National Schools’ Kayaking and Canoeing Championships
Whilst the rest of the school slumbered last Sunday morning, the RHS kayak squad were on the road at 06:30 battling through ‘Storm Angus’ to take part in the National Schools' Kayaking and Canoeing Championships on the River Thames at Reading.
The event comprised of the 500m sprints, a knockout series of 200m sprints and a 20km marathon - a very tough day, with the best of the country's junior paddlers on the water.
The RHS team were near the top of the table, coming a very creditable 5th, with Freddie Braybrooke and Richard Vallance 10th out of the 40+ crews. Heavily contributing to that great result were the points earned by our C2 crew of Tom Joice and Sam Cantelo who won the Open Canadian Canoe Class Marathon race.
Royal Hospital School – 5th
Marathon - C2 trophy: S Cantelo / T Joice (1:40:31)
C Mok / G Campbell - 10th overall (1:51.3)
F Braybrooke / R Vallance - 14th (1:53:5)
S Gladwell / B Willis - 18th (1:56:8)
T McNally / J Neylan - 3rd (2:05:6)
200m Sprint knockout
F Braybrooke / R Vallance - 10th overall
H Head / J Heil - 3rd
10th - F Braybrooke / R Vallance
16th - C Mok / G Campbell
19th - T Scott / Miss Polson
20th - S Cantelo / T Joice
25th - S Gladwell / B Willis
5th - H Head / J Heil
7th - T McNally / J Neylan