CANOEISTS from across the North of England and Scotland descended on Wark for the inaugural Lorraine Murray-Glendenning Canoe Slalom.

Conditions were perfect on the River Tyne, and fittingly, the prize for best adjusted time over two days went to Lorraine’s daughter Chloe, who was handed the prestigious shield from her proud grandmother, Mildred.

Chloe also teamed up with Ryan Dodd, and the pair performed impressively in the C2. Cameron Daly succeeded in gaining promotion to Division Two in the men’s C1 class, an achievement he has been working towards all season.

David Glendenning and Mike Brennan were within fractions of a second of each other over both days in the Division Three K1 men, with David putting in a crisp run on Sunday afternoon to claim first place by 0.6 of a second. Junior Tom Brennan impressed, and came second against a field of more experienced adult paddlers. Six-year-old Zoe Brennan joined Chloe in the women’s C2, and delivered an exciting run for spectators.