January 2014

RIC Paddlers undefeated by the Floods

A hardy group of senior paddlers, led by Peter Barnes, have been running regular Sunday paddles on the Grand Union canal from Stockley Park and more recently from the Hillingdon Outdoor Centre. It’s great to see so many people getting out there and training despite the difficulties that the current river conditions present.
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Frank Luzmore 2014 Cancelled

Due to the continuing poor conditions on the Thames following the recent floods, we have unfortunately had to cancel the Frank Luzmore Memorial K2 race for this year. Although the level of the river has reduced this week, the flow remains exceptionally high and we have been advised by the Environment Agency that Shepperton, Sunbury, Molesey and Teddington weirs are expected to remain fully drawn until next week due t
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Frank Luzmore Memorial Race Postponed

Following a detailed course assessment on the river yesterday and a review of the final set of pre-entries received before the cut-off yesterday evening, we have taken the decision to postpone the 2014 Frank Luzmore Marathon by two weeks, to Sunday 19th January. See updated race info. This was a difficult decision to make as moving or changing races at the last minute is not ideal for those who have entered. Although
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Club kit update

The new club kit has arrived from Clifton and is being modelled both on the bank and on the water. If you have yet to pick up your order please speak to Tom S to arrange collection. If you didn’t place an order and are now suffering from kit envy there is a small selection of extra kit (hoodies, base layers, vests, gilets and Henley tops) available to buy. Again speak to Tom to try on or purchase these. As usua
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Paddling continues…

The recent stormy weather has meant Richmond paddlers have been finding new locations to train. Pictured here are the group that ventured to Stockley Park last weekend to get some paddling done on the Grand Union Canal. Members have also been paddling at Brentford, Addlestone and Littleton Lake, where a small multi lap race was held last weekend.
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