Confirmation that Trentham Canoe Club are the North West Hasler Series CHAMPIONS for 2017 and, along with runners up Macclesfield & District Canoe Club, will compete in the Hasler Finals at Richmond next month.
The Hasler Trophy is the National Team League Championships for marathon canoeing. Clubs compete within their regions throughout the season to win the right to race at the Hasler Final, held in September each year.
The Hasler Series is named after Herbert “Blondie” Hasler, who led Operation Frankton, a WW2 commando raid in double kayaks on the port of Bordeaux. The story of this raid was made into a 1955 film, The Cockleshell Heroes.
HUGE congratulations to everyone who has raced for TCC this year and good luck in the finals!
FANTASTIC results from today's Trentham/Runcorn Hasler leading to TCC finishing top of the North West Hasler Series for 2017!
In Div 9 C1, Graeme came second whilst Emma came third in K1 with both being promoted to Div 8. In their Div 8 K2 race, Tammy and Francesca came second; in K1 Helen came fifth and in C1, Phil came third. Sam came third in his Div 7 K1 race and was promoted to Div 6 whilst Andy and Marie took third in their K2. Finally, Andrew came first just beating George into second place in their Div 4 K1 race.
Great results all round. Special congratulations to Graeme, Emma and Sam on their promotions and extra thanks to Emma for coming off her holiday to race!
The Hasler Final will take place on Sunday 24th September at Richmond Canoe Club (just outside London) so stick the dates in your diary!
Information for this year's Trentham/Runcorn Hasler are now available. Choose Activities - Marathon/Sprint Racing - Trentham/Runcorn Hasler - 2017 from the menu above.
Due to weed issues on the lake, this year's Trentham Hasler will take place at Runcorn Canoe Club. We very much appreciate their support in hosting our event. This is a great chance to collect that extra qualifying race for your Hasler Finals!
Great results from our racing paddlers taking part in today's Macclesfield Hasler.
Graeme came second in his Div 9 C1 race, Phil took third in his Div 8 C1, Tammy and Frankie secured first place in their Div 8 K2 whilst Sam grabbed first place after a 'racing incident' with his nearest competitor in his Div 7 K1! Elliot and Hayden fought hard for first place in Div 5 K2, Simon came second in Div 5 K1. And Helen, Marie and Andy all did very well too!
A HUGE thanks to everyone who came along to support and especially to Mike for the great photos available in the photo gallery.