A Busy weekend of slalom, marathon and polo!

GSCC had a really busy competitive weekend with members taking part in slalom, marathon and polo. Dan snow was our star performer, winning promotion to division 2 in the slalom on Saturday and them storming to a massive win in division 9 of the marathon on Sunday!

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Ougthibridge Slalom 22 September

By Dan Snow:

Some of us attended Oughtibridge slalom on Saturday and had a great day. Big thanks to Sheffield Canoe Club for putting on the event who when after months of scrape water levels experienced flash flooding Friday morning so had a bit of a scare but come Saturday levels where great and everyone had a good day.

Representing Glanford was:

Hanna Senior in div3 K1 finishing 6th and fastest J14 (pretty good to say she’s just come back from shoulder injury).

Alex Riley in his first slalom event finished 5th in div4 K1 and also fastest J14 ( really tough crowd in div4 I’m afraid on the day with Manvers having a great turn out).

Dan Snow in div3 K1 finished 2nd and fastest master…. Earning promotion to Div2 (Arghhh!).

Anyone interested in slalom can speak to Neil or Dan or check out the canoe slalom UK website.

For photos from the slalom, click here

Calder Hasler Marathon 23 September

By Martin Heywood:

Well done to all 9 GSCC paddler who attended the Calder Marathon at Mirfield near Huddersfield, hosted by Pennine CC. We with some notable first places, especially Dan in his first race in a Tempest in div 9, beating 5 paddlers in div 7! (He’d have finished 2nd in div 7!). Below are the times and results for our GSCC paddlers at the Calder marathon on Sunday.

This was the first event of the 2018/19 Hasler season. We finished second on the day behind Pennine. with Malton in third, giving us 9 points. After the event Annabel Taylor collected the 2017/18 Lightning Trophy on behalf of our U12’s for having won the title for the second year in a row.

For photos of the marathon prize presentation, click here
For group photos at the marathon, click here

GSCC’s Calder Marathon paddlers proudly display Annabel and the U12’s Hasler Lightning Trophy!

Yorkshire League Canoe Polo 22 September

By Mikey Thornber:On Saturday 22-09-18, our Polo Team, G&S Stingrays, played their first tournament of the season at KKC’s venue in Hull. The team were Dan Finch, James Finch, Sian Mitchell, Julian Selby, Owen Kelly, Wayne Thomas, Ian Parkin and Mikey Thornber.

Unfortunately, due to work commitments the team have been unable to train together at all so this was a first for them all!

Embracing the 7 degrees land temperature, playing in an un-heated outdoor pool the Stingrays took to the water for their first game. The first game was played against Northumbria A team, who were the Division 3 winners last season, with our team coming second. During this first game the team worked well together, keeping the opposition out and away from their goal. Unfortunately, the lack of practice for our team showed through leaving them with a 1-0 loss.

Their second game of the Tournament was against Manvers. Again, the opposing team was a lot better prepared for the season. Showing a heavy attacking side, however our team stood together well, switching around their defense tactics trying to find the best way to hold them off. However, they lost this game 4-0.

Their third game was against Kingston D, the team playing in their home venue, and a team that worked very, very well together. The Stingrays held up well in the first half, going 1-0 up from a great goal from Ian. However, Kingston equalised just before half time. Swapping sides, and jumping straight back into action, Stingrays lack of energy showing through as Kingston push to an unfortunate 8-1 win over our team.

However, a last-minute twist in the luck for our polo team when they started their final game against Leeds Panthers. Sprinting at the start of the game the stingrays got off to a flying start with Mikey scoring a goal from the half-way line! Next came the scorcher from Wayne taking them to a 2-0 lead. Just before half-time Leeds panthers came back bringing the score to 2-2. All fired up from the first half the Stingrays wanted to make the most of the second half of the game with Daniel Finch scoring a goal in his debut tournament. This was followed by another goal from Ian and Mikey as well, for a well-deserved 5-2 win.

The Stingrays next tournament is the 1st December at Yearsley Swimming Pool in York. Spectators are welcome and more than appreciated and anyone interested in polo speak to Julian or Mikey at the club and they will keep everyone informed with the polo news.