PSK Distance Challenge 2019

A multi-location, distance paddling challenge which aims to test knowledge and planning, along with the physicality of paddling.
Paddle anywhere, any time - you choose the venue and the conditions for the best advantage.

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There are 4 timed legs: 1 hour, 3 hour, 5 hour and the monster 100k Day (24 hrs).
Paddle any or all of them. Just paddle as far as you can inside the leg time limit - 1 hr, 3hrs and 5 hrs.
For the 100K Day challenge, you must complete at least 100km in 24 hrs to count - anything less does not qualify!
You choose the venue: flat, moving or open water, it's up to you. And if the weather drives you indoors then you can add an Ergo run.

Send in your GPS track file, we'll take out the best distance and add your run to the table.

The PSK Distance Challenge + is an unsupervised standing challenge.




PSK Distance Challenge - 2019

Leg Summary Top 3

1hour
1John Willacy

K1MEst.17.5 km
2John Willacy

K1MRiver17.0 km
3Brian Turnbull

K1MRiver16.8 km
3hour
1John Willacy

K1MSea44.5 km
2Pascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
Team
Mx
Sea40.8 km
3John Willacy

K1MSea35.6 km
5hour
1Volker Gärtner

K1MRiver65.2 km
2Richard Griffiths Hughes

K1MSea53.6 km
3John Willacy

K1MSea52.6 km
100k
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ergo
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combined
1John Willacy
K1M114.7 km
2Volker Gärtner
K1M114.1 km
3Pascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
Team
Mx
106.0 km



PSK Distance Challenge - 2019

Combined Table

CatNameClub Runs 1 Hour3 Hours5 Hours100kTotal (km)
1K1MJohn Willacy
Rockpool Kayaks717.5 km
(Estuary - 2019)
44.6 km
(Sea - 2019)
52.6 km
(Sea - 2019)
--114.72
(61.9 nm)
2K1MVolker Gärtner
Heidelberg W.H.W.314.0 km
(River - 2019)
34.9 km
(River - 2019)
65.2 km
(River - 2019)
--114.10
(61.6 nm)
3Team
_Mx
Pascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
Team Fatboy316.1 km
(River - 2019)
40.9 km
(Sea - 2019)
49.1 km
(Sea - 2019)
--106.03
(57.3 nm)
4K1MDave Cutts
Môr A Mynydd
Adv.
58.2 km
(Sea - 2019)
23.7 km
(Lake - 2019)
49.8 km
(Sea - 2019)
--81.72
(44.1 nm)
5K1MRichard Griffiths Hughes
Mon Active2--24.6 km
(Sea - 2019)
53.7 km
(Sea - 2019)
--78.26
(42.3 nm)
6K1MSteven Whipp
Bishops Stortford
C.C.
39.1 km
(Lake - 2019)
25.0 km
(Lake - 2019)
41.6 km
(Lake - 2019)
--75.60
(40.8 nm)
7K1MFrank Harradence
Broadland PaddleSport
Club
38.8 km
(River - 2019)
22.2 km
(River - 2019)
38.7 km
(River - 2019)
--69.59
(37.6 nm)
8K1MSteve Miles
29.6 km
(Sea - 2019)
--48.4 km
(Sea - 2019)
--58.02
(31.3 nm)
9SUP
_M
Chris Thorne
Snowdonia Watersports2--31.7 km
(Sea - 2019)
----31.68
(17.1 nm)
10K1MDimitri Vandepoele
North Sea
Kayak
1--30.1 km
(Sea - 2019)
----30.11
(16.3 nm)
10K1M
_Ski
Alan Cole
1--30.1 km
(Estuary - 2019)
----30.06
(16.2 nm)
12Team
_Mx
Dave Cutts
Kathy Webb
Team Gen
X
3--20.1 km
(Sea - 2019)
----20.08
(10.8 nm)
13K1MBrian Turnbull
116.8 km
(River - 2019)
------16.84
(9.1 nm)
14Team
_Mx
Pascale Eichenmuller
Team Fatboy416.1 km
(River - 2019)
------16.10
(8.7 nm)
15K1M
_Ski
Tom Mason
113.5 km
(Sea - 2019)
------13.49
(7.3 nm)
16K1WCatriona Woods
310.8 km
(Sea - 2019)
------10.82
(5.8 nm)
17K1MJim Wallis
29.4 km
(Lake - 2019)
------9.40
(5.1 nm)
18K1MPeter Eichenmuller
W.S.C. Heidelberg19.0 km
(Lake - 2019)
------9.03
(4.9 nm)
19K1MJames Pigdon
18.8 km
(Sea - 2019)
------8.80
(4.8 nm)
20K1WJane Parker
Trentham C.C.16.1 km
(Estuary - 2019)
------6.11
(3.3 nm)
Distance Challenge: combined - 2019

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Leg Tables

PSK Distance Challenge -- 1 Hour - 2019


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatAvgDist
1K1MJohn Willacy

20-May-19Point of Ayr
(Wales)
Estuary
(Dee)
Rockpool Taran 18

17.5 kph
(9.46 kts)
17.52 km
(9.5 nm)
2K1MJohn Willacy

25-Mar-19Pitlochry
(Scotland)
River
(Tay)
Rockpool Taran 18

17.0 kph
(9.20 kts)
17.03 km
(9.2 nm)
3K1MBrian Turnbull

28-Nov-19Kelso
(Scotland)
River
(Tweed)
Rockpool Taran 18
16.8 kph
(9.09 kts)
16.84 km
(9.1 nm)
4Team_MxPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
25-Mar-19Pitlochry
(Scotland)
River
(Tay)
Rockpool Taran 18
Rockpool Taran 18
16.1 kph
(8.69 kts)
16.10 km
(8.7 nm)
5K1MVolker Gärtner

19-Apr-19Speyer
(Germany)
River
(Rhein)
Prijon Seayak
14.0 kph
(7.56 kts)
14.00 km
(7.6 nm)
6K1M_SkiTom Mason

10-Mar-19Canvey Island
(England)
SeaFenn Elite S

13.5 kph
(7.28 kts)
13.49 km
(7.3 nm)
7K1MJohn Willacy

20-Apr-19Cemlyn
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
11.6 kph
(6.24 kts)
11.55 km
(6.2 nm)
8(1)K1WCatriona Woods

30-Nov-19Broad Water
(Ireland)
SeaRockpool Tarantella
10.8 kph
(5.84 kts)
10.82 km
(5.8 nm)
9(2)K1WCatriona Woods

27-Dec-19Broad Water
(Ireland)
SeaRockpool Tarantella
10.4 kph
(5.62 kts)
10.40 km
(5.6 nm)
10(3)K1WCatriona Woods

26-Dec-19Broad Water
(Ireland)
SeaRockpool Tarantella
10.3 kph
(5.56 kts)
10.29 km
(5.6 nm)
11(4)K1WPascale Eichenmuller

20-Aug-19Llanberis
(Wales)
Lake
(Llyn Padarn)
Eta K1
10.0 kph
(5.39 kts)
9.99 km
(5.4 nm)
12K1MSteve Miles

25-Apr-19Amlwch
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
9.6 kph
(5.19 kts)
9.61 km
(5.2 nm)
13K1MJim Wallis

02-Aug-19Balloch
(Scotland)
Lake
(Loch Lomond)
Rockpool Taran 18
9.4 kph
(5.08 kts)
9.40 km
(5.1 nm)
14K1MJim Wallis

30-Jul-19Balloch
(Scotland)
Lake
(Loch Lomond)
Rockpool Taran 18
9.4 kph
(5.07 kts)
9.39 km
(5.1 nm)
15K1MSteven Whipp

18-Apr-19Under Claife
(England)
Lake
(Windermere)
Fyne Boats Pax20
9.1 kph
(4.89 kts)
9.05 km
(4.9 nm)
16K1MPeter Eichenmuller

14-Aug-19Weinheim
(Germany)
Lake
(Waidsee)
Rockpool Taran 18
9.0 kph
(4.88 kts)
9.03 km
(4.9 nm)
17K1MJames Pigdon

24-Jul-19Newton Beach
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 16
8.8 kph
(4.75 kts)
8.80 km
(4.8 nm)
18K1MFrank Harradence

18-Apr-19Norwich
(England)
River
(Yare)
Rockpool Taran 16
8.8 kph
(4.72 kts)
8.75 km
(4.7 nm)
19Team_MxDave Cutts
Kathy Webb
24-Aug-19Penmaenmawr
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 16
Valley Avocet LV
8.2 kph
(4.45 kts)
8.24 km
(4.4 nm)
20(5)K1WJane Parker

18-May-19Hamble-le-Rice
(England)
Estuary
(Hamble)
Neumann Spirit
6.1 kph
(3.30 kts)
6.11 km
(3.3 nm)
21Team_MxDave Cutts
Kathy Webb
13-Sep-19Sardegna
(Sardinia)
SeaP+H Scorpio
P+H Scorpio
5.3 kph
(2.88 kts)
5.34 km
(2.9 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 1 Hour - 2019
Runs: 21 - Distance: 231.8 km
Paddlers: 24
  solo: 18 - team: 6 (3 teams)

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PSK Distance Challenge -- 3 Hour - 2019


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatAvgDist
1K1MJohn Willacy

07-Jul-19Moelfre
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
14.9 kph
(8.03 kts)
44.59 km
(24.1 nm)
2Team_MxPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
29-Jun-19Porth Dafarch
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
Rockpool Taran 18
13.6 kph
(7.35 kts)
40.86 km
(22.1 nm)
3K1MJohn Willacy

18-Sep-19Calf Sound
(UK)
SeaRockpool GT

11.9 kph
(6.41 kts)
35.64 km
(19.2 nm)
4K1MVolker Gärtner

18-May-19Koblenz
(Germany)
River
(Rhein)
Prijon Seayak
11.6 kph
(6.28 kts)
34.90 km
(18.8 nm)
5K1MJohn Willacy

13-May-19Porth Gain
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
10.7 kph
(5.76 kts)
32.03 km
(17.3 nm)
6SUP_MChris Thorne

23-Mar-19Dinas Dinlle
(Wales)
Sea
(Menai Straits)
Starboard Sprint SUP
10.6 kph
(5.70 kts)
31.68 km
(17.1 nm)
7K1MDimitri Vandepoele

17-Jul-19Koksijde
(Belgium)
SeaP+H Valkyrie
10.0 kph
(5.42 kts)
30.11 km
(16.3 nm)
8K1M_SkiAlan Cole

05-May-19Aberdyfi
(Wales)
Estuary
(Dyfi)
Think EVO II

10.0 kph
(5.41 kts)
30.06 km
(16.2 nm)
9SUP_MChris Thorne

14-Mar-19Llanberis
(Wales)
Lake
(Llyn Padarn)
Starboard Sprint SUP
8.7 kph
(4.68 kts)
25.99 km
(14.0 nm)
10K1MSteven Whipp

20-Apr-19Glenridding
(England)
Lake
(Ullswater)
Fyne Boats Pax20
8.3 kph
(4.49 kts)
24.95 km
(13.5 nm)
11K1MRichard Griffiths Hughes

17-Sep-19Porth Dafarch
(Wales)
SeaRockpool GT
8.2 kph
(4.43 kts)
24.59 km
(13.3 nm)
12K1MDave Cutts

05-Apr-19Kenmore
(Scotland)
Lake
(Loch Tay)
Rockpool Taran 18
7.9 kph
(4.26 kts)
23.65 km
(12.8 nm)
13K1MFrank Harradence

04-Apr-19Martham
(England)
River
(Bure)
Rockpool Taran 16
7.4 kph
(3.99 kts)
22.16 km
(12.0 nm)
14Team_MxDave Cutts
Kathy Webb
04-Jul-19Llandudno
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 16
Valley Avocet LV
6.7 kph
(3.61 kts)
20.08 km
(10.8 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 3 Hour - 2019
Runs: 14 - Distance: 421.3 km
Paddlers: 16
  solo: 12 - team: 4 (2 teams)

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PSK Distance Challenge -- 5 Hour - 2019


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatAvgDist
1K1MVolker Gärtner

18-May-19Geisenheim
(Germany)
River
(Rhein)
Prijon Seayak
13.0 kph
(7.04 kts)
65.20 km
(35.2 nm)
2K1MRichard Griffiths Hughes

07-Jul-19Caernarfon
(Wales)
Sea
(Menai Straits)
Rockpool GT
10.7 kph
(5.80 kts)
53.67 km
(29.0 nm)
3K1MJohn Willacy

24-May-19Penarth
(England)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
10.5 kph
(5.68 kts)
52.61 km
(28.4 nm)
4K1MDave Cutts

19-Apr-19Fort Belan
(Wales)
Sea
(Menai Straits)
Rockpool Taran 16
10.0 kph
(5.38 kts)
49.83 km
(26.9 nm)
5Team_MxPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
08-Apr-19Caernarfon
(Wales)
Sea
(Menai Straits)
Rockpool Taran 18
Rockpool Taran 18
9.8 kph
(5.30 kts)
49.07 km
(26.5 nm)
6K1MSteve Miles

19-Sep-19Fort Belan
(Wales)
Sea
(Menai Straits)
Rockpool Taran 18
9.7 kph
(5.23 kts)
48.41 km
(26.1 nm)
7K1MSteven Whipp

20-Jul-19Under Claife
(England)
Lake
(Windermere)
Fyne Boats Pax20
8.3 kph
(4.49 kts)
41.60 km
(22.5 nm)
8K1MFrank Harradence

11-Apr-19Norwich
(England)
RiverRockpool Taran 16
7.7 kph
(4.18 kts)
38.68 km
(20.9 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 5 Hour - 2019
Runs: 8 - Distance: 399.1 km
Paddlers: 9
  solo: 7 - team: 2 (1 team)

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PSK Distance Challenge -- 100k - 2019


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatSupportedDist

PSK Distance Challenge -- 100k - 2019
Runs: 0 - Distance: 0.0 km
Paddlers: 0
  solo: 0 - team: 0

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PSK Distance Challenge -- Ergo - 2019


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.ErgoResistDrag/500mAvgDist

PSK Distance Challenge -- Ergo - 2019
Runs: 0 - Distance: 0.0 km
Paddlers: 0
  solo: 0 - team: 0

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PSK Distance Challenge Info

Info updated 06-Jan-2024

Format

  • The Distance Challenge consists of 4 timed legs: 1hr, 3 hr, 5hr and 100K Day (24 hr).
  • Take part in any or all legs.
  • Paddle as far as you can within the time limit for your chosen leg. (100K Day extra info shown below)
  • Route:
    You choose your venue:
    • Canal
    • River
    • Lake
    • Estuary
    • Sea
    • etc.

  • Timing:
    • Time yourself - Record your attempt on GPS.
    • Time 'long' - we'll crop the GPS to give you the best result.
    • Send us the GPS via email and we add you to the results.

  • Enter as often as you like
  • Don't crop your GPS track. We'll find the best distance from the whole track.
  • Kayak ergo distances are eligible in the Ergo Challenge - a 1hr distance paddle on a kayak ergo, and the 100k Day Challenge.
  • Ergo distances do not count towards the Combined Table.

Ergo Entries

  • Ergo distances are eligible for the 1hr Ergo page and the 100K Day page.
  • Ergo results are not included in the Combined Table.
  • Before you start, set your resistance setting and then calibrate your ergo drag for that setting. Resistance and Drag Cal Figures are required for each entry.
  • Send photographic (or app) proof of distance covered via email. No proof - no result.

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Craft

  • Kayak, Ski, SUP or Canoe - Any craft you choose must be designed for and suitable for any possible conditions at the chosen venue.
  • All paddlers should be capable of paddling their chosen craft safely in all possible conditions for the chosen location.
  • All craft are to be rendered unsinkable, either by manufacturer design (bulkheads etc.) or via extra buoyancy devices (fitted airbags etc.)
  • All craft are to be in a 'seaworthy' and safe condition.
  • You must be able to self-rescue / re-enter your chosen craft in open water.
  • Leashes: If you use a leash be aware of any obstacles and the risk of entrapment, especially on moving water. You MUST be able to release your leash in a moving water entrapment situation.
  • We do not consider inflatable kayaks/canoes as suitable for this challenge.

Assistance

  • No sails, motors, support craft etc. - human paddle power only.
  • Wash-hanging only from other members within the paddling team.
  • No assistance from outside the paddling team.
  • No paddles from organised 3rd party events/commercial coaching or guiding.

Safety

  • All paddlers must undertake an assessment of risk - for their chosen route, venue, activity, craft, personal ability and conditions.
  • Ensure you and your group are capable of handling any conditions or hazards possible on your chosen route.
  • The management of any risk is entirely the responsibility of the paddler(s).
  • Avoid boat/shipping channels where possible and follow all local/national regulations as applicable.
  • Paddlers are to wear a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) at all times whilst on the water.
  • PFDs should meet ISO 12402 or be CE approved, and must be well fitted and in good condition.
  • Helmets and quick-release leashes should be worn where applicable as deemed necessary by the paddler's own risk assessment.
  • ALL paddlers (inc. SUPS) are strongly advised to wear a helmet whilst on moving water. In dynamic conditions this is compulsory.
  • All craft are to 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 deemed appropriate in your risk assesment.
  • Leave details of your route and time of return with a shore party and inform HM Coastguard as necessary.
  • YOU need to have current knowledge of or to research and plan your chosen route and venue.
  • Do NOT shoot any weirs.
  • If you choose to paddle solo be aware of the significant extra risks involved.
  • If you have any doubts - THEN DO NOT GO!

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PSK 100K Day Info

Format

  • 100k Day Challenge is part of the PSK Distance Challenge. 100k Day figures are included in the Combined Table and shown separartely ion the 100K Day table.
  • You must paddle a minimum of 100km in 24 hours to qualify. Distances of less than 100km do not qualify.
  • You have 24 hours to complete the 100 km distance.
  • Structure your paddle as you want - all in one go, in blocks with rest between or whatever. It's up to you.
  • The clock starts when you do, and ends when you call it a day (or reach 24 hours) - the clock continues to run during rest/breaks/stops etc.
  • Each paddling leg MUST be recorded on GPS, or preferably the whole. Plan your battery life / charge and, memory use etc. to allow for this.
  • You must to be able to show GPS proof of at least 100km to qualify.
  • Choice of venue is up to you - sea, river, lake, canal etc.
  • No boat change allowed during a 100k Day Challenge attempt. The boat you paddle at the start is the one you use throughout the 24 hrs.
  • 'Doubling-up' from/to other PSK pages is allowed.
  • Paddles from organised 3rd party events/commercial coaching or guiding are NOT eligible.
  • No external support or assistance is allowed between clock start and finish.
  • Portages allowed on foot, carrying or trolleying your boat only. No vehicle use allowed. No support team assistance allowed.

100K Day Ergo Entries

  • Ergo distances are eligible for the 100k, but they will not count towards the Distance Challenge Totals Table.
  • Before you start, set your resistance setting and then calibrate your ergo drag for that setting. Resistance and Drag Cal Figures are required for each entry.
  • Photographic (or app) proof of distance covered is required for any and all paddling legs. No proof - no total.
The PSK 100K Day is part of the PSK Distance Challenge. Any further rules from the PSK Distance Challenge apply.

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