2014

NOT A GREAT START TO THE MARATHON SEASON !

 

Wey Hasler Marathon was postponed for a week due to floods. When the time came, some of our most competent paddlers were unable to do this event  because they needed to attend the Assessment race at Bedford, in order to gain selection for British Marathon Teams. It was with a very depleted entry that we managed to achieve 5th place in the club rankings at Wey.  Phil won Div 1 and a  noteworthy performance from Jo Gannon earned him promotion to Div 6, a quick rise through the ranks for a paddler who only began canoeing last summer.

 

Wey Halser Results 

 

Our next  London SE Region race was Hastings 1066. We put up a good entry with some rewarding results, taking first places in Divisions 1,2 and 3 with Philip, Ross and George (a new paddler in our ranks.. welcome George !) Glenn took 4th place in Div.2 : Katie, Steve and Bex,( in her first 8 mile race), all scored. In the 7,8,9 ranks there were some promising results from some of our newcomers. Robert, after a pile-up just after the start, managed to extricate himself and come 7th   : Brooke bravely fought her way round the 4 miles to finish only about halfway down the field of 30 in her first race. Erica, also racing for the first time in U12s was disappointed with her result (a good sign that she will try even harder next time) Our position in this event was 3rd .. behind Richmond and Tonbridge.

 

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Hastings 1066 Results

 

The following weekend at Reading (a  Southern Region Race at which we cannot score points)there was an excellent event.; a  Hasler  Divisional Marathon and yet another assessment race to finalise the selections for Marathon World Cup 1 and the European Marathon Championships. Stef was 2nd in Div.3, and George and Paul Rogers won Div 3 K2 :  excellent performances from Robert and Brooke in Div. 8 and 9. Both pulled away and led their races off the start, followed all the instructions they had been given ,  took 2nd and 6th places respectively, and were promoted ! Amber and Erica paddled in the U12 girls Hody K2. They really took up the challenge; this determined  effort earned them 2nd place.

 

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Reading Hasler Provisional Results

 

Our current ranking in the league points after 3 races is  3rd

 

LSE League table

 

Please enter this series of races and help us to qualify for the final.

The remaining races in the LSE region for 2013-2014 are:

Maidstone Hasler 8th June

Royal Hasler 22nd June

Richmond Hasler 27th July

Tonbridge Hasler 31st August

 

Races outside of our region, therefore no points but qualifies are:

Thames Valley Hasler 13th July

National Championships Worcester 23rd -24th August

 

 

We have been deprived of the points that could have been scored by our top juniors because they have been obliged to race in assessment races in order to be selected for British Teams or development events abroad. These events have recently been held at Elmbridge , Bedford, Norwich and Reading.

Elmbridge paddlers Kayne and Luke took part in Amsterdam Marathon , taking 4th and 5th places in their junior boys class.

 

Becky Solway was chosen to go to Gent where she won the open ladies race.

Becky Solway Gent 2014

 

 

Other events to come are World Cup 1, at which Luke has been chosen to take part, and the European Marathon Championships in Piestany where Ross and Elise will be competing in the junior classes. Both having done excellent K1 races at the Bedford event.  At Reading Elise  reinforced her position at the head of the junior Womens field with an impressive K2 performance. Amy and Sam put up an amazing challenge to Broughton and Lamph, the well established pair favoured for the ladies K2 spot in the GB Team. The Elmbridge/Basingstoke pair challenged throughout and fought for a win right up to the last seconds of the race, losing by less than half a length.  Bad luck girls it was a such an exciting race to watch !

 

World Cup 1 Marathon Team

 

GB European Marathon Championship Team 

 

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Results ICF World Cup Szegeb

Fantastic results for Lani Belcher, Lousia Sawers & Ed Rutherford who were part of the GB racing this weekend at Szegeb. The team won an impressive haul of three golds, two silvers and a bronze medal. Further details of the weekends events & results can be found on the links below.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Results ICF World Cup Racice

Brilliant news for Lani Belcher who won 3 medals at the weekend, silver in the k2 200m with Rachel Cawthorn, a bronze in the k1 5000m and a bronze in the k1 1000m.

Posts & further results to be found on the following links:

 

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Day 2

Day 3

Nottingham May Sprints 2014 News

Another wet, windy Nottingham!!

Well done to the small team of Elmbridge paddlers who braved the elements.

 

Results 

Elmbridge Paddlers Selected for World Cups 1&2 & Piestany International Regatta

Congratulations to the following Elmbridge paddlers on their selection to represent GB Canoeing & to the rest of the GB  team.

World Cup 1& 2

Ed Rutherford

Lani Belcher

Louisa Sawers

Team list 

Racice World Cup  May16-18

Szeged World Cup May 23-25

 

Piestany International Regatta 30th May – 1st June 

Katherine Trotter

Amy Ward

Rebii Simon

Elise Piercy

Team List

Piestany International Regatta

Bedford Assessment 4th May 2014

A team of 8 Elmbridge paddlers attended the assessment race in Bedford. The senior mens race was a fight to the end with Ed Rutherford taking 2nd place. Ross McMullen won the Junior boys & Luke Bowyer was 5th. Elise Piercy won the Junior Girls &  Becky Solway did very well in her 1st assessment race to come 6th, especially after a swim. Well done everyone.

RESULTS

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Senior Men

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Junior Boys

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Wey Hasler 4th May 2014

After having to delay their race the Wey Hasler was held on the following sunday. Unfortunately this clashed with a Assessment race which meant we had a very small team of 3 representing the club. Considering this small team we had top results with Phil 1st Div 1, Joe Gannon 4th Div 7 and promoted to Div 6. Sadly Steve had a swim and had to retire.

 

RESULTS

UPDATED LSE HASLER LEAGUE TABLE 2013-2014 LINK

April Nottingham Regatta 2014

First regatta of the year was windy as per usual for this time of the year. A team of Elmbridge paddlers attended with congratulations going to Krisztina Kover who was promoted to Womens C .

RESULTS