PSK Distance Challenge 2023

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 - 2024

Leg Summary Top 3

1hour
1Pascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
TeamSea12.1 km
3hour
1John Willacy

K1MSea30.1 km
5hour
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100k
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ergo
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combined
1John Willacy
K1M30.1 km
2Pascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
Team12.1 km



PSK Distance Challenge - 2024

Combined Table

CatNameClub Runs 1 Hour3 Hours5 Hours100kTotal (km)
1K1MJohn Willacy
Rockpool Kayaks1--30.1 km
(Sea - 2024)
----30.14
(16.3 nm)
2TeamPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
Rockpool Kayaks112.1 km
(Sea - 2024)
------12.10
(6.5 nm)
Distance Challenge: combined - 2024

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Leg Tables

PSK Distance Challenge -- 1 Hour - 2024


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatAvgDist
1TeamPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
05-Feb-24Sea Zoo
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 16
Rockpool Taran 16
12.1 kph
(6.53 kts)
12.10 km
(6.5 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 1 Hour - 2024
Runs: 1 - Distance: 12.1 km
Paddlers: 2
  solo: 0 - team: 2 (1 team)

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PSK Distance Challenge -- 3 Hour - 2024


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatAvgDist
1K1MJohn Willacy

08-Feb-24Menai Bridge
(Wales)
SeaRockpool Taran 18
10.0 kph
(5.42 kts)
30.14 km
(16.3 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 3 Hour - 2024
Runs: 1 - Distance: 30.1 km
Paddlers: 1
  solo: 1 - team: 0

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PSK Distance Challenge -- 5 Hour - 2024


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatAvgDist

PSK Distance Challenge -- 5 Hour - 2024
Runs: 0 - Distance: 0.0 km
Paddlers: 0
  solo: 0 - team: 0

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PSK Distance Challenge -- 100k - 2024


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.WaterwayBoatSupportedDist

PSK Distance Challenge -- 100k - 2024
Runs: 0 - Distance: 0.0 km
Paddlers: 0
  solo: 0 - team: 0

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PSK Distance Challenge -- Ergo - 2024


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.ErgoResistDrag/500mAvgDist

PSK Distance Challenge -- Ergo - 2024
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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