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National Marathon Championships 2013

A small Richmond team produced a series of excellent results to finish 3rd in the overall team competition at the National Marathon Championships held at Pangbourne this weekend. The team achieved 26 podium finishes, and 4 National Championship Titles. We medalled at all levels from U10 to senior, and again in numerous veteran age group categories.   The senior K2 races on Sunday were particularly successful for
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World Masters Games, Torino

A small team of Richmond paddlers (Tony, Andrei, Shane, Istvan, Gabor & Balazs) raced hard in the World Masters Games held in Torino last week. Results as follows: K1 racing was very competitive, our only finalist Balazs came 6th in the K1 200m. Tony just missed out with an unlucky draw in the 1000m K1 semi, coming 4th with only the top 3 qualifying for the final. This was common- Shane, Gabor and Andrei also cam
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Junior Sprint Worlds, Niagara

Marko finished 17th overall (8th in the B final) in the C1 1000m at the Junior Sprint Sprint Worlds in Canada. Full results available here http://www.canoeniagara.ca/site/home
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Richmond win Ed Mckeever Trophy- Report

Last Sunday Richmond Canoe Club won the inaugral Ed Mckeever Trophy for top overall club at the London Docklands Sprint Regatta. The team competed in singles and doubles over 200m and 500m and finished ahead of Wey Kayak Club in 2nd place. Annabel has written the following report of the day. It was a grey, cloudy, and early Sunday morning at the London regatta centre. There was some confusion over the actual starting
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Marko and Tom go International

Marko has recently returned from racing at the Junior European Sprint Championships in Poznan, where he competed in the C1 500m & 1000m events. In the semi finals for both distances he missed out on “A” final qualification by less than half a second, but went on to peform very well in the “B” finals, finishing 2nd in the 1000m and 4th in the 500m. Following this  Marko has been selected to
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Recent Richmond Racing

The recent sunny weather has seen many Richmond paddlers getting out on the water at local sprint and marathon events.  Last Saturday over 35 juniors raced at the Royal Canoe Club Sprint regatta over 500m and 200m. There were paddlers from all age groups from U10 to U18, and age group wins for Francis, Lilla & Harry. The impressive Richmond turnout is largely due to the hard work from all our junior coaches to ge
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Marko competes at European Sprint Championships this weekend

Best of luck to Marko Csokasi who is competing at this weekends Junior European Sprint Championships in Poznan, Poland. Following successful domestic selection regattas, and his results at Piestany Regatta (Slovakia), Marko has been selected for the C1 500m and 1000m events. To follow the results, visit www.kayakpl.com
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Richmond success at London Youth Games

The London Youth Games are an annual competition for young sportspeople living in London boroughs. Participants compete for their resident borough in their chosen sport, with the points gained in each event added up to crown an overall winning borough. Last year over 100,000 people competed in the event, in over 30 sports. The 2013 kayak sprint event was held last Saturday, with many juniors from Richmond Canoe Club
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European Marathon Championships – Vila Verde, Portugal

Richmond celebrates first European Marathon Champion since 1997 (report by Tom) Richmond Canoe Club have put themselves firmly back on the map at the top level of marathon racing in the UK, with two athletes selected for the GB team at the European Championships. Nick Romain and Lizzie Broughton both raced in K2s at the event in Portugal last weekend. Following an impressive series of results in the early season dome
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Richmond victory at Royal

Sunday saw the latest London & South East Hasler qualifier at Royal Canoe Club. Being just up river Richmond put out a large team and succeeded in winning both the overall event and the lightning event.  Once again there were excellent performances across all classes from lightning to division 1, and again a particularly sizeable junior contingent took part. Many of our juniors are now regular marathon racers and
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