Jonnie's racing career started with the Scouts NW Race series when he was ten years old and then moved on to the Burrs WWR - which I've been involved with ever since so it's great to have him back!
This is the 2015/16 Wavehopper Championship Finals as well as being a 2016 NW Regional & Wavehopper Race.
I'm hoping for a massive turnout - particularly as Manchester is hosting all our Rio Olympic & Paralympic Athletes the following day
We are pleased to announce that selection for the junior worlds, U23 worlds, senior world cups and senior Europeans will take place at Grandtully in Scotland on Sat and Sun 22/23rd April 2017
Selection for the senior world championsips will take place late June/early July, date and venue are just being finalised.
A reminder that the Matlock series starts on Saturday 1st October. A good introductory race for the less experienced. Contact Julie Lewis for more information and to enter.
GB WILDWATER CANOEING ANNUAL CONSULTATIVE MEETING
26th November 2016, approx17:00 (straight after the race on the Tyne
Venue: Hexham canoe hut at the side of the green Hexham.
3) Approval of Minutes from 4th November 2015 ACM & matters arising
4) Chairman’s Report
6) Secretary’s Report
7) Treasurer’s Report
8) Senior & Junior Team Managers Report
9) National Coach’s Report
10) Election of Officers
For re-election 2017
Chairman: Peter Schofield
Vice Chairman: Paul Anderson
Treasurer: Candidate: Simon Wright
The following are due for re-election 2016:
Performance Director: Jamie Christie.
Proposed Paul Anderson, seconded Julie Lewis
Hon. Secretary: Julie Lewis
Proposed Paul Anderson, seconded Nicky Cresser
Executive & Regional Representatives:
Scottish Canoe Association Representative: Fraser Gormal
Proposed: Paul Anderson seconded Cynthia Berry
Canoe Wales Representative: James Wingfield.
Proposed Paul Anderson, seconded Peter Schofield
British Canoeing - Russ Smith.
Proposed: Julie Lewis seconded Jamie Christie
Team Manager – Paul Anderson.
Proposed Julie Lewis seconded Jamie Christie
English Regional Representatives:
- North and West – Mary Jean Smith
Proposed Carl Foody, seconded Andy Reeves
- South and East – Carl Foody
Proposed Peter Scofield, seconded Paul Anderson
- East – Jon Finch
Proposed Julie Lewis, seconded Paul Anderson
- London – Mackon Khela
Proposed Julie Lewis seconded Jamie Christie
- Midlands – Grant Anderson
Proposed Jamie Christie, seconded Nicky Cresser
(Each of 5 regional reps to co-ordinate for other regional reps in their area)
Other Non-Committee Roles:
Head Coach – Paul Anderson
Junior Team Manager - Nicky Cresser
International Event Support – Nigel Stevenson
Welfare/Equalities – Vacant – Hannah Brown
Proposed Julie Lewis, seconded Nicky Cresser
Safety – Nominee needed
Web – Neil Stamps
Mini Bus – Julie Lewis
Calendar – Julie Lewis
Rankings – Ross Pearton/Lee Gingell
Funding & Sponsorship –Robyn Webb Proposed Peter Schofield seconded Robert Jefferies
Each BCU-affiliated club which has registered an interest in Wild Water Racing with the Secretary to the Wild Water Racing Committee shall have one vote at the Annual
Consultative Committee. Evidence of BCU membership must be produced.
Any person representing an Affiliated Club or casting its vote, must be a Full member of the BCU. Similarly, no Affiliated Club can be represented or cast a vote, unless it has paid all money due to British Canoeing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave Kay's family and friends at this sad time.
Dave was one of the founding fathers of modern River Racing in Great Britain. He was a highly inspirational and enthusiastic force behind wild water racing in GB. He produced an invaluable and entertaining newsletter, organised events and in particular pushed all the aspiring mens K1s on.
This was the period when Ian and Alan Tordoff and Neil Stamps were starting to race. He was also one of the people behind the Wavehopper concept and getting it manufactured, to help bring more people into our sport.
Dave's funeral is today, Tues 13th Sept, 12:00 Midday .
St Marks Church
The Wild Water Canoeing ACM will be at Hexham Green on November 26th during the Tour of the North.
The ACM will take place immediately after racing and everyone is very welcome. We'll have some refreshments and cake to warm everyone up!
Please add the Irwell Race at the Burrs Activity Centre, Bury to your race calendar for this Autumn & Winter WWR Series.
This will be a 2016/17 NW Regional and Wavehopper Race as well as the 2015/16 Wavehopper Championships Finals on Sunday 16th October, 2016 - so we're aiming for maximum participation and competition.
This is always a popular venue and so we've brought forward the race for what will hopefully be slightly warmer weather, to help fit in with any universities wanting to practice for BUCS and also stop any conflict with clubs wanting to race in the Tay Descent and Dart - which are weekends we have customarily used in the past.
The racing will be a the standard time trial Format
First runs start at 11.30. Second runs at 1230pm.
This will be directly followed by the Club Team race
Late entries accepted until the race briefing at 10.30 am. River Irwell, Burrs Activity Centre, Woodhill Road, Bury, BL8 1DA. All Classes will be catered for, including U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, Seniors, & Veterans. K1, C1, C2, Open Canoe.
Peter Schofield GB Wild Water Canoeing, 6 Browgate, Sawley , Lancashire, BB7 4NB.
Entry fees £6.00 for Seniors, £4.00 for Juniors.
All levels of paddlers very welcome, all types of boats welcome.
Course open for practice from 9.30am.
Murau, Austria played the beautiful host to the biggest Wild Water competition of 2016 for all junior and under 23 athletes. Over the 20th - 24th July, Great Britain was proudly represented by one of the largest teams selected for many years, a total of 21 athletes competed in an outstanding fashion across all the competitive classes, showing the current depth of domestic Wild Water canoeing in Britain. A fantastic three medals where picked up by the under 23’s and many personal best results obtained by our young junior athletes. All round an excellent trip for athletes, staff and parents!
With a cultural opening ceremony on the Wednesday evening the event was officially opened by Albert Woods. Racing kicked off Thursday afternoon with the individual Classic race, this year’s course was an excellent test of skill and fitness with a 20-25 minute race course held over constant, fast flowing, choppy, bouncy water, with a couple of sizable rapids to really test out the competitors handiness on the wild stuff. Outstanding results came from Louise Revell who picked up a fantastic bronze medal in the under 23 K1 woman category and junior Calum Gingell finishing 13th just 6 seconds off the top 10. With one more year to go in his junior career this is a very promising result from the young man. Friday saw the team classic races take place over the same stretch of river, team racing combines the skilful element of getting three paddlers down the river in formation, with a young team full of new faces this year there where many lessons learnt, but again small margins make for exciting prospects for years to come.
Over the weekend the Sprint races where held up in Murau, with the stretch of river running through the town centre making it a perfect spectator spot. The British stepped up and showed their sprinting ability, with many juniors just missing out of finals by small margins. The under 23’s showed how their time on the road competing at the senior world cup races has developed their skills by 8 athletes qualifying for Sundays finals. Top junior result was the C2 pairing of Aaron Kirk and Jack Perchard winning the second qualification run and finishing a credible 8th overall.
Our under 23 womans C1 paddler Rachel Houston showed great resilience in this up and coming class winning both the classic and sprint in style, unfortunately this event was under attended for her results to be recognised with medals but alongside junior C1 paddler Morna Campbell the British future in this event looks strong.
The competition was rounded up with sprint team events, the close proximity of team racing and short nature of the course made any errors costly. The under 23 boys of Mike Rees-Clarke, Rob Jefferies and Ricky Millar stormed the field and clinched a well-deserved bronze medal with 0.6 of second separately 2nd-4th place. The under 23 C1 boys’ team of Andrew Houston, Ryan Hunt and impressive racing up from junior Will Fotheringham also claimed a Bronze.
Overall an excellent trip, with many paddlers looking forward to returning to the same venue next year for the Junior and under 23 World Championships after having gained valuable experience and learning from this year’s trip, the British will be ones to watch!
Many thanks to all the support team/coaches and parents!
Calum Gingell (Classic 13th, Sprint 21st, team classic 9th, team sprint 8th)
Freddie Brown (Classic 30th, Sprint 29th, team classic 9th, team sprint 8th)
Eddie McDiarmid (Classic 32th, Sprint 28th, team classic 9th, team sprint 8th)
Connor Turner (Classic 36th, Sprint 33rd)
Will Fotheringham (Classic 21st, Sprint 20th, un23 team sprint 3rd)
Raoul Chappell (Classic 23rd , Sprint 22nd)
Mona Campbell (Classic 18th, Sprint 17th , team classic 6th, team sprint 6th)
Laura Milne (Classic 21st, Sprint 23rd , team classic 6th, team sprint 6th)
Lucy Brown (Classic 28th, Sprint 22nd, team sprint 6th)
Jodie Ball (Classic 24th, Sprint 25th , team classic 6th)
Aaron Kirk & Jack Perchard (Classic 11th, Sprint 8th )
Mona Campbell (Classic 11th, Sprint 12th)
Ricky Millar (Classic 10th, Sprint 10th , team classic 5th, team sprint 3rd)
Mike Rees-Clarke (Classic 14th, Sprint 8th , team classic 5th, team sprint 3rd)
Robert Jefferies (Classic 18th, Sprint 13th , team sprint 3rd)
Alexander Fotheringham (Classic 17th, Sprint 14th , team classic 5th)
Ryan Hunt (Classic 7th, Sprint 7th, team sprint 3rd)
Andrew Houston (Classic 8th, Sprint 5th, team sprint 3rd)
Louise Revell (Classic 3rd, Sprint 5th)
Rachel Slade (Classic 6th, Sprint 6th)
Rachel Houston (Classic 1st, Sprint 1st)
Coaches/support staff – Nicky Cresser/Sandra Hyslop/Mags Nixon/Hannah Brown