Canoe Polo Results 2004-2005
Canoe Polo Championships
23 & 24 April 2005, Hatfield Water Park, Doncaster
For results please click here
Canoe WWR Results 2004-2005
Gold for Athens Medallist Walsh
Campbell Walsh, Olympic silver medallist from Athens, took the top honours in the K1 men’s category at this weekend’s (12/13th February) BUSA Canoe Slalom Championships. The event was hosted by Durham University Canoe Club at the Teesside Whitewater course, Stockton-on-Tees. Campbell, of Nottingham University, was one of six competitors in The Great Britain Team and Lottery funded World Class programmes that competed on Saturday and then had to fly out to Spain for a National Training camp on the Sunday.
Canoe Slalom is an adventurous sport that takes place on whitewater. Competitors had to navigate down a 20 gate course on the purpose built facility that uses the gradient formed by the Tees Barrage. Penalties were added to the run time if the gates were touched, missed or undertaken in the incorrect order. The event consisted of 4 individual categories: K1 men, K1 women - where the competitor sits in the kayak with a double bladed paddle, C1 and C2 - where one or two competitors kneel in the canoe and have a single bladed paddle.
The winner of the K1 women’s category was Louise Donnington of Nottingham Trent. David Florence from Nottingham won the C1 category while Dan Goddard and Gareth Wilson from Loughborough came 1st in the C2 category. The men’s team event, consisting of 3 separate K1 Men undertaking the course at the same time was won by Andy Hadfield, Matt Hemsworth and Dan Goddard from Loughborough. The mixed team event (3 non K1 men boats) was won by Gillian Mara (K1W), Gareth Wilson (C1) and Dan Goddard and Andy Hadfield (C2) also from Loughborough.
There were a total of 191 starters from 20 universities representing a complete range of paddling ability from the very best in the world to those that had never tried this type of canoeing before.
This was most pleasing for event organiser Robert Holdway who said that: "The aim of the event was to make it open to all abilities so that those competing at the highest level had a high quality event whilst others less familiar with this discipline of canoeing could experience it in a student friendly, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere."
The overall university competition illustrating strength in performance and participation throughout all of the categories was won by Loughborough with Durham coming second and Nottingham third.
The event, co-oordinated by The Friends of Durham University Canoe Club (an alumni group dedicated to supporting the university canoe club),on behalf of BUSA, included a D.J. playing music during the event and a synchronous fun event to keep everybody entertained. The evening included a Beach Party themed social that was very well received with plenty of summery and loud outfits, as well as a whole host of seaside games and competitions.
Photos from 2005 Canoe Slalom Championships
Andy Hadfield Andy Marshall
Campbell Walsh David Backhouse
David Knibb Ollie Cunningham
Rob Holdway Teesside Course
Canoe Slalom Results 2004-2005
12 & 13 February 2005
Teeside White Water Course, Stockton-on-Tees
Slalom Results Overview
Last updated: 15th Aug 2011 10:49