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Good results at Gent marathon

Gent Marathon Richmond paddlers made up 4 of the BCU development team that were invited to race at Gent marathon, Belgium, following their performances in winter events. Ben Phillips and Adrian Meikle- Briggs were selected to race in the C1, with Ben Powell and Lily Wong in the junior mens and ladies K1. The team travelled on Friday, with racing taking place on Saturday. The 12 mile course took in laps of the regatta
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Marathon Success continues at Maidstone

Following victories at the first two regional Haslers of the year at Wey and Hastings, Richmond secured top points again at the Maidstone race held last weekend. The team was slightly smaller than the previous races but it was great to see that in the absence of some of our more established marathon paddlers (we had no division 1-3 K1s and only one division 3 K2), the bulk of our points came from members who have onl
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Richmond Sprints 2014- Results

Thank you to everyone who attended todays sprint event at Littleton Lake, and to the volunteers who ensured the day ran smoothly. Results from the day are available below. Richmond Sprints 2014 results
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Winning start to marathon racing season

The club has made an excellent start in the first two regional Hasler qualifiers of the year, winning the first two regional of the year, hosted by Wey Kayak Club and Hastings Canoe Club respectively. At Wey we took first place overall just one point ahead of Wey, and second place in the lightning event. There were lots of strong individual performances, with podium positions for the following: Ben P, 1st division 4
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Club Biathlon Event on 7th June

On Saturday June 7th Mick is organising a club biathlon event. Details are below:   Richmond Canoe Club- Run + Paddle Biathlon Saturday 7th June 2014 Start Time 8 am Entry Fee:  £4.00. Late Entry + £2.00 Run Course: River Lane to Thames Young Mariners Bridge and Back. Transition Area Upstream of River Lane Paddle Course: Launch at River Lane, Downstream to last boat below Glovers Island. Upstream to top turn ant
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Richmond juniors race at Gent marathon

Good luck to Lily Wong, Ben Powell, Ben Phillips and Adrian Meikle-Briggs who are taking part in the Gent marathon in Belgium tomorrow as part of a BCU development team. They were selected following consistent performances in local events over the winter.
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Condolences to family & Friends of George Richardson

I am sad to report on the death of a long standing Canoeist, George Richardson, from Royal Canoe Club. Our condolences go to the family of George Richardson, who has passed away following a short illness. George has been very much part of the canoeing world forever and will be greatly missed. Richard Hendron Commodore, Richmond Canoe Club.
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Richmond Sprints to be held at Littleton Lake on Monday 26th May

This years Richmond Sprints event will take place on bank holiday Monday 26th May at Littleton Lake, Shepperton. Booking in from 9.15, races over 200m, 500m and a long distance course. Full details here.
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Richmond win ladies trophy and team trophy at DW 2014

The Easter Weekend saw 13 Richmond paddlers take to the start line of the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon. After a long and disrupted winter of training race conditions were reasonable, with the flow having subsided following months of rain. We had five crews entered into the non stop event, with a K2 and a K1 also racing over 4 days. We had one class winner this year, the ladies crew of Sue and Beth.
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Also on Easter Weekend- Waterlands marathon and Elmbridge half marathon

Six Richmond paddlers made the trip to Amsterdam on Easter weekend to race at the Waterlands Marathon, with Tom, Brett, Alex, Nick and Sean racing the seniors men’s race and Lizzie the senior ladies. This is a very popular race held over the canals, rivers and estuaries of Amsterdam. This year was the biggest yet with over 150 people entered, including the top Spanish and Portuguese marathon paddlers and teams
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