Reading K4 10km

Reading K4 Race

Reading Canoe Club are proud to offer two K4 races.

Race 1:  10th July 2022
Race 2:  9th October 2022

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.


There is limited parking outside the club, please park with consideration to our neighbours. Additional parking in Albert Road.
Additional parking – Details & Map (PDF)


Racing will take place in 5 classes A, B, C, D and Rocket. The Rocket Class is intended for Lightning 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 TimeEventMarathon Division TotalDistance
09:00 (from)Check-In Opens  
10:00Class A4-1110 km
10:30Rocket + Class D28+5 km
11:15Class C20-277.5 km
12:15Class B12-197.5 km or 10 km

There are a limited number of boats; this may necessitate a crew’s division/class being changed. Every effort will be made to avoid this.

Race start times may need to change depending the entries received, latest information will be posted on the website homepage leading up to the event. The Rocket race may be moved to a later start if the D race needs the boats.

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

We are planing on borrowing 3 or 4 skinny K4’s from the sprint squad for the race and will be available for the A & B race only.

Please note if class is not quorate by Friday before the race at 12:00 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

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