News & Reports
Summer Sessions 2021 at NW10
Returning to Paddling at NW10 (Harlesden/Park Royal) With Coroner virus restrictions expected to be eased on 29th March, The Sharks are proposing to start paddling sessions at our NW10 site on Thursday 1st April.
Southall Sessions – Summer 2021
Returning to Paddling With the planned easing of restrictions from Monday 29th March 2021, The Sharks are proposing to restart paddling sessions at Southall form Tuesday 30th March and introduce a second weekly session on Thursdays.
Another Month in Lockdown Another month most of us would rather forget, however , there are a few thing start went on in Sharkland.
Training Distances from Harefield
Distances from Coppermill Lock Paddling distances from the lock, also include portages round other locks, the distances also work for healthy walks, runs and jogs, as well as cycling.If you are locked to the land, Harefield provides opportunities to venture away from the towpath and go round the lakes.
Countryfile comes to Harefield
And more specifcally to The Sharks The Sharks are entering into a partnership with the Colne Valley Regional Park, to help clear Floating Pennywort from the Colne Valley and the BBC’s Countryfile Programme were interested to know all about it.
Training Distances From Our NW10 Base
Distances From Acton Lane Bridge Paddling, cycling, running (jogging), and walking distances from the Acton Lane Bridge adjacent to our Harlesden/Park Royal Base
Training Distances from Southall
Going North From the School Bridge All distances are in kilometres and unless stated are from the School Foot Bridge, don’t forget these can be used for walking, running (jogging), and cycling as well as canoeing.
Help Tom Raise Money
For British Heart Foundation Tom Canfield is taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon on 23rd May 2021, to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, please help him raise money my donating on his fundraising page.
London Virtual Inclusive Youth Games
Calling all London Youngsters Get Active, Get Involved – during this difficult time the people at the London Youth Games have come up with a way to have fun and to keep active.
Snow Sharks Here
Snow Surfing When the snow is deep, you live at the top of a hill and you have a surfboard handy, what else is there to try and do but Snow Surf?
What can we say? Not the month we had been hoping for, not the New Year we wanted, but we are staying positive and preparing for what is going to come later in the year.
Building Up Southall
Small steps in creating our base in Southall The first of the garages in the Undercrofts as been racked out, by the ingenuity of Tristram Turner, our lead coach at Southall. Thanks for the effort, good to see that even during lockdown we can move the Club forward.
February and March Slalom Events Cancelled
Due to Covid-19 Lockdown The Slalom Committee have taken the inevitable and sensible sessions to cancel all events in February and March 2021, they will review the situation for events later in the year in February.
Principles of Training
How to Improve your performance Our Slalom Coach, Rick Moore has written the following information in order to help our paddlers, get fit, stay fit and generally improve their performance.
Lockdown version 3
All Club Facilities Closed until further notice. The announcement by the Government of a further national lockdown has meant that we are legally required to close all or our facilities.
Covid-19 – A Statement – Updated 6th January 2021
Coronavirus Policy Updated 6th January 2021
Still Dooking after all this time
Sharks Seen Swimming in the Tay Whilst all official organised Dooks have had to be cancelled, people up and down the Countries have taken to Wild Swimming and we are pleased to say that The Sharks have been keeping the annual tradition of Dooking alive through the pandemic.
Links and colleges from the past year’s reviews 2020 is certainly a year we will remember, however, there were some positive things that happened, here isa look back at the year.
We opened up and shut down again! After a moth of lockdown, we had a brief period where we could open up our sessions, but as Covid-19 cases accelerated across London , organised sport was again closed down, but this is what we did do in December.
You are not Alone, you don’t need to be Alone We have a solution, we have set up a WhatsApp group called Paddle Pal, where you can make arrangements to paddle with someone in keeping with current Covid-19 restrictions regulations.
Fed Up with Swimming Down Slalom Courses?
Now is Your Chance to Swim Up One! Can you rise to the challenge, to swim up the Cardiff International White Water Course?
Thanks For Your Help
Good Job Done at Harefield A small but hard working team were at Harefield on Sunday making maintaining and improving the slalom course, working together but in a Covid-secure way. Thanks guys, good job done.
Dress Warm for Winter Paddling
What to wear for Winter paddling Paddling in cold weather is no different to doing any other activity, it is about wearing the right clothing, check our latest video from our super model Rick Moore.
We are Back – Again!
Yes, We are Paddling Again – Are YOU? The Sharks are back paddling again after Lockdown 2.0, we were back in action on Saturday 5th December at Southall and NW10 and on Sunday 6th December at Harefield.
2021 Slalom Calendar
Slalom Events 2021 The calendar for slalom 2021 has been published on Canoe Slalom Website, where you can find all the lates news about canoe slalom, about events and ranking positions.
Not a Lot Happened For all but a couple of days England was in Lockdown 2.0, so not much action going on.
Stone Mini Slaloms
Cancelled Please note due to Covid-19 restrictions these events have been cancelled.
Slalom Sundays – 1pm
Harefield Sessions are currently suspended due to Covid-19 restrcitions. With the easing of Covid-19 restrictions we are able to restart our slalom sessions at Harefield at 1pm on Sunday afternoons.
Return to Wild Water Racing
Wild Water Racing The Sharks are planning to restart Wild Water Racing Session at Harefield in January on Thursday evenings at 6pm, meeting at Tory Lake.
Calling All Our Hillingdon Youngsters
The Tashan Daniel Award Bursary and support available to Hillingdon Residents up to the age of 21through the Tashan Daniel Award, for Sport, Culture and Education.
How Many Calories did you Burn?
Did You Know? Moderate effort Kayaking for an hour burns about 420 calories, put some effort in and that rises to 1050!
Cost Effective Paddle Mitts No more cold fingers when paddling, just follow the simple instructions from Rick Moore, on how to make your own cheap Paddle Mitts
Was October Good? We have seen a steady rise in new members at all our sites, so things are definably looking positive for the future, but we still face a period of uncertainty for all of us.
That Was Osterley 2020
1,547 Thank Yous That is the number of people we had in our somewhat truncated season at Osterley Park this year.
Encouraging signs returning Whilst it has been a very difficult year for all of us, September showed some positive signs for the future with more people paddling.
It is always good to be Headline Act!
The Sharks are the talk of other people’s websites There are plans to improve the canalised in Harlesden and when you want a good picture for your website where do you go?
Training Camp Report We held a training camp for our slalom paddlers in Llandysul, Wales, the site is used for events at al divisions in the UK calendar, so an excellent venue, for fun, practice and a weekend away.
You can now Pay by PayPal
Ways to pay for sessions with The Sharks During the current pandemic, we have looked at ways to avoid cash payments and now we have added PayPal as a way to pay for Shark Sessions.
To all our Staff The past few months have been a trying and testing time for all of us, The Sharks were up and paddling within days of the lockdown lifted at first with experienced paddlers and then gradually introducing other socially distanced sessions.
We have a Vision
And that vision is starting to become reality The Sharks have been working to create a permanent home or our own in Southall for quite sometime, we could see the potential of converting disused garages and undercroft in to a thriving Community based Canoe Club with gym and more.