Reading K4 – Start List

Entries are already looking good for Sunday’s K4 race, however, there are still couple of spot available. So get your entries in now! Please remember there is no late entry for this event. Check the entries here

Under 10’s Fun Sessions

The under 10 fun sessions have started! Mondays (except Bank Holiday’s) and Thursdays 17:30 – 18:15. For paddlers aged 6 – 10 years old. Paddlers should be under 10 on 1st January 2015. Small group sessions usually run by Nigel Frankland, one of our most experienced club coaches. Nigel’s friendly and patient approach enables participants to learn important boat skills (mainly using closed cockpit and open canoes) almost without realising it! Children who have done these sessions not only have fun but usually develop boat skills and confidence (both in and out of their boat) that most adults will envy! For more information

Reading Canoe Club races in May

Two races at Reading Canoe club in May

Please see race details for our Hasler race on the 24-May (or PDF). A slight change this year, we are limiting check-in to team leaders only. So team leaders please have all relevant BCU cards and race fees to hand. Late entries and changes can be made on the day.

Note: Reading Bridge will be closed on the day of the race, therefore please check your route before you depart.

Reading 10k K4 race 31-May
A series of K4 races for all standards of paddlers.  Please see race details and enter quick, there is no late entry for this race


Junior Slalom Session

Junior Slalom sessions from next Wednesday (22nd). The sessions are open to any junior who would like to learn how to paddle slalom and those who would like to improve their technique.

Sessions will be on Wednesday evenings from 18:00 to 19:00. No need to book, just come along.

Record breaking 1391 DW miles for RCC this Easter

What a year for Reading in the Devizes to Westminster race. Two podium spots in Senior Doubles and Vet-Junior. 50% of those crews being female. Go girls! Reading truly dominated the Senior Singles with 3 top ten places. We hold on to the Senior Singles team trophy 51:09:07 beating last year’s aggregate time by 7 hours 21 mins!

Results to be proud of. Brilliant achievement by paddlers and support crews. Certainly sets us up for a superb 2015 of racing – no pressure!

Senior Doubles: Alex Lane / Radek Zielski 18:00:36 3rd
3rd place overall in K2 class, 24 seconds behind 3 times winner James King and new partner Thomas Diaper. Any other year Alex and Radek would have had the mixed race easy but this year battled with Lizzie Broughton and Keith Moule (2nd and 7th @ World Marathon Championships 2014)

Senior Doubles: Nigel Frankland / Sam Watson – rtd
Unfortunately SanMigel Kayak and Crutches did not make it to Westminster.  Fantastic crew, fantastic effort. Unfinished business….

Vet-Junior: Amber Owen / James Treadgold 17:30:35 1st
Almost an hour and half in front of second vet Junior crew.  Who knows how far in front they would have been if they didn’t stop for a picnic at Marsh

Senior Singles: Dan Seaford 16:27:55 4th
Well if it was a 6 day race, Dan could have won, his performance improved as the days went on.  Given that this time last year Dan was waiting for surgery on his arms so he could paddle again, K1 4th, second vet was an excellent result

Senior Singles: Brian Greenham 17:06:20 7th
7th overall, 4th Vet and first Over 50, 2 hours 41 mins in front of 2nd Over 50. If have read records database correctly Brian now holds the Over 50 record k1, Vet -Junior and Senior k2 – a true legend

Senior Singles: Stefan Senk 17:34:52 8th
Outstanding performance for Stefan who has been marathon paddling less than a year. Watch out for him, he is still getting quicker!

Senior Singles: John Drummond 18:21:18 11th
First DW K1 performance for John, great effort and hats off to Cath for supporting with a toddler and 2nd baby in tow!

Senior Singles: Kat Burbeck 18:51:58 15th
OK, so Kat was paddling for Nottingham this year but we are pleased to have adopted her at Reading this winter and look forward to her being part of our team properly next year! 15th overall but first lady by nearly 4 hours!

Senior Singles: Simon Gallop rtd
Sadly DW beat Simon this year but I am sure he will be back to take his revenge next year and smash his 2014 time.

Alex Lane / Radek Zielski
DW Senior Doubles – 3rd overall
DW Senior Team - Winners
DW Senior Singles Team – Winners

Reading Canoe Club takes on the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race

This Easter weekend, eight crews from Reading Canoe Club will tackle the tough Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race, paddling 125 miles and running over 77 portages, starting from Devizes and finishing at Westminster.

You can view the current race progress using competitors boat numbers on the Tracking website. The overall entries are listed here.

The Devizes to Westminster race is a 125 mile kayak and canoe race with 77 portages. Competitors either paddle straight through or take part in a four-day stage race.
The Devizes to Westminster race is a 125 mile kayak and canoe race with 77 portages. Competitors either paddle straight through or take part in a four-day stage race.

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