Zoom into exercise

Missing the Club, your pals, some exercise while you’re stuck indoors? Join the Zoom classes online. Core, circuits – It’s lively and fun and you can see those people you’re missing … exercise and have a chat.

Zoom is easy to load and work on your laptop. All details are on the Reading Canoe Club Facebook page.

See you there … virtually, that is!

Thameside 2 – Cancelled

Unfortunately following yesterday’s government announcement, and the British Canoeing statement on events and gatherings in light of COVID-19, RCC will need to cancel the Thameside 2 race this year.

Please contact us via info@reading-canoe.org.uk if you require a refund.

Thameside 2 – Postponed

Regrettably we have not been able to secure a suitable replacement finish for Thameside 2 on Sunday. Therefore we have taken the decision to postpone the event.

The only viable date is Sunday 22-March, between Watersides C & D. We are currently starting the process to make this happen. Further updates to follow.

Please contact us via info@reading-canoe.org.uk if you require a refund.

Thameside 2 2020 – Update 1

Quick update, the weather conditions mean that we will not be able to to use Longridge Activity Centre for the finish. We are currently looking at alternatives and hope to post an update later today.

Special Measures – given the river conditions there will additional measures in place and entry restriction. Details to follow.

Thameside 1 2020

As always a big thank you to everyone supporting this year’s event on and off the water. Apologies to those who were not able to take part due to the restrictions, and a special acknowledgement to paddlers who have donated their entry despite not racing.

Check out the final results for T1 2020

Refunds or transfer to T2 – All requested refunds have been processed, so if you have not heard from us and still want a refund or transfer to T2 please drop us an email.

Feedback is a gift, feel free to share any constructive feedback.

See you all at T2

Thameside 1 2020

With heavy rain, sodden ground, overflowing rivers and high winds for the two weeks preceding Thameside 1 this year, it was exceedingly touch and go whether the race could go ahead. In fact, on the Tuesday before it, Race Coordinator Dan Seaford did a race inspection and found parts of the towpath under more than a metre of water.

Still Dan had faith and by Saturday, the weather and the water levels had dropped significantly. So, with special measures in place and only experienced, competent paddlers permitted to partake, the race went ahead.

It was a tight ship on organisation, very well run. Thanks Dan. Participants were understandably down, but still there were entries from 28 K1s and 29 K2s. Harry Freeland from RCC took 1st in JMK1, his dad Jeremy was 3rd in VMK1, while among the K2s Erika and Nigel were 3rd in Mix K2 and Bethan with FOX paddler Anna was 2nd in SLK2.

Thanks to all the volunteers who risked the wild weather to man the course and the whole RCC team for making it happen.