29/4/09 – Ratho Marathon

Kirkcaldy paddlers enjoyed a glorious Spring day at Ratho on Sunday for the third marathon event of the Scottish season.

In excellent conditions, Rachel Syme took first place in the Under 12 girls lightning race and in the boys Under 12 event Iain Chapman came first with Blair Henderson in third place. The mini course saw Paula Henderson take first place, in a new record time, ahead of Rhonwen Smith of Linlithgow with Colin Chapman in a meritable third place.

Possibly Kirkcaldy’s best performance on the day came from Neil Chalmers who excelled himself, taking second place on the short course behind Thomas Sneddon of Linlithgow, a just reward for all his hard Winter training.

Colin Mcmorrin won the long course from Linlithgow to Ratho and even paddled back to Linlithgow after the event.

Excellent performances were also recorded by K1 paddlers Matthew, Stephen, Derek and Kirsten, and K2 paddlers Margaret and Brian, Alan and Daniel, and Barbara and Fay, who took advantage of the good conditions to paddle the short course and portage for the first time. Well done to everyone who took part!

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