National Schools Kayak Championships
Excellent results for our canoe team AKA the 'Purple Paddlers' in the National Schools Kayak Championships at the weekend.
Consisting of 200m & 500m sprint races, as well as a 10km marathon race, the Championships are a key event in the build up to the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race, offering an early opportunity for racing against paddlers from other schools.
Six Kimbolton crews, competing in two-person racing kayaks, took part in the event held at Hawley Lake in Camberley, Surrey. It was a great performance by the whole team, the majority of whom hadn't raced before, to secure 3rd place team overall in the marathon race. Very well done to Emma and Tom -1st place Mixed Crew in the Novice marathon race and 4th overall in the Novice 500m sprints.
Head of Outdoor Pursuits, Jon Sweet said; “The team gained a lot from the weekend, not least some fantastic experience”.
Well done to everyone involved.