Tues 22 Oct – Harbour Training Report

Total paddlers 5: 3 x K1, 1 x K2.
Air Temp: 14ºC
Wind speed: 4 blustery
Conditions: Choppy
Visibility: Clear / Dark.
Session:
Highlights:
Top paddlers:
Social:
Next Race: TBC
Next training – Thurs 24/10, 6.15pm.

NIGHT PADDLING SAFETY NOTICE
White navigation lights needed for bow AND stern. Buoyancy aids recommended for all when cold this time of year. If you’re going out alone, always make sure someone knows your whereabouts, what time you expect to return back and that you’ve returned safely.

Thurs 17 Oct – Harbour Training Report

Total paddlers 8: 6 x K1, 1 x K2.
Air Temp: 12ºC
Wind speed: 0 still
Conditions: Millpond
Visibility: Clear / Dark – high reflection from ambient light.
Session: Pyramid training 20/30/40/50.
Highlights: Steve paddling into landing stage (!). Evangelos (aka Evo) standing starts.
Top paddlers: Evo! SB! KS!
Social: Pint at Cottage Inn
Next Race: TBC
Next training – Tues 22/10, 6.15pm.

NIGHT PADDLING SAFETY NOTICE
White navigation lights needed for bow AND stern. Buoyancy aids recommended for all when cold this time of year. If you’re going out alone, always make sure someone knows your whereabouts, what time you expect to return back and that you’ve returned safely.

Connect here via Twitter & Facebook!

I’ve now set up a Twitter and Facebook Group accounts to network the website online… it’s nothing official as far as the Bristol Canoe Club is concerned, just a way to get connected to other Bristol based marathon, sprint and surf ski racing (ocean) paddlers, BCC club members and visitors alike.

The aim of raising the profile of the kayak racing and training side here on the club website, and on social media, is to –

– give active racing members and visitors a digital hub for sharing information & resources
– reach out to experienced racing paddlers who live locally – as well as visiting – to come training / join the club
– give kayak racing in Bristol a higher profile

TWITTER @bristolkayak

 

FACEBOOK
Click on this link HERE and request to join group if you haven’t already been invited.

Get posting and tweeting.

Tues 15 Oct – Harbour Training Report

Total paddlers 6: 2 x K2 & 2 x K1.
Air Temp: 6ºC (Coldest this autumn so far)
Wind speed: 0 still
Conditions: Millpond
Visibility: Clear / Dark – high reflection from ambient light.
Session: Steady to fast, intermittent winter wash hanging and race pace training.
Highlights: SB/H in K2 pace setting with MH & LT hanging on. Top K1 performance from KS and Evangelos from Greece we welcome to regular training sessions!
Top paddlers: SB/H, KS!
Social: Quick pint at Cottage Inn
Next Race: TBC
Next training – Thurs 17/10, 6.15pm.

NIGHT PADDLING SAFETY NOTICE
White navigation lights needed for bow AND stern. Buoyancy aids recommended for all when cold this time of year. If you’re going out alone, always make sure someone knows your whereabouts, what time you expect to return back and that you’ve returned safely.

TWITTER TEST

Sun 13 Oct – Fowey Race Report

1st & 2nd for Bristol Crews at Fowey!

Bristol Canoe Club crews, Keith Sanders and Kevin Littlehales took first place, with Steve Bennett and Helen Taylor taking second place in the Division 4, 8 mile K2 race with Tristram Turner and Danielle Clark taking 2nd place in the Div 3/4, 12 mile event at at Sunday’s BCU Hasler Canoe/Kayak Race on the river estuary at Fowey, near St Austell, Cornwall.

Bristol paddler Helen Harris and Patrick Starkey (independent – but trains at Bristol) also finished the 4 and 8 mile courses respectively.

Great effort from all Bristol paddlers with around a 100 racers .

SEE ALL RESULTS HERE

Fowey

Bristol K2 crew, Daniele and Tris take 2nd place in Div 3/4

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Keith & Kevin take 1st place with Helen and Steve a close 2nd in Div 4.

Thurs 10 Oct – Harbour Training Report

Total paddlers 11: 3 x K2’s & 1 x K1 training together on washes, plus 2 other K2 crews paddling separately, (1 crew member complete novice).
Air Temp: 8ºC
Wind speed: 1 calm/light
Conditions: Millpond/ripples
Visibility: Clear / Dark
Session: Wash hanging, racing pace training for Fowey at weekend.
Highlights: Excellent K2 wash hanging & K1 performance – despite late start for many.
Top paddler: KS! TT/D
Social: Pint at Cottage Inn
Next Race: This Sunday 13/10, Fowey
Next training – Tues 15/10, 6.15pm.

GOOD LUCK GUYS & GALS on Sunday!
Fowey Race this weekend. Click for details.

Tues 8 Oct – Harbour Training Report

Total paddlers 7: 3 x K2’s & 1 x K1 training together.
Air Temp: 13ºC
Wind force: 2 light breeze
Conditions: ripples/bumpy
Visibility: Clear / Dark
Session: Moderate with turn training between tunnel and bridges in prep for weekend race.
Highlights: MH & SB in K2 with intolerable boat lean! First complete session in dark.
Top paddlers: TT/D
Social: Pint at Cottage Inn
Next training – Thurs 10/10, 6.15pm.

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Flat Water Kayak Racing – Training Sessions: Tues & Thurs, 6pm (ish!)

The lack of posts on this Racing page might indicate that not much happens at Bristol in this discipline..!

So in order to restore some sort of profile here, I hope to help stimulate this page back into life with posts about the activities of the kayak racing and training side of the club…

One of the principle motivations for this blog is to connect regular and visiting paddlers together with information about what we’re up to – including training updates, how many are out training, what races we’re training for, results and other racing/training news.

I hope this helps better coordinate sessions and helps with training motivation – especially through these coming winter months!

Cheers
Mark

PS. Am looking to set up a club racing/training Twitter and Facebook account and feed into this page for us social media addicts… at least, that’s the plan. Watch this space.

Inter-club training postponed

Message from Mark Heeley:

Inter-club training scheduled for Sat 18th Sept. POSTPONED
Unfortunately, we will have to move this date also because the Bristol Harbourmaster has now reopened the docks to business as usual as a result of postponing the race. We’ll let all clubs know confirmed dates next year. Apologies for the inconvenience. For specific enquires relating to this post and racing, contact markheeley@gmail.com