A capsize just after the start caused Octavia to retire, but her success at the earlier races means that she is still third overall in Ladies K1 and well ahead of the field for the Vet Ladies trophy, whilst Kirsten (4th overall so far in this class) is leading the SuperVets.
7 miles (4 portages):
Senior K2 - Adam Beaumont & David Gurney 3rd (51:15), Mike Panrucker & Ian Abrams 9th (1:00:15), Jacque & Dave Cayford 17th (1:00:42)
Vet Mens K1 - Dave Hallam 5th (57:30)
u18 Boys K1 - Euan Caton 1st (55:53)
5 miles (4 portages):
u16 Boys K1 - Connor Higgins 6th (44:26)
Ladies K1 - Kerstin Queeney 5th (47:46), Octavia Abbott (DNF)
u16 K2 - Eilidh White & Catherine Robinson 3rd (59:52)
3 miles (2 portages):
u14 Boys K1 - Jamie Gaulton 4th (30:47)
u12 - Jack Gaulton 8th (37:10), Libby Gaulton 10th (38:14)
For the second time this Winter Series, the Stortford team numbered only a dozen competitors, but some good individual performances secured a third place for the club.
Euan took Stortford's only gold medal of the day - his second win in u18 boys this series, placing him third overall in the class to date, but a strong contender for the class trophy.
Adam & David continue at the top of the class table in Senior K2, having won bronze at this race, and Dave H is joint first in Vet Men's K1.
The club was third in the Dick Grieve league - this is based solely on the performance of novice juniors - all of Stortford's points DG points being won by the Gaulton family!
Full race results on the FRA website, including class standings to date. See photos of the Stortford race in Angela's Flickr album