Saturday 28th January.
Congratulations to all those who entered the Broadside race.
Thank you to our sponsors who provided Adnams Broadside Beer for all >18 competitors !
The membership letter for 2017 has just been sent out but can also be downloaded here. 2017notification
Annual Awards evening winners
Sprint Male Dan Sklenar
Marathon Male Jago Taylor
Sprint Female Charlotte Thistlewood
Marathon Female Kamila Sklenarova
Most improved in the first year of paddling Charlotte Thistlewood
Most Improved overall Toby Booth
Most Inspiring Member Jan Alexander
Most Points – Marathon Hasler Senior Men Andy Ross
Most Points – Marathon Hasler Junior Men Kieran Smith / Josh Murad – tie
Most Points – Marathon Hasler Senior Women Tania Morley
Most Points – Marathon Hasler Junior Women Sophia Groves
Sprint Female Florence Duffield.
Sprint Male Luke Shaw
Fish Award Chris Groves
National Schools Championships 20th November 2016.
James How and Tim Dowden who paddle with NCC and are part of the Langley School Kayaking Academy became National Schools Champions winning both Sprint and Marathon titles. Huge congratulations.
Connor Smith and Josh Murhad representing Old Buckingham School were the youngest crew attending. Their best result came in the 200 m elimination race where they came an impressive 6th.
Tim Pendle – top 10 in the World.
Tim Pendle finished 10th in the senior K2 race at the 2016 Marathon World Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. He spent much of the race in the top group swapping washes with the likes of the eventual winner, South African Hank McGregor who has now won the K1 and K2 World title for the last 3 years. Tim and his partner Ed Rutherford from Elmbridge Canoe Club have paddled in the same K2 together less than half a dozen times and for much of the race they looked confortable staying out of trouble and sitting a little further back in the front group that varied between 6 and 10 K2’s with the race constantly splitting at the portage and then coming back together on the laps of the lake course.
The K2 of Tim Pendle from Norwich Canoe Club and Ed Rutherford from Elmbridge in boat 716 on the left side wash in the front group at the 2016 World Championships. The eventual winner Hank McGregor is in the front of the K2 on the right side wash.
The constant burns and changes of pace eventually had an effect on Tim and Ed and they reached the penultimate portage at the back of the group and didn’t have the reserves to catch up again after the get in. It was a great effort by the two of them who can look back on a race where for much of the time they were comfortable mixing it with the fastest paddlers in the world.