News from Solihull Canoe Club

Solihull at the 125 mile Devizes Westminister race 2019

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!

Team Solihull at the Gailey Hasler marathon 2019

A select team of familiar and new team members battled the traditionally choppy conditions on the Gailey canal and the gusty winds made conditions even more tricky! It was good to see Clive Jones winning Div 4 and wearing Solihull club colours again. And we came away with several other medals including another by Nacho who won by 5 minutes again after racing in the Waterland marathon in Amsterdam the day before! Felicitaciones por tu éxito y que éxito sea tuyo siempre!
Thanks Tomasz Kajjo Je Clipol for the great photos.

Team Solihull at the Leamington Hasler marathon 2019

Ignacio Soler Fabre
Well done team Solihull especially our junior paddlers who excelled in the cold first race Midlands Hasler marathon race of the season. Team Solihull was there in force with 18 paddlers collecting over 200 points for the club. And our secret weapon has been revealed. Nacho won Div 4 by a massive 5minutes and earned himself a 2 division promotion to Div 2!

Litter picking on the canal

In the afternoon session on Saturday 13 April seven members did some litter picking to support Surfers Against Sewage’s beach clean up campaign which British Canoeing are supporting. We cleaned the stretch of the canal from the club to CRT’s site and removed 4 bags of plastic bottles, cans and glass bottles as well as a fire extinguisher.


Solihull canoe club Christmas
Some intrepid paddlers were out being silly in Canadians the weekend before Christmas. The 200m race was extremely competitive, with some dodgy tactics & outrageous cheating!! 
Happy Christmas everyone & see you in 2019!


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