Wild Water Racing 2015 – End of Year Report

The Sharks remain London’s number one Wild Water Racing Club and the club has achieved some new highs in 2015, with our first home grown international paddler.

Grantusa1Grant Underwood was selected to represent Great Britain  in Men’s K1 at the Under-23 World Championships in Nantahala, Bryson City, North Carolina, USA where he achieved a 17th place. Grant Received sponsorship from: Shurtape and Underwoods Solicotors. He is also one of GLL’s supported athletes.

Adam1WWRHPP1504Current  UK rankings are unavailable, but high in them is another Shark Paddler, Adam Stewart, although he missed out last year on international selection; Adam is training with the British Team and is a GLL supported athlete.

AmeliaWWRThe Sharks top woman river racer is Amelia Combes and at the age of 13-years-old has been to young to qualify for international selection; but as she now approaches 14, she will be eligible for junior teams; so with a bit more training who knows, she could be our next international paddler. Amelia is a GLL supported Athlete.

LeeValleyWWROther Ladies that have raced for The Sharks this year at regional level in K1 are: Ali Judge, Catherine Robinson, Simone Hall, Chelsea Ludlow, Mandy Combes, and Jade Cumberbatch.

At regional or National events the following men have also competed in K1: James Reed, Neal Underwood, Joe Webb, Rome Malik-Cameron, Daniel Elms, Aaron Nolan, Johan Kukkohovi, Grezegoz Kadamara and Elias Kukkohvi,

Havelock RaceShark paddlers also appear in the Canoe ranking lists:

Mixed C2; Daniel Elms/Amelia Combes, Mandy Combes/Neal Underwood, Elias Kukkohovi/Amelia Combes and Johan Kukkohovi/Chelsea Ludlow.

Men’s C2; James Reed/Daniel Elms andGrezegoz Kadamara/Rome Malik-Cameron,

Men’s C1; James Reed, Daniel Elms, Neal Underwood, Grezegoz Kadamara,

We are unable to provide information about the Wavehopper series and the 2014/15 champions as the WWR Executive have not published them or given out prizes 🙁

We have organised two Wavehopper races for the 2015/16 season, details of the events are available here.

The Sharks ran several entry level and regional races in 2015 and would like to thank all those involved in helping to organise them and everybody who has supported The Shark Wild Water Racing Team