John Williams


Swan Canoe Club / IOP
Racer info
Age: 51
Height: 182 cm
Weight: 90 kg
Gender: Male
Hometown: Perth
Country: Australia
Sports: Paddling - surfski
Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
My race results 28 total
SCC TT 01
Place: 2nd
Time: 50:22.0
Distance: 9km (3 laps)
Category: OSR1 (Racing ski)
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Mosman Park, Australia
Date: May 20, 2020
Isometric/IOP Race 8 - Drummers : 19/20
Place: 1st
Time: 56:16.5
Distance: Aspiring
Category: 50+ male
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling - surfski
Location: Watermans Bay, Australia
Date: Feb 8, 2020
Place: 15th
Time: 55:08.1
Category: Ski Over 50 Male
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: City Beach, Australia
Date: Nov 28, 2019
Oceanbuilt Skis/IOP Race 3 : 2019/20
Place: 24th
Time: 2:20:10.4
Distance: Aspiring
Category: Overall
Sport: Paddling - surfski
Location: Watermans Bay, Australia
Date: Oct 5, 2019

Race report

Ocean Reef SSW 15-16kts, 2.0m WSW swell.
1st swim at about 40mins. Downhill from there. Balance bad. Swim finish. ☹️

Place: 1st
Time: 1:29:28.6
Category: 1.3 Div 3
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Pinjarra, Australia
Date: Apr 14, 2019
Ascot Kayak Club 2019 City Lights Race
Place: 1st
Time: 2:45:31
Category: 3.2 OS1 45+
Sport: Paddling
Location: Shelley, Australia
Date: Mar 3, 2019

Race report

Went out fast - we were the first 3 to the first bridge. Held lead in our group throughout but lost time at the Narrows (Tony had a wardrobe malfunction😫 so probably lost 3-4 minutes at the portage). Final 5km hard for tony so we had to stop / reduce pace a few times - but held on. Next year’s goal should be sub 2:35. Or try a double.

Rod Fry 2019
Place: 6th
Time: 57:56
Distance: 12km
Category: Ski 45+
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: Mosman Park, Australia
Date: Feb 17, 2019
Sunset Surf Ski Series 2018 - Race 3
Place: 20th
Time: 57:31.5
Category: Ski Over 40 Male
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling - surfski
Location: Perth, Australia
Date: Dec 7, 2018
Sunset Surf Ski Series 2018 - Race 2
Place: 49th
Time: 1:02:34.0
Category: Ski Over 40 Male
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling - surfski
Location: Perth, Australia
Date: Nov 22, 2018
2018 Fenn West Coast Downwinder
Place: Unplaced
Distance: Ski
Category: 40+ male
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling - surfski
Location: Watermans Bay, Australia
Date: Nov 17, 2018
Sunset Surf Ski Series 2018 - Race 1
Place: 25th
Time: 1:01:59.50
Category: Ski Over 40 Male
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling - surfski
Location: City Beach, Australia
Date: Nov 15, 2018
IOP/Bennett Paddles 2018/19 Race 4
Place: Unplaced
Distance: Aspiring
Category: 40+ male
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling - surfski
Location: Watermans Bay, Australia
Date: Nov 3, 2018
Rod Fry 2018
Place: 2nd
Time: 57:16
Distance: 12km
Category: Ski 45+
Sport: Paddling
Location: Leederville, Australia
Date: Apr 8, 2018

Race report

incoming time, light wind, boat traffic.

Sunset Surfski Series 2017 Race 1
Place: 53rd
Time: 1:01:58.7
Category: Ski Over 40 Male
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling
Location: City Beach, Australia
Date: Nov 23, 2017

Race report

SEI. This is going to take some time to get used to...

Place: 5th
Time: 1:19:19.7
Distance: Aspiring
Category: 40+ male
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling - surfski
Location: Sorrento, Australia
Date: Oct 14, 2017

Race report

1st time paddling on the ocean - happy to have survived. Westerly wind all the way - a bit bumpy for a novice. Glad I paddled the S18S - Tired by 3/4 - out of shape and trained in the morning and hard the day before (after a long break). Stunning day and good to be on the ocean.

Place: 4th
Time: 3:25:34.4
Category: Long Plastic Vet 45+
Sport: Paddling
Location: Northam, Australia
Date: Jul 16, 2017

Race report

0.34m on Toodyay gauge. Shallow! Slow. Gruelling. Took me 40 mins longer than last year (not much training this year). I reckon I ran aground 10 times and got out and walked 3 or 4 times (lots of others too), and annoyingly I had a swim at Glen Avon after the second drop (not much of a swim - it wasn't deep enough). Compulsory portage at Extracts. Frustrating when you pick the wrong line and get stuck on a sand bank or a rock (clearly I'm not great at picking lines in shallow water). Grinding in shallow water was made worse by weed and logs. Really hope there's some rain before the AD - otherwise it's going to be a slow and tiring first day. And I should have worn gloves - blisters on both hands. I'm glad I did it / enjoyed finishing. Paul, Jonty and Hamish - support crew.

2017 Marathon 07 Upper Swan
Place: 11th
Time: 2:37:29.0
Distance: 27km
Category: 1.3 Div 3
Sport: Paddling
Location: Middle Swan, Australia
Date: Jun 18, 2017

Race report

9km / 1 hr into the race I hit a log with underslung rudder (PRS) - couldn't steer so stopped to bash it back into shape. From hit to getting back up to speed took 6mins 30. Not great. Other than that my average kmh was 10.1 - which I'm happy with. HR was a bit high for the first 5km (upstream), >180. But came down to about 160 for the rest of the race and still 10.1kmh average. Go figure. Kick up rudder next year! Only 9 secs slower than last year - so I'm happy.

2017 Pinjarra - Ravenswood Senior iPad
Place: 15th
Time: 1:36:05.4
Category: 1.3 Div 3
Sport: Paddling
Location: Pinjarra, Australia
Date: Apr 30, 2017

Race report

I had a bit of cold fur this one - but nothing that really bothered me. Cool but unny; low water was occasionally a drag.

CRCC Canning Classic 20170427
Place: 8th
Time: 1:18:11
Distance: 12 km
Category: Ski
Gender: M
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Shelley, Australia
Date: Apr 23, 2017

Race report

Stellar S18S Sport (borrowed from SCC).

2017 City Lights
Place: 3rd
Time: 3:00:27.8
Category: 3.1 OS1 Open
Sport: Paddling
Location: Shelley, Australia
Date: Mar 5, 2017

Race report

Stellar S18S Advantage - borrowed from Kerry @ Stellar WA.

Place: 3rd
Time: 2:43:22.0
Category: LP Male 45+
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Northam, Australia
Date: Jul 17, 2016
Place: 8th
Time: 2:37:20.1
Distance: 27km Main
Category: D/Div 4
Sport: Paddling
Location: West Swan, Australia
Date: Jun 19, 2016
Place: 2nd
Time: 1:04:08.5
Distance: 11.5
Category: MLP1/45+
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Ascot, Australia
Date: May 1, 2016
Place: 5th
Time: 1:36:42.7
Category: D/Div 4
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Pinjarra, Australia
Date: Apr 24, 2016
Place: 5th
Time: 1:04:35.4
Distance: 11 km
Category: Plastics/Sundries Male
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Mosman Park, Australia
Date: Apr 3, 2016
Place: 2nd
Time: 3:15:55.0
Category: D/LP1 Open
Sport: Paddling
Location: Ascot, Australia
Date: Mar 6, 2016
Place: 4th
Time: 1:15:46.8
Category: Long Plastic Vet
Sport: Paddling
Location: South Perth, Australia
Date: Oct 11, 2015
Place: 2nd
Time: 1:08:59.6
Distance: 11 km
Category: Plastics and Sundries 45+
Sport: Paddling - kayak
Location: Mosman Park, Australia
Date: Mar 15, 2015