Terry Newsome and Rochelle Austin in Germany
In NZ, many paddlers come up through surf lifesaving to race at the highest levels, Lisa Carrington being a prime example. However in Europe many youngsters start out in Marathon Sprint Canoe Racing. So if you want to see who are the up-and-coming European athletes are, the World Marathons are well worth checking out.
Marathon races combine longer distance paddling (between 14.4km and 30km) with overland running, when competitors have to carry their boats over their shoulder, unaided.
The World Marathon Masters Championships were held earlier in the week, with Marshall Hollister Jones, Kim Harker and Karen Hopkinson Pflug all competing with distinction.
It is now the turn of our young guns who will kick off their Worlds Campaign tonight. First up will be Rochelle Austin and Sarah Lockwood who will compete in the Junior Woman’s K1 event – 19 km. Tomorrow will see Quaid Thompson and Jordan McLarin in action competing in the Junior Men’s K1 event – 22.6km. On Sunday Quaid will team up with Zac Ferkins for the Junior Men’s K2 event – 22.6km.
Rochelle, Quaid and Zac are all backing up from the recent Junior Sprint World Championships. The team have had a positive lead into the event having been based in Czech for the last few weeks. Follow the team in action through the official website – with live results and live streaming.
Jordan, who is just 16 years old and the current King of the Harbour, has funded his own trip to Germany. Check out his Give a Little page to help his family out with a few bucks if you're able.
Broadcast schedule for Planet Canoe Live Streaming
Friday, September 16th, 2016
08:40 Introduction & Pre-talks, C1 Women, K1 and C1 Women juniors
09:00 K1 Woman, Junior, 18,3km
09:05 C1 Woman, 18,3km Start
09:10 C1 Woman, Juniors, 14,4km
11.10 Introduction & Pre-talks, K1 Women under 23 and C1 Junior men
11:30 K1 Woman u23, 22,2km
11:33 C1 Men, Juniors, 18,3km
14.25 Introduction & Pre-talks, K1 men under 23 and C1 men under 23
14:45 K1 Men, u23, 26,1km
14:48 C1 Men, u23, 22,2km
17:00 Medal presentation 2nd and 3rd session
Saturday, September 17th
08:40 Introduction & Pre-talks, K1 junior men and K2 junior women
09:00 K1 Men, Juniors, 22,2km
09:03 K2 Women, Juniors, 18,3km
11.10 Introduction & Pre-talks, K1 Women and C1 men
11:30 K1 Woman, 26,1km
11:35 C1 Men, 26,1km
14.25 Introduction & Pre-talks, K1 Men
14:45 K1 Men, 30km
Sunday, September 18th
8:45 Introduction & Pre-talks, K2 Men juniors and C2 Men juniors
09:00 K2 Men, Juniors, 22,2km
09:05 C2 Men Juniors, 18,3km
11.15 Introduction & Pre-talks, K2 women and C2 men
11:30 K2 Woman, 26,1km
11:33 C2 Men, 26,1km
14.15 Introduction & Pre-talks, K2 Men
14:30 K2 Men, 30km
16:45 Medalpresentation and closing ceremony
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