Racing Events and Results



Return to Competition – Spring Time Trial!

On Sunday, May 23, 2021 we’ll run the fourth of the Spring Time Trials, which we are delighted to confirm is once again open to all paddlers in Scotland. This event will be on the Union Canal, starting from Linlithgow Manse Road Basin, around 10.30am or 12.30pm, and will be in similar format to previous Winter and Spring Time Trials.

This event will be run under SCA Paddlesport Guidance (effective April 26, 2021).  This provides for a maximum of 29 competitors per session – so a maximum of 58 competitors are possible over 2 separate sessions (29+29). Everyone is asked to ensure that they comply with all current guidance.

Please ensure to enter online in advance no later than 6pm on the Friday before the event, and pay your entry fee (£4 for Lightnings, £5 for everyone else) by electronic transfer to the LKR bank account. Individual launch and start times will be emailed to every participant the day before the event. Updated details and results will be published here as soon as they are available.

This time trial is suitable for many LKR paddlers & we hope to see you all, where possible, on the water on Sunday.

Dates for other Linlithgow Spring Time Trials are scheduled, and we’ll provide updates here in advance of each event:
For the most recent Winter Time Trials, check your results here:

What’s happening in the rest of the year – you may well ask……??

With the restrictions likely to be eased during the spring and early summer we wanted to give you a heads up on what could happen. Everything listed is provisional and subject to change. As things develop and we’ll keep this page updated as information becomes available.


  • There are likely to be two National Sprint Regattas in Nottingham which club members can attend.  3-4 July & 5-6 September – Heats & Finals races over the weekend (qualifying times & registration required)
    • Local Club Regattas & Scottish Sprint Championships
  • British 5km Championships – Hooley 5k – Strathclyde Park, October 23, 2021 – register your interest here
  • Linlithgow Loch Summer Series – 5 races on Linlithgow Loch on Thursday evenings. This series of events is subject to access to the Loch, which is as yet unconfirmed

No marathons are planned so far but when permitted the following may happen:

  • Linlithgow / Ratho Marathon run by LKR
  • BC National Marathon Championships
  • Other possible Locations – Further details when available
    • Forth & Clyde Canal, Bonnybridge
    • Forth & Clyde Canal, Auchenstarry
    • Forth & Clyde Canal, Glasgow
    • River Tay, Perth
    • River Forth, Stirling
    • River Spey, Aberlour
  • Scottish Racing Week – normally 5 races held over 8 days at various locations
  • Glasgow to Edinburgh Challenge – normally held in October over 2 days along the Forth & Clyde + Union Canals

Ocean Racing
These races vary depending on location and conditions

  • Possible locations:
    • Oban Race (around the Isle of Kerrera)
    • Nairn Sea Race, Moray Firth
    • Coquet Island race, Northumberland
    • Tail-o-the Bank, Firth of Clyde, Greenock
    • Windermere Solstice Marathon (on a lake)