A warm and humid evening for the Final Time Trial for the season!
But the water was near perfect - if a little discoloured!
Our faithful Timekeeper, Anne, had an extra task in sorting out wayward "Starters" but when the Elapsed Times were processed, Rob McPherson finished 1st with a PB time of 44:32! Extra-ordina...
Sunny skies and light winds greeted paddlers who made the trip to Woronora for Race 2 of the PNSW Marathon Series making a change from the recent rainy and stormy weather that seems to have gone on for so long as to become the norm. With 201 boats entered and good numbers in all Divisions, the racing was guaranteed to be ...
Eleven double craft started under overcast skies, but most finished in a downpour!
The winning team, in a Macquarie, trimmed nearly two minutes off their time set in late January. Congratulations Russell Brown and Sally Verheul from Newy Paddlers.
Charly Wellard and Guy Holloway – Double Fenn – also from Newy ...
The rain cleared away well before Start time, for a calm, sunny afternoon. Just about ideal conditions, with only a slight flow downstream in the discoloured "fresh" water. The "Top Guns"- Mick Carroll, Cam Tunbridge and the two OC1 Paddlers - who were following their rigorous training plans, which involved a couple of ...
The "early birds" - Mick Carroll, SLR, Cam Tunbridge, UNO, and Lyn Crelly, Vajda 52, started about 4:30pm, paddling with Leigh Wilson, OC1, and his Partner, OC1, completing two laps of the "Time Trial" course, in good conditions.
My recent paddling partner, Steve Hill, was OS on business, so I was preparing to dust off ...
Almost no rain!
Just a short gust of wind, during the race, with some flow following the recent rain, which lengthened the return journey.
Despite this, five Members delivered PBs!
Four on skis - Lyn Crelly, Cam Tunbridge, Gina Weekes and Heidi Duncan - with the latter improving four minutes!
"Perennial Performers" ...
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"What a difference a day makes!"
The evening before, the prediction was most discouraging for our Wednesday evening 7.5km Time Trial.
But conditions were perfect - no flow in the River - and a few cooling breezes!
First off was Peter Brennan, in his Flyer, having his first "competitive" paddle for about four years.
This email is addresses to clubs with marathon paddlers...asking you to email your members and encourage them to submit a last minute entry for national marathon championships in Sydney on 11-12 March.
Early entries have been extended until Friday 3 March (but don't leave it to the last minute!)
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The strong wind gusts didn't stop us, but they did slow us down!
Rob McPherson, in his Flash, seemed unperturbed by the conditions, establishing a sizable lead toward the final quarter of the 7.5km, almost reaching 10km/hr.
Jim Buckland, however, was slowed by the conditions, and was a little "off the pace."