Reading Hasler 2022

by Evan Shephard

Good weather, over 200 entries and some exciting starts boded well for the Reading Hasler, held on the pre-Jubilee weekend Sunday, 29th May. We had 168 K1 entries and 36 K2 entries.

Results from Reading paddlers was impressive, with

James Nelson 3rd in Div 3 – hot on the stern of the legend that is Ivan Lawler!!! And taking maximum points

Oliver Mazur winning Div 4 ahead of Miklos in 3rd – the first of 4 Reading boats inside the top 5!!!

Sam MacDonald and Georgia Boonham bringing home 1st and 2nd in Div 5 and earning promotions to match.

Max Prins-Mills got 2nd in his first race in 7 and earning promotiion to 6.

Matt Perry and Lisa Bramley earned promotion from Div 9 to Div 8, with Ruth Shephard earning her promotion from A to 9 in the same race.

Jeremy Freeland (with Klara) proved why you should listen to the briefing and was awarded with 1st in Div2K2.

Annabel Hutchinson (with Mollie Ball (Dev)) won Div 4K2 with Kat Wilson (with Victoria Knee (BOA)) behind in 2nd.

Tant Hill, Craig Roberston, Tilla Kubisch and Alice Beeson brought home another one/ two finish in 5K2.

Alina Mayer and Timi took 2nd in 6K2.

Viktoria and Julia Mazur took 2nd in 8K2.

Natalia Malish and Kerstin Kubish had a strong debut in 9K2.

Well done everyone! There were lots of great performances, plus promotions for six paddlers:

Alina, Timi, and Alice Beeson to Div 5, Julia, Natalia and Kerstin to Div 8.

Our new racing ladies! And with promotions!
Matthew Perry and Lisa Bramley, K1 Div 9, first hasler for both