Falcon- Oxford Marathon ’24

Ivijah debuts in Marathon

After Saturday’s activities at Cardington Slalom; Ivijah Campbell-Bryan was in action again, this time in his first ever ranking Marathon at the Falcon Club in Oxford.

Racing in the George Sanders category B race (entry level for under-14s) Ivijah completed the 3k course in a time of 20 minutes, coming 5th. This is an amazing result for a first time out racing on a river, which offers very different conditions to the canal, so an important learning opportunity as well as a fun race.

Also in action was Shark coach Michael Weaver, who was racing for Falcon, the host club, he raced Division 4 doubles with fellow Falcon member Matt Tennant, the completed the 8 mile race (with two portages) in a time of 1:00:17, coming 6th.

Congratulations to all who took part, it was a great day by the river and many thanks to Falcon Boat Club for hosting the event and for being very supportive of new paddlers.

Are you interested in giving Marathon Canoeing ago? Why not get in touch and find out more. We hold sessions at Harlesden and Southall; email us: canoeing@thesharks.org.uk or call/text 07951 770241.

Published 30th June 2024.