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.
Southall Sessions – Summer 2021
Returning to Paddling With the planned easing of restrictions from Monday 29th March 2021, The Sharks are proposing to restart paddling sessions at Southall form Tuesday 30th March and introduce a second weekly session on Thursdays, later in 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.
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.
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.
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
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.