Results From the 2016 Bedford River Festival Open Water Swim Race

Results from the 2016 Open Water Swim Race at the Bedford River Festival 2016

 

First and foremost we hope that everyone enjoyed the event. It is not often you get to compete in front of thousands of cheering people. Bedford River Festival is the 3rd largest outdoor event in Europe and the biggest free festival event in the UK. 

Name Place  Cap No.  Time M/F
 Robert McCaffrey 1  31 21.01 M
 Owen Bird 2  33 21.11 M
 Nigel Woods 3  14 23.03 M
 Georgia Amison 4  37 24.29 F
 Trevor Mose 5  35 25.10 M
 Stuart Davidson 6  32 26.41 M
 Dani Barrett 7  1 27.34 F
 Steve Knights 8  30 27.47 M
 Jason Lake 9  6 28.25 M
 Chris Bailey 10  36 28.27 M
 Bogdan Szyszkowski 11  16 29.08 M
 Balaes Sasrain 12  45 29.12 M
 Lesley Berry 13  29 29.16  F
 Andy Hood 14  18 29.17  M
 Karen Archer 15  23 29.37  F
 Gary Freer 16  8 30.33  M
 Alistair Fadden 17 42 30.51  M
 Chris Waghorn 18 19 30.54  M
 Suzanne Low 19  39 31.02 F
 Billy Fadden 20  41 31.13  M
 Michelle Foster 21  5 31.16  F
 Paul Ruddleskin 22  24 31.50  M
 William Wilmott 23 17 33.18  F
 Roj Taylor 24 27 34.13  M
 Roj Taylor 25 28 34.14  M
Steve Kerr 26 2 34.05 M
 Jim Watson 27 12 34.15  M
 Louise Birkett Swan 1 28 20 35.25  F
 Simon Arnold 29 13 36.13  M
 Bethan Mose 30 34 36.20  F
 Peter Stack 31 10 37.00 M
 Caroline Perkins 2 32 26 40.09  F
 Louise Birkett Swan 2 33 21 40.11 F
 Jim Watson 34 11 40.19 M
 Karen Archer 1 35 22 41.32  F
 Frank Maskel  36 3 44.11  M
 Caroline Perkins 1  37  25 48.06  F
Susan Gilespie  38  9 50.54  M
         

There are a couple of queries on names and one on race positions / places 2 and 6 one of which was number 33 we believe

If you can advise on any name changes for duplicate bookings we will update those as well

 

Vote of thanks - Please like and share the team who made it possible

A huge thanks goes to a great many people for making the event a success including:

Gale Force Events - for providing support, promotion and guidance

https://www.facebook.com/GaleforceEvents/

http://www.galeforce-events.com/

Bedford Borough Council - for the Bedford River Festival in all its glory

Martyn Pearson and Dave Hodgson - Habour Master and Mayor for starting the race

Cake Caravan for providing so many yummy cakes for everybody

https://www.facebook.com/cakecaravan/

http://www.cakecaravan.co.uk 

Go Outdoors for providing prizes and swag for participants and competitors

https://www.facebook.com/GOoutdoorsUK/

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/ 

BAM - The Bamboo Clothing company who make ethical high performance outdoor kit - for prizes galore

https://www.facebook.com/BambooClothing/

https://bambooclothing.co.uk/

Type in 'HARPHAM' to get 20% discount at the check out stage

Canoe Trail's team who provided water safety, race marshaling and general support

https://www.facebook.com/canoetrails/

www.canoetrail.co.uk

Team Beds and Luton County Sports Partnership who helped promote the event

https://www.facebook.com/teamBEDS/

http://www.teambedsandluton.co.uk/

Liquid Designs Design and Print for all our Tees, banners and other printing

https://www.facebook.com/liquidesignsuk/

http://www.liquidesigns.co.uk/ld/

And of course all of you good people for competing and supporting the event. We plan to organise an adventure race next year so please let us know if you are interested.

 

Rich, Ash and the Canoe Trail Team

 

Bedford Invitational Open Water Swim Race
Bedford Invitational Open Water Swim Race 2016