Paddle ‘n’ Ski Hadspen Race Series 11 February 2020

A great night on the water with a big turnout, higher than regular water and some higher flows to match. Paul was back in the boat with a huge PB knocking almost 4 minutes off his time trial to take the race win, I was second over the line with a 1 minute PB after a good battle with Paul. Phil Nelson was 3rd (30s), James 4th (19s) followed by Geoff in 5th with a big 2:50 PB from his TT. April was 6th over the line after performing a rescue. Liz managed a 25s PB off a late start, while Richard also managed a 54 s PB off his traditional long handicap. We also had Jo and Terry back for their first races of the season. Thanks to Beth for timing the race, much appreciated. Race results are below.

The race for points winner is also heating up with Beth, with her timing bonus taking the lead with Phil Nelson and Amanda in striking range with 4 races left for the season.

The end of year BBQ including presentation for points winner and prize draw from our great sponsors, Paddle ‘n’ Ski and Stellar Kayaks Australia, will be held on Tuesday March 17th.

Paddler Handicap Gun Time Actual Time Position New Handicap
Paul Kelly 21:08 58:56 37:48 1 22:23
Adam Rolls 21:30 59:07 37:37 2 22:34
Phil Nelson 24:23 59:44 35:21 3 24:50
James Caspar 21:08 59:53 38:45 4 21:27
Geoff MacQueen 24:43 60:20 35:37 5 24:34
April Nelson 6:16 60:57 54:41 6 6:16
Phil Barratt 25:34 61:16 35:42 7 25:34
Tim Warren 28:22 61:44 33:22 8 28:22
Liz Hickman 24:52 61:46 36:54 9 23:17
Claye Mace 21:30 62:05 40:35 10 21:44
Phil Wadley 22:06 64:22 42:16 11 22:06
Richard Pearson 28:22 64:25 36:03 12 24:08
Jo MacQueen 26:50 57:36 30:46 TT 29:23
Terry Poole 24:23 60:27 36:04* TT 24:07
Mary Rummery 26:50 DNF 34:07 DNF 26:50


Guntime for next week will be at 6:30 pm, (for those new to handicap racing your start time is you handicap after 6:30 pm, ie 13:50 handicap starts at 6:43:50) to be safe be ready to race at 6:40 pm. 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. If you are starting more than 20 minutes after your handicap you may be asked to race a shorter course to ensure on water safety.

Check the main Hadspen page for more details.

See you all on Tuesday

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