Marathon Racing

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Marathon Racing

As well as recreational paddling many canoe clubs specialise in one of the several competition aspects of the sport. Being based directly on the canal with many miles of flat water one of our key focuses is marathon racing. We have a selection of specialist boats available for members to use, from the very stable to the not so stable and this is an area of the club that is expanding rapidly with Gloucester Canoe Club reaching the Hasler Finals in 2016.  To contact us about racing please use the address:

Marathon Training happens on Tuesday evenings from 6pm throughout the year so don’t forget a suitable light in the winter months. We have also set a date for the second Gloucester Canoe Marathon, which be Sunday 2nd October 2016

The club has recently been successful in a grant application to Sport England for the sum of £6,700 for the purchase of some more marathon racing boats, the two we got a year ago have been in strong demand so this is a welcome boost.

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Racing Posts

Wed19 04, 2017

Calendar for 2017

April 19th, 2017|

The general ethos for Tuesday and Friday night sessions is as follows: Tuesday Night is Club Night whereby it is the intention to offer the opportunity to join in with either a group doing Marathon Training, a 'touring' group having a social paddle, a beginners/induction/stroke training group based at the clubhouse or, during the summer, white water training at [...]

Sat22 10, 2016

Boathouse Appeal

October 22nd, 2016|

Vote to support our Boathouse Appeal As you may have seen, the shell of the new Gloucester Boathouse is nearing completion and fitting out of the ground floor with boat storage areas and limited shower and toilet facilities will soon be done; we will then be able to start using the site in earnest. There [...]

Tue12 04, 2016

Club Diary Updated

April 12th, 2016|Tags: |

As you will see from group emails there is lots happening in the club at the moment. Tuesday nights have now recommenced and we will be at the canal at 6pm this coming week. We also have a programme of Friday evening paddles on local rivers. The club diary had now been updated for those [...]