Rain won’t be stopping play as 20 clubs from across the UK come to Bedford for the Canoe Slalom Interclubs Championships at Priory Country Park this weekend.
Organisers say the championships are a massive event in the Canoe slalom calendar, giving clubs the chance to compete against each other, and offer a break from the usual season where they only compete against others in the same division.
The interclubs event has been going since 1985 and racing starts with practice runs this morning (8th September) followed by team and individual races over the weekend!
Each clubs team consists of 13 paddlers one day running as individuals and other in teams of three. Team runs include a team gate where they all have to get through in a set time.
Bedford’s Viking Kayak Club team will feature 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Etienne Stott.
𝘝𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘰 𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘑𝘰𝘭𝘺 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘷𝘪𝘢 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘦 𝘚𝘭𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘮 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘣𝘴 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱𝘴.