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Canoe Racing NZ National Sprint Kayak Champs

Summary of Saturday racing (1000m events) at the Canoe Racing New Zealand NZ (CRNZ) NZ National Sprint Kayak Champs

Saturday was fine and still with perfect racing conditions. The 60 competitors who have arrived from throughout the country were relaxed and enjoying the atmosphere and the opportunity to catch up with fellow paddlers.


Open Men's K1 1000

First Steven Ferguson North Shore 3.30.45

Second Troy Burbidge North Shore 3.31.16

Third Fred Teear Arawa (Chch) 3.34.81

A great race with Troy leading until the 750 and Steve timing his acceleration perfectly. Fred challenged the whole way and has made his mark as a serious emerging competitor

Open Women's K1 1000

First Katie Pocock North Shore 4.15.45

Second Emily Willock Poverty Bay 4.30.29

Third Rosie Shakespeare Arawa (Chch) 4.31.69

Katie's 8th consecutive title, won comfortably. Emily's first race as a senior and a good result.

Junior Men's K1 1000

First James Clarke North Shore 3.47.31

Second Marty McDowell Mana (Wgn) 3.47.76

Third Steven Sly North Shore 3.57.57

An exciting race closely contested, with James just holding his lead from Marty. This was James's first event in a K1, having come from a strong surf life saving background.

Junior Women's K1 1000

First Erin Taylor North Shore 4.30.75

Second Samantha Jennings Poverty Bay 5.14.21

Third Kelly Wilson Poverty Bay 5.23.12

Erin won comfortably in her first event in a K1.

Open Men's K2 1000

First Ferguson/ Burbidge North Shore 3.19.18

Second Walker/Teear North Shore/Arawa 3.24.00

Third O'Connor/Taylor Poverty Bay 3.24.94

Open Women's K2 1000

First Pocock/Taylor North Shore 3.54.66

Second Willock/Richards Poverty Bay/Waiter 4.06.50

Third Shakespeare/Fitzpatrick Arawa (Chch) 4.10.56

Summary of Sunday racing (500m events) at the CRNZ NZ National Sprint
Kayak Champs. Sunday was a continuation of the wonderful weather, if not hotter


Open Men's K1 500

First Steven Ferguson North Shore 1.56.35

Second Troy Burbidge North Shore 1.57.10

Third Travis Mitchell Arawa (Chch) 1.59.16

Open Women's K1 500

First Katie Pocock North Shore 2.15.02

Second Jill Westenra Arawa (Chch) 2.29.17

Third Mary Fitzpatrick Arawa (Chch) 2.29.71

Junior Men's K1 500

First Marty McDowell Mana (Wgn) 2.02.88

Second James Clarke North Shore 2.03.85

Third Steven Sly North Shore 2.07.39

Junior Women's K1 500 U22

First Emily Willock Poverty Bay 2.22.61

Second Erin Taylor North Shore 2.23.28

Third Kate White North Shore 2.34.14

Junior Women's K1 500 U18

First Erin Taylor North Shore 2.22.67

Second Samantha Jennings Poverty Bay 2.39.24

Third Kelly Wilson Poverty Bay 2.44.85

Open Men's K2 500

First Ferguson/ Burbidge North Shore 1.43.81

Second Walker/Teear North Shore/Arawa 1.48.31

Third O'Connor/Taylor Poverty Bay 1.49.73

Open Women's K2 500

First Pocock/Taylor North Shore 2.08.81

Second Willock/Richards Poverty Bay/Waitara 2.18.60

Third Shakespeare/Fitzpatrick Arawa (Chch) 2.18.63

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