Southall Sessions 2022

Tuesday 5:30pm & Saturday 10:30am

Tuesday evening sessions at Southall will resume for experienced paddlers on Tuesday 4th January 2022. We will commence Saturday sessions as soon as possible, but have a couple of logistical matters we need to clear first.

The Sharks have been paddling on the canal adjacent to Havelock Road in Southall for many years and we are continuing to expand our operations there as well as looking to establish permanent facilities. For more information call 07951 770241 or email: marathon@thesharks.org.uk.

Tuesdays 5:30pm & Sunday 10:30am

We meet at Havelock Road by the bridge to Three Bridges School at UB2 4GG at present there are no facilities here other than boat storage in Three Bridges School. However, we are exploring what opportunities exist to create facilities at this location, there is however, usually plenty of parking space on the road.

We have a WhatsApp Group to make messaging easier and to keep people informed, if you wish to have your number added to this group, please either email or text us on 07951 770241 or email:marathon@thesharks.org.uk.

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Principles of Training
We have bounced back well after the Pandemic, but disappointingly have not attended many competitions in 2021, we need to build up, keep fit and prepare for 2022.

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This is a flat water site, with an excellent straight section of over 1,000 metres, ideal for Sprint training, it also and ideal site for Marathon training, as the canal stretches from Brentford to Birmingham, there are also local locks to practice portaging.

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We provide lessons for beginners at this site as well as training for competitive paddlers in Sprint and Marathon. We are looking at ways to develop this site and there will be plenty of opportunities for recreational canoeing and family canoes. We also run sessions for Schools and other organisations, such as Scouts, Cadet Groups etcetera, as well as working with Let’s Go Southall. For more information email: marathon@thesharks.org.uk or give us a call on 07951 770241.