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    National Schools Canoe & Kayak Championships

    Rebecca Stairs and Archie Brocklebank retain Kimbolton’s mixed crew marathon title 

    Kimbolton School at the National Schools Canoe & Kayak Championships 2016Our canoeists achieved some excellent results at the National Schools Canoe & Kayak Championships this Sunday (20 November). Rebecca Stairs and Archie Brocklebank retained Kimbolton’s mixed crew marathon title, won in 2015 by Rebecca and Will Day, (unable to take part this year due to a prior commitment). Kimbolton paddlers were also placed second overall in the team competition.

    The event, run by the Devizes to Westminster (DW) Organisation, Marsport and Canoe England, consisted of two sessions. The morning session focused on sprint racing, starting with heats to warm up and seed the paddlers, followed by a 500m race and a 200m knockout competition. Then, in the afternoon, the 20km marathon race took place over a lapped course between Caversham and Sonning.

    Mr Alistair Gray said: “Our team worked very hard and this is an excellent result on which to build as the Devizes to Westminster race approaches.”

    Photos: Mr David Denton