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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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Hastings Race Report

Hastings race all very routine. Standard expectations fulfilled: 1) going the wrong way (Deborah, intent on extra distance, notwithstanding electing to go in Div 6 rather than in Div 7, decided to go back up towards the bridge turn on the final lap) 2) capsize (Till at return portage, Lila going downstream of portage).   On upside Promotions: Sam Lee-Gill to Div 6; Max (junior) to Div 7; Craig and Lucas (junior) to D
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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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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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Waterside B Race Report

Complete results for Richmond Last Sunday was the second of the four Waterside races, with a large turnout of 31 Richmond paddlers taking on Waterside B over a distance of 18 miles with 19 portages. At the top end of the race, the battle for the title of fastest Richmond crew continued from Waterside A. Freddie and Alex came out on top again, taking 2nd in senior men’s k2 in 2:07 and (temporary) bragging rights
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Hare and Hounds Report – Great results for Richmond

A great turn out at the last Hare and Hounds at Wey Kayak Club. Some great results including an astounding time of just over 50 minutes by Renee (Apologies to Victoria Croucher who still holds the U14 record at a time of 47:27) Here are some interesting facts and stats.  Did you know… In total 52 paddlers took part in the Dash Hound and Hare & Hounds. Dash Hound .         Out of 41 junior boats 20 were Rich
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Richmond Win Cokethorpe Team Race at Oxford

Cokethorpe was for sure an unusual and quirky race, but most enjoyable nonetheless.  The race has been revamped in its entirely by Major James King (Richmond Canoe Club’s finest!) on behalf of Cokethorpe School. Teams could consist of between 2 and 4 boats and could be any combination of K2s and K1s. The teams had to paddle the 18 miles and 6 locks and stay within 5 boat lengths of each other, the idea being that peo
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