The King & Queen of the 1K race was a very interesting race for the Paddle League in 2020.

To recap, here were the rules of the race:

The King & Queen of the 1k is a 1k race that requires you to have a good balance between technique and sprints.  Since most of us can’t all our sprint for 1k, to get the best time, you’ll need to have a great strategy to keep your speed but not blow up! This race also requires skill in sprinting, starts, technique, and strength, and a great connection with the water to find the one person that can pull it all together quickly and pound it out!

This was a one direction, paddle from a dead start, current-less race.

The overall fastest in this race is as follows.  A big congratulations go out to the following:

Men’s SUP 14

  1. Matt Anderson from New Zealand with a 4 minute and 50 second time
  2. Andrey Kraitor from Russia with a 5 minute and 01 second time
  3. Jake Portwood from the United States with a 5 minute and 13 second time

Women’s SUP 14

  1. Seychelle from the United States with a 5 minute and 49 second time
  2. Verity Thomas from Jersey with a 5 minute and 59 second time
  3. Tracy Cullinane from the United States with a 6 minute and 20 second time

OC-1 Men

  1. Robert Norman from the United States with a 4 minute and 49 second time
  2. Chris Corrigan from the United States with a 5 minute and 15 second time
  3. Steve Dullack from the United States with a 5 minute and 21 second time

OC-1 Women

  1. Jennifer Peters from the United States with a 5 minute and 58 second time

OC-2

  1. Cath Mckee & Manu Frank from New Zealand with a 5 minute and 4 second time

Prone Men

  1. Renick Woods from the United States with a 6 minute and 32 second time
  2. Michael Schutzler from the United States with a 6 minute and 41 second time
  3. John Beausang from the United States with a 7 minute and 15 second time

Surfski Men

  1. Richard Hallick from the United States with a 5 minute time
  2. Nathan McLeod from the United States with a 5 minute and 55 second time

Surfski Women

  1. Christina Gonzalez from the United States with a 5 minute and 25 second time
  2. Melinda Schlehiein from the United States with a 7 minute and 44 second time

As in our last post, here is a breakdown of male/female over age and time.

 

 

 

 

The above graph shows the spread of times for this race.  By now, I’m sure you’re wondering the point of the graph..stick with me until the last post, it’s going to be cool!

Congratulations to ALL VPL 1k race participants for a great performance.  Detailed results can be found in the final results boards below.

SUP Results – All Categories

OC-1 Results – All Categories

Surfski Results

Prone Results

OC-2 Results