Harlesden Winter Sessions
Saturday Morning 10:30am Saturday race boat sessions at Harlesden Canal side take place on Saturday morning at 10am. Please check session is running before attending – as we sometimes cancel to attend events.
December Pool Session
Friday 15th December Due to the Christmas holidays we will host December’s Pool Sessions at Horsenden Primary School on Friday 15th December from 7pm till 8:15pm. The Sessions are Free, for more information please call/text 07951 770241 or email:email@example.com.
The Home of our Paddle Racing Teams The Sharks have had a base in Southall for many years and have been paddling on the Canal at Havelock for as long as we have been in Southall. For more information call 07951 770241 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Land based Exercises
Always something you can do to get fitter Whilst the weather may not be encouraging you outside, there are exercises you can do and here is some information from British Canoeing’s Slalom School Programme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.