Racing Events and Results

Scottish Sprint Champs – August 28, 2021 – SAVE THE DATE!

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Forth & Clyde Canal Marathon, Bonnybridge, Sunday August 8, 2021 – entries via SCA events

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Meet LKR’s 2021 GB Sprint Champions (more here)

Linlithgow Summer Series #3 – August 5, 2021

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The next of the Summer Series events takes place on Thursday August 5, 2021. These events take place on Linlithgow Loch, where paddlers compete over one of three courses. You can view the results to date here:

  • 10km (5 laps)
  • 6km (3 laps) for Junior & Novice paddlers
  • 2km (1 lap) for Lightnings

Please ensure to enter online in advance no later than 6pm on the Tuesday before each event, and pay your entry fee (£8 for Lightnings and U14’s, £10 for everyone else) by electronic transfer to the LKR bank account. Race packs will be issued on Wednesday containing your race number and the briefing notes.

We will access the Loch via the LowPort car park & compound, as normal, with all paddlers to be on the water by 6.45pm with racing starting at 7pm. There will be no access to LowPort facilities.

The provisional dates for the remaining Summer Series events in 2021 are July 15, August 5 and September 9 (the Sept. event will be held slightly earlier due to daylight). We will confirm details in advance of each event. 

LKR paddlers perform exceptionally at UK crew boat selection event – May 2021

We were delighted to learn that LKR paddlers Kristina Armstrong and Alexandra Armstrong performed exceptionally well, finishing in top 5 in UK, at the recent crew boat selection event in Nottingham. Both athletes are planning to train and race for a place at the Junior World Championships – selection for which takes place at the July regatta in Nottingham.

There were also 2 LKR boys at the selection event – Kacper Sroka and Findlay Lewis also performed well. 

All eyes and support will be on their next performances in the July regatta in Nottingham. Best wishes to you all!!

Winter and Spring Time Trial Results – for info

The Linlithgow Time Trials (Winter and Spring), take place on the Union Canal, starting from Linlithgow Manse Road Basin. These time trials are suitable for many LKR paddlers & we always enjoy seeing a wide range of enthusiastic paddlers on the water, trying hard to better their previous pbs.

Below you’ll find the results from recent events:
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.

Sprint

  • 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 (see details above).

Marathon
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)