Other awards went to Jacque & Dave (1st in Div 8 doubles), a 2nd for Jamie G & Jamie M (2nd in Div 7 doubles), and Catherine & Maddison (3rd Div 9 doubles).
Well done to our four Lightnings who all won trophies in their respective classes!
Although no Stortford paddlers made the podium in Div 9 singles, the race saw some exceptional results. Jack (technically still a Lightning himself) came 6th out of the 24 competitors, and new team members Alex and Tom H gave sparkling debut performances.
Connor's mum Jo also raced for the first time, partnering Josepha to a 4th place in Division 9 doubles.
8 miles, 8 portages
Div 6: Kerstin Queeney & Connor Higgins 1st (1:20:36)
3 miles, 2 portages
Div 7: Jamie Gaulton & Jamie McAdam 2nd (31:53)
Div 8: Jacque Cayford & Dave Cayford 1st (34:38)
Div 9: Catherine Robinson & Maddison Loveday 3rd (42:29), Joanna Brewer & Josepha Wallbank 4th (52:24)