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

The PSK Distance Challenge + is an unsupervised standing challenge.

PSK Distance Challenge -- 5 Hour

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1K1MVolker Gärtner

Prijon Seayak
13.0 kph
(7.04 kts)
65.20 km
(35.2 nm)
2K1MJohn Willacy

17-Oct-20Red Wharf
SeaRockpool Taran 18

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

CS Big Monster
12.0 kph
(6.47 kts)
59.92 km
(32.4 nm)
4K1MKristiaan D’Août

26-Jun-21New Brighton
SKUK Romany Surf

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

Rockpool Taran 18

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

SeaRockpool Taran 18

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

22-Jul-20The Needles
SeaTiderace Pace 17 Tour

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

(Menai Straits)
Rockpool GT
10.7 kph
(5.80 kts)
53.67 km
(29.0 nm)
9K1MElliot Goddard
Aaron White
SeaRockpool Taran 18
Rockpool Taran 18
10.7 kph
(5.78 kts)
53.54 km
(28.9 nm)
10K1MDavid Horkan

17-Sep-20Achill Sound
SeaRockpool Taran 16

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

SeaRockpool Taran 18
10.5 kph
(5.68 kts)
52.61 km
(28.4 nm)
12K1MDave Cutts

19-Apr-19Fort Belan
(Menai Straits)
Rockpool Taran 16
10.0 kph
(5.38 kts)
49.83 km
(26.9 nm)
13Team_MxPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
(Menai Straits)
Rockpool Taran 18
Rockpool Taran 18
9.8 kph
(5.30 kts)
49.07 km
(26.5 nm)
14K1MSteve Miles

19-Sep-19Fort Belan
(Menai Straits)
Rockpool Taran 18
9.7 kph
(5.23 kts)
48.41 km
(26.1 nm)
15K1MEurion Brown

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

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

(Selby Canal)
Rockpool Taran 18

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

31-Aug-20Milford on Sea
SeaCape Falcon F1

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

Fyne Boats Pax20

8.7 kph
(4.71 kts)
43.60 km
(23.5 nm)
19K1MJohn Willacy

Rockpool Taran 18
8.7 kph
(4.69 kts)
43.44 km
(23.5 nm)
20K1MSimon Augustin

SeaCS Big monster
8.6 kph
(4.65 kts)
43.10 km
(23.3 nm)
21K1MRussell Wingfield

(Grand Union)
Kirton X-Cleaver

8.6 kph
(4.65 kts)
43.03 km
(23.2 nm)
22K1MJohn Willacy

Rockpool Taran 18
8.4 kph
(4.56 kts)
42.20 km
(22.8 nm)
23K1MIan Cooke

(Selby Navigation)
Rockpool Taran 18

8.4 kph
(4.53 kts)
41.98 km
(22.7 nm)
24K1MNigel Warren

SeaRockpool Taran 18

8.4 kph
(4.52 kts)
41.87 km
(22.6 nm)
25K1MSteven Whipp

20-Jul-19Under Claife
Fyne Boats Pax20
8.3 kph
(4.49 kts)
41.60 km
(22.5 nm)
26K1MJames Gerrie
_ unamed group
12-Aug-22Conwy Morfa
SKUK Romany Surf
7.9 kph
(4.26 kts)
39.49 km
(21.3 nm)
27K1MFrank Harradence

RiverRockpool Taran 16
7.7 kph
(4.18 kts)
38.68 km
(20.9 nm)
28K1MNeal Ricketts

SeaNorthshore Atlantic
7.3 kph
(3.92 kts)
36.31 km
(19.6 nm)
29Team_MxDave Cutts
Kathy Webb
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: 29
Paddlers: 33
  Solo: 25
  Team: 8 (in 4 teams)
Distance: 1,396.0 km

PSK Distance Challenge  Info

Info updated 27-Feb-2021

  • 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: (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.

  • 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!

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