Results 2021

 

POS.

NAMES

Bib No.

CLUB

BOAT

TIME

 

 

  1

Connor Turner

11

Tees Tigers

Wavehopper

59.12 #

 

 

  2

Dylan Sweet

10

Coquet

Wavehopper

69.27 #

 

 

  3

Gerry Gray/James Gray

6

HOAA

Canadian

72.03

 

 

  4

Geoff Pratt

60

HOAA

GP

80.14 *

 

 

  5

Steve Watson/Kenny Barella

25

HOAA

Doubles

83.15 #

 

 

  6

Mike Hughes/Tim Matthew

5

Independant

Canadian

93.52

 

 

  7

Chris May

2

HOAA

Canadian

94.15

 

 

  8

Phil Rudland

11

HOAA

Canadian

95.45

 

 

  9

Geoff Watson/Nigel Heppell

24

Hartlepool Watersports

Doubles

102.54 #

 

 

10

Phil Puckrin

21

HOAA

Sea Kayak

116.47 #

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timekeeper

Ruth May

 

Refreshments

Charles Race

 

Presentation of trophies David Mills

 

             

# Fast start paddlers deduct 10.00 mins. for time over water.

* Medium start paddlers deduct 5.00 mins. for time over water.

 Prize winners

 

Gate 7 Trophy and first home

 

Connor Turner

 

Tees Tigers Canoe Club

 

 

 

1st Canadian

Gerry Gray & James Gray

HOAA

 

 

 

1st GP

Geoff Pratt

HOAA

 

 

 

1st Sea kayak

Phil Puckrin

HOAA

 

 

 

1st Double

Steve Watson & Kenny Barella

HOAA

 

 

 

1st Racing Kayak

Dylan Sweet

Coquet Canoe Club

 

 

 

Oldest competitor

Chris May

HOAA

 

 

 

Team Trophy       

 

HOAA

 

 

 

Organiser's Report

  Having been forced to change the date of the event to a date within the Summer school holidays, there were always going to be difficulties for many of our regular participants, and the number of participating paddlers was lower than had been hoped for. Our sponsor, Keith Wickham, was unable to be present, but sent his best wishes.

  Unfortunately, a visitor to the care home in which the majority of the Humbledon Special Needs members reside, was found to have the Covid virus two days before the event, which meant that the whole community had to isolate. For the first time, there were no special needs competitors.

  In this connection, we would thank the solicitor, acting for the Freemen of Durham, for his help and encouragement regarding access for our special needs members across the Sands grassed area.

  It is also noted that there were no lady participants this year, and no juniors.

  It was a dull day, with a little bit of drizzle now and again, and no wind.

  The water level was low and skill was needed to read the water and dodge the rocks, but all participants enjoyed the challenge. There were no capsizes this year.

  Use of the Sidegate car park was completely successful for registration and parking, and no problems were encountered with access to the water. The two ropes which were installed greatly facilitated movement up and down the bank side.

  Thanks again go to our group of helpers and to Keith & Audrey Wickham for their continued sponsorship through Gate 7.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

May Day Bank Holiday, Monday 2nd May 2022 12 noon start.

  We will most likely have to use the Sidegate car park again. A multi-story car park is being built adjacent to the new city hall, but this will not be of any use to us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2006 D E Mills