Wild Water Racing News
Shark Barrow Times
Paddlers best times at Barrow This is a list of times for paddlers at the full Barrow Race course
Barrow Race December 16th
Who wants some fun on Saturday 16th? Yes, we are going back to the Barrow-on-Soar race on Saturday December 16th, why don’t you come and join us? Entries cost just £5, open to all, in the boat of your choice, it is 3k, under half-an-hour, and it is fun, fun, fun!
November ’23 Barrow Results
Race Results from Barrow-on-Soar Two new paddlers at the Barrow and the return of some older faces returning to Wild Water Racing.
Barrow Results – Oct ’23
Wild Water Racing is back After a Summer hiatus, we were back racing at the Barrow on Saturday, picking up exactly where we left off. High water levels meaning a different course and the paddlers racing were Liah Boyle and Neal Underwood.
Usk WWR Race 2023
Weekend 21st & 22nd October The Usk Wild Water Race is a national race, on a really nice river in South Wales. The River Usk is about 160 miles drive, taking about three hours, a great weekend event.
Barrow Race October ’23
Saturday 14th October Who is racing on Saturday? just £5 to enter, lots of fun, nice 3k race and coffee afterwards.
Last Friday of the Month Working with our partners at Horsenden Primary School, we are now able to offer free pool sessions on the last Friday of each month (not December), from 7pm till 8:15pm, we will use these sessions for two main purposes, safety work and rolling practice.
Help Make The Sharks Even Better
We need some voluntary help The Sharks has grown, and continues to grow, we need a few volunteers to help co-ordinate some of our activities and other tasks. If we can grow these ideas, we may even be able to pay. Interested email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 07951 770241.
Barrow Races ’23/’24
Great entry level races These races are suitable for anybody who can paddle 3K, so why not give them a try, they are great fun, on a nice river with flow to help you, no rough water and no rocks. An ideal place to start River Racing.
Harefield Slalom 23
Sunday 16th April 2023 – 4 & Open The 2023 Harefield Slalom division 4 and Open will take place on Sunday 16th April, races for all abilities and classes. With a special prize for the best multi class paddler! Enter online here. For more information call us on 07951 770241 or email: email@example.com.
Barrow March 2023
Final Barrow Race of the Series Liah Boyle and Neal Underwood, were there on a very strange day, the sun was out, there was snow in the fields and the river was in flood!
Wild Water Rankings 2022
Final Rankings for Shark Paddlers 2022, was the year we returned to Wild Water Racing and had eight paddlers racing for us, 5 of whom were completely new to the discipline.
Barrow February 23
Another Fine Race Just two Shark paddlers at this race, but what great results they had. Liah Boyle winning the under 16s and Neal Underwood winning the over 60s!
Melksham WWR – February 23
Super Sharks! A great day of racing and fun at the Melksham Wild Water Race, just four paddlers, but, what a four the were!
Melksham Avon WWR
Saturday 4th February Anybody interested in trying a different venue? This race is similar to the Barrow-Upon-Soar race, can be raced in Wild Water Racing boats or Slalom boats.
First Race of the Year
Wet, but not cold or Miserable! A very small team of three people, Jasmin, Liah, and Neal made it to a very wet Barrow-Upon-Soar, for the first Wild Water Race of 2023. It was very wet, the River was very high and fast, but as always a great day out.
January Barrow Race
Saturday 14th January 2023 Who is up for the first Wild Water Race of 2023? We are going to Barrow-Upon- Soar, just outside Loughborough. It is suitable for anyone who can paddle 3k.
December – Barrow – 2022
New WWR paddlers The Sharks were back racing at the Barrow-upon-Soar race in December and added another three paddlers to our team. Another fun day out, looking forward to January’s race.
Wild Water Racing A small team traveled to the Barrow-upon-Soar Race on Saturday, the first time The Sharks have raced Wild Water for a while, too long. Hopefully this marks the beginning of our return and again become one of the Country’s top clubs.
Barrow River Races 22/23
Entry Level Wild Water Races The Barrow-upon-Soar Wild Water Race serries is an ideal place to start River Racing, there are monthly races through the winter of about 3k (1.8miles), there are no rocks, just a twisty flowing stream.
Fourth Wild Water Race
Sharks in Scotland Grant Underwood is back racing Wild Water and was in action at the Fourth Wild Water Race on the River at Stirling.
Southampton Wild Water Race
Saturday 12th February A sprint Wild Water Race, suitable for novices. You do two runs of the 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.
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.
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.