Showing Slalom
Stuff! KWP Fun Run Week 8

 

Whoa up Kamila…..the eddy's back THERE!

Despite threatening skies and tornado warnings in the vicinity, Week 8 of the KWP Fun
Run forged ahead as scheduled (pictures to come, will post
later). Building on a successful stab at setting up a slalom run last year, KWP
members constructed a very legitimate course that both challenged more
accomplished paddlers and remained accessible to those less experienced who
wanted to give it a go. Featuring 4 downriver gates and 2 upriver gates, the
course terminated with a low-water plunge over the falls and the final gate.
Absolutely enjoyed by all who stepped up to give it a try, the slalom
discipline isn’t something the club spends any time doing on a regular basis
but the event proved to be a test of essential paddling skills like hitting
eddies, precision turns and stepping up to a challenge under pressure. Nailing
down first place in a competitive field was Rob C with a
scorching time of 46.19, followed by Tony, unbelievably close at 46.56 and Doug
at 53.75. Perennial Fun Run attendee and consistent “decent finisher” (though
no first place finish yet in the series) Tom Legere secured fourth place,
earning 4 points, enough to hold on to first overall for yet another week.
Final regular night for the series goes next Thursday night at 6:00, followed
by the series wrap-up and all day paddle and party on Saturday, August 17th
at Burleigh Falls.

Who dat rockin' the cage?

Big Brian stepped up to cook for the crew this week with an Epic Meal Time worthy
creation of bacon-wrapped Italian sausage, cooked to perfection on his smoker.
It made the early exit from the river due to threat of lightening almost worth
it.  Extra points for presentation
buddy…there was not a shred left… good stuff!

 

Up-to-date Fun
Run Series standings follow below:

 

KWP
Fun Run standings, end of Wk 8 2013

 

Tom

34

Zack

28

Tony

23

Todd A.

21

Terry

19

Rob C.

18

Trevor

17

Hayle

14

Cam

13

Cale

13

Colin

13

Kamilla

12

Earl

12

Mark

11

Sue

11

Doug

11

Stephanie R

10

Chris

10

Matt

10

Big Brian

10

Colleen

9

Bruce

8

Dean

8

Rob K

8

Riley

7

Gavin

7

Manny

6

Spinner Dave

6

Marcie

6

Daniel

5

Rick

5

Darryl

4

Emily

4

Pattie

4

Lora

4

Brett

3

Derek

3

Jacob S

3

Pete

3

Cole

3

Celena

3

Nora

3

Sam Q

3

Shirley

3

Kees

2

Leah

2

Ryan

2

Malcolm

2

Pipi

1

Travis

1