Last night the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic held their 2009 Presentation Dinner, which Team Fat Paddler and their poor suffering wives attended in the hope of winning something (we certainly weren’t in the running for a “Best Time” award, that’s for sure!). And indeed it wasn’t long until the organisers were reading a long speach regarding nominations for the Landcrew Award and I started to realise by omission that either my Nomination for them had not been received, or they were actually in with a chance to take it out. And sure enough, there were awarded the 2009 Landcrew Award (the perpetual Teabag Trophy) to a standing ovation at the ceremony.
The HCC is a massive and gruelling event that would not be at all possible without the sterling efforts of those on the ground in support. To Burnsie, Grummett and Darryl – a huge thanks from me for your awesome efforts to keep me going down that dark, cold river. Cheers – FP