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.
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.
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.
Another Shark Champion Sam Liddy is the latest Shark Paddler to win a national championship, he is under-sixteen Wild Water racing Champion of 2019, he also won the under-sixteen Wavehopper Championship
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.
James VI at Llandysul
Well Done James Read Coming 6th in the Division 2 slalom at Llandysul. The highest placed paddler this season for The Sharks and James’s best result ever. The position earned him 300 points and now places him 39th in Division 2 with 1,248 points.
New Mini-Marathon Results
From Saturday July 27th at Havelock, Southall As part of the London National City Park Festival we ran a canoe race for paddlers attending the event, many of these were local residents, some fro our regular Tuesday Sessions.
Khaleel is Promoted
Orton Mere Results July 2019 Brilliant Day weekend for Shark paddlers, who stormed to take first and second place in the Men’s Dive 3 K1 event on Saturday, Khaleel Ziauddin won the event collecting 250 points, enough to take him over the 1,100 threshold from 5 events and therefore being promoted to Division 2.
Shepperton July 2019 Results
Division 2 is getting closer Another great performance from Khaleel Ziauddin on both Saturday and Sunday means he is getting so close to securing promotion.
Cardington Results -June 2019
Khaleel is on form Khaleel Ziauddin is the on form Shark paddler at the moment as he took 5th and 4th places in the Men’s Division 3 slalom at Cardington on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Well Done Rick
Still Got What it Takes Our Slalom Coach Rick Moore was in action at the Re-Union Slalom at the Lee Valley at the Weekend, part of the celebration events surrounding the World Cup event that was taking place.
Results from Ironbridge Slalom Mel Moore and Rick More took third place in the C2 event on both Saturday and Sunday at Ironbridge, collecting 39 and 132 points on the respective days, putting them in 15th place in the national ranking lost with 171 points.
London Youth Games 2019
Sharks race in both Sprint and Slalom The number of Shark paddlers racing at this year’s London Youth Games was a little disappointing, but their performances weren’t.
Llandysul May Results
Well Done James As some of our younger paddlers were competing at the London Youth Games and Winchester, James Read was racing at Llandysul Slalom.
Winchester Results 2019
New Stars in the Making The Sharks made their first appearance at Winchester for a few years, one of our favourite sites for beginners it has been a successful venue for our paddlers and 2019 was no exception.
Daleks WWR Report
Well Done Ally Ally Judge was racing for The Sharks at the weekend in the Daleks region WWR and Wavehopper Race at Nottingham and gained first place in the ladies’ Wavehopper Race and 5th over all. Well done Ally.
First Class Sharks
Nene Results A brilliant days racing by Shark paddlers a big well done to everyone and a big thank-you to Wiltshire Youth Canoe Club for putting on a great event. Four paddlers three first and a fourth!
Matlock Results 2019
Well done Jacob and James at Matlock Slalom Jacob Simpson and James Read were racing at the Matlock Division 2 slalom.
Llandysul Slalom March 19
Results James Read made the trip to Llandysul to compete as a paddle-up in the Division 1 slalom on both Saturday and Sunday. Paddling up at this level is always tough and well done to James for taking on the challenge.
Barrow – March 19
Results On a day of strong winds and tough conditions, just the one Shark paddler took part in the last Barrow-Upon-Soar race of the season. Neal Underwood came 11th over all and first Master 55 plus in the Regional Wild Water 3k race.
Shepperton March 2019 Slalom Results
The Season Starts ….. The 2019 Slalom season is underway and it was good to see Shark paddlers at the first event of the season. The event a national ranking Division 2 slalom took place at Shepperton Weir on the River Thames. There were two events, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.
January Barrow Results
Another Fun Day of Racing Well done to The Shark paddlers at Barrow-upon-Soar Wild Water Race today, many thanks to Soar Valley Canoe Club for organising the event.
Fairthorne Manor Results
Sharks Shine in first race of the Year Another fantastic day at Fairthorne Manor Wild Water Race, combining both Regional event and Wavehopper event. Thanks to Susan Templeton for organising the event, which is run by The Sharks and Itchen Vally Canoe Club as a joint venture.
Fairthorne Manor WWR
Sunday 6th January We have paddlers racing at Fairthorne Manor on Sunday 6th January. If you are interested it is not too late to let us know, but you need to act fast. Please contact Neal on 07951 770241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bucklers Hard Results
Good Show Just two paddlers made the trip to Bucklers Hard, but their results were amazing.
Back at Barrow
More Shark River Race Action The Sharks were represented at the Barrow-on-Soar Race in Leicestershire, by two paddlers from Loughborough Sharks.
Promotion to Division 2 Slalom Jacob Simpson has won promotion to National Division Slalom Division 2 at the last event 0f the 2018 season, which took place on the River Dart in Devon at the weekend.