OLD NEWS - Previous news items from 2013.
1/12/13 Congratulations to Lizzy Gray and Ben Quittenton who were confirmed as winners of the Feathered Blade 6 mile and 3 mile Trophies respectively after the last mini marathon of the year today. David Oliver is this year's winner of the Norman Lilley Cup, for the fastest time of the year on the 6 mile course, with a time of 44.00 minutes on 20th October. Charlotte Williamson has won the Three Mile Cup, for the fastest time of the year on the 3 mile course, with a time of 33.01 mins on 10th November.
27/10/13 Banbury was the last Hasler Marathon race of 2013 and Archie Miles' 8th place in Div 6 means he is confirmed as winner of the Bernard Worth Trophy, 31 points ahead of his nearest rival. Despite finishing in only 21st place in Div 5, Richard Oliver scored enough points to overtake Ella Jarratt and Amanda Mylett to take 2nd place.
The winner of the Bannister Trophy for under 12 marathon racing is Tommy Hallam.
20/10/13 David Oliver set the second fastest ever time on the Fosse Dyke 6 mile course today with 44 minutes exactly. He was 16 seconds faster than Jacob Harley-Beckett's time in 2012 and only 7 seconds short of Oliver Wickham's course record, set in 2001.
13/10/13 Lincoln Marathon - Final Results
12/10/13 Some time ago we were informed that we had been short listed (in the top 3) for Canoe Englands's Club of the Year Award. Gary and Debbie Quittenton, Peter Jarratt and Ellen Doughty represented the club at the Awards Ceremony in Nottingham, where they learned that we were runners-up and were presented with a trophy and a cheque for £100.
01/10/13 Archie Miles "completed" his second Liffey Descent last weekend and it was not without incident! Read Archie's report here and see what his problem was here.
15/09/13 A disappointingly small team of 11 Lincoln paddlers made the short trip to Leicester for the first marathon race of the 2014 season at Soar Valley . The weather forecast had been bad with high winds and heavy rain predicted, but this was late arriving and conditions were good, though cool. There was a high success rate, with all but one member picking up a medal of one colour or another, but the small entry meant we were only the 4th placed club. In the Bernard Worth Competition, Archie Miles extended his lead to 27 points, but it is very close for 2nd place with only 3 points separating the next 4 paddlers.
15/09/13 Congratulations to our two junior international paddlers racing at the Olympic Hopefuls Regatta in Racice in the Czech Republic this weekend. Lizzy made the A final in both her 1000m K1 and 500m K2 events, which is very encouraging as she will be in the same age group next year. Peter Quittenton also did well, taking 4th place in the B final in 500m K1 and winning the B final in 200m K2. Also racing at this regatta, representing Australia, was Sam Hutchinson, son of outpost member Paul Hutchinson. Sam is a year older than Peter and his best result was winning the B final in the 500m K2.
14/07/13 The best weather of the weekend was on Saturday, which was a big help in making the first ever Super Sprints competition such a great success. There were 60 separate races involving 35 club paddlers and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Click here for John Bannister's photos of the day.
8/09/13 The weather was excellent at Holme Pierrepont, for the first time this year, at the Masters National Sprint Regatta. 31 Club members were racing and for 10 of them it was their first Regatta. There were no new Champions from Lincoln, but there were quite a few medals. Richard Oliver and Debbie Quittenton each won 3 Silver and Laurence Oliver won 3 Bronze medals. In addition, Don Robertson was awarded a special medal as the only paddler racing in the Over 74 age category.
In the non age group races Will Doughty was the star performer with 2 wins, a second and two third places and promotion into Boys B. Will was the top scorer in the Ron Emes Blade Competition and wins the Rone Emes Blade Trophy for 2013.
There were 11 Lincoln paddlers racing in the Mini Sprint events and for 8 of them it was their first experience of racing at a National Regatta. Jude and Tommy did well enough to be promoted and Jude ends the season as leader in the Flavell Competition and so wins the Flavell Trophy for 2013.
27/8/13 17 Club members travelled down to the River Thames at Pangbourne, near Reading for the 2013 National Marathon Championships and 3 of them returned with 4 National Championsip medals. The star performance was by Lizzy Gray, who went one better than last year and took gold in both the U14 Girls K1 and K2, both by significant margins. Mandy Mylett moved up an age group and won her fourth K1 Gold medal in a row while Ben Quittenton took the Bronze medal in the Under 12 boys K1 event. Kev Lack and Mark Griffin also took 3rd place in the Division 8 K2 race. Results
For photos of the whole event go to.
22/7/13 Only 8 Lincoln paddlers raced at Ironbridge on the River Severn yesterday, but they came away from the prizegiving with 6 of the hand-crafted mugs that this event is famous for. John Rennocks came out of retirement again to race K2 with Archie and they won by the proverbial country mile, both getting promoted to div 5. Gary Carter and Steve Gardner came to grief on the infamous Jackfield rapid, leaving Richard and Mandy to pick up third place. Mike and Lynette joined us recently, having previously raced as Rutland CC, and easily won the div 7 K2 event. Archie's win and promotion bonus puts him well ahead in the Bernard Worth Competition, 21 points clear of Ella, with Alasdair another 14 points behind.
This was the final event of the 2012-13 Hasler Race series and Lincoln's position remained unchanged at 4th from the 17 clubs which have raced this season. This means that, as one of the top 7 clubs in our Region, we have qualified for the Hasler Final, at Reading in October.
6/7/13 Final results for the June Regatta are now on the Wey Kayak Club website. Lincoln was the 12th placed Club from 49 in the MacGregor Paddle Competition. Congratulations to Peter Quittenton on getting promoted to Boys A and Jacob Harley-Beckett on his promotion back into Mens B.
28/6/13 Well done to all who raced in very poor conditions (yet again!) at the Inter Club Regatta last weekend. Provisional results are available on the Wey Kayak Club website, but we are still waiting for the result of the MacGregor Paddle Competition for the top Sprint club in the country. There were some excellent results, including wins for Debbie in 200m and 1000m K1, Will in 200m K1 and Will/Chris in 200m K2. Top scorers in the Ron Emes Blade Competition were Peter Q and Will, each with 45 points, though this is still to be confirmed when the finalised Regatta results are published.
13/6/13 Club racing vests and hooded tops are now available from Intersport in Lincoln. See the "Club Kit" link at left for more information.
9/6/13 A cloudy start to the day at Burton made for pleasant racing conditions and the sun finally came out for the prizegiving. There were excellent results from Alasdair, with his first win and second promotion from two races, and Ella, who was second and promoted to division 8. Despite swims for Theo and Caitlin, a broken rudder for Mark and a pulled shoulder for Ted, we were the fourth placed Club, only 2 points behind Worcester. This moved us back into third place in the Midlands Region.
26/5/13 "Red Herrings and Chinese Whispers" - Giant swan passing Kurt Johannessen standing on the Brayford. Boats ready for the Taster Session. Anyone for tea and cake?
19/5/13 After a cold week with heavy showers the weather was perfect for the Nottingham Marathon on the River Trent. We had a good entry of 20 paddlers, including Alasdair, Caitlin and Fiona who were racing for the first time. Alasdair did very well to finish 3rd and gain promotion to Div 8. Peter Q had an excellent race to take 3rd in Div 3 and also taking 3rd place were Alex and Ben in Div 7 K2. Unsurprisingly, Nottingham were the top placed club, but Lincoln was a comfortable 2nd. The Regional Club Rankings were unchanged with Lincoln holding on to 4th place.
28/4/13 It was another pleasant, though cool, day's paddling at Royal Leamington Spa for the latest Hasler series marathon race. Star of the day was Archie Miles who won Div 6 by quite a margin, but did not get an automatic promotion. Ella also did well in Div 9, taking third place, but Will was off the pace in his first 12 mile race. Archie's win takes him back into the lead in the Bernard Worth Competition. With only 7 paddlers racing, we did well to get 6th place in the Club competition, but have dropped to fourth place in the Midlands Region. However, it is still very close at the top, with only 3 points between first and fourth, and a 17 point gap to fifth place.
21/4/13 With a great turnout of 20 paddlers at Anker Valley we are back on track and Lincoln is now joint leader in the Regional Rankings, despite 6 of the team going for a swim! Although we had no winners, Will, Ryan, Kev and Ben did well enough to be promoted so congratulations to them. Will's bonus points for his promotion has put him one point ahead of Archie in the Bernard Worth Competition.
14/4/13 Well done to all who survived the apalling conditions at Holme Pierrepont during the first National Regatta of 2013. Congratulation to National Champions Lizzie Gray (Under 14 Girls 500m K1, 1000m K1, 500m K4), who was also promoted to Girls B, and Peter Quittenton (Under 16 Boys 200m K1, 1000m K4). Peter also won Bronze in 500m K1 and Conner Harley-Beckett won Bronze in Under 16 Boys 200m C1. Peter now leads in the Ron Emes Blade Competition.
8/4/13 Archie Miles has got off to a good start in the Bernard Worth Competition by being the only Lincoln paddler to race at Cambridge and taking second place at Gailey. With only 6 of our paddlers at Gailey we were never going to get a good score, but we have only slipped one place to second, one point behind Solihul.