A successful season of Hadspen races has come to a conclusion with a massive amount of improvement and a great group of paddlers regularly getting on the water.
A total of 29 people took part in the Hadspen races this season, it was great to see more people about, and everyone who came more than once managed to make a time improvement. Looking at the results there were Personal Bests galore, with on average a PB every second person over the line. Some paddlers were knocking minutes off every week while others were making small improvements on well established personal bests, but it was great to see everyone improving.
To mark the end of this season there was a presentation of a new perpetual trophy to Amanda Chong winner of the points competition for 2014/2015, with a season of consistently improving (PB’s in all bar one race), regularly turning up and also timing a race, it was a well deserved win. The minor places in the points competition were taken by myself and then Paul Kelly. Also mentioned on the trophy was the season fastest time of 29:30 from Michael Hanemaayer.
The improvements from the first race for all paddlers can be seen in the below table, while all results and the points table are available here.
Thanks to everyone who assisted in running the race series this season it is was much appreciated. Thanks to everyone who turned up and paddled, and to those who encouraged new paddlers a big thanks.
We will be back with flatwater Hadspen races in October, but in the meantime keep an eye out for the winter series races put on by Derwent and Tasmanian Canoe Clubs.