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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Want to try canoeing, but not sure what to do? Then contact The Sharks, we are here to help get people started in canoeing, in a friendly fun way, with no commitments or need to but any kit. Call us now on 07951 770241, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, Harefield is where GB paddlers are training through Covid-19 The Sharks home at Harefield is the place GB paddlers are training, whilst other facilities are shut due to Covid-19.
Let Us Look Ahead The dates for National Sprint Regattas have been announced for 2021, this may seem a long time off, but it gives us something positive to look forward to at this difficult time.
Sport England – Thank You
Covid-19 Support The Sharks would like to thank Sport England for a donation of £1,000 to help us through the difficult circumstances created by Covid-19 pandemic.
2020 Ranking Slalom Season to End
No More Ranking Events This Year Sadly, but understandably the British Canoeing’s Slalom Committee has announced that there will be no more ranking events staged in 2020, due to Covid-19.
Just How Fast Can You Go Canoe Sprinting is about making the boat go as fast as you can on flat water normally over distances of 200 metres or 500 metres.
Pushing Yourself to the Limit Long Distance Racing in canoes and kayaks takes a number of forms, but it is exhilarating, tactical, fun and rewarding. At entry level races are just a few kilometres on flat water.
2019/20 Wild Water Racing Season to End
Current standings to be final Rankings Due to Covid-19, the Wild Water Racing Committee has decided to end the current season (2019/20) with immediate effect.
New kit for 2021
Our Sprint and Marathon Teams will be wearing new kit for 2021 We also have some new kit available for general wear as Slaloms, River Races as well as for Racing. Take a look and let us know what you want.
Shepperton Results March 2020
Great Start for Shark Paddlers Shark paddlers got off to a good start at Shepperton Division 2 Slalom, picking up a number of medals over the two days of racing.
Stone Slalom Results March 2020
Go Emily … 13-year-old Emily Potts entered her first slalom at Stone in Staffordshire, she has been training with The Sharks over Winter and won her first event on Saturday, the Ladies’ K1 event.
Matlock Race Results – March 2020
Great Days Racing for Ally Judge Ally Judge was racing in her first race as a veteran and was the first Vet in the race and also there first Wavehopper overall.
Well Done Tristram
In the year’s Thameside I race Sharks’ Coach Tristram Turner was in action at the weekend in the Thameside I race from Aldermaston to Reading a distance of 12 miles and has twelve portages.
Southampton Wild Water Race
Fun in what was some February sun Southampton Canoe Club organised a non-ranking fun Wild Water race at the weekend to test the water so to speak in order that they will run ranking races in the future.
Shepperton November Slalom
Report and Results Another wet weekend, but this did give some decent water for the slalom, which was challenging. The last slalom of the season and was not going to see any promotions, but the chance to vie for Top Shark paddler and to get a good bib number for next season.
Dart Slalom Report
James at the Dart James Read was racing the weekend on the River Dart in Devon. Takin part in a Division 2 Slalom, Men’s K1.
Symonds Yat Report
Results from the Yat Symonds Yat, is a fantastic location on the English/Welsh boarder, with a good set of rapids on which a challenging course can be set. Such a shame for the second year running that the event had to be curtailed due to climate issues.
Another Event, Another Promotion
Well Done Alex Alex Aldred is the latest Shark paddler to get promoted to National Division 2 in Slalom Canoeing at the weekend with an impressive 20th place finish as a paddle up (method where paddlers can race one division above their ranking status to gain additional points) in the Lee Valley Division 2 Slalom.
Well Done Nicole
Great Result at Elmbridge Ten-year-old Nicole Dosanjh took part in her first major competition at the weekend, in the London and South East Hasler Race at Elmbridge on the River Thames, the event is part of the National Falser Competition for Canoe Marathon.
Small Beginnings The Open House Weekend events organised by OPDC (Old Oak Common and Park Royal Development Corporation), included two days of canoeing at NW10, Harlesden/Park Royal and was a great weekend, so thanks to everyone involved.
Tristram Tames the Liffey
A Brilliant performance from our Coach, Tristram Turner Congratulations to Tristram Turner and his K2 partner Daniel Seaford, on their fantastic performance on the challenging Liffey Descent in the Republic of Ireland.
September Southall Race Results
Mini-Marathons at Havelock The new mini-marathons at Havelock are underway and although a small turn out today there were some good performances and we will keep them going throughout the Winter and by next Spring we will have some star paddlers racing at ranking events.
Well Done at Cardington
Slalom Results from Cardington Some great paddling at Cardington on Saturday 31st of August and 1st September in the Cardington Division 2, 3 and 4 slalom. Due to Holidays and other commitments we only had a very small team there, but they did us proud.