On August 28, 2021 at Strathclyde Park, in the most glorious conditions, LKR’s paddlers delivered the goods in style. With many members who had never raced before, entering their first Championship event, it was a very exciting day!
LKR’s 2021 Scottish Champions include Tom Patterson (U12b L 200m, 500m), Findlay Lewis (u16b 200m, 500m, 1000m), Kristina Armstrong (U18g 200m, 500m, 1000m), Gilbert Speirs (MM 200m, 500m, 1000m), Gilly MacWhirter (ML 1000m), Kacper Sroka with Rory Dowling Clark of FCC (Open Men’s K2 1000m), Kristina & Alexandra Armstrong (Open Ladies K2 200m, 500m)
In addition, there were numerous other podium places (too many to list them all here – see the results for details) including a very notable 3rd place in U16 K2 1000m for Marc Amatller and Ruari Burnett – particularly notable as Marc only learned to paddle for the first time in June 2021! There was also a commendable result for Lightning paddlers, Tom Patterson and Marshall Davie with their bronze medal in U12 Mini K2 500m.
Last, and definitely not least, HUGE thanks to the volunteers who gave willingly of their time to help with the organisation of the event. 100 paddlers and over 50 races, all completed in just over 4 hours, and which ran completely to time! You know who you are! You are a credit to LKR! Thank you all!!