10/7/08 – Kirkcaldy Paddler is British Champion

Paula Henderson returned from the British Sprint Championships held at the National Watersports Centre, Nottingham, as the Girls K4 500m British Champion.

Paula paddled with Scottish Development Squad (SDS) compatriot Rhonwen Smith of Linlithgow and two other paddlers from Basingstoke. The photograph shows the two paddlers during the medal ceremony.

The K4 crew also enjoyed success in the K4 1000m race taking silver. Paula paddled with regular K2 partner Rhonwen to take bronze in the K2 500m race. Both paddlers also had good results in their K1 events over 200m, 500m, and 1000m.

Colin McMorrin also competed in the Mens B competition, over 1000m, 500m, and 200m. He also teamed up with a paddler from Falcon canoe club for the K2 1000m race.

Conditions were difficult at times over the weekend with strong headwinds and rain. However a very successful trip was had by all, making the journey south very worth while.

Full results from the event can be found here.


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