Thursday – World Championships Classic Race
The day that 2 years’ hard work came together in a single point in time. A quiet expectation with the odd burst of “Cresser” comedy filled house, as the logistics plan kicked into life with a series of class shuttles and support movements.
The battle rhythm to ensue was C1 Men, K1 Ladies, K1 Men, C1 Ladies, C2 Men. The Masters Athletes led the charge ahead of the main races to follow.
The C1s led the British battle charge with Ryan Hunt coming in at 19th, very closely followed by Andy Hamilton and Andy Houston, making for a good team event to come.
In the ladies K1 Hannah Brown smashed back onto the scene with a 12th place in 16.57. Lydia Oxtoby put in a good performance coming 18th, followed 2 seconds behind by junior Morna Campbell.
The Mens K1 provided Nicky Cresser with a superb 11th placing in 13.57, which is not bad for a guy that broke his arm in December (roller skating !!!).
Ladies C1 was an all Scottish affair with Morna Campbell doing the double, and new girl Rachel Houston. Rachel put in a highly impressive time of 17.20 coming in 11th which as a percentage behind the winner was a fantastic result and seemingly putting some pressure on her brother……….
Ed McDermid and Jamie Christie closed the day for the Brits with 16.00 and 14th place, which with Ed the new front man at only 17 and still a junior is a wonderful foundation.
A team meal followed, with thought ahead to the following day and the Classic Team Event.