To the victor go the spoils.

Today was the Devizes to Westminster international canoe race prize giving, a celebration of achievement for the paddlers who completed the race, and won their particular class.

It is 33 years since I attended when in 1981 I collected third prize for the senior event. It hasn’t changed much although the number of trophies has certainly grown. However, I wasn’t there to collect anything, but to see Megan pick up the award for winning the C1 event and become the first women to do so, IN MY BOAT………yeeeessssss!

There was a good speech by Ben Hunt-Davis a rowing eight, gold medallist in the Sydney 2000 Olympics, who also completed the senior race this year. He also presented the prizes.

The closest I will ever get to an Olympic gold medal

The closest I will ever get to an Olympic gold medal


It was proud moment to see Megan collect her trophy.
Megan collects her trophy

Megan collects her trophy


Apparently Fowey Canoe Club also won some other “minor” prizes!!
Cornish trophy winners

Cornish trophy winners


But this was the best:
DW fastest C1 trophy

DW fastest C1 trophy


As an American president might say “mission accomplished”!

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