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Menai Challenge 2012 Prize Draw


The winners for the 2012 Menai Challenge prize draw were drawn by Andrea and Ed Steinemann on Saturday 19th Jan 2012 - many thanks to Andrea and Ed for their help. Though the numbers were a little down on 2011 there were a total of 29 times posted, it was also good to see a number of new names appearing on the results sheets.

It seems that jury is still out on the fastest direction with the split being 13:16 for Gallows Point against the Sea Zoo as starting points.

2012 Results Here.

The Menai Challenge Cup is presented jointly to the fastest man and fastest woman over the long course in each year. For 2012 the cup was awarded to John Willacy (01:25:09) and Justine Curgenven (01:31:25) respectively.

Notable mentions:

  • 'Furthest distance traveled award' went to Matt Williams (Derby) closely followed by Mike Mayberry (Fishguard).
  • 'Most relaxed run award' wasn't awarded this year as it appears everybody worked their nuts off (though it nearly went to Marcus D for getting beaten by Pascale).
  • 'Ironman/woman award' was awarded to Ian O'Grady (RAFCA) for setting a cracking time on his first attempt.
  • 'Greedy/Lucky Beggar award' went this year to Aled Williams for managing to get his name drawn out of the hat no less than 3 times.

The sponsored prizes were awarded on a raffle basis – you didn’t have to paddle hard to get in the draw, you just had to complete the distance. A name was thrown into the hat for each run completed.

Many thanks to all of the Sponsors who generously donated prizes:

  • Anglesey Stick Greenland Paddles - a fantastic, hand-made Greenland paddle
  • Kayak Essentials - Sea Kayak Essentials DVD Vol. 1 & 2 plus a 1 day of tide race or sea kayak surf coaching.
  • PEAK UK - Paddling accessories from the manufacturer of top class paddling kit.
  • Summit to Sea - Shop vouchers for their extensive range of paddling and biking equipment.
  • Sea Kayaking Anglesey - a 2 day sea kayak coaching course on Anglesey.

Prize Winner Club / Organisation
Anglesey Stick Greenland Paddle Alex Parker Trentham CC
Kayak Essentials Sea Kayak Skills DVD 1+2 Matt Williams TJOK
Kayak Essentials 1 Day Surf/Tiderace Coaching Course Ian O'Grady RAFCA
Summit to Sea £50 voucher Steve Miles Anglesey Adventures
Summit to Sea £25 voucher James Bradley Surflines
Summit to Sea £25 voucher Matthew Caunt  
Sea Kayaking Anglesey 2 day Sea Kayak Coaching Course Edward Caunt  
PEAK UK Roofbar Pads Steve Miles Anglesey Adventures
PEAK UK Roofbar Pads Jeff Parker Trentham CC
PEAK UK Roofbar Pads Aled Williams Tiderace Sea Kayaks
PEAK UK Roofbar Pads James Stevenson Adventure Elements
PEAK UK Roofbar Pads Adam Harmer John Moore's Uni
PEAK UK T-Shirt James Bradley Surflines
PEAK UK T-Shirt Aled Williams Tiderace Sea Kayaks
PEAK UK Wallet Pascale Eichenmuller  
PEAK UK Wallet Marcus Demuth Valley Kayaks
PEAK UK Wallet Adam Harmer John Moore's Uni
PEAK UK Wallet Aled Williams Tiderace Sea Kayaks

Menai Challenge 2012

Long Course Top 5





Short Course Top 5





2012 Sponsors

Summit to Sea

Sea Kayaking Anglesey

Kayak Essentials

Anglesey Stick

Peak UK

We are very grateful to our Sponsors for their generous support.