Senior Long Distance Racing Group

The Norwich Canoe Club Long Distance Racing Group Summer Paddles and Midsummer Challenge! 

Summer Paddles
May 12th Start 17:30 at Surlingham Ferry, return approx. 18:30 for meal.
May 14th Start 10:00 at Rockland Broad, return approx, 12:30 for Picnic or Pub Lunch
May 26th Start 17:30 Location to be decided
June 9th Start 17:30 Location to be decided
June 23-25th Midsummer Challenge 95miles
July 7th Start 17:30 Location to be decided
22 July Worcester Ring
August 4th Start 17:30 Location to be decided

We are grouping together a series of events and training sessions targeted at those adults who would like to take part in some of the longer distance races . Julie Hicks is leading the training.

For most people though not everyone this may be more practical in a K2. You don’t need to be able to make all the dates – but clearly you need to take part in enough to be prepared properly if you ultimately wish to take part in the longer events and this will vary from individual to individual and is something you can discuss with Julie.

Please note this is aimed at the adults – the juniors will have their own events and own schedules and some of these will overlap but please help us to keep this groups focussed on the adults and ensure Julie is not overloaded by arriving with juniors. This will also ensure we give this group its own identity.

It is also worth underlining that on Friday evenings there are core stability classes at Wensum Sport Centre run by Lee Bradshaw which would compliment this training well and will help prevent injury. Many people find that it is the core which is the first thing to fail on a long paddle.


Midsummer Challenge 23 -25 June 2017
90 Miles over 3 days
Julie is planning on doing a weekend of paddling and camping on the River Bure and Yare.
Starting at Horstead Mill Friday afternoon and returning to the club on Sunday.

Friday 23 June 13:00hrs Horstead Mill to Bureside holiday Park 28 miles
Saturday 24 June 11:00hrs Bureside to Reedham Ferry campsite 36 Miles
Sunday 25th June 10:00hrs Reedham ferry to Norwich canoe club 26 miles.

You may be interested in doing all of it! Or just one day. Maybe just paddling a smaller section, that is fine.
The Saturday paddle will involve paddling across Breydon water. There will be a limit on the number I can take across that section for safety reasons.
If you are interested in taking part let Julie know.
If any non paddles would like to join in the weekend, that would be great.
I am looking for people to support in cars and help with food for paddlers, let me know if you are able to help.