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By BUCS on Tuesday 19th April 2016

#BUCScanoe: Congrats to top 3 Open teams at #CanoePolo Champs. 1st @LEEDSGryphon 2nd @TeamDurham 3rd Uni of London https://t.co/nXhLKKSdZY

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 16th April 2016

Durham uni smashing it at BUCS #AandBTeamVictory

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 16th April 2016

Ladies team won a hard fought game 2-1, with a late winner against Bristol! At least 6th place guaranteed!!

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 16th April 2016

"Garlic and baguettes are life mate" (Chabrelie, 2016)

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 16th April 2016

Old boys won a highly entertaining game 3-2. Looking highly professional according to Ben Simmonds #modesty

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 16th April 2016

Booo harry for binning Ellie, yay Ellie for hand rolling, yay Jean for binning harry #justiceforellie #saveellie

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 16th April 2016

The B team won a hard-fought contest against a team that didn't turn up. Solid effort all round. #victory

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 16th April 2016

The women's team won convincingly 5-2 over Leeds. A strong start with goals from Emma and danni

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 16th April 2016

The men's team get off to a winning start with a 6-0 win. A slow start and the team can do better, but a win none the less

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 16th April 2016

Controversy as harry is made to leave the pitch, his team seem not to realise....

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 16th April 2016

BUCS polo got underway with a valiant performance by the B's. Goals from Jean and Harry left the score as a 3-2 defeat

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National Student Rodeo 2016


By Jean Chabrelie on Monday 7th March 2016

Right guys for all of those that missed NSR I'll try to summarise what you've not had the chance to experience.


NSR started straight off the bat with a messy pre drinking session that involved "Shots in a tube" (England still holds many mysteries from me to unravel) and ungodly amounts of pizza (that Mic still expects compensation for). As soon as everyone felt the presence of NSR's two main enemies (cold and sobriety) be negated by the sheer amount of alcohol they consumed they went to the main tent for a memorable party that involved more alcohol, half naked campers rave music and Max, who is an absolute legend on the dance floor.


The next day started out with everyone in great shape for kayaking. In other words, utterly gutted to have been pulled out their tents and exposed to their hangovers. 
Anyway we had loads of great performances by Anthony play boating and rocking the C1, Eleanor kayaking in a hipster way: aka, without useless mainstream things like paddles. Harry decided that he was too hungover for this shit so he just straight out went for a cheeky swim cementing his position as the club's greatest ever swimmer. Good performances by Ronan as well who made intermediate level a position Captain Ward has been gunning for the last 3 years. Parisa was one of the club's best hopes but she decided that she would be fashionably late for the Women's intermediate final which she missed by a slight margin of a couple of hours. Liam and ex Captain ward reminded us that bromance isn't dead with their great performance on the Duo.


Big congratulations to both Mark and Dan Sheppard for their work saving people's lives all weekend. They even saved one crazed madman who was going down the course in his boxers and swimming for fun (a nudist version of Harry).

 

The party on Saturday night was pretty epic people were wondering why we came in togas to a Christmas special but we came up with an excuse like Romans killed Jesus whose birth created Christmas. That's still better than: our social sec Alex wanted to re-use an old costume. However, he was sexy in that mini skirt though so we let it slide.
Shout out to Emma for giving us an adult friendly reindeer costume no-one will forget.

Since we didn't get much recognition for our efforts in the prise giving I've come up with my own:

Most keen swimmer: Harry
Nicest person on the dancefloor: Liam
Kinkiest costume: Emma and Alex
Best raver: Max
Most sleep during Nsr: Jennifer
Roughest morning: Eli Bacon
Best NSR spirit: Jake and Eleanor
Most allusive: Taylor

 

By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 20th February 2016

Congratulations to our newly elected exec! Captain - Liam Price Vice-Captain (Durham) - Parisa Gregg... https://t.co/T2FoiKIaBd

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Friday 19th February 2016

We're all pleased with our performance at BUCS Slalom last week, traditionally not our best ranking competition.... https://t.co/gmoctdJADN

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Sunday 14th February 2016

Slalom Team photo! Thanks to all who came to help/compete and a big thanks to the Friends Group for another great... https://t.co/qd9REgGjXN

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Sunday 14th February 2016

Top effort at slalom this weekend, 6th overall is a great achievement!! #bleedpalatinate #BUCS

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Local League 31/1/16


By Liam Price on Wednesday 3rd February 2016

Last Sunday we ventured yet again to the furthest place away ever (York) for a polo competition. I now this as local league, but I don’t really know what that means. I’m such a good info sec. On the trip over I found out Alex and I share a taste in music, which is always fun to find out (does that fact make up for not knowing what we competed in?). It was also ducking freezing waiting outside, so cold in fact that the temperature sensors on the cars read ‘as balls’. We played in the very first game, and in the warm up I didn’t throw a ball at the pool staff, which is always good. I know I don’t need to tell you all the scores as you will all have been avidly following the updates on twitter (@durhamunicanoe), but I will anyway as I should be doing a summative, and the longer this takes, the longer I can put it off for. The first game was a fairly easy 4-1 win, with some solid team play despite not having played together before. Their goal was a late ish consolation goal that was a bit lucky, an ambitious long range shot from memory. Five of us thought we had scored, so the only conclusion that can be drawn is that saboteurs attempted to derail our march to victory by omitting a goal.

Otter wasteman (Barker, 2016)
For those not au fait with the local Yorkshire polo clubs, this is a reference to Yorkshire Otters polo team.

The second game was somewhat closer, only a 2-0 victory. The standard of opposition was greater though, so not an unreasonable result. Drama came when during a chase for a ball Jean got hit in the chin by a boat. The exchange after went something like this:
Opposition player: Are you ok?
Jean: *cracks jaw*
Jean: Yeah
Opposition player: *Paddles away looking slightly afraid*

Further drama occurred when Alex decided to show off and show the entire pool just how good his roll was. He decided one roll wasn’t enough and went straight back over, his mighty roll was just too powerful again and he went all 360o for a second time, only to swim this time.

An easy 5-0 win followed in the next game, and I think it was in this game that Jasz found her scoring touch. Alex was binned miles off the ball and rolled up faster than a really fast thing, I guess out of sheer anger. I nearly missed an open goal, hitting the bottom bar, but luckily the rebound went in to save my blushes. It was after this game Alex pointed out he hadn’t lost a sprint yet and instantly regretted it.

As hubris dictates, Alex lost the next sprint, but the other guy was really quick, in fairness. The last match was the most enjoyable of the lot, with a 4-1 win really making it all the better. Cramp struck Alex underwater, forcing a swim. Someone tried to bin Dan, resulting in him moving slightly to the side.

Everyone on the team got on the scoresheet, Parrisa bagging a few, Jasz with a few, Dan got a few when he had literally no other options but to shoot. The top scorer is up for debate a bit, but Alex and Jean got a similar number. Katherine did a top job in goal, only conceding 2 in 4 games. We didn’t have the almost obligatory curry, but I had the cheesiest chessey chips I ever had the privilege to behold. When you thought no more drama could occur, Jasz stopped to try and help a dog on the way home.

Team: Alex, (OMG its) Dan Robson, Jasz, Jean, Katherine, Liam, Parrisa.

BUCS River Race - rescheduled


By Harry Ward on Tuesday 2nd February 2016

BUCS Wild Water Race has been rescheduled for Saturday 9th April - see the link for further information. http://www.bucs.org.uk/page.asp?section=14726&sectionTitle=Wild%20Water%20Racing%20Championships

By Durham Uni Canoeing on Tuesday 2nd February 2016

BUCS WWR has been officially rescheduled for Saturday 9th April, see the link for further details. https://t.co/YN5RPGOlKa

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 30th January 2016

Eased to 4-0 victory in the third game, comparatively little drama in this game #thepoolisturningpalatinate

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 30th January 2016

Action packed second game, deserved-ish 2-0 win. Alex rolls for a full 720 degrees. Jean takes a boat to the face like a champ

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By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 30th January 2016

Win in first match, 5-1 with 5 goalscorers #bleedpalatinate #dontbleedinthewater

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Happy New Year!


By Harry Ward on Thursday 21st January 2016

Happy New Year & welcome back to Durham, all! Hopefully this term will be another great one for the club. If you're new to the club and are keen to get involved, please get in touch - we'd love to help you get on the water!

BUCS River Race - cancelled


By Harry Ward on Thursday 19th November 2015

It is with huge sadness that I have to report that BUCS River Race this weekend is cancelled. It is enormously frustrating to all those who have put in hours of work in terms of both training and organisation for the event. However, we must all appreciate the cancellation is due to reasons outside of the control of our Friends group, who organize the event. I am currently, along with the exec, working on a contingency plan and will keep you all updated via email and Facebook as and when I have more news. If nothing materializes we will run a social on Saturday night and at the very least a river trip over the weekend.

By Durham Uni Canoeing on Saturday 14th November 2015

Setting up for first tournament of the season #bleedpalatinate #canoepolo https://t.co/tvpbtvGVnR

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