LKR will be hosting a series of 5 Winter Time Trials on the canal over the winter months. These events are fairly low key with K-boat paddlers setting off from the basin to the windinghole passed Woodcockdale turn around a buoy and then head back to the start, approximately 7km.
Lightning paddlers will be paddling a distance of approximately 4km turning near the Leisure Centre.
All paddlers are sent of individually in reverse order of their speed with the handicap trying to ensure that all paddlers finish at the same time.
This winters events will take place on 24 Nov, 15 Dec, 12 Jan 2020, 9 Feb & 8 Mar.
The rules and regulations for marathon racing can be found on the MRC website on this Marathon Rules Link,
For Sprint racing the rules and all organiser contacts and other useful information an be found on this Sprint Rules Link.
The calendar of events can be found on CanoeScotland.org under the “Events” tab under the SCA Events, Activities & Events drop down tab, then filter for Competition Event, then either Spring or Marathon. Scroll down to see the list of Events.
This Link will take you to the filter page on CanoeScotland
Kayaking sprint and marathon events are some times all-day events. It is therefore important to come prepared, particularly given the changeability of the weather. The following items are recommended when attending events:
- SCA membership card (mandatory)
- Folding chairs
- Pop-up tent
- Picnic blanket
- Packed lunch
- Warm clothing
- Full changes of kit (for paddlers)