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November 1, 2012

Hi all

Isn’t this weather amazing, it is so nice to feel warm when out paddling. Hey, there is quite a lot happening at the moment so this is a good opportunity to keep you all updated with heaps of options to fill your time up with kayaking.

 

Races:

 

Whanganui River Challenge

Saturday 3 November – 13km lap race on the lower Wanganui – a great community event with heaps of competitors nd prizes and great food after the race. Several members are travelling up, so if you’d like to go check out this link. http://www.canoeracing.org.nz/home-1/events    And contact Brian for details of getting boats up to the race.

 

Training

We will still be training this Saturday and Sunday at MKRC.

Saturday’s session will be a pyramid session 4′-3′-2′-1′-2′-3′-4′ on with 1′ rest, repeated 3 times.

Sunday’s session will be about aerobic conditioning – good opportunity to get into team boats (for some) and Junior girls you will be in K1’s this weekend.

 

Tuesday Rubber Ducky Racing

Registration 6pm Hataitai Beach/Greta Point, Evans Bay.  Racing to start at 6.30pm.

The races are getting close, as the handicaps start to take effect. If you haven’t been to one yet you’re missing out on some of the best racing around and everyone had a chance of winning on a given night.  If you need a boat please contact Brian Grace by Sunday evening and let him know what you require. Even better is to see him on Sunday at training. Check out our website for race results.

 

Blue Lake 2 – 8th and 9th December

These events are a lot of fun and is a great weekend away. Heaps of races and a fantastic venue.  For multi-sporters, bring all your toys as there’s great running and mountain biking all accessible from the venue. Check out this link for more information. http://www.canoeracing.org.nz/home-1/events

Can you please let me know if you are coming to the regatta by Monday 19 November.

 

We look forward to seeing you all out on the water

Paddles up

MKRC Crew

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Rubber Ducky – Race 5

November 1, 2012

30th October 2012

 

Just goes to show that what looks like great conditions for racing around the fountain when at Greta is not necessarily the case once you get there!  In saying that, the conditions were yes, “bumpy” as Glenn Muirhead put it, but in fact really well handled by everyone and a credit to all paddlers.  You are all racing better in the trickier conditions. This is all good skill enhancement /development and thank you to Tim, Malcom, Dave and Brian who gave assistance to our “swimmers”.

 

A beautiful fine evening with a nor easterly, about as troublesome as a four year old who wants an ice cream, once you were up the bay a bit!  Great racing however, with 34 paddlers on the water and a clear runaway winner(s) with Kath and Dan in the double.  Even though the doubles all went together the handicapper won’t be as generous next week.  Similarly in the single craft Matt Archer took advantage of a soft handicap and piped Stephen Parker on the line.  Both held off a fast finishing Glenn Muirhead and Mark Hearfield who were both flying down the bay.

 

Fiona Dowling, small in stature big on power, turned around last weeks paddle and was first across the line for the women with Marianne Archer closing fast at the finish but running out of runway.

 

We think we are just about getting the handicaps right, we will adjust again for next week, especially so the back markers like the brothers Flannery, Chester, Tim S etc get a chance to roll through the field. At the same time we don’t want people left out there, especially if we go around the fountain again.

 

Of the swimmers, well done Rachel – wet four times possibly a new Rubber Ducky record.

 

 

Results by Finish Time

 

Name (last) Name   (first) H’Cap Finish   Time Actual   Time
Double4 Kath   & Dan 0:05:00 0:48:02 0:43:02
Archer_ Matt 0:08:00 0:49:07 0:41:07
Parker Stephen 0:00:30 0:49:08 0:48:38
Muirhead Glen 0:10:30 0:49:19 0:38:49
Hearfield Mark 0:04:30 0:49:30 0:45:00
Melling Peter 0:03:30 0:49:38 0:46:08
Urlich Paddy 0:04:00 0:49:52 0:45:52
Dowling Fiona 0:00:00 0:49:58 0:49:58
Pritchard John 0:02:00 0:50:14 0:48:14
Archer Marianne 0:07:00 0:50:21 0:43:21
Winterton Sandy 0:05:30 0:50:28 0:44:58
Gould Jacinta 0:00:00 0:50:33 0:50:33
Booth Jeff 0:06:30 0:50:38 0:44:08
Jarvis Kris 0:04:30 0:50:40 0:46:10
Imrie Kurtis 0:10:00 0:50:45 0:40:45
Flannery James 0:09:30 0:50:48 0:41:18
McBride Mary 0:02:00 0:50:52 0:48:52
Burt Chester 0:10:00 0:51:03 0:41:03
Double3 Jo &   Chris 0:05:00 0:51:21 0:46:21
Flannery_ Matt 0:09:00 0:51:37 0:42:37
McPike Julian 0:09:00 0:51:52 0:42:52
Reardon Kevin 0:00:30 0:52:11 0:51:41
Fisher David 0:04:00 0:52:11 0:48:11
Double5 James   & Neelu 0:06:00 0:52:33 0:46:33
Connor Vicki 0:00:00 0:52:37 0:52:37 Assisted
Sutton Tim 0:09:30 0:52:42 0:43:12
Bevins Andrew 0:08:30 0:53:28 0:44:58
Adams Allister 0:08:00 0:53:32 0:45:32 Assisted
Robbins Malcolm 0:07:00 0:58:12 0:51:12
Toole Steve 0:02:00 0:58:18 0:56:18
Baker Rachel 0:00:00 1:00:02 1:00:02 Assisted
Grace Brian 0:08:00 1:00:02 0:52:02
Ludeman Geoff 0:04:30 DNF
Rudge Dave 0:08:00 DNF

 

 

Results by Actual Time

 

Name   (last) Name   (first) H’Cap Finish   Time Actual   Time
Muirhead Glen 0:10:30 0:49:19 0:38:49
Imrie Kurtis 0:10:00 0:50:45 0:40:45
Burt Chester 0:10:00 0:51:03 0:41:03
Archer_ Matt 0:08:00 0:49:07 0:41:07
Flannery James 0:09:30 0:50:48 0:41:18
Flannery_ Matt 0:09:00 0:51:37 0:42:37
McPike Julian 0:09:00 0:51:52 0:42:52
Double4 Kath   & Dan 0:05:00 0:48:02 0:43:02
Sutton Tim 0:09:30 0:52:42 0:43:12
Archer Marianne 0:07:00 0:50:21 0:43:21
Booth Jeff 0:06:30 0:50:38 0:44:08
Winterton Sandy 0:05:30 0:50:28 0:44:58
Bevins Andrew 0:08:30 0:53:28 0:44:58
Hearfield Mark 0:04:30 0:49:30 0:45:00
Adams Allister 0:08:00 0:53:32 0:45:32 Assisted
Urlich Paddy 0:04:00 0:49:52 0:45:52
Melling Peter 0:03:30 0:49:38 0:46:08
Jarvis Kris 0:04:30 0:50:40 0:46:10
Double3 Jo &   Chris 0:05:00 0:51:21 0:46:21
Double5 James   & Neelu 0:06:00 0:52:33 0:46:33
Fisher David 0:04:00 0:52:11 0:48:11
Pritchard John 0:02:00 0:50:14 0:48:14
Parker Stephen 0:00:30 0:49:08 0:48:38
McBride Mary 0:02:00 0:50:52 0:48:52
Dowling Fiona 0:00:00 0:49:58 0:49:58
Gould Jacinta 0:00:00 0:50:33 0:50:33
Robbins Malcolm 0:07:00 0:58:12 0:51:12
Reardon Kevin 0:00:30 0:52:11 0:51:41
Grace Brian 0:08:00 1:00:02 0:52:02
Connor Vicki 0:00:00 0:52:37 0:52:37 Assisted
Toole Steve 0:02:00 0:58:18 0:56:18
Baker Rachel 0:00:00 1:00:02 1:00:02 Assisted
Ludeman Geoff 0:04:30 DNF
Rudge Dave 0:08:00 DNF

 

Whanganui River Challenge 2012

October 30, 2012

An informal reminder about the Whanganui River Challenge 2012 coming up this Saturday, 3rd of November 2012.

 

Registration will be from 12.30-1.30pm and racing will start at 2pm. This years event will consist of the same course as the prevoius three years (13km long course and 4km short course) but will be starting and finishing at the Wanganui club rooms on Anzac Parade.

 

This is always hard, fast and fun racing to be part of and it would be great to see some Mana paddlers head north and continue the form shown at Foxton Loop last weekend.

 

Should read food and refreshments served after racing, and hot showers available.

 

Rubber Ducky – 30 October

October 29, 2012

Looks like a great night for racing tonight and as the weather sits now we will be starting at Greta and around to Oriental Parade (he fountain) again under handicap.

 

Some handicap adjustments from last week were necessary but in the main, the bulk of the field is finishing very close and giving the back markers the (daunting) chance of getting past everyone whilst the front pace setters have the chance of getting away still.

 

A total of 41 paddlers to date for the series and would be great to see more out, especially with such fantastic conditions.

 

See you this evening for a 6 o’clock registration and 6.30 start time – same as usual.

Remember life jackets – everyone has been excellent to date so let’s keep that trend going.

Rubber Ducky – Race 4

October 28, 2012

23 October 2012

 

It was a beautiful evening for racing this week with a light southerly wafting about.  This lent itself to a start at Greta Point and up to and around the fountain in Oriental Bay.

 

27 paddlers set off under handicap conditions with Ian Gillies setting the pace and leading the field to the Oriental turn and back to the turn into Evans Bay. The field had been steadily closing, led by the doubles of AJ & Kath and Jo & Chris dragging a flotilla of singles.  This, plus the back markers making ground, led to a lot of changes in the last third of the race.

 

At the finish line a very determined young paddler, Kurtis Imrie, off 6 minutes 30 handicap (on his ski), managed to push past the doubles and cross 7 seconds ahead and gain line honours. Behind him the next seven paddlers were within 15 seconds of each other with Glenn Muirhead being one of those having worked off the back marker of 9 minutes to claim fastest time. Fastest women went to Kris Jarvis amongst the 9 female paddlers in the field.

 

The hard luck story of the night would have to go to a hard paddling Tim Sutton.  Tim seemed to cop a bit of the side swell in the last hundred metres after having made steady progress through the field and took a swim less than 50m from the finish line!

 

It was great to see new paddlers again this week, Vicki, Stephen, Colin, Jacinta.  Sincere apologies if we have missed anyone at all.

 

 

Results (by finish time)

Name   (last) Name   (first) H’Cap Finish   Time Actual   Time
Imrie Kurtis 0:06:30 0:42:57 0:36:27
Double2 AJ &   Kath 0:02:30 0:43:04 0:40:34
Flannery James 0:06:30 0:43:08 0:36:38
Fisher David 0:02:00 0:43:12 0:41:12
Urlich Paddy 0:02:00 0:43:16 0:41:16
Double3 Jo &   Chris 0:02:00 0:43:16 0:41:16
Muirhead Glen 0:09:00 0:43:19 0:34:19
Booth Jeff 0:03:30 0:43:35 0:40:05
Gillies Ian 0:01:00 0:43:50 0:42:50
Ford Dean 0:06:30 0:43:52 0:37:22
Hearfield Mark 0:03:30 0:43:53 0:40:23
Bevins Andrew 0:05:30 0:43:54 0:38:24
Flannery_ Matt 0:06:30 0:44:05 0:37:35
Jarvis Kris 0:02:30 0:44:25 0:41:55
Toole Steve 0:01:00 0:45:08 0:44:08
Burt Chester 0:09:00 0:45:31 0:36:31
McBride Mary 0:01:00 0:45:47 0:44:47
Melling Peter 0:03:30 0:46:22 0:42:52
Crampton Colin 0:02:00 0:46:22 0:44:22
Winterton Sandy 0:05:30 0:46:39 0:41:09
Cullen Jonti 0:00:00 0:46:40 0:46:40
Parker Stephen 0:01:00 0:48:02 0:47:02
Dowling Fiona 0:01:00 0:49:27 0:48:27
Gould Jacinta 0:00:00 0:50:18 0:50:18
Connor Vicki 0:00:00 0:54:58 0:54:58
Sutton Tim 0:05:30 DNF DNF

 

Results (by actual time)

Name   (last) Name   (first) H’Cap Finish   Time Actual   Time
Muirhead Glen 0:09:00 0:43:19 0:34:19
Imrie Kurtis 0:06:30 0:42:57 0:36:27
Burt Chester 0:09:00 0:45:31 0:36:31
Flannery James 0:06:30 0:43:08 0:36:38
Ford Dean 0:06:30 0:43:52 0:37:22
Flannery_ Matt 0:06:30 0:44:05 0:37:35
Bevins Andrew 0:05:30 0:43:54 0:38:24
Booth Jeff 0:03:30 0:43:35 0:40:05
Hearfield Mark 0:03:30 0:43:53 0:40:23
Double2 AJ &   Kath 0:02:30 0:43:04 0:40:34
Winterton Sandy 0:05:30 0:46:39 0:41:09
Fisher David 0:02:00 0:43:12 0:41:12
Urlich Paddy 0:02:00 0:43:16 0:41:16
Double3 Jo &   Chris 0:02:00 0:43:16 0:41:16
Jarvis Kris 0:02:30 0:44:25 0:41:55
Gillies Ian 0:01:00 0:43:50 0:42:50
Melling Peter 0:03:30 0:46:22 0:42:52
Toole Steve 0:01:00 0:45:08 0:44:08
Crampton Colin 0:02:00 0:46:22 0:44:22
McBride Mary 0:01:00 0:45:47 0:44:47
Cullen Jonti 0:00:00 0:46:40 0:46:40
Parker Stephen 0:01:00 0:48:02 0:47:02
Dowling Fiona 0:01:00 0:49:27 0:48:27
Gould Jacinta 0:00:00 0:50:18 0:50:18
Connor Vicki 0:00:00 0:54:58 0:54:58
Sutton Tim 0:05:30 DNF DNF

 

Rubber Ducky Handicap Racing

October 1, 2012

Rubber Ducky Handicap Series starts tonight – Tuesday 2nd October

6.00 p.m Tuesday nights the famous MKRC Rubber Ducky Series is back on! Handicapped racing means that there is a chance for anyone to win on a given night so these are great races for all abilities.

Race Distance: 6-10km (dependent on conditions)

Race Start: Greta Point or Oriental Parade (depending on weather – Greta Point in a Northerly or calm conditions, Oriental Parade in a Southerly)

Registration from: 6pm

Race Start: 6.30pm

Entry Fee: Free for members, $5 for non-members

Whanganui Descent – River Kayak Race

September 12, 2012

Whanganui Descent – 29th September 2012

Starting in Taumarunui, this is a great race with short course (23km) and long course (57km) options.

Whilst there is a few grade 2 rapids to negotiate, paddlers can use surf ski, multisport or sea kayaks for this event.  Double kayaks are also allowed so if you feel like sharing the workload then this may be an option for you.

If you are training for Coast to Coast then this is a great training event not to be missed.

See attached entry form for more details or visit http://kururau.50webs.com/Whanganui%20desc/index.htm

WhanganuiDescentEntryForm 2012