Senior Long Distance Racing Group

The Norwich Canoe Club Long Distance Racing Group

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 – with the initial target being Waterside A 2017 – it would also suit those who are looking to take part in DW 2017 and the broader aim is to also get a group together to take part in the 4 day DW Endeavour class next April. The dates are about every other week as its important you still do some speed sessions. Julie Hicks is leading the training.

The training sessions will initially start at the same time as the Saturday 10.30 session but as the distances get longer you would need to be ready to set off at 9am on Saturday mornings. 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.

These are the dates:


January 15th Sunday                    Start 9am Club to Coldenhall and back 14 miles
January 19th Thursday                Start 6.30am Loddon and back 35miles for people doing DW TBC
January 28th saturday                 Norwich Winter Race
February 4th Saturday                 Start 8am Club to Coldenhall and back 14 miles
February 19th Saturday              Waterside A Race
February 25th Saturday              Start time TBC Rockland staithe and back 20 miles
February 26th Sunday                 Thameside 1
March 5th Sunday                         Waterside B
March 11th Saturday                   Start time TBC Rockland staithe and back 20 m
March 12th Sunday                      Thameside 2
March 19th Sunday                      Waterside C
March 25th Saturday                   Start 8am Surlingham and back time trial 10 m
April 2nd Sunday                          Waterside D
April 8th Saturday                        Start 8am out and back course TBC
April 14th -17th                             Devizes to Westminster race
April 22nd Saturday                    Start 9am Bramerton and back time trial