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The last couple of weeks have seen a lot of activity on the water for Richmond paddlers, at home and abroad. Marko, our top canoe paddler, raced at the Piestany International Regatta in Slovakia on the 25th/ 26th May. He raced in the 200m, 500m and 1000m events and reached the final in all events. Marko achieved a fantastic 2nd place in the 1000m event, less than 1 second behind the winner. This was an improvement on
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Alex Nikonorov to give talk at Richmond this Saturday

We’re delighted that Alex Nikonorov, current Canoe Sprint Olympic Programme Technical Coach for the GB senior men’s kayak squad, will be visiting the club this Saturday 8th June. He’ll be giving a presentation at 12 noon on training for 200m, 1000m and marathon, to which everyone at the club is welcome. And he’ll stay on after the presentation to chat and answer any questions. Please try to get your lunch from the ga
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Death of Member, Colin Stent.Reception 6th June at 1830

It is with Sadness that we have to report the death of a long standing member, Colin Stent. Colin passed away after being involved in a road traffic accident. Colins family will be holding a small reception celebrate his life at the Canoe Club this Thursday 6th June at 630pm, prior to his body being flown back to South Africa. All those who knew Colin are invited to attend.
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Marko selected for Junior GB Sprint Team

Following his performances at the April & May Nottingham Sprint Regattas, Marko has been selected to race for the Junior Great Britain Sprint team at the Piestany International Regatta in Slovakia this weekend. He will be racing the C1 200m, 500m & 1000m events and will face competitors from across Europe, including some A finalists from recent senior World Cups. Marko medalled at this event last year so hope
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Norwich Assessment Race

Four Richmond paddlers made the long trip to Norwich for the K2 Marathon Assessment race on Sunday, the last selection race before the European Championships in Portugal in early June. The races followed the international format which will be adopted from next year, with the lap distances shortened and the number of laps and portages increased. In the senior mens K2 class (8 laps), Brett Irvine & Tom Sharpe were
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Richmond 3rd at Hastings Marathon

The Hastings Marathon was held last Sunday, and the Richmond team finished third, just behind Tonbridge and Wey. This was an excellent result considering our team was a lot smaller than normal, and a massive improvement on our performance last year when we had just two paddlers and finished last in the regional rankings. James King led from the top, making an excellent post DW return with 1st place in division 1. Our
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May Nottingham Sprint Regatta

The torrential rain and gale force winds didn’t deter Richmond’s small sprint racing team at the second national regatta of the year, held May 11th/ 12th. Again the team was mainly made up of juniors with good performances from both the more experienced and newer paddlers. Marko continued his excellent form from April in the canoe classes, winning the junior 1000m by a considerable distance and finishing 2nd in the s
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Richmond team for London Youth Games selected

Following trials held at the regional Richmond and Elmbridge sprint regattas the team to represent Richmond Borough in the London Youth Games has been selected. The London Youth Games is a competition held every year between all the London Boroughs, across a range of different sports. The canoe sprint event takes place at the London Regatta Centre in Docklands on the 8th June. Congratulations to the team selected, wh
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Weekend Racing Activity

  Last weekend saw Richmond paddlers in action across the country on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the junior coaches organised a team of 33 kayaks and 3 canoes to compete at the Regional Elmbridge Sprint Regatta. This was ideal racing practice for the more experienced paddlers and a good stepping stone towards National Nottingham Regattas for the younger paddlers. Lots of juniors got their first opportu
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