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2019 Shropshire Paddlesport Hasler

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2019 Shropshire
We were few but were we were strong! There were only 8 of us racing at Shropshire but we collected plenty of points. Well done Arnie on your promotion & your best result yet, 4th in Division 9 K1. The Div 4 k1 race was split by a narrow boat blocking the canal for a couple of minutes causing a robust exchange of opinions but Mark still managed to get 3rd. The Lefflers triumphed again with Peter getting second in Div 7 K1, Amelie coming first in her U10 girls race, & Adam & Monty winning Div 9 K2! The Elliots won Div6 K2 & Conrad was promoted too. Well done everyone & thanks Paddlesport for a good race. 

Team Solihull at the Nottingham Hasler marathon 2019

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2019 Nottingham Hasler
Well done team Solihull! We achieved fantastic results in the Nottingham Hasler. Big congratulations go to Nacho who won Diviison 2 & lost out on winning Division 1 by a second! Other fantastic results were achievd by Monty and Arion who came 2nd & 3rd in the U12's and Amelie who won the girls U10. Conrad & Julia came second in the Div 7 K2 race and David & Michael won Div 9 C2. And well done to everyon else nas we move up positions in our divisions picking up valuable points in the inter club Hasler competition.

Team Solihull at the Anker Valley Hasler marathon 2019

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2019 Anker Hasler
A small, brave team of Solihull paddlers braved the difficult, choppy canal at the Anker Valley Hasler. The younger Lefflers did us proud though,coming 1st & second in their races. The rest of us are working on a cunning plan of lulling the opposition into a false sense of security by achieving average results in the middle of our divisions before peaking later in the year and amazing the opposition with some amazing results!!

Team Solihull at the Worcester Hasler marathon 2019

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2019 Worcester Hasler
 
Well done Pete for getting a big team on the water for the 2019 Worcester Hasler marathon races. And well done to the Lefflers who accounted for 4 of our 15 racers and our top results on the day. Congratulations to Adam & Amelie who won silver medals in the under 12 & under 10 K1's. Unfortunately there weren't many more outstanding achievements but if there was a medal for enthusiasm, we'd have won it. Ian, Phil, Simon, Alan, Claire, Pete & Anne, your shouts of encouragement on the second lap were greatly appreciated!  

Solihull at the 125 mile Devizes Westminister race 2019

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2019 Devizes Westminister 
 
Respect to our DW race peddlers, Nacho, Alex, Jake & Oliver. Paddling 125 miles over 4 days is a fantastic achievement especially in the heat of the hottest Easter in 70 years. It's a pity Olly had to retire, but well done to the others, especially Nacho who fought all the way for his 3rd place in the senior singles! Bring the medal down to the club on Saturday for us all to see!
 

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