British National SUP Sprint Championships

Wow, what a weekend that was over at the British Canoeing Event in Nottingham as they hosted GBSUP for the ‘British National SUP Sprint Championships. Both the men and ladies had to set a fastest time over 2 rounds, with each round having 3 heats of competitors.

With the fastest nine racers from each of the men and ladies categories going forward to compete in the final. They each had about an hour of recovery time between heats, which with the amazing sunny weather on the day was definitely needed.

There was some serious racing going on and some epic battles in some of the heats, some results as you can see below were so close to call from the side lines. It was so exciting to watch. In some of the heats the men were so close to breaking the minute barrier over the 200m and I am sure some of them have gone away planning how to break this barrier for next year at the National SUP Sprint Championships.

You can see below in the table all of the results from the heats. Use the search or sort buttons to view the information.

RaceRoundCategoryHeatPositionNameTime
205Round 1Ladies11A Little - 13 M01:08.85
205Round 1Ladies12A Richardson - 28 M01:10.17
205Round 1Ladies13V Thomas - 27 M01:12.59
205Round 1Ladies14A Smith - 31 M01:16.44
205Round 1Ladies15K Greener - 20 M01:18.99
205Round 1Ladies16D Palfreman - 26 M01:21.90
206Round 1Ladies21H Pye - 40 S01:08.14
206Round 1Ladies22S Perkins - 10 M01:10.29
206Round 1Ladies23L Grzeskowiak - 35 M01:11.42
206Round 1Ladies24A Allen - 08 S01:12.49
206Round 1Ladies25E Adams - 37 M01:17.16
206Round 1Ladies26F Hurst - 21 S01:18.62
206Round 1Ladies27K Savage - 25 M01:21.81
207Round 1Ladies31E Evans - 02 S01:06.66
207Round 1Ladies32S Brotherton - 03 M01:14.72
207Round 1Ladies33L Hodge - 18 M01:25.71
208Round 1Men11B Smith - 34 M01:01.89
208Round 1Men12D Walker - 41 S01:01.94
208Round 1Men13B Pye - 24 S01:02.37
208Round 1Men14M Salter - 33 M01:02.50
208Round 1Men15C Collins - 23 M01:04.81
208Round 1Men16G Humphreys - 38 M01:17.88
209Round 1Men21C Bland - 36 M01:03.92
209Round 1Men22J Little - 12 J01:06.59
209Round 1Men23K Hodge - 19 M01:07.24
209Round 1Men24J Parker - 32 M01:10.48
209Round 1Men25J Prosser - 05 M01:11.31
209Round 1Men26K Hayward - 04 S01:19.06
210Round 1Men31S Warren - 17 S01:04.98
210Round 1Men32D Scott - 39 M01:11.19
210Round 1Men33J Oliver - 16 M01:12.34
210Round 1Men34P May - 11 M01:14.51
210Round 1Men35J Thompson-Isaacs - 01 J01:22.78
225Round 2Men11B Pye - 24 S01:03.04
225Round 2Men12S Warren - 17 S01:04.69
225Round 2Men13B Smith - 34 M01:05.28
225Round 2Men14J Oliver - 16 M01:13.09
225Round 2Men15G Humphreys - 38 M01:19.96
225Round 2Men16M Salter - 33 M01:24.07
226Round 2Men21D Walker - 41 S01:02.76
226Round 2Men22C Bland - 36 M01:05.16
226Round 2Men23K Hodge - 19 M01:09.86
226Round 2Men24D Scott - 39 M01:12.02
226Round 2Men25P May - 11 M01:16.60
226Round 2Men26K Hayward - 04 S01:21.75
226Round 2Men27J Thompson-Isaacs - 01 J01:27.22
227Round 2Men31C Collins - 23 M01:07.33
227Round 2Men32J Little - 12 J01:09.49
227Round 2Men33J Prosser - 05 M01:11.56
227Round 2Men34J Parker - 32 M01:11.85
228Round 2Ladies11A Richardson - 28 M01:14.28
228Round 2Ladies12L Grzeskowiak - 35 M01:15.22
228Round 2Ladies13A Allen - 08 S01:15.78
228Round 2Ladies14F Hurst - 21 S01:21.51
228Round 2Ladies15D Palfreman - 26 M01:26.99
229Round 2Ladies21E Evans - 02 S01:09.74
229Round 2Ladies22H Pye - 40 S01:11.36
229Round 2Ladies23A Little - 13 M01:12.93
229Round 2Ladies24S Brotherton - 03 M01:16.30
229Round 2Ladies25K Greener - 20 M01:18.67
229Round 2Ladies26A Smith - 31 M01:22.96
230Round 2Ladies31V Thomas - 27 M01:12.05
230Round 2Ladies32S Perkins - 10 M01:12.78
230Round 2Ladies33E Adams - 37 M01:20.25
230Round 2Ladies34K Savage - 25 M01:23.53

After the heats had concluded, we sat down and worked out the 9 fastest ladies and mens who were going to reach the final. The final topped off the day of racing and each final was closely fought by all of the racers who qualified.

But there can only be one winner in each category. Below are the results from the finals.

The ladies results from the final are below with Holly Pye being crowned ladies National Sprint Series Champion.
RaceRoundCategoryHeatPositionNameTime
253FinalLadiesFinal1H Pye - 40 S01:07.65
253FinalLadiesFinal2E Evans - 02 S01:08.82
253FinalLadiesFinal3A Little - 13 M01:09.21
253FinalLadiesFinal4V Thomas - 27 M01:10.03
253FinalLadiesFinal5S Perkins - 10 M01:11.39
253FinalLadiesFinal6A Richardson - 28 M01:11.75
253FinalLadiesFinal7L Grzeskowiak - 35 M01:12.36
253FinalLadiesFinal8S Brotherton - 03 M01:12.53
253FinalLadiesFinal9A Allen - 08 S01:12.73
The mens results from the final are below with Ben Pye retaining his crown as mens National Sprint Series Champion.
RaceRoundCategoryHeatPositionNameTime
254FinalMenFinal1B Pye - 24 S01:01.09
254FinalMenFinal2M Salter - 33 M01:03.57
254FinalMenFinal3D Walker - 41 S01:03.77
254FinalMenFinal4B Smith - 34 M01:04.02
254FinalMenFinal5C Bland - 36 M01:04.29
254FinalMenFinal6S Warren - 17 S01:04.71
254FinalMenFinal7J Little - 12 J01:06.63
254FinalMenFinal8C Collins - 23 M01:07.08
254FinalMenFinal9K Hodge - 19 M01:08.25

Roll on 2022 for another National Sprint Championships.

Photo credits to SUPJunkie and SUPTOG.

Adrian Soper
Author: Adrian Soper

Director of GBSUP and Kent SUP Racing | Ambassador for Paddlelogger and Ocean Specific | SUP Racer