Hare & Hounds

We run a series of races over the winter with anyone welcome to take part in any type of kayak or canoe. It is based on a time trial format with the slowest paddlers starting first and faster ones later with the aim of everybody finishing at the same time. This makes for a very exciting event in which no one is left behind on the water. A paddler’s finishing time for one race becomes their start time for the next. There are two classes run as part of the winter series – Dash Hounds and Hare & Hounds.

Hare & Hounds

The Hare & Hounds course is 10km (6 miles) up and down the river Wey from the clubhouse, with two portages in Guildford town centre and turning in front of St Catherine’s lock. All entrants are expected to complete the course in under 90 minutes – an average paddler takes about 60 minutes, while the course record stands at under 40 minutes! If you would like to take part in the 2019/20 Hare & Hounds series or an individual race then please use the online registration form (below) which will save a lot of time during the race check-in.

2019/20 Dates

 Race dates Spare dates
(if a race cannot be held)
3 November 2019 17 November 2019
24 November 2019 8 December 2019
12 January 2020 19 January 2020
26 January 2020 23 February 2020
9 February 2020 8 March 2020
22 March 2020

Dash Hounds

The Dash Hound series runs on a shorter 5km (3 mile) course starting and finishing at the club house and turning in front of Debenhams.  With no portages these races are specifically aimed at U14s who are not quite up to the full Hare and Hounds course. These are friendly and low key races aimed at introducing younger paddlers to the challenges of winter racing. If you would like to take part in the 2019/20 Dash Hounds series or an individual race then please use the online registration form (below) which will save a lot of time during the race check-in.

Timetable

Hare & Hounds Dash Hounds
Booking in 9.45 – 11.00 9.00 – 9.45
First start 11.20 10.00
Finish 12.50 11.00

Entry fee

Per race £6 £3
5 race series £25 n/a

Prizes

There will be trophies for Masters, Seniors, Juniors, under 16, under 14 and under 12 age groups.  Trophies for the series as a whole are given to those in singles who show most improvement over the series, based on the 4 best finishing positions from the 5 events.

Competitors food

Biscuits & Squash afterwards. With other cooked food, chocolates, cakes, tea, coffee and cans available to buy from the kitchen.

Race Organiser

Jim Rossiter, Telephone: 01883 346631, chairman@weykayak.co.uk

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