9 miles (6 laps):
Senior K2 - Chris Sze & Ant Wright 7th (1:20:56), Will Jones & Luke Jones (rtd)
Vet Mens K1 - Danny Beazley 1st (1:08:42), Dave Hallam 3rd (1:16:40), Steve Whipp 11th (1:31:09)
6 miles (4 laps):
u16 Boys K1 - Connor Higgins 3rd (1:00:44), James Daly 4th (1:00:54),
Ladies K1 - Octavia Abbott 3rd (57:03), Kerstin Queeney 6th (1:02:22), Catherine Robinson 9th (1:25:33)
u16 Girls - Emilia Boylan 3rd (1:03:43)
C2 - Malcolm Duckworth & Gary Aldam 2nd (1:02:00)
3 miles (2 laps):
u12 K1 - Eilidh White 3rd (37:18)
Full race results on the FRA website. See photos of the Barking race in Angela's Flickr album.
Only 16 BSCC paddlers made it to the Barking Winter Series race, though this proved enough to secure a second place overall for the club. A good number of those who finished were rewarded with medals: Dave H, Connor, Octavia, Emilia and Eilidh all achieved bronze in their respective classes, Kerstin was 1st lady supervet, Catherine was awarded ladies paddleability, while Danny won a gold.
The weather was not quite as cold as of late, but persistent drizzle added to the typically bleak appearance of the venue of the estury of the River Roding.
At this half-way point through the series, Danny, Octavia and Kerstin are all on track to be taking home a perpetual trophy at the finals, while Eilidh is locked in a battle with a Chelmsford rival for the Girls U12 cup. James, Connor, Murdo and Emilia each have a chance of winning one of the engraved series glasses.