Paddler News

European Marathon Championships 2016 – Richmond girls deliver in Spain

This year’s European Marathon Championships took place in Pontevedra, Spain, from 30th June to 3rd July, and Richmond had two paddlers on the GB team of 14 athletes. Freya Peters was competing in her first international marathon race in the Junior Women K2 event having won the only k2 assessment race in Burton paddling with Chelmsford’s Emma Russell. Both of these girls are only 15 years old so would be racing crews
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Weirs open 8th November – 29th November In order to carry out essential maintenance works on Richmond lock, weirs and sluices and to carry out a riverbed inspection, it will be necessary to lift the weirs at Richmond for a period of 3 weeks. This will allow the river between Richmond Lock and Teddington Lock to drain down at low water on each tide. The Draw-Off period will commence at approximately 14:35 on Sunday 8t
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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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Ladies Return from international Competition in China

China 2012 Gaby and Lizzie have just returned from Shanghai, where they were invited to race as part of an international team against the Chinese.  For once it wasn’t really about the racing, but we should probably mention it….   The first race was a 12km river loop of local town Shaoxing. The boats arrived about 20 minutes before the start of the race, leaving very little faff time to get set up and ready
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Trophy Winners Announced.

At the End of Season Party The nominations and winners were announced for the following Trophies: Eric William-Allen Trophy & Ray Parker Trophy: Awarded to the junior who has demonstrated outstanding achievement. The nominations were: Rene, Nick Romain, Alison Martin, Marco and Oliver Khlaf. The Trophy was awarded to Marko. Marco is one the first juniors in numerous years to be selected and attend a junior an int
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Marco and Adam selected for European championships

Marko Csokasi has been selected to do junior C1 500 and 1000 metres at the Junior / Under 23 Championships Adam Stannard has been selected to do Under 23 C2 500 metres with Iain Weir of Banbury. Marko is our first ever junior canoe in a major championships although we”ve had many kayaks. These two plus hopefully Nick R, Richard Hendron and Lizzie Boughton at the marathon worlds, (and maybe Marko again too) coul
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