Stortford finished the Chelmer race in 3rd place, but only a tantalising 4 race points behind Barking.
Danny remains unbeaten in Vet Mens K1, with a 5th successive Gold medal, while Malcolm & Gary (MC2) found the lads from the Royal Hospital School too fast for them and had to settle for silver. Heidi gained a bronze, leading a string of Stortford ladies home in class 7.
There was good turn-out from the club's younger paddlers, with a third of the members being under 14. Although only one of these went home with a medal (a well-deserved silver for Murdo), these plucky youngsters certainly pulled their weight by scoring a third of the points.
Little Joe executed an impressive race start and, though he finished 9th, probably deserved a medal anyway, having cycled to the race from Harlow! New member Simon looked comfortable and completed his first race safely and with a very respectable time.
u16 Boys K1 - Oscar Toomey 5th (55:36)
Ladies K1 - Heidi White 3rd (46:14), Ella Beatty 4th (46:43), Isabelle Gurney 5th (47:02), Octavia Abbott 7th (51:06), Catherine Robinson 13th (1:07:06)
u16 Girls K1 - Lexie White 4th (52:25)
Marathon C2 - Malcolm Duckworth & Gary Aldam 2nd (51:47)
u14 Boys K1 - Murdo White 2nd (24:13), David Gurney 5th (25:42), Euan Caton 9th (27:01), William Rowe 12th (29:28), Connor Higgins 13th (29:59)
u14 Girls K1 - Emilia Boylan 4th (28:21)
Ladies GP - Deborah Cayford 2nd (32:31)
u12 K1 - Jack Ward 4th (35:35), Eilidh White 5th (38:38), Ryewin Bridger 6th (1:05:06)