Hasler Marathon Finals
As said in a previous email, well done to all our paddlers who took part in the Hasler National Marathon Finals on the Thames at Richmond on Sunday 24th September.
Our best result was in the team Lightning class (under 12’s and 10’s) where we finished a creditable 6th out of 16 clubs, with Annabel Taylor finishing 6th out of 11 in the U10 girls. The older juniors and adults found the going tough against very strong competition, finishing 27th out of 34 clubs. You can view the team tables and individual times by clicking here
If you are inspired to have a go at marathon racing, the qualifying rounds for next year’s Hasler start on Sunday October 1st, so this time next year you could be competing in the finals!
Pictured below on the banks of the Thames are Hannah, Julian, Tom, Nicole, Ellie, Rebecca, Caitlin, Annabel and team captain Neil. Missing (loading the van) is Jim.
Coaching Officer Neil Marley said: ” I am so proud of you all and what you have all achieved in such a short space of time. Bring on next year when we will be better prepared, a year wiser and with a years more training. Think what we can achieve!
Thank you all for putting in so much effort today and in all the training session that lead us all to be here today. Thanks also for the coaching time and effort put in by all the GSCC coaches that have coached you over the year, it has really paid off.
Well done to all of the GSCC marathon squad of 2017. Some of you couldn’t be here today but your Hasler points got this team here today and we had an amazing day”