21st Oct, 2017

Good effort in Nottingham

Solihull Editorial 18th Jun, 2014 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

SOLIHULL Canoeing Club members took part in the National Sprint Regatta held at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham on June 14/15.

In the boys Division D James Leaper came second in his 500m heat to qualify for the second final, in which he endured a difficult start and finished eighth.

In the 200m heats, a time of 2m, 19s meant he came fourth and qualified for the final where he finished fifth.

In his first Division C regatta, Oliver Cook finished sixth in his 200m heat, missing out on a place in the final by 0.11s, and came seventh in the 500m.

Team-mate Fraser Doshi Keeble also made his Division C debut where consistent performances meant he reached the finals in all his races.

After finishing seventh in the 1,000m heats, he qualified for the second final where a time of 4m, 41s put him eighth.

He added to his victories by coming sixth and eighth in the second finals of the 200m and 500m respectively.

Nineteen-year-old Thomas Lusty, from Solihull STAR, came second in both his 1000m and 500m heats, meaning he qualified for the first finals in both events, where he finished seventh in the 1,000m and fifth in the 500m.

Paracanoeist Rob Oliver raced in the 200m men’s Division C where he came second, with 0.8s separating him from first placed O Shepherd.

He also came first in the para men’s 500m final by beating T Lodge by over a second.

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