PSK Distance Challenge 2021

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 - 2021

Leg Summary Top 3

1hour
1Michal Madera

K1MEst.13.4 km
2Natalie Maderova

K1WEst.12.0 km
3Steven Whipp

K1MEst.10.9 km
3hour
1Kristiaan D’Août

K1MEst.37.3 km
2Pascale Eichenmuller

K1WSea37.3 km
3Eurion Brown

K1MEst.36.9 km
5hour
1Kristiaan D’Août

K1MEst.56.9 km
2Ian Cooke

K1MEst.56.3 km
3Ian Cooke

K1MCanal47.2 km
100k
1Michal Madera

K1MSea190.7 km
2Joel Whittaker

K1MRiver165.6 km
3Michal Madera

K1MEst.162.8 km
ergo
1John Willacy

K1MErgo12,162 m
2John Willacy

K1MErgo12,077 m
3Bob Perry

K1MErgo11,960 m
combined
1Michal Madera
K1M204.1 km
2John Willacy
K1M176.2 km
3Joel Whittaker
K1M165.6 km



PSK Distance Challenge - 2021

Combined Table

CatNameClub Runs 1 Hour3 Hours5 Hours100kTotal (km)
1K1MMichal Madera
Sixknots513.4 km
(Estuary - 2021)
----190.7 km
(Sea - 2021)
204.14
(110.2 nm)
2K1MJohn Willacy
Rockpool Kayaks4--33.5 km
(Lake - 2021)
--142.8 km
(Sea - 2021)
176.23
(95.2 nm)
3K1MJoel Whittaker
1------165.7 km
(River - 2021)
165.68
(89.5 nm)
4K1MIan Cooke
3----56.3 km
(Estuary - 2021)
100.7 km
(Estuary - 2021)
156.98
(84.8 nm)
5K1MShane Young
Killary Adventure1------151.9 km
(River - 2021)
151.85
(82.0 nm)
6K1MJames Doherty
410.4 km
(River - 2021)
36.9 km
(Sea - 2021)
--104.4 km
(Sea - 2021)
151.75
(81.9 nm)
7K1MEdward Doherty
39.0 km
(Sea - 2021)
----123.2 km
(Sea - 2021)
132.15
(71.4 nm)
8K1MNigel Warren
2------106.0 km
(Sea - 2021)
106.03
(57.3 nm)
9TeamCyrille Ellmark
Stefan Lidman
Johan Wagner
Escape Outdoors1------100.1 km
(Sea - 2021)
100.12
(54.1 nm)
10K1MKristiaan D’Août
Liverpool Canoe
Club
2--37.3 km
(Estuary - 2021)
57.0 km
(Estuary - 2021)
--94.30
(50.9 nm)
11K1MDave Cutts
Môr A Mynydd
Adv.
2--26.2 km
(Sea - 2021)
29.0 km
(Sea - 2021)
--55.16
(29.8 nm)
12K1MSteven Whipp
Bishops Stortford
C.C.
210.9 km
(Estuary - 2021)
--43.6 km
(River - 2021)
--54.54
(29.4 nm)
13K1MEurion Brown
310.8 km
(Sea - 2021)
37.0 km
(Estuary - 2021)
----47.80
(25.8 nm)
14Team
_Mx
Pascale Eichenmuller
Team Fatboy310.1 km
(Lake - 2021)
37.3 km
(Sea - 2021)
----47.44
(25.6 nm)
15K1WNatalie Maderova
Sixknots212.1 km
(Estuary - 2021)
33.3 km
(Estuary - 2021)
----45.34
(24.5 nm)
16K1MIan Cooke_SUP
210.0 km
(River - 2021)
25.1 km
(River - 2021)
----35.12
(19.0 nm)
17Team
_Mx
Pascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
Team Fatboy1--29.8 km
(Sea - 2021)
----29.81
(16.1 nm)
18K1MDetlev Deninger
49.1 km
(Sea - 2021)
20.1 km
(Sea - 2021)
----29.16
(15.7 nm)
19K1MOrlando Navarro
28.0 km
(Sea - 2021)
20.8 km
(Sea - 2021)
----28.78
(15.5 nm)
20K1MJames Pigdon
1--20.0 km
(Lake - 2021)
----20.00
(10.8 nm)
21K1MSimon Augustin
110.5 km
(Estuary - 2021)
------10.54
(5.7 nm)
22K1MRichard Griffiths Hughes
Mon Active28.6 km
(Canal - 2021)
------8.55
(4.6 nm)
23K1MMarc Bunyard
17.9 km
(Sea - 2021)
------7.86
(4.2 nm)
24K1WCatriona Woods
17.5 km
(Sea - 2021)
------7.51
(4.1 nm)
Distance Challenge: combined - 2021

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Leg Tables

PSK Distance Challenge -- 1 Hour - 2021


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatAvgDist
1K1MMichal Madera

03-Jan-21Putney
(England)
Estuary
(Thames)
Tiderace Pace Action

13.4 kph
(7.25 kts)
13.43 km
(7.3 nm)
2(1)K1WNatalie Maderova

03-Jan-21Putney
(England)
Estuary
(Thames)
Tiderace Pace 17

12.1 kph
(6.52 kts)
12.08 km
(6.5 nm)
3K1MSteven Whipp

22-Jul-21Conwy
(Wales)
Estuary
(Conwy)
Fyne Boats Pax20

10.9 kph
(5.91 kts)
10.94 km
(5.9 nm)
4K1MEurion Brown

21-Jul-21Barry Island
(Wales)
SeaP+H Cetus HV

10.8 kph
(5.84 kts)
10.81 km
(5.8 nm)
5K1MSimon Augustin

20-Jun-21Kiel
(Germany)
Estuary
(Kieler Förde)
CS Big Monster

10.5 kph
(5.69 kts)
10.54 km
(5.7 nm)
6K1MJames Doherty

28-Jan-21St Ives
(England)
River
(Great Ouse)


10.4 kph
(5.61 kts)
10.39 km
(5.6 nm)
7(2)K1WPascale Eichenmuller

16-May-21Llanberis
(Wales)
Lake
(Llyn Padarn)
Eta K1

10.1 kph
(5.47 kts)
10.13 km
(5.5 nm)
8SUP_MIan Cooke_SUP

08-Oct-21Cawood
(England)
River
(Ouse)
O’Shea GTE HPX

10.0 kph
(5.39 kts)
9.98 km
(5.4 nm)
9K1MJames Doherty

03-Jan-21St Ives
(England)
River
(Great Ouse)
Cape Falcon F1

9.5 kph
(5.13 kts)
9.51 km
(5.1 nm)
10K1MMichal Madera

07-Jan-21Limehouse
(England)
Canal
(Limehouse Cut)
Tiderace Pace Action

9.2 kph
(4.99 kts)
9.24 km
(5.0 nm)
11K1MDetlev Deninger

22-Aug-21Valö
(Sweden)
SeaRockpool Taran 16

9.1 kph
(4.89 kts)
9.05 km
(4.9 nm)
12K1MEdward Doherty

15-Apr-21Praa Sands
(England)
SeaCape Falcon F1

9.0 kph
(4.86 kts)
9.00 km
(4.9 nm)
13K1MRichard Griffiths Hughes

22-Feb-21Litherland
(England)
Canal
(Leeds Liverpool)
Rockpool Taran 18

8.6 kph
(4.62 kts)
8.55 km
(4.6 nm)
14K1MDetlev Deninger

16-May-21Särö
(Sweden)
SeaRockpool Taran 16

8.5 kph
(4.60 kts)
8.52 km
(4.6 nm)
15K1MOrlando Navarro

22-Jul-21Pelluco
(Chile)
SeaNDK Explorer MV

8.0 kph
(4.30 kts)
7.96 km
(4.3 nm)
16K1MMarc Bunyard

09-Oct-21Ilfracombe
(England)
SeaKaskazi Greenland

7.9 kph
(4.24 kts)
7.86 km
(4.2 nm)
17K1MDetlev Deninger

16-Mar-21Särö
(Sweden)
SeaRockpool Taran 16

7.8 kph
(4.18 kts)
7.75 km
(4.2 nm)
18K1MRichard Griffiths Hughes

08-Feb-21Netherton
(England)
Canal
(Leeds Liverpool)
Rockpool Taran 18

7.6 kph
(4.10 kts)
7.59 km
(4.1 nm)
19(3)K1WCatriona Woods

17-Jan-21Donaghadee
(N.I.)
SeaRockpool Tarantella

7.5 kph
(4.06 kts)
7.51 km
(4.1 nm)
20K1MEdward Doherty

18-Sep-21Lyme Regis
(England)
SeaCape Falcon F1

4.7 kph
(2.53 kts)
4.69 km
(2.5 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 1 Hour - 2021
Runs: 20 - Distance: 185.5 km
Paddlers: 20
  solo: 20 - team: 0

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PSK Distance Challenge -- 3 Hour - 2021


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatAvgDist
1K1MKristiaan D’Août

09-Oct-21New Brighton
(England)
Estuary
(Mersey)
SKUK Romany Surf

12.4 kph
(6.72 kts)
37.34 km
(20.2 nm)
2(1)K1WPascale Eichenmuller

07-Sep-21Red Wharf Bay
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 18

12.4 kph
(6.72 kts)
37.31 km
(20.1 nm)
3K1MEurion Brown

21-Jul-21Beachley
(England)
Estuary
(Severn)
P+H Cetus HV

12.3 kph
(6.66 kts)
36.99 km
(20.0 nm)
4K1MJames Doherty

05-Nov-21The Needles
(England)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
12.3 kph
(6.65 kts)
36.94 km
(19.9 nm)
5K1MJohn Willacy

10-Jun-21Fort Augustus
(UK)
LakeRockpool Taran 18

11.2 kph
(6.02 kts)
33.47 km
(18.1 nm)
6(2)K1WNatalie Maderova

28-Feb-21North Woolwich
(England)
Estuary
(Thames)
Tiderace Pace Action

11.1 kph
(5.99 kts)
33.26 km
(18.0 nm)
7Team_MxPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
30-Apr-21Earnse Pt
(England)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
Rockpool Taran 16
9.9 kph
(5.37 kts)
29.81 km
(16.1 nm)
8K1MEurion Brown

22-Jul-21Ogmore-by-Sea
(Wales)
SeaP+H Cetus HV

9.5 kph
(5.11 kts)
28.38 km
(15.3 nm)
9K1MDave Cutts

29-Aug-21Cemlyn
(Wales)
SeaP+H Cetus HV

8.7 kph
(4.71 kts)
26.19 km
(14.1 nm)
10SUP_MIan Cooke_SUP

20-Sep-21Acaster Malbis
(England)
River
(Ouse)
O’Shea GTE HPX

8.4 kph
(4.52 kts)
25.14 km
(13.6 nm)
11K1MOrlando Navarro

11-Dec-21Pelluco
(Chile)
SeaRockpool Taran 16
6.9 kph
(3.75 kts)
20.82 km
(11.2 nm)
12K1MDetlev Deninger

14-Mar-21Särö
(Sweden)
SeaRockpool Taran 16

6.7 kph
(3.62 kts)
20.11 km
(10.9 nm)
13K1MJames Pigdon

15-Oct-21Ullswater
(England)
LakeRockpool Taran 16
6.7 kph
(3.60 kts)
20.00 km
(10.8 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 3 Hour - 2021
Runs: 13 - Distance: 385.8 km
Paddlers: 14
  solo: 12 - team: 2 (1 team)

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PSK Distance Challenge -- 5 Hour - 2021


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatAvgDist
1K1MKristiaan D’Août

26-Jun-21New Brighton
(England)
Estuary
(Mersey)
SKUK Romany Surf

11.4 kph
(6.15 kts)
56.96 km
(30.8 nm)
2K1MIan Cooke

12-Apr-21Bishopthorpe
(England)
Estuary
(Ouse)
Rockpool Taran 18

11.3 kph
(6.08 kts)
56.32 km
(30.4 nm)
3K1MIan Cooke

21-Mar-21Selby
(England)
Canal
(Selby Canal)
Rockpool Taran 18

9.4 kph
(5.10 kts)
47.23 km
(25.5 nm)
4K1MSteven Whipp

10-Jul-21Martham
(England)
River
(Thurne)
Fyne Boats Pax20

8.7 kph
(4.71 kts)
43.60 km
(23.5 nm)
5Team_MxDave Cutts
Kathy Webb
08-Jul-21Arisaig
(Scotland)
SeaP+H Cetus HV
Valley Avocet LV
5.8 kph
(3.13 kts)
28.97 km
(15.6 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 5 Hour - 2021
Runs: 5 - Distance: 233.1 km
Paddlers: 6
  solo: 4 - team: 2 (1 team)

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PSK Distance Challenge -- 100k - 2021


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatSupportedDist
1K1MMichal Madera

28-May-21Keyhaven
(England)
Sea
(Sea)
Tiderace Pace 17 Tour

190.71 km
(103.0 nm)
2K1MJoel Whittaker

03-Apr-21Eton
(England)
River
(Thames)
xxx
Yes 165.68 km
(89.5 nm)
3K1MMichal Madera

30-Mar-21Isle of Dogs
(England)
Estuary
(Thames)
Tiderace Pace 17 Tour

162.87 km
(87.9 nm)
4K1MShane Young

27-Oct-21Limerick
(Ireland)
River
(Shannon)
Rockpool Taran 18
151.85 km
(82.0 nm)
5K1MJohn Willacy

31-Mar-21Menai Bridge
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
142.76 km
(77.1 nm)
6K1MMichal Madera

27-Feb-21Isle of Dogs
(England)
Estuary
(Thames)
Tiderace Pace 17 Tour

140.91 km
(76.1 nm)
7K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy

23-Feb-21Menai Bridge
(Wales)
ErgoErgo - KPc 39@0
126.36 km
(68.2 nm)
8TeamEdward Doherty
James Doherty
20-Sep-21Porth Dafarch
(Wales)
SeaCape Falcon F1
Rockpool Taran 18
123.15 km
(66.5 nm)
9K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy

15-Mar-21Menai Bridge
(Wales)
ErgoErgo - KPc var.
111.04 km
(60.0 nm)
10K1MNigel Warren

26-Feb-21Oreston
(England)
SeaRockpool Taran 18

106.03 km
(57.3 nm)
11K1MJames Doherty

27-Apr-21Alum Bay
(England)
SeaRockpool Taran 18

104.42 km
(56.4 nm)
12K1M_ErgoNigel Warren

09-Mar-21Plymouth
(England)
ErgoErgo - KPc
100.99 km
(54.5 nm)
13K1MIan Cooke

20-Apr-21Humber Bridge
(England)
Estuary
(Humber)
Rockpool Taran 18

100.66 km
(54.4 nm)
14TeamCyrille Ellmark
Stefan Lidman
Johan Wagner
23-May-21Önnereds Bryggväg
(Sweden)
Sea
100.12 km
(54.1 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 100k - 2021
Runs: 14 - Distance: 1,827.5 km
Paddlers: 17
  solo: 12 - team: 5 (2 teams)

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PSK Distance Challenge -- Ergo - 2021


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.ErgoResistDrag/500mAvgDist
1K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy

11-May-21Menai BridgeKP Compact55802:2812.2 kph
12,162 m
2K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy

10-Mar-21Menai BridgeKP Compact4.55402:2912.1 kph
12,077 m
3K1M_ErgoBob Perry

08-Mar-21Te AnauStroke2Max8.25?02:3112.0 kph
11,960 m
4K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy

02-Mar-21Menai BridgeKP Compact45302:3111.9 kph
11,931 m
5K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy

01-Oct-21Menai BridgeKP Compact66002:3111.9 kph
11,888 m
6K1M_ErgoBob Perry

23-Feb-21Te AnauStroke2Max8.25?02:3311.8 kph
11,770 m
7K1M_ErgoBob Perry

09-Feb-21Te AnauStroke2Max7.7?02:3311.8 kph
11,750 m
8K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy

13-Feb-21Menai BridgeKP Compact25202:3411.7 kph
11,697 m
9K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy

04-Jul-21Menai BridgeKP Compact55702:3511.6 kph
11,622 m
10K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy

04-Mar-21Menai BridgeKP Compact55802:4311.0 kph
11,047 m
11(1)K1W_ErgoClare Sharp

31-Jan-21--KP Compact2.5?02:4311.0 kph
11,032 m
12K1M_ErgoNigel Warren

11-May-21SaltashKP Compact77302:4810.7 kph
10,685 m
13K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy

25-Feb-21Menai BridgeKP Compact1.54602:5010.6 kph
10,589 m
14K1M_ErgoNigel Warren

13-Feb-21SaltashKP Compact77302:5110.5 kph
10,499 m
15K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy

11-Feb-21Menai BridgeKP Compact3902:5910.0 kph
10,033 m
16K1M_ErgoNigel Warren

09-Feb-21SaltashKP Compact23903:019.9 kph
9,928 m
17(2)K1W_ErgoPascale Eichenmuller

02-Mar-21Menai BridgeKP Compact3203:288.6 kph
8,643 m

PSK Distance Challenge -- Ergo - 2021
Runs: 17 - Distance: 189.3 km
Paddlers: 17
  solo: 17 - 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.

Submit a lap

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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