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The spectrum of challenges represented on this website is wide and varied. These challenges appeal to individuals for many reasons, not least is the one of pushing the limits of knowledge, skill and stamina. In this modern world it is a draw for many to add serious challenge and adventure to life and to find where such limits lie.

We display the details, for all to see, of those who have undertaken such ventures - but no more than that.

We do not endorse, condone or encourage the undertaking of any of the records, challenges, time-trials, events or other activities you may find on the Performance Sea Kayak website.

It should be perfectly obvious that such endeavours bring with them risk and at times a not inconsiderable risk. The ocean can very rapidly become a dangerous, life-threatening place. It has no sentimentality, conscience or respect for reputation.

If you consider undertaking such a paddle then you must ensure that you fully understand, appreciate and accept the risks involved. You need to take entire responsibility for your actions and for the safety of yourself and any others involved.

The sea is no place for the ill-prepared, the complacent or those with limited knowledge.

If you are not FULLY confident in your abilities and preparation then do not go!

If you have ANY doubts whatsoever about your trip then do not go!


Crossings:

Crossings are committing activites that by definition take you away from safety. Any paddler undertaking such an activity has to be fully self sufficient in all areas, but especially in the area of safety. Any assistance may be a considerable time away. The open sea has significant tidal flows and conditions are greatly affected by wind and weather - what you see from the beach is likely to be significantly different from what you find further offshore. Any paddler undertaking any crossing needs to have an extensive amount of skill, knowledge and experience of open water paddling.

If you are considering a solo crossing of any sort then you should not even need to consider reading a page on safety...

SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Circumnavigations:

While Circumnavigations may not seem as exposed or seem to carry the same element of risk as a crossing, do not underestimate coastal paddling. Many and prolonged stretches of the UK + Irish coastlines are remote and a long way from assistance. Tidal flows can be significant and can seriously affect conditions very close to the shore. Conditions can change very quickly: headland conditions, tide races, overfalls and wind-over-tide can all occur close to shore.

SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Menai Challenge:

This a local time-trial which takes place on the Menai Straits. While we record paddlers times for their MC attempts, the Menai Challenge (MC) is an unsupervised standing challenge. Any paddler who undertakes the MC needs to take full and entire responsibility for their personal safety and conduct whilst preparing for or whilst undertaking the MC. We strongly suggest a site specific risk assemssment is carried out by each individual before getting on the water; an ongoing dynamic assessment should be undertaken whilst paddling - conditions can and do change quickly. Again we do not condone or recommend this paddling activity in any way.

MC Info/Safety


SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Time Trials:

PSK also records times for various Time-Trials (TT) undertaken in a number of locations around the UK - such as the Falmouth Triangle, the Lothian Loop etc. These are used as training devices by individual paddlers and have been designed as such by those individuals. They are no more than that, paddling sessions set locally by sea paddlers. They are NOT endorsed, vetted or checked in any way by National Governing Bodies, HM Coastguard or any other authority - not at all. We record the paddler times and no more. In most cases we have not paddled these TT courses ourselves and make no claim at all for the safety or suitability of any of them. Before you attempt them you should contact the local paddlers involved for further information. NOTE: Some of these TTs also carry an element of open water paddling and challenging conditions.

SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

Events:

We display details of various organised events also. Once again we make no claim to the safety or suitability of these events. It is down to the individual to make an assessment of the suitablity and competence of the organisation of these events. Any paddler should take time to read and understand any safety notices and rules given by the organiser and abide by them.

SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

News

06-Mar-17
Chris Thorne adds yet another PB to the MC Challenge SUP
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02-Mar-17
News of Dean Dunbar and Allistair Swinsco Bute SUP Circumnav added
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27-Feb-17
Chris Thorne adds a PB to the MC Challenge SUP
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26-Feb-17
Events Calendar updated
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20-Feb-17
Latest times added to the Llyn Padarn TT
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08-Jan-17
Richard Peevor is the first to add a sweaty time to the MC 2017
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20-Dec-16
Latest times for the Llyn Padarn TT now added
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19-Dec-16
A new Menai Challenge PB for John Willacy - 54:15
and a PB2nd for Pascale - 63:43
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30-Nov-16
Chris Thorne is the first to add times to the new Menai Challenge SUP page
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29-Nov-16
Chris Withers and Jonny Eldridge - Wales to IOM crossing
15-Aug-16
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24-Nov-16
Llyn Padarn TT page added
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13-Nov-16
Events Calendar updated for 2017
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11-Oct-16
John Willacy adds a time for Scarba Circumnav - 01:32:05
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05-Oct-16
New page added: Performance Record Holders
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04-Oct-16
New times for the MC Challenge Course: Richard Peevor - 54:22
Pascale Eichenmuller - 53:17, John Willacy - 46:21
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20-Sep-16
Dan McGonigle also completes an Anglesey Circ - 11:20:18
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18-Sep-16
Eila Wilkinson completes her 3rd Anglesey Circ - 12:18:41
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18-Sep-16
Brian Turnbull adds a cracking Lothian Loop time - 01:49:50
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07-Sep-16
Frank Harradence adds a new PB to the Scolt Head Island TT - 02:03:04
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07-Sep-16
Alan Hunter adds a new time to the North Berwick TT - 01:16:52
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05-Sep-16
Kathy Webb and Dave Cutts add new times to the MC Legacy course
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31-Aug-16
Freya Hoffmeister's Ireland Circumnav added
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29-Aug-16
New page added - Menai Ultimate TT
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24-Aug-16
John Willacy breaks the record for the IOM Circumnav - 10:33
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16-Aug-16
Pascale Eichenmuller also records a new PB for the MC Legacy course - 59:31
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04-Aug-16
Pascale Eichenmuller records a new PB for the MC Challenge course - 53:58
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29-Jul-16
Neil Turnbull adds PB to North Berwick TT - 01:16:20
Alan Hunter adds a time to the Lothian Loop
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28-Jul-16
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy add new times to MC2016 - 01:06:09 and 55:38 respectively
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24-Jul-16
Various new times added to the North Berwick TT results
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24-Jul-16
Brian Turnbull sets a new standard for the North Berwick TT - 01:14:53
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13-Jul-16
Neil Turnbull also adds a time to North Berwick TT - 01:21:31
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13-Jul-16
Brian Turnbull adds a time to North Berwick TT - 01:18:12
Lizelle Kemp adds a time too: 01:24:33
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04-Jul-16
Alan Hunter adds a new time to North Berwick TT - 01:24:01
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30-Jun-16
Latest issue of the PSK Journal now on-line
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23-Jun-16
Jonny Eldridge and Dan McGonigle circumnav Anglesey - 13:14
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18-Jun-16
Cathal Bagnall and Catriona Woods complete a North Channel Crossing - 05:30
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18-Jun-16
Pascale Eichenmuller and John Willacy set new PBs for the MC Challenge course (55:10 - 46:07)
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15-Jun-16
Aled Williams returns to the PSK fold with a 52:27 for the MC Challenge Course
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13-Jun-16
New TT added - Pen2Puffin
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11-Jun-16
Richard Peevor and Kamala Sen complete a Bute Circumnav - 08:30
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10-Jun-16
Norbert Ziobr adds a MC Legacy PB - 65:52
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06-Jun-16
Bryan Dickinson completes a solo circumnavigation of Anglesey - 14:32
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29-May-16
Norbert Ziobr completes the Infinity Loop (Jura/Scarba) 18:02 for 66 nm
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26-May-16
Richard Griffiths Hughes adds a new time to MC - 01:10:47
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23-May-16
Patrick Woods circumnavigates Achill Island - 08:26
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12-May-16
John Willacy adds a 2016 PB to the MC Legacy course - 56:39
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12-May-16
Joe Leach shaves a few more seconds off the Black Rock Dash - 35:49
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06-May-16
Katie Ellis adds a time to the Falmouth Triangle - 06:36
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20-Apr-16
Paddler List pages updated
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16-Apr-16
UK Circumnav page has been re-vamped
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07-Apr-16
A handful of new times on the MC Legacy results - with Dan McGonigle (57:44) going to the top of the 2016 list
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04-Apr-16
Bryan Dickinson adds another time to the MC Challenge Course- 54:50
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03-Apr-16
Search Pages updated and new Perf Boat List added
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02-Apr-16
Norbert Z adds his first time to the MC Legacy results: 72:42
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22-Mar-16
David Horkan adds a top time to the MC Legacy: 58:20
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22-Mar-16
Bryan Dickinson adds his first time to the MC Challenge Course- 55:25
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13-Mar-16
Richard Peevor also adds a time for the MC Legacy: 01:04:46
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12-Mar-16
Baggy adds a 01:17:30 for the MC Legacy Course
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01-Mar-16
Norbert completes another circumnav of Scarba 1:58
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26-Feb-16
New pages added to the Menai Challenge results
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18-Feb-16
Joe Leach adds his first time to the Menai Challenge - 63:24
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17-Feb-16
David Horkan adds his first time to the Menai Challenge - 62:36
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17-Feb-16
The latest Journal article (from Katie Ellis) is now on-line
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11-Feb-16
Bryan Dickinson adds a new time to the Menai Challenge - 62:44
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30-Jan-16
The new PSK Journal is now on-line
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27-Jan-16
Jonny Eldridge adds a 2016 Menai Challenge Legacy time: 66:55
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24-Jan-16
Richard Peevor adds a 2016 Menai Challenge time: 63:54
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20-Jan-16
Events Calendar Updated
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17-Jan-16
Bryan Dickinson + Jenny Wong add new times to the 2016 Menai Challenge
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01-Jan-16
The Menai Challenge Choccy Run gets the season underway
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31-Dec-15
Details of Bryan Dickinson's Menai Straits Ultimate added
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10-Dec-15
Steve Miles adds a Menai Challenge time: 52:44
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04-Nov-15
Bryan Dickinson adds a MC 15 time: 64:23
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20-Oct-15
Trip Calculator2 updated
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20-Oct-15
Norbert Ziobr makes a 2nd crossing of the North Minch
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16-Oct-15
John Willacy circumnavigates Arran - 09:14
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16-Oct-15
Sonja Ewen + Sue Honan July 2015 Ireland Circumnav - added
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15-Oct-15
Pascale E sets her first time on The Pladda Ring - 12:20
John Willacy also sets a time - 10:43
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06-Oct-15
Pascale E sets her first 2015 legacy time on the Menai Challenge - 65:41.
John Willacy sets a 2015 PB for the Legacy course - 57:07
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02-Oct-15
David Horkan sets a PB for Achill Island - 06:41
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25-Sep-15
Dan McGonigle + Steve Miles complete Ireland Circumnav - 34 days
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13-Sep-15
GPS File upload facility now available on Contact PSK page
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08-Sep-15
Jonny Eldridge goes under the hour on the M.C. Challenge course - 56:06
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01-Sep-15
Catriona Woods crosses the North Channel too - 04:42:04
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01-Sep-15
David Horkan crosses the North Channel 03:51:43
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31-Aug-15
Christian Dingenotto and Mirco Goldhausen complete the Ireland Circumnav
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24-Aug-15
Brian Turnbull makes a return crossing of the North Channel
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19-Aug-15
Various new Lothian Loop times added
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18-Aug-15
Sean Cahill and Jon Hynes complete their Ireland Circumnav
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16-Aug-15
Dimitri Vandepooele's North Sea Crossing added - 17:36:00
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15-Aug-15
Sally Harradence added to the Scolt Head Time Trial - 02:47:10
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15-Aug-15
Tavi Murray - Lundy crossing 04:09:25 added
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14-Aug-15
Baggy goes under the hour on the M.C. Challenge course
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14-Aug-15
Irish Sea Circumnavs added for Mick O'Meara and for Joe Leach
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13-Aug-15
Menai Challenge times added for Snowdonia C.C. paddlers
Richard Peevor sets a new PB for the course too
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19-May-15
Murray, Suter, Zurbrugg-Greenaway and Chandler complete Roof of Britain
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01-May-15
Norbert Ziobr crosses the North Minch
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24-Apr-15
Frank Harradence sets the standard for the new Scolt Head Island Time Trial
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19-Apr-15
New PB's also for Alan Hunter and Neil Turnbull on the Lothian Loop
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19-Apr-15
Norbert Ziobr adds his name to PSK with a crossing of the Little Minch
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18-Apr-15
Details of Ali Donal's Achill Island circumnav added
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Recent Records

11-Oct-16
Scarba Circumnav
John Willacy
01:32:05
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24-Aug-16
Isle of Man Circumnav
John Willacy
10:32:58
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18-Jun-16
North Channel - Team
Cathal Bagnall, Catriona Woods
05:30:32
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11-Jun-16
Bute Circumnav - Team
Richard Peevor, Kamala Sen
08:30:00
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29-May-16
Infinity Loop
Norbert Ziobr
18:02;39
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17-Mar-16
Jura Circumnav
Norbert Ziobr
14:52:00
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13-Oct-15
Isle of Arran Circumnav
John Willacy
09:14:54
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02-Oct-15
Achill Island Circumnav
David Horkan
06:41:32
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31-Jul-15
North Sea -- Nieuwpoort - Ramsgate
Dimitri Vandepooele
17:36:00
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03-Jul-15
Ireland Circumnav
Mick O'Meara
23 days
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02-Jul-15
Lundy - Lee Bay
Tavi Murray
04:09:25
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01-May-15
North Minch Crossing
Norbert Ziobr
07:38:00
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18-Apr-15
Little Minch Crossing
Norbert Ziobr
04:39:00
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23-Mar-15
Isle of Wight Circumnavigation
John Willacy
07:19:46
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11-Sep-14
Anglesey Circumnavigation
John Willacy
09:24:04
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09-Sep-14
Achill Island
Tim Healy, David Horkan
06:52:00
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11-Jul-14
I.O.M - England Crossing
John Willacy
04:41:22
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20-Jun-14
St Kilda Crossing
Eurion Brown,, Alex Wainwright
11:36:00
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30-May-14
Lothian Loop
Brian Turnbull
02:01:58
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13-Jun-14
Holy Island, Anglesey
John Willacy
02:55:45
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07-Jun-14
Pladda
Simon Crabtree
00:12:41
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30-Apr-14
Scotland - Isle of Man
John Willacy
03:34:00
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19-Apr-14
Isle of Bute
John Willacy
05:34:00
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24-Nov-14
Hayling Island Circumnavigation
Paul Krysik
02:02:12
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04-Dec-13
Holy Island
David Attenborough
04:18:39
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28-Sep-13
Isle of Arran
Brian Turnbull
10:21:36
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09-Sep-13
Anglesey Circumnav Team
Elan Winter +, Stuart Yendle
13:05:35
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03-Sep-13
Lundy - England
John Willacy
01:59:12
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31-Aug-13
UK Mainland + Ireland
Andy + Jane Morton
143
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22-Jul-13
Isle of Anglesey
Justine Curgenven
10:08:47
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19-Jul-13
Walney Island
Peter Hart +, Keith Longney
03:21:58
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20-Jun-13
Northern Ireland - I.O.M.
Catriona Woods
08:55:0
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09-Jun-13
Isle of Bute
Brian Turnbull
06:16:00
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05-Jun-13
North Channel
Catriona Woods
04:53:00
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20-May-13
Land's End - John O'Groats
Glyn Brackenbury
32 days
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12-Feb-13
Holy Island, Anglesey
Pete Evans,, Steve Miles
05:00:00
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08-Aug-12
Northern Ireland - England
Conor, Murray
21:06:50
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28-Jul-12
Republic of Ireland - Anglesey
B. Fanning,, M. O'Meara
10:22:00
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15-Apr-12
Isle of Man - Northern Ireland
John, Willacy
07:26:00
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Showing 39/39 recent records.

Upcoming Events

27-May-17
Conwy Ascent
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03-Jun-17
Colwyn Bay Blast
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10-Jun-17
Ocean to City Race - An Rás Mór
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18-Jun-17
Coquet Island
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25-Jun-17
Seaquest - Ravenglass
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