PSK Distance Challenge +

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.

*New 100k Day Challenge from 1st Jan 2021 - click yellow button below.*

There are 3 timed legs, enter any or all of them.
Paddle as far as you can inside the time - 1 hr, 3hrs and 5 hrs.

Take as many goes as you want

Send in your GPS track file, we find the best distance for you from your GPS track and add it to the table(s).
Use facebook 'Performance Sea Kayak' or email.

From 2021, there's the new super-bonus '100K Day' - if you are still looking for a real challenge.

(Part of the PSK Distance Challenge +)

* updated 25-May-2021 *

The PSK Distance Challenge + is an unsupervised standing challenge.

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

No links or screengrabs!

No GPS file, No Results - Sorry.

PSK Distance Challenge +

Totals Table

Cat Name Club  # 1 Hour 3 Hours 5 Hours 100k Total Dist
1K1MMichal MaderaSixknots
914.4 km
(4x) (Estuary)
32.6 km
(1x) (Sea)
54.0 km
(1x) (Sea)
190.2 km
(3x) (Sea)
291.14 km
(157.2 nm)
2K1MJohn WillacyRockpool
1518.8 km
(5x) (Estuary)
35.6 km
(4x) (Sea)
63.8 km
(3x) (Sea)
142.4 km
(3x) (Sea)
260.64 km
(140.7 nm)
3K1MIan Cooke
913.5 km
(4x) (River)
35.8 km
(1x) (Estuary)
56.3 km
(3x) (Estuary)
100.3 km
(1x) (Estuary)
205.99 km
(111.2 nm)
4K1MNigel Warren
712.1 km
(3x) (Estuary)
25.7 km
(1x) (Estuary)
41.9 km
(1x) (Sea)
106.0 km
(2x) (Sea)
185.67 km
(100.3 nm)
5K1MJames Doherty
610.4 km
(3x) (River)
22.9 km
(1x) (River)
45.2 km
(1x) (Sea)
104.2 km
(1x) (Sea)
182.69 km
(98.6 nm)
6K1MVolker GärtnerHeidelberg
414.0 km
(1x) (River)
37.7 km
(2x) (River)
65.2 km
(1x) (River)
--116.90 km
(63.1 nm)
7K1MSimon Augustin
912.7 km
(7x) (Sea)
38.3 km
(1x) (River)
59.9 km
(1x) (Estuary)
--110.96 km
(59.9 nm)
8Team_MxPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
416.1 km
(1x) (River)
40.9 km
(2x) (Sea)
49.1 km
(1x) (Sea)
--106.03 km
(57.3 nm)
9K1MDavid Horkan
312.9 km
(1x) (Estuary)
34.5 km
(1x) (Sea)
53.1 km
(1x) (Sea)
--100.51 km
(54.3 nm)
10TeamCyrille Ellmark
Stefan Lidman
Johan Wagner
1------100.1 km
(1x) (Sea)
100.12 km
(54.1 nm)
11K1MEurion Brown
415.0 km
(2x) (Sea)
29.7 km
(1x) (Sea)
47.4 km
(1x) (Sea)
--92.05 km
(49.7 nm)
12K1MRichard Griffiths HughesMon
78.6 km
(5x) (Canal)
24.6 km
(1x) (Sea)
53.7 km
(1x) (Sea)
--86.81 km
(46.9 nm)
13K1MDave CuttsMôr
A Mynydd Adv.
410.6 km
(2x) (Sea)
23.7 km
(1x) (Lake)
49.8 km
(1x) (Sea)
--84.03 km
(45.4 nm)
14K1MSteven WhippBishops
Stortford C.C.
69.7 km
(3x) (Lake)
29.1 km
(2x) (Estuary)
41.6 km
(1x) (Lake)
--80.39 km
(43.4 nm)
15K1MFrank HarradenceBroadland
PaddleSport Club
69.0 km
(4x) (Estuary)
22.2 km
(1x) (River)
38.7 km
(1x) (River)
--69.82 km
(37.7 nm)
16K1MBrian Turnbull
318.2 km
(2x) (River)
47.7 km
(1x) (River)
----65.88 km
(35.6 nm)
17K1MSteve Miles
39.6 km
(2x) (Sea)
--48.4 km
(1x) (Sea)
--58.02 km
(31.3 nm)
18K1MElliot Goddard
Aaron White
1----53.5 km
(1x) (Sea)
--53.54 km
(28.9 nm)
19K1WNatalie MaderovaSixknots
212.1 km
(1x) (Estuary)
33.3 km
(1x) (Estuary)
----45.34 km
(24.5 nm)
20K1M_SkiAlan Cole
413.1 km
(2x) (Estuary)
30.1 km
(2x) (Estuary)
----43.19 km
(23.3 nm)
21K1MRussell WingfieldDyffryn
Conwy Paddlers
1----43.0 km
(1x) (Canal)
--43.03 km
(23.2 nm)
22K1WCatriona Woods
711.6 km
(6x) (Estuary)
31.1 km
(1x) (Estuary)
----42.64 km
(23.0 nm)
23K1WPascale EichenmullerPerformance
Sea Kayak
513.1 km
(4x) (Sea)
26.7 km
(1x) (Canal)
----39.77 km
(21.5 nm)
24K1MNeal Ricketts
49.5 km
(2x) (Estuary)
28.6 km
(2x) (River)
----38.09 km
(20.6 nm)
25SUP_MChris ThorneSnowdonia
2--31.7 km
(2x) (Sea)
----31.68 km
(17.1 nm)
26K1MDimitri VandepoeleNorth
Sea Kayak
1--30.1 km
(1x) (Sea)
----30.11 km
(16.3 nm)
27K1MDetlev Deninger
58.5 km
(3x) (Sea)
20.3 km
(2x) (Sea)
----28.77 km
(15.5 nm)
28Team_MxDave Cutts
Kathy Webb
Gen X
38.2 km
(2x) (Sea)
20.1 km
(1x) (Sea)
----28.32 km
(15.3 nm)
29TeamAnita Suter
Sarah Zurbrügg-Greenaway
1--27.0 km
(1x) (Lake)
----26.99 km
(14.6 nm)
30K1M_SkiTom Mason
316.6 km
(3x) (Sea)
------16.64 km
(9.0 nm)
31K1MJames Pigdon
214.7 km
(2x) (Sea)
------14.68 km
(7.9 nm)
32K1MJeff ParkerTrentham
314.3 km
(3x) (River)
------14.26 km
(7.7 nm)
32K1M_SkiRalph Baker
114.3 km
(1x) (Estuary)
------14.25 km
(7.7 nm)
34K1MNeil Turnbull
114.2 km
(1x) (River)
------14.18 km
(7.7 nm)
35K1MOllie Jay
113.9 km
(1x) (River)
------13.90 km
(7.5 nm)
36K2_SkiTeam Simon
113.5 km
(1x) (Sea)
------13.52 km
(7.3 nm)
37K1MJoe Leach
111.7 km
(1x) (Sea)
------11.65 km
(6.3 nm)
38Team_SUPSian Sykes
Aled Williams
111.5 km
(1x) (Sea)
------11.48 km
(6.2 nm)
39K1W_SkiAnita Suterseakayakcenter.ch
110.7 km
(1x) (Lake)
------10.65 km
(5.8 nm)
40K1MJames WingfieldDyffryn
Conwy Paddlers
310.4 km
(3x) (Estuary)
------10.38 km
(5.6 nm)
41K1MPaul Williams
19.5 km
(1x) (Lake)
------9.52 km
(5.1 nm)
41K1MChris Buckton
19.5 km
(1x) (Estuary)
------9.48 km
(5.1 nm)
43K1MJim Wallis
29.4 km
(2x) (Lake)
------9.39 km
(5.1 nm)
44K1MPeter EichenmullerW.S.C.
29.0 km
(2x) (Lake)
------9.03 km
(4.9 nm)
44K1MWilliam Stevenson
19.0 km
(1x) (Sea Loch)
------8.96 km
(4.8 nm)
46K1WPenny WingfieldDyffryn
Conwy Paddlers
18.6 km
(1x) (Estuary)
------8.59 km
(4.6 nm)
46SUP_MRichard G-Hughes_SUPMôn
18.6 km
(1x) (Sea)
------8.56 km
(4.6 nm)
48Team_MxJane Parker
Jeff Parker
18.2 km
(1x) (Lake)
------8.16 km
(4.4 nm)
49K1WJane ParkerTrentham
16.1 km
(1x) (Estuary)
------6.11 km
(3.3 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge +
57 paddlers total
90 solo paddlers
-33 team paddlers in 7 teams
165 runs in total
Total distance = 4726.921 km

Files Searched: 1

PSK Distance Challenge +   Info

Info updated 25-May-2021

  • Open to solo paddlers, teams and K2/Doubles.
  • If you paddle an attempt alongside one or more other paddlers that will be recorded as a separate Team run entry (named with the others)- it will not count towards your solo totals.
  • Distance to be recorded by GPS.
  • Distances displayed on individual leg tables (Ergo, 1, 3, 5 hrs and 100k Day)
  • The Combined 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.
  • Please send in the GPS track file in .gpx format (or .fit or .tcx). The GPS file please - No links or screengrabs!
  • (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 PSK Safety Page