Greenford Quay & Horsenden
New Sessions at Horsenden and Greenford Quay The Sharks are starting new sessions at Greenford Quay in June 2022, we will also be working in partnership with Horsenden School to enable people to try kayaking in their pool first.
Tuesdays from 5pm Summertime sessions begin on Tuesday from 5pm for beginners and less experienced and at 6:15 for Race boat paddlers. It is time to get re-activated!
Harlesden Summer Sessions
Monday and Thursday From 5pm We have a new Summer Timetable at Harlesden Canalside; from Monday 25th April, beginners sessions will start at 5pm and then we will have experienced paddlers from 6:15pm.
Spring in Harefield
Monday & Thursday 5:30, Sunday 10:30 Hooray, the clocks are springing forward and we can resume evening sessions at Harefield. From Monday 28th March we will be holding sessions on Monday and Thursday evenings. For more information call 07951 770241 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southall Sessions 2022
Thursday 5:00pm Sessions at Southall now run on a Thursday evening at 5pm. We will commence Saturday sessions as soon as possible, but have a couple of logistical matters we need to clear first.
2022 Paddling at Harlesden
Sundays at 10:30am Our regular Sunday sessions at Harlesden will resume on Sunday 2nd January at 10:30am, with evening sessions being available from April
Dress Warm for Winter Paddling
What to wear for Winter paddling Paddling in cold weather is no different to doing any other activity, it is about wearing the right clothing, check our latest video from our super model Rick Moore.
Cost Effective Paddle Mitts No more cold fingers when paddling, just follow the simple instructions from Rick Moore, on how to make your own cheap Paddle Mitts
Paddler Times at NW10
Best Times for paddlers at NW10 Includes Race Times, Time Trials and training times. All times start form Acton Lane Bridge.
Impromptu Race Results
NW10 We decided t hold a race on Sunday morning with those who turned up for our first Sunday Session at NW10, part of our plan to expand and build a great racing team suitable for all abilities.
NW10 Time Trials June 17th
The First of Many We had an impromptu time trail at NW10, Harlesden/Park Royal on Thursday 17th June, just four paddlers on what had been an indecisive weather day. But great to kick start our programme get NW10 racing.
Harefield Slalom Sessions
WhatsApp Group Join our Paddle Pal Harefield WhatsApp group, for information regarding Harefield sessions and for Slalom news.
Southall WhatsApp Group
Keep in touch Join our Southall WhatsApp Group, so you can keep in touch with activities at our Southall Site
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.
Training Distances from Harefield
Distances from Coppermill Lock Paddling distances from the lock, also include portages round other locks, the distances also work for healthy walks, runs and jogs, as well as cycling.If you are locked to the land, Harefield provides opportunities to venture away from the towpath and go round the lakes.
Training Distances From Our NW10 Base
Distances From Acton Lane Bridge Paddling, cycling, running (jogging), and walking distances from the Acton Lane Bridge adjacent to our Harlesden/Park Royal Base
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.
Want to Win Gold?
Then Make your Bed in the Morning! If you want to achieve, you need to have the right frame of mind and you need to start everyday off with the right positive attitude.
Core Exercises – Get it right This video is from YouTube and talks you through the Plank. The Plank is an excellent exercise for strengthening the core and as the video says, helps your performance in the exercises.
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.
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.
How Many Calories did you Burn?
Did You Know? Moderate effort Kayaking for an hour burns about 420 calories, put some effort in and that rises to 1050!
Exercises Lock Down 2
Strength and Fitness Some exercises to do at home, whilst these routines have been put together by Aaron Nolan, one of our coaches for Lock Down 2, they can of course be done throughout the year, if you want to improve your fitness and performance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join in the Fun and the Exhilaration of Canoe Slalom! The Sharks have a thriving Canoe Slalom section, operating from our base in at Troy Lake near Harefield.