We’re almost half way through the Winter Challenge and as a club, based on the information I have gathered we’ve clocked 371 miles – but I know there’s been some paddling done this weekend and some more planned soon. I don’t know how it compares to other clubs but it seems pretty impressive, boosted substantially by the large number paddling at Brecon.
On the individual mileage front John Gregson is our surprising front-runner having done one long (29 mile) Scottish trip! Remember, the club mile challenge doesn’t have to include club trips so anyone doing outside club paddling should let me know, to see if anyone can challenge John’s single trip.
On the individual places visited front, its a tie between a few contenders; Graham, Matt S and Rita included
Remember there are prizes for the club, and for individuals (to be awarded at the Winter Social) so keep paddling and keep me informed
Here is the online form for the Winter Challenge, please complete the form for every river trip, if one person per trip completes the form this would be great
From 1st October to the 31st December we need people to paddle as many miles as possible and visit as many places as possible. So we’re asking everyone in the club to record all the paddling they do , and also to take records (pictures or GPS records) of their paddling. Places paddled has to be for at least 3 club paddlers but miles is not restricted.
This is a Canoe England Challenge with prizes for the best club in each category.
In addition Caroline has kindly offered to put up 2 prizes for the leader that posts the most miles / and the most places. This will be awarded at the Christmas party.
So we need people to record
– Lead Paddler
– Place Paddled, including distance and time on water
– Numbers in group
– A photo (suggest includes date from a phone or newspaper) / Map My Run etc
We will provide a form to record your trips but it may be best to keep your own records as well please. If you don’t have access to the form then you can email your trip information to Caroline who will try to collate it on your behalf.
There are also BCU prizes for individual mileage if you want to keep a track of your own mileage and submit with our club submission please.
The Canoe England link is below.