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 We are Maidstone Canoe Club

 We sea kayak.

 We race.

 We are Maidstone Canoe Club.

 We mess about in boats.

 We run rivers.

Racing at Maidstone Canoe Club

Maidstone Canoe club has a rich history of marathon competitions.  The club has a racing team consisting of individuals paddling K1 or K2.

Regular training sessions are held at the club on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

In addition, the Club runs it's own Hasler race every year that attracts paddlers from many other clubs within the South East region, and sometimes further afield.

Members of the Club regularly compete in Hasler Competitions, the Essex Winter Series, the Waterside Series, and the Devizes to Westminster race.  In addition, some members have competed in international competitions like the World Series

The location of the club on the river Medway lends itself to Marathon or Sprint paddling insofar as the river is wide and flat, giving ample opportunity to train over the required distances for marathon paddling, including practice at portaging if so desired.

The club owns a range of racing boats varying in stability.  We also have Lightnings used for junior racing.

How Do I Get Involved

If you are a competent paddler insofar as you can paddle forward backward and turn, then please contact us here.

If you have never paddled previously then check out our beginners courses here.

To find out more about joining the race team please use the “Contact Us” form and select “Racing Enquiry”.

Clubs Within the South east area we compete against:-

(Those preceded by asterisk * run a Hasler)

Maidstone Marathon

The Maidstone Marathon is held every year on a Sunday - see the calendar for details of this year's race.  Pre-entries by Friday, ok Saturday at the very latest, using either of the attachments below or via HRM software to marathon@maidstonecanoeclub.net

About the marathon

The Maidstone Marathon race is run on the river Medway close to Maidstone Town Centre. It is a divisional race which is part of the LSE Hasler Marathon Series. The race includes divisions 1 to 9 singles (k1) and 4 to 9 doubles (k2). maidstone division5k2

K2 Assesment Races

The K2 ASSESMENT RACES will be held after the Maidstone Hasler on the 10th June. Entries for all K2 races should be sent to the address as for the Hasler, but clearly marked Assesment Race.

Registration will be from 12:30 and the races will start at 14:00. 

Course schedule:

  • Divisions 7 to 9 - 5 mile course, no portages.
  • Divisions 4 to 6 - 9 mile course, 2 portages.
  • Divisions 1 to 3 - 12 mile course, 4 portages.

There are changing rooms and toilets provided at the club for your convenience. Refreshments will be on sale throughout the day and a selection of free food is provided for competitors after they have finished their event.

Entry Form:

marathon entry form (Word doc)