Reading K4 10km

Reading K4 Race

Reading Canoe Club are proud to offer two K4 races.

Race 1:  21st May 2023
Race 2:  30th September 2023 – revised timings, see below

Venue: Reading Canoe Club

Reading Canoe Club, upstream of Caversham Bridge. Follow signs to Reading town centre then signs for Caversham. Then look for Canoe Race signs near Caversham Bridge.

Revised timings & parking

Due to the high number of entries and limited availability of boats, we have had to revise the timetable for Saturday. Please see table below.

We have also had to revise parking. Parking will now be at Rivermead Leisure Complex, RG1 8EQ (which is across the river from the club, and we will ferry people over in canoes).

Please note the Warren will be out of bounds.

If you require disabled access to the club, please email


Racing will take place in 5 classes A, B, C, D and Rocket. The Rocket Class is intended for Geoff Sanders paddlers. All other crews should calculate the total of their marathon divisions and then enter the appropriate class e.g. 1 x Div 5, 2 x Div 4 & 1 x Div 3 = 16 = Class B

Start Time Event Marathon Division Total Distance
09:00 (from)Check-In Opens  
10:00 Rockets & Class D1 Geoff Sanders, D=28+ 5km
10:45 Class D2, Class A D=28+ , A=4-11 5km, 10km
11:30 Class C1 20-27 7.5km
12:30 Class C2 20-27 7.5km
13:30 Class B1 12-19 10km
14:30 Class B2 12-19 10km

Entry Fees

No entry on the day.

Senior: £8 per seat per race
Junior: £5 per seat per race
British Canoeing Day Ticket £5

Providing your own K4 will result in 50% discount of the crew’s entry fee.

Boats will be allocated via a draw, unless you specifically request a stable K4. The following boats are available:

5 xKobra / NeloUnstable
5 xCommanderMore stable
6 xRocket (Junior K4)Very stable

Please note if class is not quorate by Thursday 28th September, it may be cancelled, so please include your email address for communication.

Note: Due to low entry fee no prizes will be awarded

Entries to

Reading K4 Race Organiser, Reading Canoe Club, The Warren, Caversham, Reading, RG4 7TH.

Or email them to FAO Reading K4 Race Organiser

Cheques made payable to Reading Canoe Club.

Notes to Competitors

  1. Buoyancy aids are compulsory for all Geoff Saunders, as well as division 7, 8 and 9 paddlers whether they are racing in those divisions or higher divisions.
  2. Team leaders should decide if paddlers under 16 years of age in higher divisions should wear a buoyancy aid.
  3. The race organiser has the final say on who has to wear a buoyancy aid.
  4. Team Leaders are responsible for ensuring that paddlers are properly equipped having taken into account the paddler’s health, fitness, capability, the course, the prevailing conditions and other risks associated.
  5. The Race will be run in accordance with the rules in the Canoe Racing Handbook.
  6. It is likely that paddlers will encounter other craft on the river. Rules of the river must be observed when racing – keep right.
  7. You agree that we may publish your Personal Information as part of the results of the Event and may pass such information to the governing body or any affiliated organisation for the purpose of insurance, licences or for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. Results may include (but not be limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times, occupation and age category.

Reading Canoe Club and its nominated officials cannot be held responsible for any loss of life, limb or equipment however caused.

Results will be available on the club web site shortly after the race at