With mist shrouding the Welsh hills, the magnificent river Dee swept through the town like a strip of silver ribbon which was at times shredded by torrential rain causing spectacular spray over the waterfalls in the centre of the town. The 200 or so competitors mostly took this in their stride, picking their way down the falls and even managing to negotiate some extra obstacles in the form of slalom gates strung across the river at various points.
The championships also doubled as the final event in the year-long Premier series. Although two of the four classes had been finalised before the weekend, there was still all to play for in the women's kayak, won by Nottingham's Rachel Crosbee, and the men's Canadian singles, won by Mark Delaney from West Lothian.
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