Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Locust Fork Invitational 2009

Well the Alabama Slalom race season has begun, and it started with last weekends Locust Fork Invitational.
Three race events combined make what is called the Alabama Cup series; the Locust Fork Invitational, the Mulberry Fork Canoe and Kayak races, and another race hosted at the Locust fork, all of the Warrior river.I competed in Mens C1, Mens K1, and Boatercross. The Boatercross race is a mass start, "free for all", type race. It was a blast! Although only making fourth place, the boatercross race brought the most smiles all round to both racers and spectators.
Mens C1 category was pure fun for me this year. I didn't have anything to loose seeing as i have never competed in it before at this race series. But to my amazement i won 1st place! I look forward to further advancing in canoe categories.Mens K1 was good fun as well, and again although i only got 4th place, i was the first place plastic boat finish in the category. I was extremely exhausted when going into my kayak heats, because they were directly after my C1 heats, and each time i had plenty of energy for my C1 heat and then nothing for my k1 heat...... but thats how it goes sometimes.Anyway, im really looking forward to rest of the Alabama cup series of races, and hope to see ya out there!

Wavesport kayaks, ShreadReady helmets, Ophion Paddles, Bombergear, SkirtworkS

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