Academy stars shine at Bar­rage

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - SPORT -

TEES Bar­rage In­ter­na­tional White Wa­ter Course was the venue for the Bri­tish Uni­ver­si­ties and Col­leges Slalom kayak­ing cham­pi­onships.

Over 200 pad­dlers from 27 uni­ver­si­ties braved hor­ren­dous weather con­di­tions to test their skills and re­silience.

Two pad­dlers from Tees Ac­tive Sports Academy pro­duced ex­cel­lent per­for­mances with Zac Allin rep­re­sent­ing the Univer­sity of East Lon­don tak­ing fourth in the K1 class on Satur­day and a fifth in the C1 class on Sun­day.

Bethan Kelly rep­re­sent­ing Durham Univer­sity in the team com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day gained a hard won third place along­side her univer­sity team­mates, Molly Agar and Chloe Eller­ton.

On Sun­day in the K1 class, Bethan from Hartle­pool put in a fan­tas­tic first run and gained an in­di­vid­ual fifth place.

Bethan said: ”This is my first year at Durham where I am study­ing his­tory but be­tween stud­ies my train­ing this win­ter has been go­ing well and in dif­fi­cult con­di­tions I was pleased to con­trib­ute to Durham’s over­all team per­for­mance, I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to the Premier League Slalom season.”

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