You, too, could share in the sunshine and pleasure of Nottingham Regattas! Can you believe, two regattas in succession and we had minimal wind (bit of a tail in fact) and an abundance of sunshine. We certainly couldn’t.
It was the Master’s National Regatta, so we increased our number of racing paddlers by 200% – Fred, Immi plus the four Masters, Brian, Nigel, László and Stefan. Brian and Nigel were up for everything – all three distances in K1 and K2, plus a K4, Stefan almost everything and László, everything but 1000m!
Great results, too. Brian-the-Legend in Over 64 took two Golds and a Silver in his three K1 distances. Nigel in Over 54, with a larger field, went into finals for everything and seemed to gain a fondness for 7th place. Our Over 34s, Stefan and László also succeeded into getting into finals in all but 200m K1, but medals were just out of reach.
Immi in Women’s A decided 200m K1 was enough to show willing (!), yet with ease gained a place in Final B. Fred managed a PB for his 200m K1 42.79 secs, and, after an ok Saturday, woke up on Sunday a re-energised boy and powered through his 500m K1 and K2, gaining a second place in both finals. It was like he and his new paddles had worked things out.
If we continue our exponential increase, we should have 18 paddlers signed up for June already! Deadline is this weekend, 15th May, so pop your name up fast!
The first Reading Canoe Club Summer Series 5K time trial and BBQ will be held on the 23rd May 2016. Let’s get all our friends and families down and make an evening of it. The more people and more different boats we can get out the better!
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