Its been very quiet for the last 2 months with river levels being so high in December and January! A few of us have been paddling on the canal, some at Runcorn and others in the gym, lets hope with a dry spell coming up we will be all be back out on our river very soon!

The New committee has been set up now and can be seen under 'contacts' on our webpage. Ian Crozier has taken on the role of Canoe Leader and he has the support of several members who are sharing the tasks between them. We are always open to any offers of help, so please come forwards if you can offer your services no matter how big or small. We have had 3 committee meetings since December and there has been some good progress in the hope we can move our Club forwards! Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for future updates!

We have a few dates for the 2016 Diary coming up, so lets hope these will motivate you all into getting back out on the river and coming back to the club!

Sunday 21st February HARE'N HOUNDS - Register 9.30, Paddle up 10.00, RACE START at Road Bridge 10.30 prompt £1.00 soup in Club House afterwards!

Friday 11th March PADDLES, PIZZA & PORTAGES - A social club night, chating about paddling, portages and eating Pizza, video footage and chit chat!At Club House 7.00pm - 10.00pm (Cost Aprox £5)

Sunday 13th March Junnior/Beginner Club Training Day 10.00 - 3.00 more datails to follow

Sunday 20th March Irwell WWRace

Saturday 16th April OPEN INIVATION 'INTRODUCTION TO PADDLING' 10.00 - 3.00 An open day, to introduce beginners to paddling, open to anyone who wishes to learn how to paddle, and is thinking about canoe marathon racing, adventure racing, quadrathlon or is looking to use our sport of a way of keeping fit. Use our river like a trip to the gym!

These are just a few events for your diary, we are putting together a target list of races, and events. These include NW Haslers including our own on May 1st and October 2nd. Plus our Cheshire Ring Challenge 18/19st June, and a weekend at the Mawddach Paddlesports Festival, Barmouth 25th June (including MTBiking and Paddling). Thats just the start, so hopefully now you feel inspired and you'll be back to paddling very soon! Looking forward to seeing you ... and dont forget Hare 'n Hounds Sunday 21st!

We also have a New Range of Club Kit available, all excellent quality with embrodered logos front and back. We have -

Hoodies NAVY/HAWIIAN BLUE £25 (Juniors £20)

Superb Soft Shell NAVY Jackets, full zip, (durable, water repellent and windproof) Cost £24 (logo front only) or £32 (front and back)

Excellent SPIRO Airflow Sports Gilet (2 layer soft shell, windproof, breathable, quick dry) BLACK with logo front and back Cost £32.

All the information is on the notice board at the club, so come along and take a look and contact Jean if you wish to order anything BEFORE 31st March!