2022 Paddling at Harlesden
Sundays at 10:30am Our regular Sunday sessions at Harlesden will resume on Sunday 2nd January at 10:30am, with evening sessions being available from April
Clean Up 2
Clearing Rubbish from The Waterway We were back helping to keep the waterway clean at the weekend, working with Canal and River Trust as local volunteers.
Cleaning the Canal at NW10
With C&RT and Square Mile Farms On Friday 8th October, The Sharks were working with Canal and River Trust, and Square Mile Farms, using the Open-Canadian to get rubbish out of the canal.
Paddler Times at NW10
Best Times for paddlers at NW10 Includes Race Times, Time Trials and training times. All times start form Acton Lane Bridge.
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!
Harlesden/Park Royal Sessions just go a whole lot better We are making improvements to our sessions at NW10 (Harlesden Park Royal).
Sharks at London Youth Games
Good Luck Two Shark paddlers are racing in this year’s London Youth Games on Saturday 311st July at Fairlop Waters.
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 email@example.com.
Impromptu Race Results
NW10 We decided t hold a race on Sunday morning with those who turned up for our first Sunday Session at NW10, part of our plan to expand and build a great racing team suitable for all abilities.
NW10 Time Trials June 17th
The First of Many We had an impromptu time trail at NW10, Harlesden/Park Royal on Thursday 17th June, just four paddlers on what had been an indecisive weather day. But great to kick start our programme get NW10 racing.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are in NW10 We have finally made it, we now have our container in the Disraeli Road Carpark, NW10 7AE, adjacent to the canal, so we are now fully functional and running sessions in the Stonebridge Park Ward of the London Borough of Brent.