September Sprint Regatta 

Jenny Swallow raced in Women's A/B she had an was amazing weekend, winning Women's K1 500metre and 1000m races. On the following day she raced with Jenny Illidge in K2 500m and 1000m and won those too! Brilliant!

David Hatton has now moved into the tough Boys A catagory, and had some good results and good experiance to be the GB Boys!

Full Results hear -

 World Marathon Canoe Championships in Gyor

Congratulations To Melvin on winning Gold V60 at the Worlds in the Age Group Catagories, also well done to Bob Scholey 9th Vet70. Jenny Illidge finished 9th in U23 K1. Jenny and Jenny competing in the Senior Women's Event, the racing was hard and very fast and they did really well finishing 11th. The Hungarians put on a brilliant event, the weather was very hot too, and the spectators were very loud, which made for a very exciting event!

The only other race news I have had is 'Multi-sport' Quadrathlon

Jean Ashley has had a very busy September, winning Overall W. at 'Shrewsbury Sprint Quad' at the start of the month (600m River swim, 5km kayak, 24km bike and 5km run). The following weekend she raced at the 'Fabian 4 Dyffryn Conwy Mountain Challenge' this was a 13km estuary kayak (Conwy Ascent course) followed by a very tough 14km mountain run and finally at 20km MTBike around the hills trails and streams of Betws-y-Coed Forest, after really hard long race she finished 4th (1st V50). Last weekend she raced in Bude Quadrathlon, Cornwall  (1500km swim, 40km bike, 10km kayak and 10km run) having raced this course 8 times before she flew round, the stunning calm weather enabled her to get a PB and she won Ladies overall. 

Please let me know if you have done any races so I can share your news ... THANKS



An amazing warm night for our last evening Hare ‘n Hounds (the last 3 races are back on Sunday mornings). We were a little low on numbers, but all 9 that paddled (2 K2’s) all gained valuable points!

Jake paddled with James in K2, and despite it being a first ever outing together paddled well, coming home 1st in TT1, only 7 seconds behind Jess and Rona came in strong. Struan was 3rd followed very closely by Ray. Roger was 5th (feeling tied). Dave M. came in 6th and finally Jess (Jelly as we know her). I must say a huge well done to her, it was a first for Jelly and probably the longest she had ever paddled! She finished with a huge smile and was really pleased with her achievement … she’ll back next time hoping to go faster … well done Jelly!

Only 4 carried on to do TT2, Jake and James stayed in the lead despite pulling in at Royals RC … for seat change … Jake wasn’t impressed with James’s steering so they did a quick swap! Jess and Rona maintained their 2nd place with Roger 3rd and Ray in 4th.


Well done to Ray who had PB’s in TT1 and 2, he has now gone into the lead for the TT1 Trophy, whilst Roger leads TT2. Jess and Rona are coming 2nd in both ( but K2’s not eligible for Series Trophies). There are still 3 more races left  and no one is clearly in the lead …. So make a date for the next race Sunday 18th October 9.30 for 10.00 paddle up and start 10.30 PROMPT. Back to making soup again … to warm –up and refresh afterwards!

See 'Results' for Points and Standings 

Great Results at the Nationals from our Chester paddlers -  

Richard Rogers  2nd, Melvin Swallow 3rd (over 39's)

David Hatton 12th (under 18's Junior Boys),

David Hatton/Daniel Hunt(NOR) K2 4th (under 18's Junior Boys),

Eryk C1 2nd,

Jenny Swallow/Jenny Illage K2 2nd Senior Women, and congratulations on there selection for the world championships in Hungary in September!

Rona Fishburn 17th, Jess Proctor-Crozier 19th (under 16's Junior Girls)

Rona Fishburn/Jess Proctor-Crozier K2 11th (under 16's Junior Girls)  

 and well done to Iggy Rogers U10 lightning 8th ... well done to our paddlers for flying the flag for Chester!

Here are the provisional results from the National Marathon Championships 2015 held in Norwich over the weekend 22nd and 23rd August 2015. Once verified,




Lots of paddlers out on Tuesday night when David Hatton broke the 40 minute barrier for the first time (with a little help from a K2 wash). Dave Madeley (28m 16s) was the fastest of the div 7 to 9 group and Roger Williams (48m 46s) was quickest in the div 4 to 6 category.

See 'Results' for full details.

A very windy night last Thursday 20th August for the Hare 'n Hounds, only 7 racing but great wash hanging skills for the top 3 or 4 paddlers! In TT1 it was a very close call between the category 6 paddlers, they were together the whole time, I'm not quite sure who wash washing and who was doing all the work!! But Struan came in just 1second ahead of Adele, followed by Bob another second later. Close behind was Ray and then Roger. Colin C. started last and didn't quite make the front of the pack ... but he was paddling strong looking to win TT2. Dave M. came next, and finally Graham who was going steady, compared to his last Hare 'n Hounds which he won!

Colin did push through everyone to win TT2, than the Category 6 Trio came round the corner fighting for places. It was Adele who pushed very hard at the last moment to take 2nd place, with Struan and Bob in a dead heat, less than a second behind! Roger didn't quite have the speed to catch them up, but came in 5th with Ray having another strong paddle to take 6th and Graham bringing up the rear.

Nobody was promoted, but Graham demoted back to 9, despite this he still leads the TT1 Nut Brown Hare Trophy, with 26 points Ray is catching with 24 points. In TT2 Jake still leads on 21 points with David on 20.

The next Race is on Thursday Night 10th September, we then move back to Sunday mornings for the final few races.

See you on the 10th September 6.00 for a 6.30 paddle up ... Race Start 7.00pm!!

See 'Results' for points and standings.