October Half-Term Session Times
We have made a couple of minor changes to our session times for Half-Term Week.
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.
It almost feels Normal We have had a very busy August, as you may have seen from recent posts: 15th August and 31st August, people want to be active, now we need to build on that success.
Spot The Difference
Thank You Pruning Sharks have been active at Harefield and can you spot the difference they have made?
A Mixed-Up Month July proved to be a mixed moth for The Sharks, but as always we have risen to the challenge and the Club continues to grow and reach more people.
An Active Month After all the uncertainty of the past year and a half, we enjoyed a month of activity across all sections. Well done to all involved.
The Sharks @ Shepperton Slalom Report
The Revenge of The Slalom We are winning the war on Covid-19 and Slalom is leading the way!
Southall WhatsApp Group
Keep in touch Join our Southall WhatsApp Group, so you can keep in touch with activities at our Southall Site
We Are Back!
Paddling has Resumed Again At all four of The Sharks Sites, Harefield, NW10 (Harlesden/Park Royal), Osterley and Southall. Come and join the fun.
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.
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.
Another Month in Lockdown Another month most of us would rather forget, however , there are a few thing start went on in Sharkland.
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.
Help Tom Raise Money
For British Heart Foundation Tom Canfield is taking part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon whuch has now been postponed till 1st August 2021, to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, please help him raise money by donating on his fundraising page.
What can we say? Not the month we had been hoping for, not the New Year we wanted, but we are staying positive and preparing for what is going to come later in the year.
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.
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.
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.
Links and colleges from the past year’s reviews 2020 is certainly a year we will remember, however, there were some positive things that happened, here isa look back at the year.
We opened up and shut down again! After a moth of lockdown, we had a brief period where we could open up our sessions, but as Covid-19 cases accelerated across London , organised sport was again closed down, but this is what we did do in December.
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.
Fed Up with Swimming Down Slalom Courses?
Now is Your Chance to Swim Up One! Can you rise to the challenge, to swim up the Cardiff International White Water Course? Cancelled for 2021 due to Covid-19
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.
Not a Lot Happened For all but a couple of days England was in Lockdown 2.0, so not much action going on.
Was October Good? We have seen a steady rise in new members at all our sites, so things are definably looking positive for the future, but we still face a period of uncertainty for all of us.
That Was Osterley 2020
1,547 Thank Yous That is the number of people we had in our somewhat truncated season at Osterley Park this year.
Encouraging signs returning Whilst it has been a very difficult year for all of us, September showed some positive signs for the future with more people paddling.
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?
Training Camp Report We held a training camp for our slalom paddlers in Llandysul, Wales, the site is used for events at al divisions in the UK calendar, so an excellent venue, for fun, practice and a weekend away.
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.
We have a Vision
And that vision is starting to become reality The Sharks have been working to create a permanent home or our own in Southall for quite sometime, we could see the potential of converting disused garages and undercroft in to a thriving Community based Canoe Club with gym and more.
When some things start to look normal Whilst August was not a normal month for any of us, things did at least begin to look as if things were returning to normality and for The Sharks, that means paddling.
On the move in Southall
We have moved, but only slightly From now on the meeting place for our sessions in Southall will be just in a slightly different place, just 200m further along the canal, but providing us with far better options so we can improve what we do.
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: email@example.com.
Our Barn and The Sharks
Our Barn paddling with The Sharks Another great day of fun with Our Barn who joined us for a paddling session at Osterley Park.