June 2013

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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Racing Round Up

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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