Patty and Bruce chill out on the way to the takeout

 

The new leader in blue helmet-no wonder, look at the other guy's shoes

 

Clivee enjoying the Big Water Burleigh dam washout

Being a paddler who is usually a fixture at the Fun Run, it was with a heavy heart that I had to miss last week’s event due to a string of just plain bad stuff going down. While you guys were paddling, I was taking the milk run home…..literally. But from what I hear, the big water was still running high at Burleigh Falls, no doubt challenging and sharpening the skills of the paddlers coming out for a workout, some friendly competition and as always, well-earned food and drink afterwards.

 

This week’s event was a new one, “Water Balloon Boatercross”. In continuing our tradition of challenging the river with evermore creative versions of boatercross , paddlers had to make it down through the river and over the falls carrying 2 water balloons, which both had to make it to the bottom WITH the paddler in one piece. Can’t fill in with colour commentary on this one as I wasn’t there but the official finish put Dean in first place, his 7 points earned for the event enough to move him up a full 2 spots in the standings. Kudos to Dean, a paddler who never gives up and keeps getting better and better. Colleen and Tony took 2nd and 3rd place, with Hailey finishing fourth, Rob 5th and Bruce 6th.  Full updated standings appear below.

Just a heads up to everyone planning on coming out to future Fun Runs this summer: a new “event”  will involve points and bonus points awarded to paddlers based on arrival time at Fun Run World Headquarters in Burleigh Falls. The point is getting everyone out for a great paddle in good time, with enough sunlight left for the event. With the nights getting progressively shorter as the summer goes on, every minute counts! And don’t forget that awesome World Kayak swag up for grabs every week – you don’t have to win the event to get your hands on some, you just have to come out and get lucky in the draw!

See you all next Thursday, July 24th (the earlier the better!), at Burleigh Falls.

 

Fun Run standings after Week 5
Name Rank
Tony 23
Colleen 22
Tom L. 18
Haylie 15
Meredith  12
Terry S. 12
Zack 12
Bruce 11
Dean 11
Pattie 10
Riley 9
Rob Clive 9
Travis W. 9
Doug 8
Glen 7
Rick 7
Lisa 6
Matt 6
Rob Kirby 6
Stephanie 6
Steve 6
Gillian 5
Pete 5
Sue 5
Sebastian  5
Truman 5
Ben L. 4
Cole K. 4
Earl 4
Matt Peters 4
Paul 4
Matt Peters 4
Marcie 2
Todd A. 1
Kees 1
Lora 1
Selena 1
Nathan 1

Fun Run standings after Week 5
Name Rank
Tony 23
Colleen 22
Tom L. 18
Haylie 15
Meredith  12
Terry S. 12
Zack 12
Bruce 11
Dean 11
Pattie 10
Riley 9
Rob Clive 9
Travis W. 9
Doug 8
Glen 7
Rick 7
Lisa 6
Matt 6
Rob Kirby 6
Stephanie 6
Steve 6
Gillian 5
Pete 5
Sue 5
Sebastian  5
Truman 5
Ben L. 4
Cole K. 4
Earl 4
Matt Peters 4
Paul 4
Matt Peters 4
Marcie 2
Todd A. 1
Kees 1
Lora 1
Selena 1
Nathan 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a heads up to everyone planning on coming out to future Fun Runs this summer: a new “event”  will involve points and bonus points awarded to paddlers based on arrival time at Fun Run World Headquarters in Burleigh Falls. The point is getting everyone out for a great paddle in good time, with enough sunlight left for the event. With the nights getting progressively shorter as the summer goes on, every minute counts! And don’t forget that awesome World Kayak swag up for grabs every week – you don’t have to win the event to get your hands on some, you just have to come out and get lucky in the draw!

 

See you all next Thursday, July 24th (the earlier the better!), at Burleigh Falls