Fifty one Victorian paddlers competed in ninety events at the 2017 Australian Canoe Marathon Championships in Penrith over the weekend
Thank you to all who participated, either as competitors, volunteers, paddler support and spectators. Thank you also to those who helped get their paddlers there, through months or years of driving them to training and races and keeping them fed, watered and motivated.
There were examples of exceptional racing over the weekend, with much of it captured in photos and videos and available on Facebook. Thank you to those who recorded the efforts of our paddlers out on the water.
Whilst the primary aim is to participate in great racing it is worth noting that our paddlers won 20 gold, 14 silver and 18 bronze medals. Some of the classes involved very tough competition, while others paddlers had smaller fields. Regardless, we acknowledge the time, effort and commitment of all those who made the journey to Sydney to participate in the event.
In terms of state awards Victoria won the “International Class Trophy” and “Halford Challenge Trophy”.
For those who are not familiar the trophies contested at the Marathon Championships, these include:
Those paddlers selected to represent Australia and the 2017 ICF Marathon World Championships in South Africa later this year will be announced once the selection process has concluded.
Canoeing Victoria Marathon Committee
Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 2:18pm -> Monday April 10th, 2017 1:55pm