Reading Cane Club is holding a series of K4 races for all standards of paddlers on Sunday 15 May 2016.
Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club Hasler
Sunday 17th April 2016
The first Hasler race in our region this year is now just around the corner. Please sign up on the board at the club. If you cant make it to the club please contact Evan.
Wey Kayak Club Hasler
Sunday 24th April 2016
Not in the Sourthern clubs region, but only an hour away from Reading.
The Waterside Series of Marathon Races comprises of four races held on the Kennet and Avon Canal, hosted by Newbury Canoe Club.
|Race A||31st January 2016||Great Bedwyn to Newbury||13.5 miles||22 km||21 portages|
|Race B||14th February 2016||Newbury to Aldermaston & Back||17.5 miles||28 km||19 portages|
|Race C||28th February 2016||Pewsey to Newbury||23 miles||37 km||35 portages|
|Race D||13th March 2016||Devizes to Newbury||34 miles||55 km||35 portages|
Deadline for entries for Waterside A is 17th January 2016 (2 weeks before the race).
The Frank Luzmore Marathon is being held on Sunday 3rd January 2016. It is a K2 race of 12 miles and 3 portages from Elmbridge to Richmond. Starts are grouped into different classes.
The Stour Descent race is being held on Sunday 6th December 2015. It is a 13.5 mile race down the River Stour in time trial format. It includes one optional shoot, one obligatory shoot, and a compulsory portage. Plus anything else the conditions throw in, including sharp turns, shallows, trees, and more! It makes a great first descent race for those who have not done one before.
The Ross Warland Memorial Relay Canal Challenge is being held by Banbury Canoe Club on Sunday 29th November. The race is held in memory of Ross Warland who died of bone cancer at the age of 21. The course is 20 miles with 12 portages, run as a time trial. It is along a similar stretch of the canal to the recent Banbury Hasler race. For those that don’t want to do the full 20 miles there is an option to split it up into a relay.
The Charles Hick Canal Challenge run by Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club will be held on Sunday 22nd November 2015. It is a 16.6 mile race with 2 portages, which is run as a time trial. It can be done as a relay by inexperienced crews. There is also the option of a 6 mile event to encourage beginners and inexperienced juniors to try winter time trials. Pre-entries only by Wednesday 18th November – no entry on the day.
Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club’s Remembrance Marathon is on Sunday 8th November 2015 on the Grand Union Canal. It is 15 miles and includes 4 portages. There will be 3 classes for each type of boat, based on paddler marathon division ranking.