Paddle ‘n’ Ski Hadspen Race 7 March 2017

The final handicap race was held on a beautiful night for a race with a light upstream breeze and pleasant temperature. James set a cracking pace and was able to come away with the race win and a 1 minute PB. I was next over the line followed by Richard reasonably closely about 10-15 seconds better than previous times. Phil B and Jono were next over the line, Phil just missing a PB and Jono about 20 seconds down. Paul Walker just got past Claye on the finish line both around a minute behind their best. Tim and Duncan were next over the line about 1:40 and 3 minutes down. Geoff was next after a swim at the eddyline crossing on the way up followed by Paul Clarke who swam in the eddy basin when he was looking at a solid PB, apologies to Paul for barely missing a stroke as I checked if he was OK. We also welcomed Yann back to the races with a solid time, and also welcomed Tom to the race series.

Thanks to Phil Nelson for timing. Race times are below.

Paddler Handicap Gun Time Actual Time Position
James Caspar 18:01 59:09 41:08 1
Adam Rolls 20:53 59:53 39:00 2
Richard Pearson 23:12 60:00 36:48 3
Phil Barratt 25:37 60:15 34:38 4
Jono Clarke 20:13 60:36 40:23 5
Paul Walker 26:49 61:03 34:14 6
Claye Mace 21:46 61:06 39:20 7
Tim Chilcott 26:06 61:53 35:47 8
Duncan Maxwell -3:05 63:04 66:09 9
Geoff MacQueen 25:19 63:56 38:37 10
Paul Clarke 23:11 67:16 44:05 11
Yann Barratt 21:46 59:38 37:52 NA
Thomas Schwarz -3:05 64:31 67:36 NA


Tuesday the 14th March 2017 will be the final Hadspen race for this period, we will run a race over the 4km course followed by a BBQ. Guntime for all paddlers will be at 6:40pm.

Check the main Hadspen page for more details.

See you all on Tuesday.

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