Wild Water Racing News
Southampton Wild Water Race
Saturday 12th February A sprint Wild Water Race, suitable for novices. You do two runs of teh course and your fastest run counts.
Barrow Wild Water Races
Saturdays Jan 15th, Feb 5th, & Mar 5th Why not have a fun day out in Barrow on Soar, near Loughborough, paddle a different river, get some new experience? Suitable for all standards and all boats.
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.
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.
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.
2019/20 Wild Water Racing Season to End
Current standings to be final Rankings Due to Covid-19, the Wild Water Racing Committee has decided to end the current season (2019/20) with immediate effect.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
Headline Act Two
This time it is on British Canoe Website. If you are interested in taking up Wild Water Racing, call 07951 770241, or email email@example.com. We provide all the kit and beginners are always welcome.
In the Press again
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Sharks at Shepperton – Report
Well Done Sharks! The Sharks hosted the first of their two slaloms this year at Shepperton at the weekend and although numbers were not as high as we hoped; there were some fantastic results for Shark paddlers.
European Wild Water Championships 2017
Congratulations to Grant Underwood on becoming the first Shark to represent their country at senior level. Grant represented GB at the European Wild Water Racing championships in Skopje, in both classic and sprint events.
GB WWR selection report
Congratulations Grant The selection event for the GB Wild Water Racing team to go to the senior European Championships and for the under 23 Worlds team and senior World Cup event took place at Grandtully in Scotland at the weekend and Loughborough University and Shark paddler Grant Underwood was there.
Woodmill WWR results
The Sharks had a great day in sun soaked Southampton on Saturday 8th April at the Woodmill Regional Sprint format Wild Water Race. The race consisted of two runs down an 800 metre course, with the time of the best run counting as your result.
Ally Judge at Matlock
Congratulations to Ally Judge on taking second place in the Ladies K1 race at the Matlock Wild Water Race. The race was a sprint format in what is one of the nicest race sites in England.
Sharks Ranked Third in Wavehopper Series
Latest rankings provided by the Wild Water Racing Executive, indicate that The Sharks, despite only doing two Wavehopper Races are ranked third best in Great Britain.
WWR – Annual Report 2016
The Wild Water Racing season runs from September to August and therefore last season has finished and we are into the new one and it is time to report how we have done.
Swiss star Smortit hoping to stay on a roll with Sharks
Hillingdon Gazette – 19th November 2016 - SWISS international wild water racing paddler Alistair Smortit made his debut for The Sharks, who train in Harefield, in the 3k men's kayak singles at Barrow-on-Soar on Saturday.
Barrow WWR Results – October 2016
The Sharks have made a great return to Wild Water Racing, having been missing from races for most of last season, a small team went to the Barrow-on-Soar race to kick-start our re-emergence in the discipline.
Woodmill Wild Water Racing Reports
Well done Sue Templeton, not only for hosting the Woodmill WWR on behalf of The Sharks, but also getting some good coverage of the sport in local magazines and in Canoe Camper Magazine.
Underwood takes ninth in Scottish contest
Great Britain hopeful Grant Underwood picked up a ninth place at the Scottish Open Wild Water racing Championships.
Ealing paddlers strike out at Scottish Open Wild Water Championships
EALING based paddlers struck out at the Scottish Open Wild Water Racing Championships at the weekend — and discovered just how tough wild water racing is.
Sharks take 7th place at Grandtully Wild Water Race
A small team of Shark paddlers travelled to Grandtully in the middle of Scotland to take part in the Scottish Open Wild Water racing championships and to take advantage of the chance to train with British Team coaches.
Gunnery and Sheehan make their debuts at Barrow-on-Soar
The Sharks Wild Water Racing tean braved the elements to blood two new paddlers on Sunday with flying colours. Joel Gunnery and Conor Sheehan took part in their first Wild race at Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire, on Saturday.
New Year – New Success, New Paddlers Shine at Barrow
The New Year has got off to a great start for The Sharks at the first Wild Water Race of the year at Barrow-on-Soar, just one month after our success at the same venue.
Wild Water Racing 2015 – End of Year Report
The Sharks remain London's number one Wild Water Racing Club and the club has achieved some new highs in 2015, with our first home grown international paddler.