News from Solihull Canoe Club

Club awards

canoe club awards 2018
Congratulations to both Toms on their club awards. Tom Bellard earned his award for his Hasler marathon results in his first year of paddling & Tom Lusty for his GB national sprint kayak selection & achievements. Onwards & upwards!

Hooray, the sun's out & so was the racing squad

racing squad
Thanks Pete, Anne & Liz for timing, coaching and supporting a great club training day today. If anyone wants to try a great sport, this is the right time of the year to join us on saturday mornings at Catherine De Barnes. Just call, you're all welcome.

2018 Devizes to Westminister 125 mile race

2018 DW
Four hardy club paddlers, Oliver, Ryan, Becky & Ben set off in the rain on Good Friday for the epic annual 125 mile Devizes to Westminster race. And it rained and rained some more until the race was called off at Reading after 54 miles because of the Thames flooding. Oliver and Chris were in the lead of the C2 class & raised £1200 for the Brain Tumour Charity. Ben & Alex raised £600 for Dementia UK  & Ryan finished 27th in the senior men's K1 division. And well done to all of you.

2018 Gailey Hasler race

2018 Gailey Solihull CC
A beautiful sunny day and thankfully no wind but the usual choppy route on the canal. We came away with three medals - Second in Div 7 K2 for Julia and Conrad and 3rd in Div 6 K1 for Ben.

GB Dragon boat paddlers @ Solihull Canoe Club

Dragon boats
Well done to David Blackmore & Michael Dacombe who qualified for the GB Under18s Dragon Boat Racing Squad. They were selected for the GB Under18s Dragon Boat squad in the recent trials in Liverpool & will paddle for GB in the European Championships in Brandenburg, Germany in August 2018. Michael and David regularly train in a canoe at the Solihull Canoe Club on Saturday mornings and are paddlers with the Pershore Phoenix Dragon Boat team.

The lads were in of the Gold medal winning 10man boat, 200metres mixed GB team and also won a number of bronze medals. And they also hope compete in Hasler canoe races this year.


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