Paddle ‘n’ Ski Hadspen Race 24 January 2017

Race Report from 24th January 2017 from Mark Rathmell

The river was 0.6 at Longford so it meant that there was some flow, it seemed like a quick night was on the cards with eddie lines allowing some quick up current paddling. Wind was kind to us tonight for a change. The club welcomed two new paddlers along tonight Sean Oliver and Rose Tilsley lining up for their TT. I’m sure they enjoyed their first race at Hadspen.

Thanks to Paul Clarke for timing tonight. A tight race at the finish keeping Paul very busy.

First over the line was Mark Rathmell, paddling hard to finally crack 32 minutes (only taken 3 years!) with a 36 second PB, second was ever improving Paul Walker with a 24 second PB, next was Claye Mace always with a smile on his face, coming in with a 26 second PB, Next was K1 paddler Geoff Macqueen with a PB of 16 seconds. Geoff had his hands full through the narrows with Paul Walker and Mark Rathmell meeting him right at the “shute” made for some close quarters paddling. No one swam ! Next was Jono, Just off a PB, Jono is ever improving and was getting some private tutoring from some of the old dogs, so expect his times to tumble in the coming weeks. Next was Phil Barratt just off a PB. Next was Martina Wyss, apparently spent some time dodging a platypus.

Thanks Mark for the race report.

Paddler Handicap Gun Time Actual Time Position New Handicap
Mark Rathmell 27:53 59:34 31:41 1 28:29
Paul Walker 26:25 59:46 33:21 2 26:49
Claye Mace 21:08 59:46 38:38 3 21:34
Geoff MacQueen 24:28 59:55 35:27 4 24:44
Jono Clarke 19:35 60:20 40:45 5 19:35
Phil Barratt 25:34 60:27 34:53 6 25:34
Martina Wyss 9:42 63:39 53:57 7 9:42
Rose Tilsley 9:42 63:42 54:00 NA 6:16
Sean Oliver 20:53 59:33 38:40 NA 21:32


Guntime for next week will be at 6:30pm. If you miss your start time you can still race, have your time recorded and score points. New paddlers will be able to set their handicap time.

Thanks to Paul Clarke for all his help timing over the season. timesheet-31-1-17

Check the main Hadspen page for more details.

See you all on Tuesday.


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