The first of the Waterside series, 13.5 miles and 21 portages between Great Bedwyn and Newbury was on Sunday 24th February. An unusually hot and sunny day, and 30 Devizes paddlers taking part.
In the Senior K2 Ed, paddling with Mike, came third in 1.46.34. Listed on the results as Basingstoke but Devizes provided the engine!
K2 Junior men Algie and Tom, Club members though paddling for Dauntseys school, were 8th in 2.19.24 and Josh and Finn in their first race and after only paddling together for about 8 weeks were 16th in 2.31.22.
K2 Senior ladies Katherine and Claire were 10th in 2.54.29.
K2 Junior ladies Mollie, paddlng with Matilda from Nottingham, were clear winners in 2.13.33. Maddie and Catriona were 4th in 2.31.06. Alice and Liz, both club members but paddling for Dauntseys, were 5th in 2.32.07 and Maddie and Poppy (again club members paddling for Dauntseys) 7th in 2.33.58.
K2 Veteran class Simon and Jonathan were 11th in their first race in 2.11.19, Kevin and Neil in their first race together 12th in 2.12.14, and Nick and Matt (again in their first race!) 23rd in 2.59.16.
K2 mixed Howard and Jill were 21st in 2.30.17.
K2 Junior Vet Mae and Pete were 9th in 2.16.34.
K1 Junior men, Carraig was 6th in 2.22.35, Adam 10th in 2.25.50 and Charlie 14th in 2.37.35.
K1 Veteran Andrew was 22nd in 3.07.30.
And finally but not least Dan and Rob were 10th in the Canadian doubles class in 2.32.17.
Next up is Thameside 1 on Sunday then Waterside B the following Sunday – good luck to the Devizes paddlers.