National Go Canoeing Week: Winners Announced!

We are delighted to announce the winners for this year’s National Go Canoeing Week competitions.

Paddlers who submitted their mileage on the National Go Canoeing Week website had a chance to win one of many fantastic prizes.

There were many different categories both individuals and groups could win, including Top Male and Female, Top Club, and Top Junior, alongside spot prizes and a photo competition.

This year has been a record breaking year of miles logged on the website with 54,633 miles submitted, smashing last year’s total by 16,234 miles!

Many of you entered in your miles, and we would like to thank everyone who took part in joining us on The Big Adventure!

Here's a list of the 2017 National Go Canoeing Week Winners:

Top Male Adult – Julian Haines – 155 Miles

Top Female Adult – Tracey Hitchborn – 120 Miles

Top Club – Essex Boys & Girls Club – 2800 Miles

Top Organisation – Want to canoe? – 3654 Miles

Top Junior Female – Madeline Ferries – 66 Miles

Top Junior Male (Joint Winners) – James Mears, Will Beard, Jack Booth, Samuel Bridger, Orlando Sarabia-Hill, Matthew Ingleson – All 100 miles

We have now contacted all the competition winners via email, and have two weeks to get in touch with us to confirm your prize!

There were many different ways our winners took to the water during the week. 

Madeline Ferries paddled from Pool Quay to Bridgenorth on the River Severn as part of a 3 day Explorer Scout canoe camping trip in preparation for her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Meanhile, Matthew Ingleson paddled 100 miles across the week in a variety of different ways. Matthew completed the Symonds Yat Rapids twice, and despite finding it tough he continued to the end and is planning to it again next year!

National Go Canoeing Week is British Canoeing’s initiative which aims to get everyone out on the water having fun, regardless of ability or age. This year was ‘The Big Adventure’, which encourages everyone to be part of their own big adventures during the week.

It is designed to provide a real focal point to attract new people into the sport, experienced paddles to find new places to paddle and stimulate those who really like a challenge to think big and achieve something special.

National Go Canoeing Week is an annual event, if you would like to get involved in Go Canoeing Week next year, or just want to know a little bit more about the campaign go to http://www.gocanoeingweek.org.uk/

Next year, National Go Canoeing Week will run from 26 May – 3 June 2018.

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