A bitingly cold easterly wind made the race this year tough. A flow of just over 50 cubic metres a second together with a head wind ensured no fast times. The race results can be found here.

Thanks to Reading Canoe Club for organising the race and Longridge Canoe Club for providing tea and cakes.

First portage a few minutes after the start

Women's assessment race live stream

Lizzie Broughton and Brett Irvine at Marlow Lock