Brisbane Valley 100 Canoe Race Wrap-Up
Outstanding performances were achieved from a number of Indooroopilly members at last weekends BV100 Canoe race on the 7th & 8th October.
Being the race's 30th year, it turned out to be a gruelling event, with the 1st day of the race covering the upper reaches of the Brisbane River. This area had a reasonable amount of water, but going was made tough by lots of weed. The 2nd day was even tougher with most of the paddlers covering the remanining 30 – 40km against the tide, finishing at Westend.
The Indooroopilly High Performance Marathon Racing Team of Ian (Bunny) Muir, Nathan Casford & Chris Sanderson took GOLD in the Men's K1 relay, posting the fastest overall time and line honours both days. Their winning time was 9hours 3mins.
Full distance paddlers, Erin O'Keefe teamed with Ann-Mare Tong (Newport CC) won the K2 class in a time of 9 hours 58 mins, with Paul Gardner & Christie Pickup taking 2nd place in the same class in a time of 10 hours 17mins.
In the Men's full distance K1 event, David Shrimpton placed 2nd in a time of 11hours 29mins.
A great weekend was had by all and we're all looking forward to next's event.