On Saturday Kimberley Woods of Rugby Canoe Club took part in the canoe slalom Premier Division race 3 and Junior GB Team selection event at the Cardiff International White Water Centre in Cardiff Bay.
The event started in the afternoon and finished under floodlights at 1030in the evening, the first time that an event has been run this late in the day and under floodlights in the UK. An event in the world cup series is taking place in june this year at this venue so it was a full turn out of the GB senior and U23 teams to gain experience on the Whitewater course.
The course was running at a high water level providing fast water and testing features making it a difficult course to negotiate but paddlers that could use the water to their advantage secured the best results. Kimberley had two runs in both Kayak and Canoe classes,
In the Kayak Kimberley had two solid runs coming 7th overall and second in the GB Team selection event. Kimberley improved her times in second canoe run taking second place overall and first in the junior selection event, taking maximum points.
Kimberley now goes forward to Aberfedy in Perthshire next week end for the final GB Team selection event in the knowledge that she has already secured her place in the GB team going to the Junior World cup in America and the Junior European Championships in September in Slovenia.