2015 Racing Dates

Below is a list of the majority of races that are of interest to the Marathon + Sprint Team.

The list includes some Hasler Marathons in the NW Region. These have been included to provide more competition and because they are within easy reach.
A full list of races can be found on the MRC Website.

08-Feb-15 Waterside A DW Training Race
15-Feb-15 Thameside 1 DW Training Race
22-Feb-15 Waterside B DW Training Race
01-Mar-15 Thameside 2 DW Training Race
08-Mar-15 Waterside C DW Training Race
22-Mar-15 Waterside D DW Training Race
03-Apr-15 Devizes to Westminster
11-Apr-15 Nottingham Sprint Regatta Sprint
18-Apr-15 Brigg (unconfirmed) Hasler Marathon Yorks
09-May-15 Nottingham Sprint Regatta Sprint
10-May-15 South Lakes Hasler Marathon NW
17-May-15 MALTON & NORTON Hasler Marathon Yorks
31-May-15 Chester 1 Hasler Marathon NW
06-Jun-15 Nottingham Sprint Regatta Sprint
07-Jun-15 Derwent Mike Jones Memorial Hasler Marathon Yorks
20-Jun-15 Conwy Ascent
21-Jun-15 Calder1 Hasler Marathon Yorks
27-Jun-15 Cheshire Ring Race NW
04-Jul-15 Nottingham Sprint Regatta Sprint
12-Jul-15 Macclesfield Adelphi Hasler Marathon NW
23-Aug-15 Chester 2 Hasler Marathon NW
05-Sep-15 Nottingham Sprint Regatta Sprint
20-Sep-15 Calder2 Hasler Marathon Yorks
04-Oct-15 Wolfreton Hasler Marathon Yorks
18-Oct-15 Trent K2
29-Nov-15 The Ross Warland Memorial Canal Challenge

If you wish to take part Email sprint@penninecrc.org




Club Meeting

The Clubs Meeting will be held on Monday evening at the Navigation Pub at 7:00

The First Hour will be dedicated to two items:-

Feedback from club members on the clubs sessions in particular from those who attend the Club nights on a Tuesday and new members


Planning for events particularly Christmas party

Get Your self down and have a say

Pennine Canoe Polo place 10th in the Gekko International, Belgium

Pennine A, current national league runners up, were placed 10th in the Gekko International competition in Gent, Belgium.


The team faced a tough initial group stage where they got a good win against the Holland U21 national side 7-3 before adding another win against club team Triton 9-3.

The next match saw Pennine challenge the ex-European Club champions Conde Sur Vire from France. The Yorkshire club put in a great performance that ended in a narrow defeat 3-2 in the dying seconds of the game from leading the French side 2-1 at half time. This meant that Pennine had to beat the current British Champions to progress to the top 8 teams. After a hard fought battle with 2 sin bins from Pennine players for highly debatable technical offences the reigning British Champions prevailed to win 6-1.


This unfortunately put the Yorkshire club out of the competition to place them 10th overall.

The result was a little disappointing bearing in mind that the two tournament finalists were the same two teams that beat Pennine in the group stages. However the team is young and looking to progress and improve on their recent status as “the 2nd best team in Britain”, ready for next season.

Team List

Michael Smith
James Longley
David Edwards
Daniel Bailey
Matthew Fletcher
Gallin Montgomery

Pennine will be back in action on October 4-5th after qualifying for the European Club Championships for the first time in the club’s history. They will travel to Saint Omer in France to compete against the top 30 club teams in Europe.


Pennine players Matthew Fletcher, James Longley and Gallin Montgomery will be representing the Great Britain Men at the World Canoe Polo Championships from 24th-28th September with David Edwards coaching the Great Britain Men U21’s. Daniel Bailey and Michael Smith have also put in good performances for the Great Britain B team this year.The club are actively seeking sponsorship and funding which can be displayed on club kit and boats etc. If anyone could help the club out with funding please contact canoepolo@penninecrc.org

New address for Website and Emails

It might be only a small change but the Website and club emails have now moved to the new Domain penninecrc.org All the old emails and web addresses will continue to work for sometime yet.

It means that  all Clubs communications reflect the new club name.

There will be a few other updates to website and hopefully email coming, you may noticed Twitter on club site has changed already.

Pennine Polo Players set to make global impact…again

This season saw the Pennine under 16 making a reapearence in Yorkshire leauge, Pennine C compete in Yorkshire Div 2 introducing a number of new players, Pennine B reclaim their place in National Div 2 and Pennine A finish 2nd in the National League and qualify for the European Championships in St Omer later this year.

The summer see many taking a break but not the clubs elite James Longley will Captain Great Britains mean team at the world championships at his 9th consecutive major tournament. He hopes to add to the World Under 21 gold he achieved in 2008 and the mens european bronze in 2011. James is joind in the mens team by Pennine´s Matt Fletcher and Gallin Montgomery both who achieve world bronce in 2010 and hoping to add to thier success after 4 and 5 major championships respectively.

The three selected for the GB mens A are not the only players t represent the club at the highest level of the sport. Danny Bailey, who´s dad Mark many Tuesday night paddlers know well, has been representing the club and training with his team mates since the winter as has fellow A team player Micheal Smith.

Pennine B 2014-15 player Nathan Robinson who has trained with the club for the last year as has Kartick McCutcheon will be part of the Under 21 Squad coached by Pennine´s David Edwards.

The world championships will be in Thury-Harcourt, France before then Pennine A will be competing at the DePaddel tournament in Ieper and Gent jnternational for Pennine.



Tuesday Nights

Tuesday Sessions are going fantastically well with the paddlers now progression new paddlers are on their way one star and other two star.

If you intrested in coming down get in touch or turn up at RoKT at 6:30, or as close as possible, on a Tuesday. Details of prices, contacts and session forms can be found on the evenets page. http://www.penninecanoeclub.org.uk/?p=949

Your club needs you!

Battyeford Jetty is finished and ready to use, just need a little help with landscaping etc. I’d like to thank Howard Holmes for all his hard work, he has been spending all his Fridays on this project for the past couple of months. We are planning a clean up day for Saturday 9th August. If you can help please let me know


Saturday Paddle RoKT to Brighouse

The inaugurall paddle from RoKT site to Battye ford was undertaken by 17 intrepid paddlers last Saturday. The group thought they were paddling 4.5miles(approx) and 5 weirs/drops, the route was probably closer to 6 miles but the afternon was utterly fantastic and will certainly become regular part if the program. The new paddlers were great bunch, great company.

Big thanks to Mark for leading the way from ROKT Climbing Gym to Battyeford this afternoon, ably assisted by David, John and Smiler.

If you intrested in taking part this Saturday get down to RoKT for 1pm, check ouit the club calender for details. http://www.penninecanoeclub.org.uk/?p=981



Rob Jefferies needs your support

I have just set up a crowdfunding page to help me get to the senior european championships next year.
I am asking if anyone could pledge a small amount as anything counts and if you could share it with your wider circle, after all we are a club and we should be able to count on one another for support however small that support may be.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask me.
Regards Rob