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Team Solihull at the Leamington Hasler marathon 2019

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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

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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.

CHRISTMAS ANTICS

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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!

2018 Banbury Hasler

Marathon
The Banbury Hasler's the last Hasler race in the Midlands for this year and Tom was first in Dvision 1 by several minutes! And well done to  Julia & Conrad who stepped up to Division 6 and double the race distance and came 4th in Div 6 K2. It was a god summer on the water & well done to all the racers.

AWESOME SOLIHULL CANOE CLUB WEEKEND #2

Marathon
Lusty Liffy
 
TOM LUSTY & NIKY CRESSER WIN THE 32km LIFFEY DESCENT KAYAK RACE

The Liffy descent is an iconic kayak race in Ireland and one of the International Canoe Federation World series events. 
The Irish Times report reads: "On a day when low water caused carnage on the 18-mile course, British pair Nicky Cresser and Tom Lusty were the winners of the K2 class at the 59th Liffey Descent canoe marathon. Race winners Cresser and Lusty were delighted just to finish the race and take a first win. "We were fourth going into the first weir at Straffan and got our line right and found ourselves in the lead. After that we kept pushing and no-one caught up with us," the pair said after their win." Cresser is a Liffey veteran but for Lusty, who is the fastest 1000m man in Britain, it was a first. 

 

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