New Year Paddle 2011

Menai Challenge 2011 Prize Draw

The prize draw for the 2011 Menai Challenge took place at Summit to Sea on Sunday 12th Feb 2012; thank you to all those who came along. Though the Menai Challenge only came into being half way through the 2011 season, a total of 36 people posted a time with 62 different times being submitted. 2011 Results Here.

The Menai Challenge Cup is presented jointly to the fastest man and fastest woman over the long course in each year. For 2011 the cup was awarded to Ian Tordoff (Chester Canoe Club - 1:20.25) and Pascale Eichenmuller (01:39:01).

Notable mentions:

  • Furthest distance traveled’ award went to Dan Dooley who flew over from Chicago to take part!
  • Most relaxed run’ award went collectively to the folks from East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron who stopped for lunch half way through their run.
  • Ironman/woman’ award went jointly to Jim Wallis for his stoic effort into a Force 6 headwind and to Kate Duffus who completed the long course in both directions on the same day!

The sponsored prizes were awarded on a raffle basis – you didn’t have to paddle hard to get in the draw, you just had to complete the distance!

Many thanks to all of the Sponsors who very generously donated prizes:

  • Summit to Sea
  • Rockpool Kayaks
  • Kayak Essentials
  • Sea Kayaking Cornwall
  • PEAK UK
Prize Winner Club / Organisation
Rockpool Kayaks 15% Discount Voucher Dan Dooley Union League Club of Chicago
Sea Kayaking Cornwall 2 day course Jennifer Richardson Snowdonia CC
Summit to Sea £50 voucher Steve Miles Anglesey Adventures
Summit to Sea £25 voucher Richard Dunn East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron
Summit to Sea £25 voucher Kirsty Purdon East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron
Kayak Essentials Sea Kayak Skills DVD Kate Duffus P&H Kayaks
PEAK UK Sweatshirt + Wallet Luke O’Connor East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron
PEAK UK Sweatshirt + Wallet Andrew Willacy Chandlery World
PEAK UK Roofbar Pads + Wallet Richard Janes -
PEAK UK Roofbar Pads + Wallet Florence Cross East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron
PEAK UK Roofbar Pads + Wallet Paul Williams -
PEAK UK Roofbar Pads Dave Jones -
PEAK UK Roofbar Pads John Bunyan -
PEAK UK Roofbar Pads Adam Harmer Plas Y Brenin

Menai Challenge 2011

Long Course Top 5

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Short Course Top 5

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2011 Sponsors

Summit to Sea

Rockpool Kayaks

Kayak Essentials

Sea Kayaking Cornwall

Peak UK

We are very grateful to our Sponsors for their generous support.