We need desperate Garden Tidy, Upper Rack Sort, Paths, Patios and General Clean. Please bring gardening tools and 'green' bags, strimmer's etc.

SATURDAY 2nd July Meet at 10.30
If there are enough of us it should only take a couple of hours .... PLEASE come and help!!

Bacon Butties for all hands that help out …  Just 2 hours that's all it should take THANKS!

Richie Rogers and his young son Teifion set a blistering pace in their first time out in the barrel races in a K2 with a time of 10m 57s. Only Jon O'Grady managed to beat this, winning the seniors in 9m 53s with Colin Cartwright coming second in 11m 01s. In the ladies Jenny swallow was first with 11m 04s and a returning to form Adele  Blakeborough (13m 20s) came second.

Overall after seven events Mark Tidman leads Bob Scholey by three points in the seniors and Jenny Swallow is the same amount ahead of Timea Harris in the ladies. David Hatton and Jess Crozier have clear leads in the two junior categories.

See 'Results' for full details.

The river was up on Tuesday night for the time trial which made for much less muddy conditions at the portages. Richard Rogers celebrated by setting a personal best of 40m 02s to win the division 1 to 3 category. But for dropping his boat on the last portage he would have been comfortably under the magic 40m mark. James Roberts took another great lump out of his pb to win the div 4 to 6 group in 48m 14s and Georgia Hunt on her first outing in the same category managed the portages pretty well to finish in 50m 18s.

Overall Ray Stamp and James are clear leaders in the two lower categories but Melvin Swallow is only one point ahead of Richard in the top group.

See 'Results' for full details.


Heavy rain kept the numbers down for this months Hare 'n Hounds, however we did have 10 kayaks out including a K2. The river was high and flowing fast due to some heavy rain over the previous few days ... but it did stop raining for us all to race in reasonably calm conditions.

TT1 - Richi and Teifion had a very strong paddle and although they set off in Cat 4, they soon started to overtake paddlers, and came hope looking good in 1st place with a huge big smile from Teifion as he crossed the line! James Roberts still getting faster by the week held off Melvin to come 2nd, Melvin 3rd closely followed by Bob, also having a strong race. Steve C. and Ray S. were very close with Steve just taking 5th, Ray 6th. Mark T. came 7th, with Colin C. 8th producing the fastest K1 split of the night despite him saying how tough it felt! Graham B came 9th and Adele not having her best outing came 10th.

TT2 - Only 6 paddlers continued, Melvin soon moved into 1st place, and James and Mark battled to the finish line, with James just ahead. Bob maintained his 4th place, with Steve 5th and Ray in 6th.

Richi and Teifion have now been promoted to Cat 3, whilst Adele was demoted to Cat 7.

Ray S. has paddled all 5 races and is still in the lead of TT1 with 35 points, Jake 2nd 24 points. Whilst Jake is leading TT2 on 27 points with Ray just 1 point behind. Remember points from 6 Races to count, so there is a chance for everyone yet as we still have 6 races left in the series!

Results under 'Results' at top of the page.

Margaret Blakeborough paddled the Short Course (Downstream only Road bridge - Club house) in 24.30. If any juniors or slower paddlers want to join us in Hare 'n Hound Races this is always an option. Just let me know before we start.

Thanks to David Madeley and Jean for timing the Race, next Hare 'n Hounds is Thursday 14th July 6.30 paddle up - 7.00pm START. 


As part of National Go Canoeing week everyone was encouraged to log their miles paddled from Sat 28th May to Sun 5th June. Chester Canoe Club set a challenge of 500 miles and we smashed it achieving a total of 689 miles paddled with 31 paddlers recording their mileage.

Top Male Paddler: Richie Rogers – 62miles, Top Female Paddler: Jenny Illidge 60.5 miles (1mile ahead of Jenny Swallow). Top Junior Male Paddler: David Hatton 56.5miles, Top Junior Female Paddler: Rona Fishburn 26.6miles & Top C1: Eryk Marcinkowski   40.5miles

Most miles paddled in one day were on Sunday 29th May when 142.5miles were recorded mostly on the River Dee but with club members competing in Reading, Nottingham & Brigg.  Thanks to all who took part – go to http://www.gocanoeingweek.org.uk/ to see the Chester miles added to the UK total.