Big thanks to all good people which helped cleaning River Stour on Saturday. Quick facts: Three shopping trolleys fished out this time, we haven’t seen car park so packed for a while (spring is late and cold this year, but finally arrived). Amazing job, good spirit, thumbs up!
Some photos from recent trip. Video soon
Hot cocoa and mulled wine – special thanks to Rachel
“White water smiles” and a bit of carnage on Hamoon weir. Big thanks to Terry Mullen for sharing with us!
Another very successful ‘Stour Descent’ thanks to so many SVCC members!
Yet again I received many compliments from competitors at the end of yesterday’s race leaving me feeling both proud and humble!
This year members went well ‘above and beyond’ to ensure that we provided competitors with a course that was both exciting to paddle but also safe – Ron with his tractor that’s even older than him, Jules leaping head first into the banks of decaying reeds whilst the male members of the clean-up crew looked on somewhat shame-faced and many others you know who you are- thank you.
And then we had Ray and his team- Carol, Rachel, SARAH (lest I forget), Charlotte and Jackie- all overseen by Jess registering competitors at Sturminster Mill whilst Paul controlled the traffic, thank you.
Paul and Nick sent competitors on their way before journeying down to the finish to join Austen, Richard- and his friends – and yet again Ray.
Here times were kept and processed in an efficient manner- we’ll forget the
odd hiccup- so thank you. Thank you Tia and Haidee for also helping out at the finish.
Thanks also to Ado and Marcel, our camera crew- their efforts have added yet another dimension to the race and is already proving to be very popular. Thanks to Terry Mullen for sharing his photos from Hammon weir.
And finally, thank you Marshalls- Callum, Matt, Grant, David, Pete, Rob, Tim, Simon, Sam, Josh, John, Ron- and this team the ‘Pig’- Ben, Lewis, the other Ben, Jules, William, Brian and Charles.
Big thank you to Terry Mullen, for the amazing shots from Hamoon weir yesterday. This is just a missing piece of puzzle as we didn’t manage to get on time from Start line to Hamoon.
Below is just “teaser” of what you can find HERE.
|1||K 1 Touring Male Junior||25A – Tom Holland||2:19:29|
|2||K 1 Touring Male Junior||24B – Joe Dodds||2:21:13|
|3||K 1 Touring Male Junior||22B – Arron Lennard||2:27:11|
|4||K 1 Touring Male Junior||22C – Toby Evans||2:27:27|
|5||K 1 Touring Male Junior||27C – Rory Anderson||2:31:09|
|6||K 1 Touring Male Junior||24C – Jamie Russell||2:36:34|
|7||K 1 Touring Male Junior||23A – Michael Preston||2:39:32|
|8||K 1 Touring Male Junior||23B – Alistair Brown||2:56:03|
|9||K 1 Touring Male Junior||27A – Jonathan Cox||3:17:10|
|1||K 1 Touring Male Senior||24A – John Dyke||2:23:50|
|1||K 1 Touring Male Veteran||26A – Victor Copeland||2:23:20|
|2||K 1 Touring Male Veteran||26C – Tony Smith||2:27:53|
|3||K 1 Touring Male Veteran||23C – Richard Davis||2:32:25|
|4||K 1 Touring Male Veteran||27B – Allen Westerby||2:36:59|
|5||K 1 Touring Male Veteran||22A – Tim Spring||2:51:30|
|6||K 1 Touring Male Veteran||21B – Mike Smith||3:06:09|
|7||K 1 Touring Male Veteran||25B – Alan Kerridge||3:07:43|
|8||K 1 Touring Male Veteran||28A – David Macbeth||3:14:40|
|1||K 1 Racing Male Junior||37A – James Lewin||2:01:52|
|1||K 1 Racing Male Senior||38A – Phillip Pearse||1:51:23|
|2||K 1 Racing Male Senior||37B – Tom Dawson||1:54:48|
|3||K 1 Racing Male Senior||36C – Harry Armytage||2:15:27|
|4||K 1 Racing Male Senior||25C – Jonathan Tye||2:15:39|
|1||K 1 Racing Male Veteran||36A – Paul Kingman||1:54:57|
|2||K 1 Racing Male Veteran||26B – Andy Coomes||2:10:40|
|3||K 1 Racing Male Veteran||36B – Mark Rainsley||2:12:57|
|4||K 1 Racing Male Veteran||37C – Jerry Conway||2:13:17|
|1||K 1 Touring Female Veteran||21C – Zoe Cox||2:52:06|
|2||K 1 Touring Female Veteran||21A – Andie Smith||3:06:38|
|1||K 2 Touring Male Senior||53C – Orfeas Tsouroplis||2:56:16|
|1||K 2 Touring Male Veteran||31A – Gary Jone & Garrick Smith||3:10:33|
|1||K 2 Racing Male Junior||51B – Freddie Brown & Matthew Hinves||1:58:51|
|2||K 2 Racing Male Junior||50C – Toby Kerby & Archie O-Shaughnessy||2:14:12|
|3||K 2 Racing Male Junior||50B – Minglin Li & Ollie Stewart||2:21:14|
|4||K 2 Racing Male Junior||51A – Will Emerson & Finn Wylie||2:39:21|
|1||K 2 Racing Male Senior||54A – Michael Wright & Tristram Turner||2:00:31|
|1||K 2 Racing Male Veteran||49C – Richard Lewis & Callum Gingell||1:46:48|
|2||K 2 Racing Male Veteran||52B – Andy Blow & David Blow||1:48:42|
|3||K 2 Racing Male Veteran||48C – Richard Kent & James Hinves||1:57:48|
|4||K 2 Racing Male Veteran||53A – Fred Taylor & Christopher Marett||2:00:16|
|5||K 2 Racing Male Veteran||46A – Simon Kay & John Kavanagh||2:10:44|
|6||K 2 Racing Male Veteran||46B – David Seward & Ian Martin||2:11:44|
|7||K 2 Racing Male Veteran||49B – Selwyn Richards & Thomas Richards||2:11:48|
|8||K 2 Racing Male Veteran||48A – Max Woods & Ben Mason||2:17:01|
|9||K 2 Racing Male Veteran||47A – Stephen Bourne & James Bourne||2:29:03|
|1||K 2 Touring Female Veteran||31C – Lisa Davis & Jenny Sinclair||2:50:18|
|1||K 2 Racing Female Senior||48B – Charlotte Creamer & Katy Dixon||2:31:38|
|1||K 2 Touring Mix Veteran||31B – Mike Rogers & Sue Wynn||2:31:31|
|1||K 2 Racing Mix Junior||50A – Felix Hawkings & Lula Petch||2:21:32|
|1||K 2 Racing Mix Veteran||47B – James Treadgold & Shirley Keeron||2:01:43|
|2||K 2 Racing Mix Veteran||52A – Louise Henry & Chris Lay||2:08:52|
|3||K 2 Racing Mix Veteran||47C – Lucy Cottrell & Peter Maycock||2:12:10|
|4||K 2 Racing Mix Veteran||53B – Emma Desborough & Enda Ryan||2:12:46|
|5||K 2 Racing Mix Veteran||49A – Sharon Cruse & Mark Spruce||2:13:58|
|6||K 2 Racing Mix Veteran||46C – Jon Boakes & Anabel Boakes||2:19:59|
|7||K 2 Racing Mix Veteran||51C – Jose Guerra & Mia Rushen||2:42:42|
|1||C 1 Male Veteran||11B – Ross Pearton||2:20:34|
|2||C 1 Male Veteran||11C – Phil Brown||3:03:31|
|3||C 1 Male Veteran||11A – Peter Bryan||4:04:30|
|1||C 2 Male Senior||18B – Tom Fryer & James Prowse||2:08:12|
|1||C 2 Male Veteran||19B – Tim Fuggle & Paul Stenning||2:10:44|
|2||C 2 Male Veteran||18C – David Fryer & Mike Thornton||2:11:15|
|3||C 2 Male Veteran||17C – Richard Parrott & Claude Bailey||2:11:27|
|4||C 2 Male Veteran||17B – Tom Barnard & Lyndon White||2:20:28|
|5||C 2 Male Veteran||15B – Stephen Windmill & Angus Fitchet||2:29:51|
|6||C 2 Male Veteran||14A – Mike Carson & Dan Alder||2:31:36|
|7||C 2 Male Veteran||14C – Scott McEleney & Steve McEleney||2:37:50|
|8||C 2 Male Veteran||14B – Barnet Healey & Richard Fisher||2:50:21|
|9||C 2 Male Veteran||16A – Hew Marsden & Bill Richmond||2:56:27|
|10||C 2 Male Veteran||15A – Mike Habberfield & Nigel Eldred||3:17:45|
|11||C 2 Male Veteran||19A – Ian Hughes & Graham Norman||3:27:12|
|1||C 2 Mix Veteran||17A – Gary Corr & Ginette Corr||2:28:55|
|2||C 2 Mix Veteran||19C – Jason Klug-Horsnell & Katja Klug-Horsnell||2:38:19|
|3||C 2 Mix Veteran||16C – Peter Hobby & Jenny Dennet||3:02:07|
|4||C 2 Mix Veteran||15C – Mathew Harris & Lorna Harris||3:05:32|
|5||C 2 Mix Veteran||16B – Jen John-Chuan & Dan Bownds||3:11:37|
|6||C 2 Mix Veteran||18A – John Holland & Sally Holland||3:21:25|
|1||Slalom 1 Male Junior||06A – Paddy Wilkins||3:14:31|
|1||Slalom 1 Male Senior||07A – Conor Ruckman||2:50:21|
|2||Slalom 1 Male Senior||06C – Henry Tauton||3:13:54|
|1||Slalom 1 Female Veteran||06B – Susan Templeton||2:50:23|
|1||SUP 1 Male Senior||02A – Russel Farrington||3:06:06|
|1||SUP 1 Male Veteran||02B – Mark Bickford||3:06:26|
|2||SUP 1 Male Veteran||01C – Chris Turner||3:41:05|
|3||SUP 1 Male Veteran||02C – Duane Aubrey||3:47:52|
|1||SUP 1 Female Veteran||01B – Emily Oldridge||4:16:15|
|2||SUP 1 Female Veteran||01A – Lynn Boakes||4:16:15|
If you’ll find any errors in results table please let us know.
A big big SVCC ‘THANK YOU’ to Matt for once again organising our Christmas Party and with the support of Sous Chef Spurty thank you too delivering another excellent feast.
I’m led to believe that when it was getting hot in the kitchen Carol showed them some of her holiday snaps taken in environments even hotter- not sure if this helped but thank you to ‘Judith’!
And even in his absence Austen was able to make us all smile with his ‘Face Mats’.
There wasn’t a lot of water around so Saturday saw most of us swimming in Cardiff – well most of those who made it down to the Principality whilst the teenagers paddled and showed how it should be done.
Sunday saw some enjoy the scenery that envelops the River Usk while Julian and Elliot ensured that Simon, Lewis, Spurty and Tony ‘got down and dirty’!
Yes, borrowing down in the nether regions of the Brecon Becons we went Caving and not only discovered what a Blouder Ruckle is but wriggled, twisted, crawled and slid until we had navigated one an episode never to be forgotten so a big thank you to the Herbert-Smiths.
Oh and everybody who was there give yourselves a pat on the back for making it such a great weekend hopefully the pictures will tell the story, however if you want to discover what happened down there in ‘them there’ caves then you’ll have to ask those who were there!