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2017 Hasler Marathon Finals on the Thames

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As one of the top Midlands clubs, Solihull Canoe club was invited to the Hasler finals on the Thames on the weekend! And we did well, coming second in the Midlands in the points standing. The starts were very busy with over 50 kayaks in some of the starts and 8 of us from the club had a great day in the sun on the Thames. And thanks to the family & friends who came down to support the paddlers. And top marks went to Adam and Ellie who came second in the Div 8 K2's! It was a fitting end to another good racing season for the club.

Team Cook @ 2017 Ironbridge Hasler marathon

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 Team Cook @ IronbridgeThank you Wolverhampton Club for another well organised event. Ben got top club spot with 2nd in Div 6, Becky and Liz came 5th in Div 7 and team Lawley (Ellie & Julia) came 3rd in Div 8. Well done to team Cook (Ollie and Andy) who came 3rd in Divsion 6 in their C2, beating many of the K1's! Mark came 5th in Div 4 despite 2 swims including a traditional one at the Jackfields rapids.

2017 Hereford Hasler marathon race

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2017 Hereford Hasler marathon race
2017 Hereford Hasler marathon race
 

It was a beautiful day for swimming but an extremely hot one for paddling with temperatures touching 30 degrees!

Well done again team Solihull. Alex and Ben’s were testing their teamwork in division 6 to see if their plan to do the 125 mile Devizes to Westminister race next year is going to work. Ellie and Adam blew away the competition in the division 9 doubles, also beating the time for both Div 8s and one of the Div 7s!

Liz and Becky are getting faster by the week in their new boat but came fifth to Conrad & Julia's 4th in the division 7 doubles. There's some competitive racing going on between the club mates in these divisions!

In the scorching heat Oliver was looking stylish as ever in his C1 canoe, racing against faster kayaks in Division 7. And Mark, Matthew and Jenni soldiered bravely on to finish. 

And thanks to the support team of drivers, cheerleaders and our ever dependable team captains, Pete and Anne who looked quite melted by the end of the day!

Burton Hasler marathon race

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Well done Team Solihull at the Burton Hasler marathon race.
Liz & Becky were 3rd in Div 7 K2, Bea & Julia were 4th. Ellie & Oscar were 3rd in Div 8, Adam and Tom won Div 9 K2 despite their windmill technique, pushing Pete and Andy into 3rd in a C2. Oliver was 10th in Div 7 K1 and well done to Matthew who finished his Lightning race despite the pain in his shoulder. And welcome back to Div 4 racing, Steve. It was a tough first race of the season so extra bonus points for effort. The club came 3rd overall, so well done and thanks to Burton Phenix for all the hard work & a great race.


Worcester Hasler marathon races

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Very well done to Conrad & Julia who won Div 9 K2's! And well paddled Bea and Ellie who came 3rd. It was a close tussle and youth lost to experience this time. But you're all getting older ... hmmm! And well done to the rest of the team for a good collection of club points in the club competition. 
 

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