Category Archives: DW training 2014

Waterside ‘D’ – 2014

Congratulations to Andrew Wallace and Barnet Heeley on completing Waterside ‘D’ in a time of just over 8 hours. This race covers day 1 of the D-W race, 34 miles from Devizes to Newbury with 35 portages.

DW Paddlers – Waterside C results

Congratulations to Will/Sam in completing the Waterside C in 4 hours 22 mins. The Vets boat came in at 5 hours 15 mins… 35 portages in 23 miles and took a toll. See the Hampton Canoe Club Facebook page for more pictures

Barnet Heeley


Picture of Will (bow) and Sam (stern) by Phil Caisley – see his Facebook page for lots more pictures


Barnet and Andrew

 The Waterside Series of Marathon Races comprises of four races held on the Kennet and Avon Canal in the Spring. They are organised by Newbury Canoe Club. The Waterside Series is recognised as being the classic build up for the Devizes to Westminster Race (24 days to go). However, the Waterside Series offers its own challenge, and to complete the series is an achievement in itself.

Hampton DW paddlers training hard – 5 weeks to go!

DW training update: Will and Sam paddled from Marlow to Hampton and Andrew Wallace and myself paddled from Maidenhead to Hampton. The river is calming down, though we decided to do a long portage through Windsor to give the weir a wide berth. Maidenhead to Hampton (including the long way round the Desborough Cut) – 26 miles in 4.5 hours. Ice cream reward at the end 🙂

Thank you to Andrew and Will for driving.

Barnet Heeley

small_DSC04054Sam and Will back at Bell Hill after sunny DW training paddle from Marlow.

small_DSC04050Andrew and Barnet reach Bell Hill at end of trip down from Maidenhead in the Rorqual


Old Windsor – Bell Hill = 2hr 20mins


Daniel Bownds tree stump is still at the portage. Ended up portaging around the lock as the portage is still flooded at the lower end.

Old Windsor back to the club in 2 hours and 20 mins, 15 miles… a fast flow — with Andrew Wallace at Sunbury Lock.

Barnet Heeley