Jun 6

We had a brilliant day on Sunday, so thanks to all those paddlers who supported our event, you can see plenty of smiling faces in the photos!

Thanks as always to the coaches and volunteers who set up the course and helped with catering and timekeeping etc.

You can now view and download all our photos from our Club Sprint and Slalom (you don’t need Facebook).

For photos of the sprint click here
For photos of the first Slalom run click here
For photos of the second Slalom run click here
For photos of the certificate presentation click here
For some miscellaneous photos click here

All photos can also be viewed commented on at our Facebook page. www.facebook.com/FriendsOfGSCC.

If you visit our Facebook page, don’t forget to “like it”, then you will get all the latest posts on your newsfeed. If you want me to tag you in photos, because our page is linked to my account, you’ll have to be my friend, so send me a friends request (https://www.facebook.com/martin.heywood1)

Downloading Details

In any of the above albums, photos can be viewed full screen one at a time or via a slideshow. For the slideshow option click on the “more options” button (3 vertical dots top right) and select “slideshow”. From the “more options” button you can also download individual photos or the whole album, depending on whether you are viewing a photo or an album.

Got a Memory Stick?

All the photos and videos will be on our club laptop in the boathouse any Tuesday of Thursday session. If you want to get copies of your favourite photos without taking the time to download them, please bring your own memory stick.


Feb 18

Canoe Slalom National Rankings for GSCC Members

National Slalom rankings and bib numbers are out now. By clicking here you can see how our club members who competed last year are ranked. The rank on the left is their ranking within GSCC and the rank on the right is the national ranking in their respective division. It is also their bib number for the coming season. Remember bibs need to be applied for so see our slalom rep Sian Mitchell or our Coaching Officer Neil Marley for more details, or visit the Slalom UK website by clicking here then clicking the “bibs” menu button.

National division 2 rankings and bib numbers are here
and division 3 rankings and bib numbers are here
The division 4 paddlers don’t get bibs but have been ranked on there performance in 2016 as shown below:

K1W
16 Isabel Parker
75 Anita Swiostek

K1M
27 Tom Shoulder
48 Joshua Selby
129 Matt Parker

C1W
2 Caitlin Marley

Well done to all who competed last year and we hope 2017 season sees a lot more on this list next year. Dates for events we are supporting in 2017 to follow soon.

To find out more about UK slalom, click here or talk to Sian or Neil.

 


Sep 25
Four of our members took part in the Tanfield Slalom this weekend, and pictured below are Julian Selby and son Josh Selby with their awards! Josh was 1st Div 4 K1 Men Junior on Saturday and Julian was 1st Div 4 C1 men. On Sunday Julian was 1st Div 4 C1 men and won promotion to Div 3

Rebecca Selby and Neil Marley also took part, but due to problems with registering Rebecca was racing against div 2 paddlers. She did really well though paddling in the higher division.

Neil, having previously been promoted to a higher division is still improving and working his way up the table each time.


Jul 16

Here’s what’s in this newsletter:

Our paddlers at Howsham Weir Slalom (left to right):
Matt Parker, Julian Selby, Izzy Parker, Jamelia Snow, Tom Kelly, Tom Shoulder (lying down), Caitlin Marley, Sian mitchell and Neil Marley. Not shown is Dan Snow.

Howsham Weir Slalom Results

Our paddlers did really well with several first places and promotions.Our paddlers and their results were:

K1M

Neil Marley: div 2 mid table
Julian Selby: div 3 first master sat
Dan Snow: div3 mid table
Sam Kelly: div 3 first J12
Owen Kelly: div 3 1st and 3rd
Tom shoulder: div 4 1st junior
Matt Parker: div 4 Sunday only

K1W

Caitlin Marley: div 2
Sian Mitchell: div 3
Jamilia Snow: div 3 1st J12 Sunday
Izzy Parker: div 4 1st J12 Sunday only

C1M

Neil Marley: div 3 1st sat 1st Sun promoted to div 2
Julian Selby: div 4

C1W

Sian Mitchell: div 4 1st promoted

C2

Sian Mitchell / Julian Selby: div 2/3

For the full results on Saturday click here

For the Full Results Sunday click here

Howsham Weir Photos

Photos taken by Kate Kelly can be viewed by clicking here

Club Marathon 2016

Don’t miss our club marathon on Sunday 24th July. This is open to all paddlers except perhaps complete beginners (though this is at the discretion of the senior coaches), and even if you don’t think you are very fast it’s an excuse for a nice paddle, hopefully “round the Island. The actual course will be decided on the day depending on weather conditions and river conditions (weed is building up on the old Ancholme, but was clear today, 16th July.)

Racing starts at 10:30 so please be at the boathouse for registration which is 9:30 to 10:00am. There will be hot dogs after racing has finished.

Litter Pick

The Ancholme River Trust (which we are members of) is having a litter pick on the Old Ancholme on Saturday 23rd July. For bank litter picking meet at County Bridge. If you want to pick from a canoe. Keelie will be taking one 9or more). For more information, including meeting times, contact Keelie by clicking here

 


Jul 2

Howsham Slalom 9th & 10 July

We are attending the Howsham Slalom on the 9th and 10th of July at Howsham Mill near York. This is a Div 2, 3 and 4 event so is suitable for complete beginners.

It’s the perfect event to try your hand at slalom racing with club members on hand to help and advice. for more information contact Neil Marley on coaching@gscc-online.com of have a chat with him on the river bank during our evening river sessions.

Driffield Canal Paddle 19th June

A couple of weeks ago 20 of our members paddled the Driffield Canal From Driffiels town centre to the village of North Frodingham. Photos from the day can now be viewed by clicking here, or by visiting our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FriendsofGSCC 

Downloading Details

From our gallery on our website photos can be viewed full screen, and downloaded at 1600×900 resolution. If you want any in higher resolution, please email Martin at publicity@gscc-online.com

On Facebook, go to our page and scroll down the time line, or look in “photos”, then “albums”. Photos can be downloaded at 2048×1152 resolution by right clicking and then “save image (or target) as..” If you want any in higher resolution, please email Martin at publicity@gscc-online.com

If you visit our facebook page, don’t forget to “like it”, then you will get all the latest posts on your newsfeed. If you want me to tag you in photos, because our page is linked to my account, you’ll have to be my friend, so send me a friends request (https://www.facebook.com/martin.heywood1)


May 22
 
On Sunday 22nd May we held our club sprint and slalom. A big thank you to Neil Marley and his team for designing and building the course this year. Thanks also to everyone else who helped put on this event, and to all you paddlers who raced and made it all worthwhile.

Photos from the first sprint run can be viewed by clicking here
Photos from the second sprint run can be viewed by clicking here
Photos from the slalom can be viewed by clicking here
Some non-racing  photos can be viewed by clicking here

Results will be posted soon, once they have been compiled.

Downloading Details

From the gallery on our website photos can be viewed full screen, and downloaded at 1600×900 resolution. If you want any in higher resolution, please email Martin at publicity@gscc-online.com

On Facebook, go to our page and scroll down the time line, or look in “photos”, then “albums”. Photos can be downloaded at 2048×1152 resolution by right clicking and then “save image (or target) as..” I haven’t tagged anyone as yet, so please tag yourself and you friends. If you want any in higher resolution, please email Martin at publicity@gscc-online.com

If you visit our facebook page, don’t forget to “like it”, then you will get all the latest posts on your newsfeed. If you want me to tag you in photos, because our page is linked to my account, you’ll have to be my friend, so send me a friends request (https://www.facebook.com/martin.heywood1)

 


May 18

Flying the Flag for GSCC!

Neil Marley, Rebecca Selby, Sian Mitchell, Jamilia Snow and Caitlin Marley pose with our new flags and display their tropihies won at the Wagon Lane Slalom.

Well done to all our paddlers who competed in the Wagon Lane Slalom at Bradford during the weekend of 14th and 15th May:

Congratulations to Neil Marley (1st in mens Div 3 C1), Rebecca Selby (1st in ladies J16 Div 4 K1), Sian Mitchell (1st in Div 4 C2 with Julian Selby), Jamelia Snow and Caitlin Marley (1st ladies Div 4 C1). Not pictured, but also competing, were Julian Selby, Dan Snow, Frazer Doyle and Koren Doyle.

For more photographs go to our website gallery (click here) of to our Facebook page.

Do you want to try slalom?

Then come to our river this Sunday for our club slalom (and sprint) at 10:00am. it’s open to everyone, even if you have not tried slalom before, and you can paddle in your normal boat.

For more information, scroll down to the next news item below

Don’t forget we now offer slalom training on a Tuesday evening at 7:10pm (after the regular Tuesday session) and this is also open to everyone. You will be taught the slalom basics on flat water and soon you’ll be ready to move onto moving water!

Contact the booking officer or any coach for more information.


May 16
 

It is our:

Club Sprint and Slalom on

Sunday 22nd May

Starting at 10:00am!

  • Open to all, regardless of age and ability!
  • There will be refreshments afterwards, provided as ever by Jean.
  • A full day’s fun paddling at our boathouse on the River Ancholme
  • Sprint along a short straight course
  • Slalom around poles suspended over the river

We will hold the sprint in the morning, starting around 10:00 am, while we are setting up the slalom course

The slalom will start as soon as the course is ready, hopefully getting the first run in before lunch, and the second run in after lunch.

And don’t forget, there are certificates for the winners in lots of different age categories (and 2nd and third place too, if we get enough entries) and these events count towards our overall club champions for the year!

Don’t worry if you haven’t done this before, there will be plenty of coaches around to help you along!

Finally, help is appreciated in setting up the slalom course. We will be there from 8:30am!

See you Sunday!!

Sprint:

For the sprint, you paddle as fast as you can over a short course, about 100m or 200m (we’ll decide the distance on the day depending on the weather). You take it in turns and we time you from start to finish and your best time counts (you get two goes). You can use the boat you normally paddle, or try one of our faster sprint boats (If you use one of these, to make it fair your time will not count towards the prizes, so perhaps do one run in each!). You can even enter in a two man boat or canoe as well as kayak!

Here is Kristian in last year’s sprint:

Slalom:

For the slalom, you paddle as fast as you can over short course with lots of twists and turns. You have to paddle though “gates” which are two poles suspended from wires over the river. If you touch a pole or go through it the wrong way, you get time penalties added to you time! As with the sprint, you take it in turns and we time you from start to finish and your best time counts (again, you get two goes). You can still use the boat you normally paddle, or try one of our faster slalom boats (If you use one of these, to make it fair your time will not count towards the prizes, so perhaps do one run in each!). You can even enter in a two man boat or canoe as well as kayak!

Here is Katie in last year’s slalom:


Apr 24
On saturday 23rd April some of our members took part in a Division 3 and 4 slalom at Oughtibridge near Sheffield and did really well:

In  Div 4 women’s K1 Jamelia Snow came 1st, Rebecca Selby came 2nd and Anita Swiostek came 5th.
In Div 4 men’s k1 – Dan Snow came 1st
In Div 3 men’s k1 Julian Selbycame 16th
and in Div 3 women’s k1 Sian Mitchell came 12th

So well done to everyone. especially Jamelia, Rebecca and Dan, and also to Anita who was taking part in her first slalom and this was only her second go on moving water. Anita attended our Tanfield day last September, so watch out for our next trip so you too can learn the skills to try moving water slalom! We will also be having flat water slalom training on our river during the summer months and will be having our own club slalom event (date to follow soon).

For more photographs go to our website gallery (click here) of to our Facebook page.

Jamelia Snow, Rebecca Selby and Dan Snow
Anita Swiostek
Jamelia Snow
Rebecca Selby
Dan Snow

Oct 28
  • Caitlin Marley gains promotion in last Slalom race of the year!

  • New Polo season begins

Slalom

Caitlin Marley (Age 12, pictured above) has gained promotion to K1W division 2 (K1W stands for: Kayak-one person-Women) of the UK national slalom league after winning her last race of the season at Stone last weekend. To get promotion, you have to gain 4150 points over 5 qualifying races or win three races, and Caitlin finished with 4426 points, finishing 13th out of 110 paddlers in division 3. And Division 3 includes all age groups, including Seniors and Masters! In her age class (J12) which includes all divisions, Caitlin is ranked 15th.

At the Stone slalom last weekend, in the first run on Saturday Caitlin finished second with 947 points, which wasn’t quite enough to gain promotion, so the pressure was on for the last runs of the season the following day, but Caitlin went one better to win overall for 1000 points.
For Saturday’s results click here
and for Sunday’s results click here

Caitlin is not our only slalom paddler who has tasted promotion this season. Frazer Doyle was promoted to Division 3 at a slalom event at Tanfield in September and Koren Doyle, Owen Kelly and Sam Kelly were promoted to Division 3 at Howsham Weir in July. And lets not forget Ellie Beedham, in J10, winning her event at Howsham, but not competing in enough qualifying events to gain promotion. Finally our slalom rep, Neil Marley, competed in division 2 this season and will be ranked 39 next season. So well done to all our slalom paddlers!

If you are interested in competing in Slalom visit the Canoe Slalom UK website by clicking here, and why not go to one of the winter training sessions listed below? If you have been to Tanfield (River Ure, Sleningford Mill) with us than you are eligible to go to any of these:

 

28 November 2015
Yorkshire Slalom Training – Oughtibridge

27 December 2015

Yorkshire Slalom Training – Wagon Lane

17 January 2016

Yorkshire Slalom Training – Matlock

31 January 2016
Yorkshire Slalom Training – Tees

14 February 2016
Yorkshire Slalom Training – Sowerby Bridge

28 March 2016

Yorkshire Slalom Training – Grandtully

For more details, contact Neil Marley, our Slalom rep.

Polo

It is the Canoe Polo season again and this year we have one team, G&S Anchovies, entered in division three of the Yorkshire league. There are several tournaments through the winter, held at Yearsley pool in York. At each tournament there are 5 or 6 teams who play each other throughout the evening

A squad is eight paddlers and a team consists of five paddlers on the pitch, with up to three substitutes. Our team at the most recent tournament is pictured above, and is (from left to right): James Wilson, Matt Millington, Mikey Thornber, Dan Walker (our Disciplines Rep) and Aaron Wright. Not pictures are Tom Kerr (captain), Lui Wright and Owen Kelly.

Our team have played two tournaments so far, winning two and losing three in the first, and winning two and losing two in the second, so a good start considering the team has two new players (Matt and Mikey) and Mikey is making his polo league debut this season. The other players are a mixture of players from the two teams we had last season.

There are teams from Sheffield and Leeds universities, and Hull, Leeds, Pennine, Wharf and Manvers clubs. As there are too many teams in the league for them all to play in one night, not every team plays at every tournament. At the end of the year, every team will have played each other and as with most leagues, the team with the most points wins and gains promotion.

The next tournament the Anchovies are playing in is 9th January 2016 at 5:00pm in York and you are welcome to go along and watch and support our team.

If you are interested in playing polo, contact our disciplines rep, Dan Walker, for more information, and want to find out more about Canoe Polo, click here.