National Marathon short course championships April 30th/May 1st

by Evan Sheppard, Marathon team leader

I really want to say a huge thank you to everyone who travelled to Peterborough for the Short Course Nationals!!! It was amazing to see so many Reading vests on the water and even more Reading people on the bank, volunteering and supporting. Results wise we all had a fantastic day with an almost uncountable number of podiums.

With 10 juniors racing, we had more juniors on the water than any other club (jointly with Falcon) which is a massive achievement and a credit to all of you.

Our senior and Veteran paddlers – six of them – had a slightly smaller representation but my they delivered! Every single one of them stood on the podium at the end of the day!!!

Special congratualtions to our National Champions this year:

Kevin Smith

Edgar Boehm

Kat Wilson

Harry Freeland

Anna Palmer

Oli Mazur

Harry Freeland, nippy on the portage
Laurence P and Edgar on the portage