October Half-Term Session Times
We have made a couple of minor changes to our session times for Half-Term Week.
Autumn Sessions in Southall
Meet at the Bridge by Three Bridges School We meet on the green at Havelock Road alongside the green at UB2 4GG at present there are no facilities here other than boat storage in Three Bridges School.
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!
Sessions in Southall
Changes to times and Location Please note the following changes to times and sessions in Southall take affect from Tuesday 27th July.
New Sessions at Southall
Tuesday Afternoon – Beginners Welcome We have teamed up with Let’s Go Southall, to run canoeing and kayaking sessions every Tuesday afternoon during the School Summer Holidays.
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.
Standing up to Racism The Sharks are proud to be supporting the people of Southall in standing up to Racism
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.
Sharks Shine on the Thames
Royal Marathon Report – June 2021 Shark paddlers were on top form on Sunday at the Royal Marathon, at Teddington, after an absence for Marathon racing for over 18 months, The Sharks are back!
We are Back Marathon Racing! This Sunday sees a team of Sharks head over to Royal Canoe Club at Twickenham to race Marathon, many of the paddlers will be racing for the first time.
Southall WhatsApp Group
Keep in touch Join our Southall WhatsApp Group, so you can keep in touch with activities at our Southall Site
Training Distances from Southall
Going North From the School Bridge All distances are in kilometres and unless stated are from the School Foot Bridge, don’t forget these can be used for walking, running (jogging), and cycling as well as canoeing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are Southall
Well Done and Thank You to Everyone Involved The Sharks are proud to be part of the Southall Community and we are proud of the Southall Community.
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.
The Plans, The Ideas For a long-time now The Sharks have been looking for a “home of our own” and a base in Southall has been key to where we want to be.
A Home of our Own
Work goes on behind the closed doors We have for sometime been working on a project to establish a home of our own in Southall on Havelock, whilst we may not be able to paddle at the moment, work has been on-going for some time, seeking funds, getting planning permissions and preparing the site.
By the Canal
By the Canal from Catalyst Housing Latest news for Southall Village in the Havelock area of Southall.
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.
Welcome to Southall
Fun Day for new Residents The Sharks were on-site to welcome new residents to Southall Waterside Development, speaking with them and showing them how they can get involved in community events and in particular with The Sharks, the canoe club of West London.
London National City Park Festival Great two days of celebration of sport and activity on the canal adjacent to Havelock Road in Southall.
By the Canal – The Sharks have Arrived
Regeneration News in Havelock, Southall Take a look at what is going on …
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.
Havelock, Southall News
Exciting things are happening We are launching a new race club section on the Canal in the Havelock area of Southall, we will be meeting on the Green along Havelock Road, UB2 4GG at 5pm every Tuesday.
Sharks are at the lunch of Southall Social Prescribing Social Prescribing is where Health workers and other intervention workers recommend activities to help improve people’s heath and life styles, both for physical and mental health benefits. Health walks, social activities etc.
Life’s Better By Water
Regeneration News The Sharks are again Headline News, this time on the Southall Waterside Regeneration News.
An Inspirational Base
A Canoe Club in Southall We have a fantastic opportunity to create a unique base for The Sharks in Southall, with what is a truly inspirational idea; however, to make this happen we need your help.