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Richmond go to Worcester

A team of 46 Richmond paddlers descended on Worcester at the weekend for the Hasler Final race, which marks the culmination of the racing year and decides which club gets to win the prestigious Hasler trophy. The Severn at Worcester is much smaller than our own River Thames and this presented some challenges both on the start line and the subsequent wash with some races having over 60 boats competing for space. Even
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European Marathon Championships 2016 – Richmond girls deliver in Spain

This year’s European Marathon Championships took place in Pontevedra, Spain, from 30th June to 3rd July, and Richmond had two paddlers on the GB team of 14 athletes. Freya Peters was competing in her first international marathon race in the Junior Women K2 event having won the only k2 assessment race in Burton paddling with Chelmsford’s Emma Russell. Both of these girls are only 15 years old so would be racing crews
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Check your completed races this season!

Hi All, As promised here is the link to check your completed races this season. Remember you must have finished at least three Hasler races in order to race at the Hasler Final in September, and to race K1/C1 you must have finished three races as a singles crew.   https://haslerstats.herokuapp.com/qualifications/RIC   The Hasler Final 2016 is at Worcester on Sunday September 25th.   Cheers, Will
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Hare&Hounds Series 2016 – complete!

Richmond Canoe Club had a great presence during annual race series at Wey Kayak Club. No less than 89 of our paddlers took part in this year’s series across all abilities and experience. From this year’s summer intake of new paddlers to old wolves of kayaking world – all club was represented. As a cherry on a cake, our paddler Lucy Ross won Ladies most improved veteran award at Hare and Hounds! Cong
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Frank Luzmore Race 2016

Thanks to everyone who came down on Sunday for the Frank Luzmore race. We had some challenging conditions with persistent rain and a strengthening river flow but with some additional safety measures, a big effort by the race team and the goodwill of the crews we were able to run the race largely as planned apart from some changes to the portages at Sunbury and Molesey to avoid the submerged rollers. Congratulations t
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Richmond Canoe Club continue to produce talented young athletes!

July kicked off with some great results for our paddlers… First congratulations has to go to Lizzie Broughton, our star marathon paddler who won silver at the European Marathon Championships in Slovenia last weekend.  Lizzie explained: “It was really hot over there but was good preparation for the Worlds, which are in Hungary later on this year.” Lizzie finished second to the Hungarian paddler, Renata Csay, who won t
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Race Report – Wey Marathon

Good news, not so good news, and “not everything goes according to plan” news…….   Good: I counted 45 paddlers on the results sheet, and 6 promotions, all in the lower Divisions: Cosima (J), Peter N-J and Guy Peters from Div 7 to Div 6 Arthur (J) (C1) and Lilla (J) from Div 8 to Div 7 Carlos (J) from Div 9 to Div 7, and Melody (J) and Peter Q from Div 9 to Div 8   Other great results
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First woman to win the Devizes to Westminster in its 70 year history

Lizzie Broughton of Richmond Canoe Club and Keith Moule from Chelmsford Canoe Club this weekend became the first mixed doubles pairing ever to win the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race. The duo stepped ashore at County Hall by Westminster Bridge 16 hours 40 minutes after leaving Devizes in Wiltshire, beating more than 170 other crews in the non-stop endurance race dubbed ‘the canoeist’s Everest
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Stour Descent 2014 Race Report

Thanks to Mike Pigott for writing up his report from the race. Sunday 7th December saw five Richmond paddlers travel down to Dorset to take on the 13.5 mile Stour Descent. The last of the descent races for the year, the Stour is largely flat, twisty and with lots of overhanging trees. So very different to the Liffey, Avon and (the now cancelled) Exe Descents. The day started with us all meeting up in Blandford to lea
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Entry now Open for 2015 Frank Luzmore Marathon

This year’s Frank Luzmore Memorial Marathon takes place on Sunday 4th January. Full race details and the online entry form are now available. Like last year all advance entries must be submitted via the web form please, not via email. Conditions on the Thames at Richmond and Elmbridge are currently good though with some flow following the recent rain. We will post an update nearer the event when we have a bette
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