Our Achievements

Prize Giving 2019

2019 has been another tremendous season for LKR paddlers with the season nearly over we have had representatives at every sprint and most marathon competition in Scotland this year.

Our Lightning paddlers, who were competing at the 4 GB Regattas in Nottingham, did again very well LKR coming 7th and beating some the big clubs down south but alas behind Glasgow KC. This was affected by the introduction of the U12 K1 events.

Our Juniors, Seniors & Masters were competing at the 5 GB Regattas in Nottingham came 14th overall out of 45 clubs & again top Scottish Club.

Lewis Fletcher, Jack Brockway, Skye Cadell, Alexandra Armstrong & Kristina Armstrong were all selected to represent GB this season at both World, European level.

We have a number of British Sprint Champions who include Alexandra Armstrong, Kristina Armstrong, Hannah Toovey & Gilbert Spiers.

Marathons this season have been attended by a fair number of club paddlers, although we could always do with more paddles competing, especially the junior and Lightning paddlers.

This year we had a small representation at the National Marathon Championships, which were held in Norwich, and we have 2 British Marathon Champions Hannah Toovey & Gilbert Spiers.

Sea racing, this is a relatively new branch of the sport, or a revival of an old one, with races being held on the open sea either around a defined course of a straight, ish, down wind A to B race. Several senior club members have taken part this season. Of particular note this year is that Lizelle Kemp was selected to paddle in the senior ladies event for GB in the World Championships, held in France 2 weeks ago. Lizelle came in 22 in a very large and competitive field.

On to the Trophies – These are awarded by the club and there is a secret ballot held by the coaches to see who the 2 trophies will be awarded to.

  • LKR Lightning Trophy for 2019
    • We present his trophy annually to the Lightning paddler who has, during the season, made the most progress.

      This paddler has been paddling with is for 2 seasons and has competed in sprints regattas representing LKR through the latter part season. He gained promotion to Lightning A at his first Nottingham regatta.

    • The LKR Lightning Trophy for 2019 goes to … Tom Patterson

 

  • Most Improved Paddler for 2019
    • Now for the most improved paddler shield.
      This is presented to the paddler who, in the opinion of the coaches, has made the most progress over the last 12 months.

      This trophy also had several contenders with the widest range of nominations & the judging was very close on this one.

    • However, this paddler received multiple awards at the & medals at the British Sprint Championships and has always been keen to represent LKR at both Sprinting & Marathon events.
    • The LKR paddler who has made the most improvement over the year is ….   Joshua Fisher.

Lewis Fletcher – GB Senior K1 200m Champion

Lewis with Cert

Lewis was presented with a certificate for being the 2018 Champion at the March 2019 Nottingham Regatta.

Prize giving 2018

2018 has been another tremendous season for LKR paddlers with the season nearly over we have had representatives at every sprint and most marathon competition in Scotland this year.
Our Lightning paddlers, who were competing at the 4 GB Regattas in Nottingham, did again very well LKR coming 3rd and beating the big clubs down south.
Our Juniors, Seniors & Masters were competing at the 5 GB Regattas in Nottingham came 11th overall out of 50 clubs & again top Scottish Club.
On to the Trophies – These are awarded by the club and there is a secret ballot held by the coaches to see who the 2 trophies will be awarded to.

LKR Lightning Trophy for 2018

We present his trophy annually to the Lightning paddler who has, during the season, made the most progress. This Year could have gone to 2 outstanding paddlers.

This paddler has competed in sprints & marathons representing LKR throughout the season. Is British Marathon Champion as well as Scottish Sprint Champion

The LKR Lightning Trophy for 2018 goes to … Hannah Toovey
Most Improved Paddler for 2018

Now for the most improved paddler shield.
This is presented to the paddler who, in the opinion of the coaches, has made the most progress over the last 12 months.

This trophy also had several contenders with the widest range of nominations & the judging was very close on this one.

However, this paddler was promoted to Boys C in sprint, is the Scottish 1000m Champion and has been promoted to marathon Div 4.

The LKR paddler who has made the most improvement over the year is …. Kacper Sroka.

Prize giving 2017

2nd Oct 2017

On Monday 2nd October 2017, Linlithgow Kayak Racing held their end of season gathering and prize giving at the 10 pin bowling in Livingston.

2017 has been another tremendous season for LKR paddlers with the season nearly over we have had representatives at every sprint and most marathon competition in Scotland this year.

Our Lightning paddlers, who were competing at the 4 GB Regattas in Nottingham, did very well.   3  Scottish clubs were in the top 5 out of all UK clubs, with LKR finishing top in the UK and winning the cup – a great result!

For trophies awarded by the club:

  • LKR Lightning Trophy 2017 was presented to Kristina Armstrong

The LKR lightning trophy is presented annually to the Lightning paddler who has, during the season, made the most progress.   Kristina has competed in sprints & marathons representing LKR throughout the season, consistently achieving 1st place rankings at Scottish events.  At Nottingham, Kristina picked up the individual GOLD medal for the series of GB Regattas – a fantastic achievement!

  • LKR Most Improved Paddler Shield 2017 was presented to Finn Cadell

The LKR most improved paddler shield is presented to the paddler who, in the opinion of the coaches, has made the most progress over the last 12 months. This trophy also had several contenders with several club members representing GB at completions in Europe and the judging was very close on this one.  Finn has demonstrated great determination and focus, having had to train on his own at times and has not (up till now) been in the highest supported SCA squad.  Along with his K2 partner he paddled for GB and came 12th at the World Championships – Well done Finn!