Devizes Canoe Club have had another successful weekend competing in the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Marathon.
Kevin and Paul completed their 3rd D-W together in a C2 in their fastest time of 24:35:37 and were the first club boat home on Sunday morning in the senior doubles class. Pete and Dan, paddling a K2 were the second club crew to cross the finish line in a time of 25:14:13. Unfortunately for Steve and Ian they were forced to retire after 22:29 hours at Molesey Lock, only 22 miles from the finish line due to injury.
In the Stages race all 6 Club crews completed the race. Matt and Jacob came 13th in the Junior Doubles completing the race in a time of 19:12:56. Ali and John both competed in the Senior Singles and posted times of 19:37:05 and 21:35:50 respectively. Both father and daughter crews competing in the Junior/Vet class completed the race – Bobby and Alice in a time of 21:39:23 and Matt and Charlie in 22:55:02. Paula and Lucie completed their first D-W in the Endeavour Class in a time of 26:45:43. Well done to you all and to your Support Crews.
Also, a very big thank you to the DW Organisation and their 300 volunteers without whom the race just wouldn’t happen.
Bring on next year: 30th March – 2nd April 2018!