PSK Distance Challenge

A multi-location, distance paddling challenge which aims to test knowledge and planning, along with the physicality of paddling.
Paddle anywhere, any time - you choose the venue and the conditions for the best advantage.

There are 3 timed legs, enter any or all of them.
Paddle as far as you can inside the time - 1 hr, 3hrs and 5 hrs.

Take as many goes as you want

Send in your GPS track file, we'll find the best distance for you from your GPS track and add it to the table(s).
Use facebook 'Performance Sea Kayak' or email.

From 2021, there's the new super-bonus '100K Day' - if you are still looking for a real challenge.

(Part of the PSK Distance Challenge)

* updated 25-May-2021 *

The PSK Distance Challenge + is an unsupervised standing challenge.

PSK Distance Challenge

Totals Table

Cat Name Club Runs   1 Hour 3 Hours 5 Hours 100k Total (km)
1K1MMichal Madera
Sixknots914.4 km
32.6 km
54.0 km
190.7 km
(157.5 nm)
2K1MJohn Willacy
Rockpool Kayaks1818.8 km
44.6 km
63.8 km
142.8 km
(145.7 nm)
3K1MIan Cooke
913.5 km
35.8 km
56.3 km
100.7 km
(111.4 nm)
4K1MJames Doherty
810.5 km
36.9 km
45.2 km
104.4 km
(106.4 nm)
5K1MNigel Warren
712.1 km
25.7 km
41.9 km
106.0 km
(100.3 nm)
6K1MShane Young
Killary Adventure1------151.9 km
(82.0 nm)
7K1MMike Conroy
2------123.6 km
(66.7 nm)
8TeamEdward Doherty
James Doherty
1------123.2 km
(66.5 nm)
9K1MVolker Gärtner
Heidelberg W.H.W.414.0 km
37.7 km
65.2 km
(63.1 nm)
10K1MSimon Augustin
1012.7 km
38.3 km
59.9 km
(59.9 nm)
11K1MKristiaan D’Août
Liverpool Canoe Club314.2 km
37.3 km
57.0 km
(58.6 nm)
12Team_MxPascale Eichenmuller
John Willacy
Team Fatboy516.1 km
40.9 km
49.1 km
(57.3 nm)
13TeamBen Cowans
Phil Smith
1------100.7 km
(54.4 nm)
14K1MDavid Horkan
312.9 km
34.5 km
53.1 km
(54.3 nm)
15TeamCyrille Ellmark
Stefan Lidman
Johan Wagner
Escape Outdoors1------100.1 km
(54.1 nm)
16K1MEurion Brown
715.0 km
37.0 km
47.4 km
(53.7 nm)
17K1MRichard Griffiths Hughes
Mon Active710.2 km
24.6 km
53.7 km
(47.7 nm)
18K1MDave Cutts
Môr A Mynydd Adv.510.6 km
26.2 km
49.8 km
(46.7 nm)
19K1MSteven Whipp
Bishops Stortford C.C.810.9 km
29.1 km
43.6 km
(45.2 nm)
20K1MFrank Harradence
Broadland PaddleSport Club69.0 km
22.2 km
38.7 km
(37.7 nm)
21K1MBrian Turnbull
318.2 km
47.7 km
(35.6 nm)
22K1MSteve Miles
39.6 km
--48.4 km
(31.3 nm)
23Team_MxDave Cutts
Kathy Webb
Team Gen X48.2 km
20.1 km
29.0 km
(30.9 nm)
24K1MElliot Goddard
Aaron White
Rockpool Rookies1----53.5 km
(28.9 nm)
25K1W_ErgoPascale Eichenmuller
Performance Sea Kayak713.1 km
37.3 km
(27.2 nm)
26K1WNatalie Maderova
Sixknots212.1 km
33.3 km
(24.5 nm)
27K1M_SkiAlan Cole
413.1 km
30.1 km
(23.3 nm)
28K1MRussell Wingfield
Dyffryn Conwy Paddlers1----43.0 km
(23.2 nm)
29K1WCatriona Woods
711.6 km
31.1 km
(23.0 nm)
30TeamJames Gerrie
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Liverpool Canoe Club1----39.5 km
(21.3 nm)
31K1MNeal Ricketts
49.5 km
28.6 km
(20.6 nm)
32SUP_MIan Cooke_SUP
210.0 km
25.1 km
(19.0 nm)
33K1MJames Pigdon
314.7 km
20.0 km
(18.7 nm)
34K1M_SkiChris Buckton
29.5 km
24.1 km
(18.1 nm)
35SUP_MChris Thorne
Snowdonia Watersports2--31.7 km
(17.1 nm)
36K1MCharles Daly
29.1 km
22.4 km
(17.0 nm)
37K1MDimitri Vandepoele
North Sea Kayak1--30.1 km
(16.3 nm)
38K1MOrlando Navarro
38.7 km
20.8 km
(15.9 nm)
39K1MDetlev Deninger
69.1 km
20.3 km
(15.8 nm)
40TeamAnita Suter
Sarah Zurbrügg-Greenaway
seakayakcenter.ch1--27.0 km
(14.6 nm)
41K1M_SkiTom Mason
316.6 km
(9.0 nm)
42K1MJeff Parker
Trentham C.C.314.3 km
(7.7 nm)
42K1M_SkiRalph Baker
114.3 km
(7.7 nm)
44K1MNeil Turnbull
114.2 km
(7.7 nm)
45K1M_SkiOllie Jay
113.9 km
(7.5 nm)
46K2_SkiTeam Simon
113.5 km
(7.3 nm)
47K1MJoe Leach
111.7 km
(6.3 nm)
48Team_SUPSian Sykes
Aled Williams
Psyched Paddleboarding111.5 km
(6.2 nm)
49K1W_SkiAnita Suter
seakayakcenter.ch110.7 km
(5.8 nm)
50K1M_SkiJames Wingfield
Dyffryn Conwy Paddlers310.4 km
(5.6 nm)
51K1MPaul Williams
19.5 km
(5.1 nm)
51K1MPablo Ramita de Avellano
19.5 km
(5.1 nm)
53K1MJim Wallis
29.4 km
(5.1 nm)
54K1MPeter Eichenmuller
W.S.C. Heidelberg29.0 km
(4.9 nm)
54K1MEdward Doherty
29.0 km
(4.9 nm)
54K1MWilliam Stevenson
19.0 km
(Sea Loch)
(4.8 nm)
57K1WPenny Wingfield
Dyffryn Conwy Paddlers18.6 km
(4.6 nm)
57SUP_MRichard G-Hughes_SUP
Môn Active18.6 km
(4.6 nm)
59Team_MxJane Parker
Jeff Parker
Trentham C.C.18.2 km
(4.4 nm)
60K1MMarc Bunyard
17.9 km
(4.2 nm)
61K1WJane Parker
Trentham C.C.16.1 km
(3.3 nm)

PSK Distance Challenge
72 Paddlers
223 Runs:
    1hr: 114
    3hr: 46
    5hr: 27
    100k: 17
    ergo: 19
Total Distance: 6,156.1 km

PSK Distance Challenge   Info

Info updated 25-May-2021

  • Open to solo paddlers, teams and K2/Doubles.
  • If you paddle an attempt alongside one or more other paddlers that will be recorded as a separate Team run entry (named with the others)- it will not count towards your solo totals.
  • Distance to be recorded by GPS.
  • Distances displayed on individual leg tables (Ergo, 1, 3, 5 hrs and 100k Day)
  • The Combined Table displays the best distance from each of the 4 component legs.
  • Repeated attempts on same stretch of water are allowed For entries from 1st Jan 2021).
  • Don't worry if you forget to stop your GPS. Just send it in, we'll find the best distance for you.
  • Enter as often as you like.
  • 100k Day Challenge - see the 100k Day page for details.
  • Kayak ergo distances are eligible in the Ergo Challenge - a 1hr distance paddle on a kayak ergo, and the 100k Day Challenge.
  • Ergo distances do not count towards the Totals Table.
  • Send in your circumnav via email or Messenger: facebook.com/PerformanceSeaKayak.
  • Please send in the GPS track file in .gpx format (or .fit or .tcx). The GPS file please - No links or screengrabs!
  • (A guide how to download a .gpx file from STRAVA here).

  • Craft
  • Any craft paddled should be specifically designed to be suitable for the chosen venue and conditions and should be in a seaworthy and safe condition.
  • Any suitable craft can now be used on any run.

  • Assistance
  • No sails, motors etc. - human paddle power only.
  • Wash-hanging only from other members within the paddling team.
  • No assistance from outside the paddling team.
  • No paddles from organised 3rd party events/commercial coaching or guiding.

  • Safety
  • The paddler(s) must undertake an assessment of risk, for their chosen route, venue and conditions.
  • The management of any risk is entirely the responsibility of the paddler(s).
  • Ensure you/your group is capable of handling any conditions or hazards possible on your chosen route.
  • Paddlers must wear a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) at all times whilst on the water.
  • Helmets and Leashes should be worn where appropriate (helmets on moving water - leashes on Skis, SUP's etc on open water).
  • All craft must be rendered unsinkable, either by manufacturer design (bulkheads etc.) or via extra buoyancy devices (fitted airbags etc.)
  • Safety equipment such as VHF radio, PLB, flares, mobile phone, map, compass, shelter etc. should be carried as deemed appropriate.
  • Leave details of your route and time of return with a shore party and inform HM Coastguard as appropriate.
  • If you choose to paddle solo be aware of the significant extra risks involved.
  • If you have any doubts - THEN DO NOT GO!

Submit a time here.

Read the PSK Safety Page