CANOEING: Kimberley Woods

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Canoe slalom GB Junior & U23 team selection 2011

Following on from her success in securing a third place in both C1 And K1 categories in the first junior GB team selection race Kimberley woods raced the following week at Nottingham in the 2nd round of the junior team selection race in both categories and all 3 races in K1 for the under 23 GB team Selection.

On the Saturday Kimberley put in an exceptionally fast 2 runs coming 1st in the under 18 selection race and 2nd in the under 23. Kimberley followed this with another third place in the C1 Category. Over the next 2 races on the Sunday Kimberley Consolidate her Position and secured 3rd place in the under 23 GB K1 Women’s Team.

The following week saw Kimberley at Grand Tully on the River Tay in Perthshire, Scotland taking part in the final Junior selection race and double National Premier Division event. On the Saturday Kimberley came 5th overall in the K1 and 2nd in the C1 and confirmed her place in the GB Junior team in both C1 and K1 Categories of Canoe slalom and will represent Great Britain in the Junior European canoe slalom championships at Banja Luka in Bosnia in June 2011. due to her race times Kimberley also won a wild card to enter the senior GB team selection races in both K1 and C1

On the Sunday Kimberley Came 8th in K1 and 1st in C1, her first National Premier Division win. This moved her in to 3rd place in the K1 national rankings after 4 races and 6th in the C1 category.

The following Sunday was Easter weekend and saw Kimberley in action again at Grand Tully in the Division 1/prem C1 event and the Home International Pan Celtic Cup event. Kimberley was in winning form coming 1st the C1 on Saturday and 1st in bath the C1 and K1 classes on the Sunday.