News & Reports
A monthly review A quieter month as we slip slowly into Winter, just one competition this month, but the usual background stuff as we make preparations for a great 2024.
Your Core Strengths
Exercise to develop your paddling The following is from Slalom Skills, doing these at least three times a week will help your paddling skills in both kayak and canoe, whatever discipline you paddle, whether for recreation of competition.
Marafuns Are Back!
Sunday 17th December at 10:30 And on every third Sunday of the Winter months at Harefield, meeting at our base at Troy Lake, home of Rickmansworth Sailing Club, (WD3 9YB). Racing starts below Coppermill Lock, near the Coy Carp at 11am.
Harlesden Winter Sessions
Saturday Morning 10:30am Saturday race boat sessions at Harlesden Canal side take place on Saturday morning at 10am. Please check session is running before attending – as we sometimes cancel to attend events.
Harlesden Work is Finished!
The Canal is Accessible Again The very long ongoing work at Harlesden Canalside has a long last been finished and the building site returned to public use. We hope to start running sessions there is the very near future.
Then you can help The Sharks Every time you shop online, you could help raise funds for The Sharks, without it costing you a single penny!
Shark Barrow Times
Paddlers best times at Barrow This is a list of times for paddlers at the full Barrow Race course
Barrow Race December 16th
Who wants some fun on Saturday 16th? Yes, we are going back to the Barrow-on-Soar race on Saturday December 16th, why don’t you come and join us? Entries cost just £5, open to all, in the boat of your choice, it is 3k, under half-an-hour, and it is fun, fun, fun!
Age Group Champion
Richard Davis Congratulations to Richard Davis in becoming the 2023 Over 80s and over 85s National Masters Slalom Champion.
November ’23 Barrow Results
Race Results from Barrow-on-Soar Two new paddlers at the Barrow and the return of some older faces returning to Wild Water Racing.
Latvia Loves Us
Canoe Slalom Ozolnieki Videos Have posted some great action on their Instagram and Facebook pages including some Shark paddlers at the Vintage Slalom, take a look and enjoy.
Another Active Month October was a full on month of activities across all Shark sites as we came to the end of Summertime and prepare for Winter sessions.
2023 Final Slalom Rankings
How many paddlers did we have? October’s Stone Slalom brings to the end another Slalom Season and time to look at the final rankings of Shark Paddlers.
Harlesden Newsletter -October 2023
Liah makes the News Read What the Old Oak Common and Park Royal Development Corporation have to sat about The Sharks’ Liah Boyle.
Our latest Slalomist Eleven-year-old Ivijah Campbell-Bryan has become our latest paddler to enter a ranking slalom, racing in Division 4 Men’s K1, where he came 5th over all.
Harlesden Update October ’23
Canalside Improvements and a New Boat. 2023, has been a difficult year for The Sharks at Harlesden as we have not been able to operate properly at the site, whilst prolonged improvements have been undertaken; but now we can see some tangible benefits …
Paddling for Fun
Some Action from Paddlers at Hambelen The Thursday Surfers Club, is where many of our paddlers sneak off to on Thursday afternoons, and other days when they can. An informal group just having some fun and keeping fit at the same time. Click on pictures for Videos on our YouTube Channel.
Do you want to teach Canoeing?
We are looking for People to train as instructors? Would you like to learn to teach Paddlesports? if you do and you live in the London Borough of Brent we want to hear from you.
Barrow Results – Oct ’23
Wild Water Racing is back After a Summer hiatus, we were back racing at the Barrow on Saturday, picking up exactly where we left off. High water levels meaning a different course and the paddlers racing were Liah Boyle and Neal Underwood.
Stone Slalom October 2023
Weekend 28th & 29th October The last slalom of the season is a Division 3 and 4 slalom at Stone in Staffordshire, we should be there, for a weekend of fun and paddling.
Usk WWR Race 2023
Weekend 21st & 22nd October The Usk Wild Water Race is a national race, on a really nice river in South Wales. The River Usk is about 160 miles drive, taking about three hours, a great weekend event.
Barrow Race October ’23
Saturday 14th October Who is racing on Saturday? just £5 to enter, lots of fun, nice 3k race and coffee afterwards.
Harefield Winter Sessions
Sundays at 10:30am Harefield Sessions will take place on Sunday mornings at 10:30am, the sessions are open to anyone and new members are always welcome. Each session cost £6 per person.
Nene October ’23
Slalom Results Just a small crew paddling at this years Nene Slalom and only on Sunday.
A Busy Month in Sharkland September saw a lot of activity for The Sharks as indeed so do most moths.
Outstanding Contribution Award The Sharks’ Neal Underwood has received the Outstanding Contribution Award by British Canoeing for his contribution to paddlesport over the last 50 years!
Vintage Slalom 2023
What a great event! On Saturday 23rd September The Sharks hosted a Vintage (1985 rules) Slalom at the Lee Valley, along side the World Championships and it was a great day, old boats and some slightly older people having fun.
The Home of our Paddle Racing Teams The Sharks have had a base in Southall for many years and have been paddling on the Canal at Havelock for as long as we have been in Southall. For more information call 07951 770241 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Friday of the Month Working with our partners at Horsenden Primary School, we are now able to offer free pool sessions on the last Friday of each month (not December), from 7pm till 8:15pm, we will use these sessions for two main purposes, safety work and rolling practice.
Sharks in the Community
From Quay life The following is from Quay Life, the newsletter delivered by Greenford Quay to all local residents in North Greenford.
Shepperton 2/3 Slalom
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th October The season is drawing to a close, not many events left, Shepperton is the closest event to us, so who is going to make the short trip there to race? You can enter online here.
Help Make The Sharks Even Better
We need some voluntary help The Sharks has grown, and continues to grow, we need a few volunteers to help co-ordinate some of our activities and other tasks. If we can grow these ideas, we may even be able to pay. Interested email: email@example.com or call/text 07951 770241.
Nene 2/3 Slalom
September 30th – October 1st A divisions 2 and 3 slalom on the Nene White Water Course in Northampton, taking place on the weekend of Saturday September 30th and Sunday October 1st. Enter here.
Barrow Races ’23/’24
Great entry level races These races are suitable for anybody who can paddle 3K, so why not give them a try, they are great fun, on a nice river with flow to help you, no rough water and no rocks. An ideal place to start River Racing.
Harlesden Autumn Sessions
Mondays and Wednesdays at 5pm We are going to restart our Harlesden session on Monday 18th September at 5pm. They will be open to anybody and will cost £6 per person, we accept cash, card, PayPal, or a bank transfer. We will be introducing more sessions in the following weeks.
Cardington – September ’23
Slalom Results A bright sunny day at what was the largest participation slalom of the year (or for many years) due to the Interclubs Championships being run as part of the event, congratulations to Stafford and Stone for winning. It would be rally good if The Sharks took part in the 2024 Interclubs Slalom.
Rick at HPP
Division one results Congratulations to Rick Moore, taking 5th spot in the Veterans K1 event at Holme Pierrepont. he is now ranked fifth in the National Rankings for Veteran Men.
An August Month!
A very good month for paddling The weather in August was patchy, but the attendance at Shark activities was defiantly not, we were involved in a lot of sessions with partner groups across our sites, delivery Summer holiday activates for people of all ages.
Greenford Quay 2023
Monday from 4:30pm & Wednesday from 4:30pm Greenford sessions at the Elsdale moored at Greenford Quay, UB6 0FT. Sessions will still cost just £6 per person. For more information call us on 07951 770241 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.