The weekend 18th and 19th November saw the biggest WWR event of the year, held at the river Washburn. Attended by over 300 students from 29 universities, the British University College Sport WWR championships was dominated by paddlers from Scottish universities. Although not huge in number the paddlers from the Scottish Universities showed they were high in quality with medal places in several classes.
Ryan Hunt of Edinburgh University won MC1 sprint and classic, with Andy Houston of Dundee taking 3rd place.
Rachel Houston of Strathclyde Uni won WC1 sprint and classic and WK1 sprint.
Ian Hosie also of Strathclyde won MK1 sprint.
The classic MK1 saw Jacob Holmes of Strathclyde narrowly beaten into second place, to former Edinburgh Uni student Nick Bennett, now of Newcastle Uni.
Both Strathclyde and Edinburgh finished in the top 10 overall places, no mean feat considering they had only 8 and 2 paddlers at the event respectively.
Many of these paddlers are supported by their university, and these results help demonstrate how much this funding is valued.
Well done to all.