PSK Distance Challenge

A multi-location, distance-paddling challenge which aims to test research and planning, along with the physicality of paddling.

Comprised of 3 timed legs - 1 hr, 3hrs and 5 hrs.
See how far you can paddle in each leg.
You choose your venue and plan your route.
We total up the distances on the ranking board.


  • Route and venue for each leg is decided by the paddler.
  • Open to solo paddlers or teams.
  • Distance to be recorded by GPS.
  • Distances will be displayed on the Total Distance Table and on the individual leg tables (1, 3, 5hrs)
  • The Total Distance Table displays the combined total from the best distance per paddler(s) from each of the 3 component legs.
  • Routes from different legs cannot overlap if they are to count towards the Total Distance (laps within a leg are allowed.)
  • Multiple attempts may be submitted per leg.
  • Routes submitted must not be part of an organised 3rd party event.

  • Craft
  • The same craft must be used for each of the component distances to count towards the Total Distance Table.
  • However, different craft may be used for any attempts that are not to count towards the Total Distance Table.
  • Closed cockpit kayaks, skis or SUP's only on open or moving water.
  • Solo craft only - no K2s/Doubles.

  • Assistance
  • No sails, motors etc. - human paddle power only.
  • No Wash-hanging other than from craft within the team.
  • No assistance from outside the team.

  • Safety
  • The paddler(s) must undertake an assessment of risk, for their chosen route and venue.
  • The management of any risk is entirely the responsibility of the paddler(s).
  • Ensure your group is capable of handling the conditions possible on your chosen route.
  • A PFD must be worn at all times.
  • Helmets and Leashes should be worn where appropriate (leashes on Skis, SUP's etc).
  • All craft must be rendered unsinkable, either by manufacturer design (bulkheads etc.) or via extra buoyancy devices (fitted airbags etc.)
  • Safety equipment such as VHF radio, PLB, flares, mobile phone, map, compass, shelter etc. should be carried as appropriate.
  • Leave details of your route and time of return with a shore party and/or HM Coastguard as appropriate.
  • If you choose to paddle solo be aware of the significant extra risks involved.

** The PSK Distance Challenge is an unsupervised standing challenge.   Read The Safety Page **

Please send in the GPS track file. No GPS file, no place on the results table.
(Please don't send a link to garmin connect/strava/fb etc. or a phone screengrab.)

Send in figures and files here: Contact Us

PLEASE NOTE: Things may need tweaking initially, we may choose to alter the rules or format for up to 6 months from the first distance being submitted.

PSK Distance Challenge

Total Distance Table

Name Cat Club Num. 1 Hour (NM) 3 Hours (NM) 5 Hours (NM) Total
1 Chris Thorne SUP_M Snowdonia
1 --
14.0 NM
(25.9 km)
2 TEST PADDLER Hannah K1W Snowdon
1 3.0
8.4 NM
(15.6 km)

PSK Distance Challenge
2 paddlers total.
2 solo paddlers
0 team paddlers in 0 teams

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Read The Safety Page