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A great set of results at the 2107 National championships!

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The Cooks and Tom Lusty all excelled in the National Kayak & canoe championships at Nottingham last weekend. Matthew Cook won the 200m lightning paddleabilty gold medal. Oliver Cook won the boys U18 200m and 500m canoe silver medals. And Tom Lusty won all 4 gold medals for being the men's National K1 and K2 500m and 1000m champion, then picked up a silver medal in the 500m K4. To put Tom's achievements into perspective, the other national men's champion in the picture with Tom is Liam Heath, who is the current K1 200m Olympic, world and European champion!

Canoe sailing on Lake Bala

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he touring group had a great trip to Lake Bala on Saturday 2 September. Eleven club members set off paddling 6 canoes on a lovely sunny day. After a pleasant stop for lunch, Mark rigged up some sails and we sailed back. There was not as much wind as we would have hoped for so we made quite slow progress on the way back - but we didn't have to paddle so it was relaxing a great fun.
 
Another great trip. Many thanks to Mark for organising!
 

Well done again Tom!

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Well done again Tom!
Tom's dedication & hours on the canal paid off this weekend at the ICF World championships in Racice, Czech Republic. He progressed well through the 500m heats & semifinals to get a place in the mens B final. And coming in 3rd means he was 12th best in the world at these championships! Well done Tom!

Wye trip - 12 August

Touring
The next touring trip will be to the River Wye on Saturday 12 August

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.
 

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