Marathon Racing

One of our main activities is Hasler Marathon Racing

We started entering races a number of years ago but in 2015 we hosted our very own regional marathon race.  This was held on the Gloucester Sharpness canal. It was a resounding success with around 150 paddlers from far and near.  This has continued annually and is now one of the South West Regions premier racing events.  We welcome paddlers from all over the region (and beyond).

Following our successes we intend to launch our Tewksbury Hasler in the Summer Holidays in 2019.  This will be a race on the River Severn starting just below the weir at Lower Lode.  Our thanks to Cheltenham College Rowing Club for the use of their boathouse as the base.  Check our Tewksbury or Gloucester race pages for full details of both our races.

Hasler Racers
Racing Kayaks


The club has a selection of specialist boats available for members to use; from the very stable to the positively ‘tippy’.  We hope to cater for all as we expand our expertise in this area.  Gloucester Canoe Club reached the Hasler Finals in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and, for a new club, this is outstanding.

Our base at the Gloucester Boathouse complex has helped significantly in our rapid rise to one of the best clubs in the region.  The base provides us with excellent resources to train for and run such events. We run fitness and coaching sessions for our members throughout the year.

To contact us about racing please use the contact form on this page, selecting ‘Racing’ as the subject or you can email us directly using the address:

Marathon Training happens on Tuesday evenings from 6pm throughout the year.  Lights are required in the winter months. We have also set a date for the next Canoe Marathons, check the calendar.

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