Now the evenings are drawing in it’s time for daytime paddling so we are about to start the monthly Llyn Padarn 5km timetrials again.

They will follow the same format as last year and will be on the 3rd Sunday of each month starting on Sun 15 Oct and then on 19 Nov, 17 Dec, 21 Jan, 18 Feb, and 18 Mar.
NB They are on Sunday this year.

For those that haven’t been before, it is a fairly accurate 5km course along the east side of the lake starting and finishing by the slate museum. You can either park and get on by the Llanberis canoe club at the far end of the slate museum car park or meet at the Surflines pontoon at 10:30 to get changed and have a 10 min warmup paddle over to the other side.

First boat starts at 11:00 and is a handicap race based on your previous times so in theory we should all finish together. Times vary from about 28 mins to 40 and it isn’t all fast sprint K1s, most people are in sea kayaks, WWR boats, fast tourers, etc. and the aim is to see if you can improve over the series so all abilities are welcome to join us.

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