Category Archives: K4 Racing

July 2019 K4 Race Day

Hot and sunny – the perfect conditions for a K4 race day. 34 boats were entered across the 5 categories – A (fastest, paddlers division rankings must be 11 or less), B (12-19), C (20-25), D (26+), plus the Rockets.

34 boats in total from 10 clubs, some coming from as far as Nottingham to compete. Reading put out seven and a half crews and gained a 1st in Races D and B, 2nd and 4th in Race C. Ours were the only Rockets, but they showed us all how to race with gusto.

A great day – thanks to all the team.

Reading K4 – Start Times

Start times for the Reading K4 race on Sunday 23rd are as follows. C race has been split into 2 as we have 16 K4 entries for C race at present. Note B race crews will have to make a draw for a K4.

09:00 Check-in from
10:00 A Race
10:30 D Race
10:30 Rocket Race (1)
11:15 C Race (1)
11:15 Rocket Race (2)
12:15 C Race (2)
13:15 B Race

June 2018 Reading Canoe Club K4 Race Day

K4 race day – always the best of the year – and just like usual, Brian had arranged clear blue skies and, hurrah, minimal wind. Everyone loves K4 race day.

Twenty nine boats from 12 different clubs competed in the five races, each one split according to the speed of the paddlers.

The Juniors were on winning form: Freddie, Daniel, Jim (not Junior!) with RLS Philip Miles came in first in Race A. Fran, Sam B, Jarvis and Rory took top spot in Race B. Bruno, Annabel, Toby and Immi (not quite junior!) came 2nd in the Rocket race, while Reading took 3rd (Chris B, Conor, Danny and Matt) and 4th (Debbie, Vicky, Timi and Nikki) in the C1 race. Thanks Matt A for jumping in last minute to the Vets boat.

Well done to all who competed. It was a great day, with just the right balance of competition and having fun.