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.

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'll 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 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

Totals Table

Cat Name Club Runs   1 Hour 3 Hours 5 Hours 100k Total (km)
1K1MMichal Madera
Sixknots914.4 km
32.6 km
54.0 km
190.3 km
(157.3 nm)
2K1M_ErgoJohn Willacy
Rockpool Kayaks1518.8 km
44.6 km
63.8 km
142.5 km
(145.6 nm)
3K1MIan Cooke
913.5 km
35.8 km
56.3 km
100.4 km
(111.3 nm)
4K1MJames Doherty
810.5 km
36.9 km
45.2 km
104.2 km
(106.3 nm)
5K1M_ErgoNigel Warren
712.1 km
25.7 km
41.9 km
106.0 km
(100.3 nm)
6K1MShane Young
Killary Adventure1------151.6 km
(81.9 nm)
7TeamEdward Doherty
James Doherty
1------122.9 km
(66.4 nm)
8K1MVolker Gärtner
Heidelberg W.H.W.414.0 km
37.7 km
65.2 km
(63.1 nm)
9K1MSimon Augustin
1012.7 km
38.3 km
59.9 km
(59.9 nm)
10Team_MxPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
Team Fatboy416.1 km
40.9 km
49.1 km
(57.3 nm)
11K1MDavid Horkan
312.9 km
34.5 km
53.1 km
(54.3 nm)
12TeamCyrille Ellmark
Stefan Lidman
Johan Wagner
Escape Outdoors1------100.1 km
(54.1 nm)
13K1MEurion Brown
715.0 km
37.0 km
47.4 km
(53.7 nm)
14K1MKristiaan D’Août
Liverpool Canoe Club2--37.3 km
57.0 km
(50.9 nm)
15K1MRichard Griffiths Hughes
Mon Active710.2 km
24.6 km
53.7 km
(47.7 nm)
16K1MDave Cutts
Môr A Mynydd Adv.510.6 km
26.2 km
49.8 km
(46.7 nm)
17K1MSteven Whipp
Bishops Stortford C.C.810.9 km
29.1 km
43.6 km
(45.2 nm)
18K1MFrank Harradence
Broadland PaddleSport Club69.0 km
22.2 km
38.7 km
(37.7 nm)
19K1MBrian Turnbull
318.2 km
47.7 km
(35.6 nm)
20K1MSteve Miles
39.6 km
--48.4 km
(31.3 nm)
21Team_MxDave Cutts
Kathy Webb
Team Gen X48.2 km
20.1 km
29.0 km
(30.9 nm)
22K1MElliot Goddard
Aaron White
Rockpool Rookies1----53.5 km
(28.9 nm)
23K1W_ErgoPascale Eichenmuller
Performance Sea Kayak613.1 km
37.3 km
(27.2 nm)
24K1WNatalie Maderova
Sixknots212.1 km
33.3 km
(24.5 nm)
25K1M_SkiAlan Cole
413.1 km
30.1 km
(23.3 nm)
26K1MRussell Wingfield
Dyffryn Conwy Paddlers1----43.0 km
(23.2 nm)
27K1WCatriona Woods
711.6 km
31.1 km
(23.0 nm)
28K1MNeal Ricketts
49.5 km
28.6 km
(20.6 nm)
29SUP_MIan Cooke_SUP
210.0 km
25.1 km
(19.0 nm)
30K1MJames Pigdon
314.7 km
20.0 km
(18.7 nm)
31SUP_MChris Thorne
Snowdonia Watersports2--31.7 km
(17.1 nm)
32K1MDimitri Vandepoele
North Sea Kayak1--30.1 km
(16.3 nm)
33K1MDetlev Deninger
69.1 km
20.3 km
(15.8 nm)
34TeamAnita Suter
Sarah Zurbrügg-Greenaway
seakayakcenter.ch1--27.0 km
(14.6 nm)
35K1M_SkiTom Mason
316.6 km
(9.0 nm)
36K1MJeff Parker
Trentham C.C.314.3 km
(7.7 nm)
36K1M_SkiRalph Baker
114.3 km
(7.7 nm)
38K1MNeil Turnbull
114.2 km
(7.7 nm)
39K1M_SkiOllie Jay
113.9 km
(7.5 nm)
40K2_SkiTeam Simon
113.5 km
(7.3 nm)
41K1MJoe Leach
111.7 km
(6.3 nm)
42Team_SUPSian Sykes
Aled Williams
Psyched Paddleboarding111.5 km
(6.2 nm)
43K1W_SkiAnita Suter
seakayakcenter.ch110.7 km
(5.8 nm)
44K1M_SkiJames Wingfield
Dyffryn Conwy Paddlers310.4 km
(5.6 nm)
45K1MPaul Williams
19.5 km
(5.1 nm)
45K1M_SkiChris Buckton
19.5 km
(5.1 nm)
47K1MJim Wallis
29.4 km
(5.1 nm)
48K1MPeter Eichenmuller
W.S.C. Heidelberg29.0 km
(4.9 nm)
48K1MEdward Doherty
29.0 km
(4.9 nm)
48K1MWilliam Stevenson
19.0 km
(Sea Loch)
(4.8 nm)
51K1WPenny Wingfield
Dyffryn Conwy Paddlers18.6 km
(4.6 nm)
51SUP_MRichard G-Hughes_SUP
Môn Active18.6 km
(4.6 nm)
53Team_MxJane Parker
Jeff Parker
Trentham C.C.18.2 km
(4.4 nm)
54K1MOrlando Navarro
18.0 km
(4.3 nm)
55K1MMarc Bunyard
17.9 km
(4.2 nm)
56K1WJane Parker
Trentham C.C.16.1 km
(3.3 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge
65 Paddlers
205 Runs:
    1hr: 108
    3hr: 43
    5hr: 24
    100k: 13
    ergo: 17
Total Distance: 5,432.6 km

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