John Kavanagh is planning to do some kayak triathlons and duathlons over the winter. Anyone is welcome to join me, remembering that this is not an official club event and while looking out for each other, we all take responsibility for ourselves. They will take place on and around the Macclesfield Canal at Bollington starting at 9.30am
The Kayak triathlons will use the Macclesfield Canoe club Hare and Hounds events for the kayak leg (6.4km). (These are Club events and there is a £1.50 entry fee). Followed by a road cycle (22km) and a run on the Middlewood way (6km). Transitions will be in the car park, storing boat and bike in or on your car. The Hare and Hounds is a handicap race, slowest setting off first. The cycle part can be a social group ride or “go at your own pace”, depending on conditions. The run is a straightforward out and back. No rules, marshals or prizes, but there will be cake at the finish!
The kayak duathlons will be an experiment, with a view to putting on Official races. The initial plan is Kayak 4km, and then run 3.5km the same route on the towpath. There will be someone to watch over the kayaks on the canal bank during the running.
Updates on plans, details of routes etc. will be posted nearer the dates on the BQA and MADCC FB pages.
November 14th 2021 Hare and Hounds/Kayak Triathlon (Remembrance Sunday, the cycle route will be adjusted to avoid road closure through Bollington see –Google Map
(December 12th 2021 Hare and Hounds Kayak only)
January 9th 2022 Hare and Hounds/Kayak Triathlon
February 6th 2022 Kayak Duathlon
(February 13th 2022 Hare and Hounds Kayak only)
March 6th 2022 Kayak Duathlon
(March 13th 2022 Hare and Hounds Kayak only)