January 2020

A review

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January is not normally the month for people to take up water sports in the UK, but we did have some new paddlers join us at our sessions in Southall. We also have regular race training sessions at this site and need more paddlers to come along and join in the fun.

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And in NW10, where we are developing a racing team as well as having recreational paddling.

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Our Slalom Sessions at Harefield are running on Sunday Mornings at 10am and the squad is looking forward to the start of the new season later this month, we are always looking for new people to come along and have fun, get fit and enjoy this exciting discipline.

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Some Shark paddlers decided to train in different locations and we have some pictures from the River Tay at Broughty Ferry.

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Shark members have also been taking to other activities to increase fitness during the Winter months. We actively encourage members to do other activities and sports to keep fit/get fit and have fun.

On New Year’s Day, 3 members went dooking, open water swimming in the River Tay (temperartiure of the water was a positive 4.9 degrees C), whilst open water swimming may not be every bodies idea of fun, swimming is of course on of the best all round fitness sports there is. It helps develop good cardio fitness, uses all your muscles and is unlikely to cause injury. The Club has a number of swimming coaches who can advise and help suggest things to do.

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The club is hoping to establish an open water swimming section later this year as part of our increased activities at Troy Lake.

Climbing, or Bouldering to be precise is another activity which some members have taken up, again this is great fun, very sociable and helps develop a variety of muscle groups. Something else we will be looking at developing in the future.

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Anybody got any other suggestions for keeping fit and having fun, let us have your pictures please, email: admin@thesharks.org.uk.

For more information about Shark activities, to get involved, please contact us by email: canoeing@thesharks.org.uk or call on 07951 770241, or you can just turn up to our sessions and talk to us.