Prize Giving 2019
2019 was another tremendous season for LKR paddlers, with representatives at every sprint and most marathon competition in Scotland.
Our Lightning paddlers competed at 4 GB Regattas in Nottingham, and did very well LKR coming 7th and beating some the big clubs down south.
Our Juniors, Seniors & Masters competed at 5 GB Regattas in Nottingham and 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 at both World, European level.
We had a number of British Sprint Champions, including Alexandra Armstrong, Kristina Armstrong, Hannah Toovey and Gilbert Speirs.
Marathons were attended by a fair number of club paddlers, although we could always do with more paddles competing, especially junior and lightning paddlers.
We had a small representation at the National Marathon Championships, held in Norwich, securing 2 British Marathon Champions Hannah Toovey and Gilbert Speirs.
Sea racing, 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 regularly take part. Of particular note is that Lizelle Kemp was selected to paddle in the senior ladies event for GB in the World Championships, held in France, finishing 22 in a very large and competitive field.
Two special trophies are awarded each year by the club coaches:
- 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
- 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 was presented with a certificate for being the 2018 British Champion at the March 2019 Nottingham Regatta.