Report written by Beth Perry
Saturday 25th August was a sunny day when we arrived at Longridge with a good turnout of Southampton paddlers. The weather seem to mean that one or two people felt the need to test out how cold the water was! But we had some great results with some podium finishes: Isiah coming first in both his U10M and Hody races, Duncan 1st in Division 7 K1 and Jacob coming 2nd in Division 4. We had 3 k2 boats in Division 3, and 3 podium finishes: 1st went to Leon and Igi, 2nd to Richard Kent and Guy and third to James and Russ in what must have been a really tough race.
Well done to those receiving a promotion: Nathanial to Division 8, Duncan to Division 6, and Jacob and Russ to Division 3.
Thank you Poppy for helping me complete my first 8 mile race and I am looking forward to racing with you again at the Sprints and Pangbourne.