Skerries lighthouse

PSK Distance Challenge
5 Hour Course


Paddle as far as you can in 5 hours. You choose the craft. You choose the venue. You choose the conditions.
All to your advantage.


Part of the PSK Distance Challenge




READ THE INFO SECTION
* updated 04-Mar-2021 *

The PSK Distance Challenge + is an unsupervised standing challenge.



Please send your GPS track file in .gpx format (or .fit or .tcx)

No links or screengrabs please! -- No GPS file, No Result - sorry






PSK Distance Challenge -- 5 Hour


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Posn.K1WCatPaddlerDateLocn.VenueBoatAvgDist
1K1MVolker Gärtner

18-May-19Germany
(Geisenheim)
River
(Rhein)
Prijon Seayak
13.0 kph
(7.04 kts)
65.20 km
(35.2 nm)
2K1MJohn Willacy

17-Oct-20Wales
(Red Wharf)
SeaRockpool Taran

12.8 kph
(6.89 kts)
63.80 km
(34.4 nm)
3K1MSimon Augustin

05-Apr-20Germany
(Bremen)
Estuary
(Weser)
CS Big Monster
12.0 kph
(6.47 kts)
59.92 km
(32.4 nm)
4K1MKristiaan D’Août

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

11.4 kph
(6.15 kts)
56.96 km
(30.8 nm)
5K1MIan Cooke

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

11.3 kph
(6.08 kts)
56.32 km
(30.4 nm)
6K1MJohn Willacy

17-Aug-20Wales
(Beaumaris)
SeaRockpool Taran

11.1 kph
(5.99 kts)
55.46 km
(29.9 nm)
7K1MMichal Madera

22-Jul-20England
(The Needles)
SeaTiderace Pace 17 Tour

10.8 kph
(5.84 kts)
54.04 km
(29.2 nm)
8K1MRichard Griffiths Hughes

07-Jul-19Wales
(Caernarfon)
Sea
(Menai Straits)
Rockpool GT
10.7 kph
(5.80 kts)
53.67 km
(29.0 nm)
9K1MElliot Goddard
Aaron White
17-Oct-20Wales
(Penmon)
SeaRockpool Taran
Rockpool Taran
10.7 kph
(5.78 kts)
53.54 km
(28.9 nm)
10K1MDavid Horkan

17-Sep-20Ireland
(Achill Sound)
SeaRockpool Taran 16

10.6 kph
(5.73 kts)
53.06 km
(28.7 nm)
11K1MJohn Willacy

24-May-19England
(Penarth)
SeaRockpool Taran
10.5 kph
(5.68 kts)
52.61 km
(28.4 nm)
12K1MDave Cutts

19-Apr-19Wales
(Fort Belan)
Sea
(Menai Straits)
Rockpool Taran 16
10.0 kph
(5.38 kts)
49.83 km
(26.9 nm)
13Team_MxPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
08-Apr-19Wales
(Caernarfon)
Sea
(Menai Straits)
Rockpool Taran
Rockpool Taran
9.8 kph
(5.30 kts)
49.07 km
(26.5 nm)
14K1MSteve Miles

19-Sep-19Wales
(Fort Belan)
Sea
(Menai Straits)
Rockpool Taran
9.7 kph
(5.23 kts)
48.41 km
(26.1 nm)
15K1MEurion Brown

21-Jul-20Wales
(Three Cliffs Bay)
SeaP+H Cetus HV

9.5 kph
(5.12 kts)
47.37 km
(25.6 nm)
16K1MIan Cooke

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

9.4 kph
(5.10 kts)
47.23 km
(25.5 nm)
17K1MJames Doherty

31-Aug-20England
(Milford on Sea)
SeaCape Falcon F1

9.0 kph
(4.88 kts)
45.22 km
(24.4 nm)
18K1MSteven Whipp

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

8.7 kph
(4.71 kts)
43.60 km
(23.5 nm)
19K1MRussell Wingfield

01-Aug-20England
(Uxbridge)
Canal
(Grand Union)
Kirton X-Cleaver

8.6 kph
(4.65 kts)
43.03 km
(23.2 nm)
20K1MIan Cooke

04-Oct-20England
(Brayton)
Canal
(Selby Navigation)
Rockpool Taran

8.4 kph
(4.53 kts)
41.98 km
(22.7 nm)
21K1MNigel Warren

22-Jul-20England
(Looe)
SeaRockpool Taran

8.4 kph
(4.52 kts)
41.87 km
(22.6 nm)
22K1MSteven Whipp

20-Jul-19England
(Under Claife)
Lake
(Windermere)
Fyne Boats Pax20
8.3 kph
(4.49 kts)
41.60 km
(22.5 nm)
23K1MFrank Harradence

11-Apr-19England
(Norwich)
RiverRockpool Taran 16
7.7 kph
(4.18 kts)
38.68 km
(20.9 nm)
24Team_MxDave Cutts
Kathy Webb
08-Jul-21Scotland
(Arisaig)
SeaP+H Cetus HV
Valley Avocet LV
5.8 kph
(3.13 kts)
28.97 km
(15.6 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge -- 5 Hour
Runs: 24
Paddlers: 27
  Solo: 21
  Team: 6 (in 3 teams)
Distance: 1,191.4 km



PSK Distance Challenge  Info

Info updated 27-Feb-2021

    Format
  • Open to solo paddlers, teams and K2/Doubles.
  • Distance to be recorded by GPS.
  • Distances displayed on individual leg tables (Ergo, 1, 3, 5 hrs and 100k Day)
  • The Totals Table displays the best distance from each of the 4 component legs.
  • Repeated attempts on same stretch of water are allowed For entries from 1st Jan 2021).
  • Don't worry if you forget to stop your GPS. Just send it in, we'll find the best distance for you.
  • Enter as often as you like.
  • 100k Day Challenge - see the 100k Day page for details.
  • 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 Totals Table.
  • Send in your circumnav via email or Messenger: facebook.com/PerformanceSeaKayak. (A guide how to download a .gpx file from STRAVA here).

  • Craft
  • Any craft paddled should be specifically designed to be suitable for the chosen venue and conditions and should be in a seaworthy and safe condition.
  • Any suitable craft can now be used on any run.

  • Assistance
  • No sails, motors 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
  • The paddler(s) must undertake an assessment of risk, for their chosen route, venue and conditions.
  • The management of any risk is entirely the responsibility of the paddler(s).
  • Ensure you/your group is capable of handling any conditions or hazards possible on your chosen route.
  • Paddlers must wear a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) at all times whilst on the water.
  • Helmets and Leashes should be worn where appropriate (helmets on moving water - leashes on Skis, SUP's etc on open water).
  • All craft must 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.
  • Leave details of your route and time of return with a shore party and inform HM Coastguard as appropriate.
  • If you choose to paddle solo be aware of the significant extra risks involved.
  • If you have any doubts - THEN DO NOT GO!


Submit a time here.

Read The Safety Page