Marathon competition is conducted in divisions; the lower divisions can use any sort of kayak (or canoe in canoe classes) but higher divisions use specialised marathon boats, long, narrow and VERY unstable when stationary! Kayaks can also be single (K1) or double (K2) and occasionally even K4; marathon canoes are also narrow and involve the paddler kneeling on one knee whilst paddling with a single-bladed paddle; again, classes are held for C1 and C2.
Sunday 9 June
Derwent Mike Jones Memorial Races – Barmby on the Marsh organised by KKC – free kit hire – come and represent your club or help out. Full details Claire from Medina
Sunday 6 October
Wolfreton Marathon – Driffield Canal – the second of the KKC organised marathons – free kit hire – come and represent your club or help out. Full details from Claire Medina
Also watch this space for details of upcoming wild water races in Yorkshire and the North East.