October Half-Term Session Times
We have made a couple of minor changes to our session times for Half-Term Week.
Harefield Slalom Results 2021
A Trio of Promotions Well done to Joe Pawley, David Spikings and John Williams-Kerslake on getting promoted to Men’s’ Division3 Slalom at the Harefield Slalom this weekend.
Results Nene 2021
Another win for Rick As this strange slalom season heads towards its final few races, it has got very exciting at the top of the Veterans League in Men’s K1 Slalom, with our coach Rick Moore in second place with the slimmest of margins, having led for most of the season.
Let’s Go Slaloming at Harefield
We are Ready Are you? Harefield Slalom this weekend Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October, Division 4 (entry level) and Open, plus a chance for all Shark paddlers to get together.
Autumn 2021 Slalom Sessions
Sundays 10:30 am and Wednesdays 5pm As the evenings start to draw in , we need to make some adjustments to our training times on Wednesday evenings. Sessions will start half an hour earlier. Wednesday evening sessions will continue till the end of October, Sunday session will continue throughout the Winter.
Harefield Slalom – October 9th & 10th
Slalom is coming home Well to our home at Harefield anyway and we want you to be part of it. The Sharks are hosting a Division 4, entry level events on both Saturday and Sunday. Still time to enter online here.
Another Week, Another 508 people
A new weekly high In the seven days culminating with the Bank Holiday Monday, we had 508 different people coming to try paddling with The Sharks, we had though we had done well with 412!
Spot The Difference
Thank You Pruning Sharks have been active at Harefield and can you spot the difference they have made?
Promoted to Division 2 It took just one run and 82.8 seconds for Aaron Nolan to win Llandysul Division 3 Slalom on Saturday and secure a place in National Division 2. Well done Aaron.
Good Luck at Llandysul III
Division 2 and 3 slalom this weekend We have three paddlers in action at Llandysul slalom this weekend and we wish them well. Hope you have a great time.
Beginners Course at Harefield
Next Start Date Monday August 16th We will be running a new course at our base at Troy Lake, Harefield, for the Summer Holidays during August every Monday at 1pm. The course is aimed at new members and will teach you the basics and introduce you to the various competitive disciplines and boats we have.
Club Slalom Trip to Llandysul 2021
5th – 8th August Suitable for every level of paddler who has attended a Slalom session at Harefield. So no excuses!
Llandysul July Results
Rick is flying high Our Slalom Coach Rick Moore, is flying high with another win in Llandysul, keeping him firmly on the top of the Veterans League in Slalom.
London Youth Games 2021
Saturday 31st July We are looking for paddlers interested in taking part in the kayaking events of the London Youth Games. In slalom or Sit-on-Top racing over 50 metres. If you are available contact us, soon 07951 770241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aaron is on the Rise
Another First Placed Shark at Shepperton Aaron Nolan now has to race just once more to ensure his early return to Division 2, having taken first place at Shepperton on Sunday by a staggering 6.3 seconds.
Llandysul June 2021 – Results
Richard I Our Slalom Coach Rick Moore was in fine form at the weekend winning the Veterans K1 Race at Llandysul on Both Saturday and Sunday and claiming top spot in the National Rankings.
At Llandysul This Weekend Slalom Coach, Rick Moore, is in action this weekend racing Veteran’s Men’s K1 at Llandysul and also Canoe Doubles with Richard Cromer.
Sheperton Slalom June 2021
Division 3 and 4 Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th Shepperton Slalom Canoe Club are hosting a Division 3 and 4 Slalom on the weekend of 19th and 20th at their site at Shepperton Weir.
Our First Rostrum Finish of the Year
Goes To … Aaron Nolan, who to second place at Langham Farm Slalom on Sunday 23rd May 2021.
Harefield Slalom Sessions
WhatsApp Group Join our Paddle Pal Harefield WhatsApp group, for information regarding Harefield sessions and for Slalom news.
Good Luck at Langham Farm
Competitive Canoeing is Back And it starts for The Sharks at Langham Farm this Sunday 23rd May 2021
Slalom Is Back! The Sharks at Shepperton Slalom – Saturday May 29th and Sunday 30th May
Spring into Slalom 2021
Sundays and Wednesdays With the return of outdoor sports being allowed from 29th march 2021, The Sharks are resuming our Slalom Sessions at Harefield starting on Wednesday 31st March 2021, with a second session each week on Sundays.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Return to Wild Water Racing
Wild Water Racing The Sharks are planning to restart Wild Water Racing Session at Harefield in January on Monday evenings at 6pm, meeting at Tory Lake.
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.
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.
Join in the Fun and the Exhilaration of Canoe Slalom! The Sharks have a thriving Canoe Slalom section, operating from our base in at Troy Lake near Harefield.
Store is built It is not yet finished but is now in place and ready to be used, so from now on we will meet for Harefield sessions at Rickmansworth Sailing Club, Troy Lake, West Hyde, WD3 9YB.
Exciting News – New Partnership
With Rickmansworth Sailing Cub We are proud to announce we will be working alongside Rickmansworth Sailing Club at their base at Troy Lake, West Hyde, Hertfordshire, WD3 9YB. This is actually only about 500 metres along the canal from the weir at Harefield.
Harefield Slalom Report 2018
A Great Weekend For Shark Paddlers! First of all a big Thank-you to everyone who made this event possible, it was another great land mark in The Shark story. It was the 4th slalom we have hosted at Harefield and the 7th slalom we have hosted (having done 3 at Shepperton).