Final 2021 recap here.
Amazing effort all around in July. The sprints are getting faster, and the endurance tests are getting tougher!
Monthly Prize Draw
Here’s the draw for July, picked from everyone who submitted results in the Fastest Five and 1000m Sprint:
Skog a Kust Drysak: Julia Barnes
Rally Beer Co. beers: Dmitri Tsvetkov
Infinity SUP swag: Ryan Blake
Note: An Infinity Flash Paddle by Black Project will be up for grabs for everyone that finishes all 2021 events.
Fastest Five Results
This was a new concept for Season 2021, and we’re not sure if we love it or hate it! It certainly brought in some variety, where paddlers were able to hunt down the fastest water they could find. Western Canada dominated, with plenty of fast-flowing river current. Andrew Cline topped the podium with a 3:31 average pace for 5 km!
Julia Barnes topped the female SUP podium. In fact, the Bow River was all over the podium with three girls from Alberta finishing on top.
The OC1 race was a bit more spread out. Dan Miller took to the Bow River again; Rob Kavcic found some some downwind conditions; and Carole Fullerton topped the girls’ leaderboard in the Pacific Ocean.
Sprint 1000m Results
Just in time for the Olympic sprint event, our 1000m was competitive and probably full of pain for many of you. Tim Oliver and Danielle Holdsworth are your gold medalists for men and women, respectively.
Rob Kavcic took the OC1 sprint with a 5:18 time, and we’d love to have seen a live race with Dan Miller just 2 seconds behind!
Don’t forget the prone posse! Keep it coming guys…
From the water
We love seeing the photos of your virtual racing… keep them coming! Half the fun of this league is sharing and seeing where everyone paddles. Here are some shots from July!