Namur City Race Results

With record temperatures in Belgium the 12th edition of the Namur SUP Race was a great success with 11nations enjoying the summer sun.

On a great show of strength the Dutch Junior Donato Freens had a clear strategy to break the pack at the half way mark paddling to second EURO TOUR

Showing renewed energy Australian Kaelan Lockhart got second as his best result to date. On the same pack was Ole Schwarz who had a great sprint to the line beating Tom Grosub after a few great performances this season he made the coveted podium. Closing the Top5 was Germanies Bastian Grimm on a solid effort to keep Hermann Husslein in 6th after he unluckily run into a branch on the river.

1Donato FreensNL1:00:23
2Kaelan LockhartAUS1:02:14
3Ole SchwarzBRD1:02:36
4Tom GrosupCZE1:02:39
5Bastian GrimmBRD1:04:32
6Hermann HussleinBRD / THA1:05:12
7Ondre PetrakCZE1:05:43
8Maximus SijrierNL1:06:04
10Thomas DusartFR1:06:49
11Gerd WeisnerBRD1:07:43
12Benyam BossackBRD1:07:47
13Anton BirkichtBRD1:09:32
14Loek HertogNL1:08:43
15Tjidde BoersNL1:10:12
16Wim LuyckxBRD1:10:23
17Abrassart MaximeFRA1:13:34
18Tom SandersNL1:14:43
19Viktor KrausBRD1:16:43
20David KrausBBRD1:17:45
21Thomas TiggesBRD1:20:12
22Selwyn PritchardUK1:21:23

On the women side the Top 2 rapidly broke the pack with Petronella Van Malsen and Tanja Ecker working together the whole race. With only a few months into racing Belgium Local Nathalie Van Olmen shows a bright future ahead. On her best performance on an international event Myrte Derks showed a great performance. Closing the Top 5 was French Anne-Sophie Quennrsson on her first international showing.

1Petronella Van MalsenNL1:11:44
2Tanja EckerBRD1:11:49
3Nathalie Van OlmenBEL1:14:12
4Myrte DerksNL1:16:12
5Anne-Sophie QuennrssonFRA1:20:34
6Annie RidsdillsmithUK1:21:12

The Kid’s coming from the surrounding countries really stepped it up, doing the short course 5.5km for the smallest & the full 11km for the U-14 to Elite Juniors. A testament of how hard many of them train.

Check out the results from last year. If you like to get real nostalgic we have the results from 2013 here. Amazing to see how some people been in the sport for so long.