PSK Distance Challenge 2022

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 - 2022

Leg Summary Top 3

1hour
1Pablo Ramita de Avellano

K1MRiver14.4 km
2Kristiaan D’Août

K1MEst.14.1 km
3Pascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
Team
Mx
Sea12.6 km
3hour
1Jeff Parker

K1MLake25.3 km
2Chris Buckton

K1M
Ski
Est.24.1 km
3Charles Daly

K1MSea22.4 km
5hour
1John Willacy

K1MCanal43.4 km
2James Gerrie
_ unamed group
K1MEst.39.4 km
3Neal Ricketts

K1MSea36.3 km
100k
1Mike Conroy

K1MSea123.6 km
2John Willacy

K1MSea121.8 km
3John Willacy

K1MSea120.2 km
ergo
1John Willacy

K1MErgo11,729 m
2Pascale Eichenmuller

K1WErgo8,333 m
combined
1John Willacy
K1M165.3 km
2Mike Conroy
K1M123.6 km
3Giles Hudson
K1M119.5 km



PSK Distance Challenge - 2022

Combined Table

CatNameClub Runs 1 Hour3 Hours5 Hours100kTotal (km)
1K1MJohn Willacy
Rockpool Kayaks3----43.4 km
(Canal - 2022)
121.9 km
(Sea - 2022)
165.32
(89.3 nm)
2K1MMike Conroy
2------123.6 km
(Sea - 2022)
123.61
(66.7 nm)
3K1MGiles Hudson
1------119.5 km
(Sea - 2022)
119.52
(64.5 nm)
4K1MIan Cooke
1------102.9 km
(River - 2022)
102.93
(55.6 nm)
5TeamBen Cowans
Phil Smith
1------100.7 km
(Sea - 2022)
100.69
(54.4 nm)
6K1MJames Gerrie
_ unamed group
Liverpool Canoe
Club
1----39.5 km
(Estuary - 2022)
--39.49
(21.3 nm)
7K1MNeal Ricketts
.1----36.3 km
(Sea - 2022)
--36.31
(19.6 nm)
8K1MJeff Parker
210.0 km
(Lake - 2022)
25.4 km
(Lake - 2022)
----35.39
(19.1 nm)
9K1MCharles Daly
29.1 km
(Sea - 2022)
22.4 km
(Sea - 2022)
----31.51
(17.0 nm)
10K1MChris Buckton
xxx1--24.1 km
(Estuary - 2022)
----24.10
(13.0 nm)
11K1MPablo Ramita de Avellano
214.4 km
(River - 2022)
------14.40
(7.8 nm)
12K1MKristiaan D’Août
Liverpool Canoe
Club
114.2 km
(Estuary - 2022)
------14.15
(7.6 nm)
13K1WPascale Eichenmuller
Performance Sea
Kayak
312.7 km
(Sea - 2022)
------12.69
(6.9 nm)
13Team
_Mx
Pascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
Team Fatboy112.7 km
(Sea - 2022)
------12.69
(6.9 nm)
15Dave Cutts
Môr A Mynydd
Adv.
111.4 km
(Sea - 2022)
------11.44
(6.2 nm)
15K1MJames Gerrie
Liverpool Canoe
Club
211.4 km
(Estuary - 2022)
------11.44
(6.2 nm)
17K1MOrlando Navarro
18.7 km
(Lake - 2022)
------8.65
(4.7 nm)
18SUPMichal Madera
Six Knots17.5 km
(River - 2022)
------7.50
(4.0 nm)
19K1W
_Ski
Jane Parker
Trentham C.C.16.0 km
(Lake - 2022)
------5.99
(3.2 nm)
Distance Challenge: combined - 2022

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Leg Tables

PSK Distance Challenge -- 1 Hour - 2022


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatAvgDist
1K1MPablo Ramita de Avellano

12-Sep-22Puerto Los Llolles
(Chile)
River
(Rio Calcurrupe)
Rockpool Taran 16
14.4 kph
(7.78 kts)
14.40 km
(7.8 nm)
2K1MKristiaan D’Août

05-Mar-22Egremeont
(England)
Estuary
(Mersey)
SKUK Romany Surf
14.2 kph
(7.64 kts)
14.15 km
(7.6 nm)
3Team_MxPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
18-Mar-22Abersoch
(Wales)
Sea
(Tay)
Rockpool Taran 18
Rockpool Taran 18
12.7 kph
(6.85 kts)
12.69 km
(6.9 nm)
4K1MDave Cutts

03-Jul-22Gallows Point
(Wales)
Sea
(Sea)
P+H Cetus MV
11.4 kph
(6.18 kts)
11.44 km
(6.2 nm)
4K1MJames Gerrie

12-Aug-22Conwy Morfa
(Wales)
Estuary
(Conwy)
SKUK Romany Surf
11.4 kph
(6.18 kts)
11.44 km
(6.2 nm)
6K1MJeff Parker

14-Oct-22Bowness
(England)
Lake
(Windermere)
Rockpool Taran 18
10.0 kph
(5.42 kts)
10.03 km
(5.4 nm)
7(1)K1WPascale Eichenmuller

22-Aug-22Llanberis
(Wales)
Lake
(Llyn Padarn)
Eta K1
10.0 kph
(5.40 kts)
10.01 km
(5.4 nm)
8(2)K1WPascale Eichenmuller

13-Feb-22Bilsborrow
(England)
Canal
(Lancaster)
K1 Eta
10.0 kph
(5.38 kts)
9.96 km
(5.4 nm)
9K1MPablo Ramita de Avellano

14-May-22Villa Verde
(Chile)
Lake
(Laguna La Posada)
Rockpool Taran 16
9.5 kph
(5.11 kts)
9.46 km
(5.1 nm)
10K1MCharles Daly

23-Apr-22Whiddy Island
(Ireland)
SeaRockpool Taran 16
9.1 kph
(4.92 kts)
9.11 km
(4.9 nm)
11K1MOrlando Navarro

08-Jan-22Puerto Varras
(Chile)
LakeRockpool Taran 16

8.7 kph
(4.67 kts)
8.65 km
(4.7 nm)
12SUPMichal Madera

10-Jun-22Limehouse Basin
(England)
River
(Limehouse Cut)
SBS Alpha
7.5 kph
(4.05 kts)
7.50 km
(4.0 nm)
13(3)K1WJane Parker

20-Aug-22Trentham
(England)
LakeEpic V14X ski
6.0 kph
(3.23 kts)
5.99 km
(3.2 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 1 Hour - 2022
Runs: 13 - Distance: 134.8 km
Paddlers: 14
  solo: 12 - team: 2 (1 team)

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PSK Distance Challenge -- 3 Hour - 2022


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatAvgDist
1K1MJeff Parker

21-Aug-22Trentham
(England)
Lake
(Trentham Lake)
Stellar Rapid-S
8.5 kph
(4.56 kts)
25.36 km
(13.7 nm)
2K1M_SkiChris Buckton

14-May-22Warsash
(England)
Estuary
(Hamble)
Epic V6
8.0 kph
(4.34 kts)
24.10 km
(13.0 nm)
3K1MCharles Daly

03-May-22Bantry
(Ireland)
SeaRockpool Taran 16
7.5 kph
(4.03 kts)
22.40 km
(12.1 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 3 Hour - 2022
Runs: 3 - Distance: 71.9 km
Paddlers: 3
  solo: 3 - team: 0

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PSK Distance Challenge -- 5 Hour - 2022


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatAvgDist
1K1MJohn Willacy

12-Feb-22Preston
(England)
Canal
(Lancaster)
Rockpool Taran 18
8.7 kph
(4.69 kts)
43.44 km
(23.5 nm)
2K1MJames Gerrie
_ unamed group
12-Aug-22Conwy Morfa
(Wales)
Estuary
(Conwy)
SKUK Romany Surf
7.9 kph
(4.26 kts)
39.49 km
(21.3 nm)
3K1MNeal Ricketts

19-Sep-22Portwrinkle
(England)
SeaNorthshore Atlantic
7.3 kph
(3.92 kts)
36.31 km
(19.6 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 5 Hour - 2022
Runs: 3 - Distance: 119.2 km
Paddlers: 4
  solo: 2 - team: 2 (1 team)

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PSK Distance Challenge -- 100k - 2022


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatSupportedDist
1K1MMike Conroy

02-May-22Caernarfon
(Wales)
SeaTiderace Pace 17 Tour
123.61 km
(66.7 nm)
2K1MJohn Willacy

22-Jul-22Texa, Islay
(Scotland)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
121.88 km
(65.8 nm)
3K1MJohn Willacy

28-Mar-22Puffin Sound
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
120.24 km
(64.9 nm)
4K1MGiles Hudson

11-Aug-22Rhoscolyn
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
119.52 km
(64.5 nm)
5K1MIan Cooke

14-Jun-22Boroughbridge
(England)
River
(Ouse)
Rockpool Taran 18
102.93 km
(55.6 nm)
6TeamBen Cowans
Phil Smith
02-May-22Milford-on-sea
(England)
SeaPerception Essence 17
Perception Essence 17
100.69 km
(54.4 nm)
7K1MMike Conroy

18-Apr-22Calstock
(England)
EstuaryTiderace Pace 17 Tour
100.07 km
(54.0 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 100k - 2022
Runs: 7 - Distance: 788.9 km
Paddlers: 8
  solo: 6 - team: 2 (1 team)

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PSK Distance Challenge -- Ergo - 2022


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.ErgoResistDrag/500mAvgDist
1K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy

28-Jan-22Menai BridgeKP Compact66402:3311.7 kph
11,729 m
2(1)K1W_ErgoPascale Eichenmuller

09-Feb-22Menai BridgeKP Compact0003:368.3 kph
8,333 m

PSK Distance Challenge -- Ergo - 2022
Runs: 2 - Distance: 20.1 km
Paddlers: 2
  solo: 2 - 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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