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Waterside C

posted 3 Mar 2016, 10:25 by Fowey RiverCC

Well done again to all of the paddlers and support crews for their achievements at Waterside C last weekend. The conditions last weekend were even colder than the last two watersides with very strong, cold winds which only increased throughout the day.

We entered three junior K2s into the race once again. The first of which being Dan Palmer and Bronte Holden who came third in the junior mens race with a time of 3:23:44, despite being a mixed crew. They are still first overall in the series, and broke the junior mixed record for this race by 14 mins, so a superb result. Alice Bray and Tom Steer have continued to show great improvement throughout the series. This week they have moved up four places in the senior mixed k2 category and came in sixth with a time of 3:56:56. Our last junior boat is Caity Irwin and Chloe Dobbs, unfortunately due to a shoulder injury Caity was forced to retire but luckily ex-Fowey paddler Connor Peters was there to jump in the boat with Chloe and finish the race, thanks Connor.

Once again we also entered five senior K1s into the race as well. Michael Southey achieved an amazing time of 3:19:44 achieving a personal best and placing third in the senior mens k1 category and is now placed fourth for the series, a great result. Steve Riley also achieved a personal best for the race with a time of 3:47:46 and coming in eighth. Harry Gilbert is continuing to improve, and with no paddle related issues this week, achieved a time of 4:01:46 coming in tenth. Ryan Pearce our final senior men paddler unfortunately had to retire due to the tough conditions. The final Fowey entrant was James Asser who with a time of 4:19:04 came in fourteenth for the Veteran class but still third in the Masters.

Well done to all our paddlers for their amazing results this week, everyone is improving and doing so well. Also a big thank you to all the support crew, without whom these fantastic results would not be possible. Good luck everyone for Waterside D, lets hope it’s a little warmer.

Photo credit: Jo Palmer, Susan Bray, Fred Taylor and Poppy Taylor