This Sunday was the first of six of the Winter Series races that was being held in Bishop Stortford. This is different to the divisional summer races in that it takes place in age groups.
On the 3 mile course in the under 14 girls and in her first year in this age group Kayleigh Dixon came 3rd. In the under 14 boys race Leon Dixon also came 3rd. In the touring canoe doubles race Jeremy Stratford and David Shipway came 5th.
On the 5 mile course in the under 18 boys Ben Stratford came 3rd while in the under 16 boys race Adam Baker came 6th with Josh Power one second behind in 7th.
Also on the 5 mile course in the women’s race Amanda Morris came 4th and 1st veteran and in the under 16 girls Katy Dixon came 4th. In the under 16 doubles race Ollie Power and Joseph Galliers came 2nd.
On the 8 mile course in the open doubles race Mike Thornton and Nigel Dixon we’re racing in a canoe against the kayaks and came 12th. In the open singles race Jack Rayment bravely chose to race up from the under 14’s on a 3 mile course to the mens race on the 8 mile course and came 10th. In the veteran men’s race Mike Martin came 2nd while Paul Stenning came 4th.