David G. put in another stonking performance in Boys u16 K1 to take Stortford's only gold medal of the day.
Octavia won silver in Ladies K1 and was also the fastest Vet, while Kirsten was first SuperVet. Eilidh took bronze in the u12 event.
BSCC were 4th, both overall and in terms of Dick Grieve points (performance of novice juniors).
Senior K2 - Jacque Cayford & Dave Cayford 20th (1:16:35)
Vet Mens K1 - Mike Toomey 7th (1:08:00), Steve Whipp 9th (1:15:33)
u16 Boys K1 - David Gurney 1st (47:43), Murdo White 7th (58:26), James Daly 8th (58:55), Connor Higgins 9th (59:19)
Ladies K1 - Octavia Abbott 2nd (52:41), Lexie White 4th (55:12), Kerstin Queeney 8th (1:00:28), Catherine Robinson 11th (1:18:59)
u16 Girls K1 - Emilia Boylan 5th (1:00:55)
u14 Boys K1 - Jamie Gaulton 8th (43:47)
u12 K1 - Eilidh White 3rd (41:50)
Full race results on the FRA website.
Only four Stortford paddlers had managed to clock up the maximum 6 race entries this year: James D, Octavia, Catherine and Eilidh.
Reduced attendances across the board from both juniors and more experienced team members impacted on the the club's league points, but we narrowly managed to retain our usual 2nd place overall. This was also reflected in the number of Stortford paddlers bringing home series awards this year:
K1 M Vet, 1st - Danny Beazley
K1 F 16+, 2nd overall & 1st Vet - Octavia Abbott
Marathon C2, 2nd - Malcolm Duckworth & Gary Aldam,
3rd - Paul Surrage & Richard Baker
K1 u12, 3rd - Eilidh White
See Angela's Flickr page for a few photos of the Leaside race.