Hasler Marathon Race - 30th June 2024

COURSES: All races will start and finish at the Club House (Course changes possible) Divisions 1, 2 & 3 Singles, 2,3 Doubles 12 Miles 2 Portages (1 short lap x 1 long lap) Divisions 4, 5 & 6 Singles & 4,5 & 6 Doubles 7.5 Miles 2 Portages (1 long lap) Divisions 7, 8 & 9 Singles and Doubles 4 Miles 0 Portages (1 short lap) Geoff Sanders U14 Races 2 Miles

CHECK IN: All Divisions check in from 9.00 – 10.30.

FOOD & DRINKS: Light refreshments will be provided for all competitors after the races. Other food and drink will be available for purchase.

PARKING: Car park is located about .25 mile from the clubhouse, cross the first bridge over the canal. Paddle from the bridge to clubhouse. If drop off needed use lay-by near club to unload. No parking on the roadside please. If require disabled parking then let us know and we can reserve a space in the lay-by.

CLOSING DATE:  Saturday 15th June 2024

To register, please go to: https://entries.gbcanoemarathon.co.uk/entries

Further enquiries please email: marathon@shropshirepaddlesport.org 

Shropshire Paddlesport Open Day - 17th June

Our famous Open Day is on 17th June this year between 10:00 and 14:00.

No need to book, just come along in your old clothes and trainers and be prepared to have a go.

We have an extensive range of paddlesport craft: 

  • SUPs
  • Open canoes
  • Kayaks
  • Sea kayaks
  • Raft
  • Marathon
  • Rowing trainer for marathon
  • Bell Boat – 8 people at a time
  • Coracle – for the brave!
All our coaches will be around to help you and you can try a number of craft to see which you like the best. There will be plenty of food and refreshments so that you can sit and relax after you have been on the water.

Free parking will be sign posted.


Our Club

Here at Shropshire Paddlesport we run a professional but informal family orientated club offering opportunities for children and adults at all levels to enjoy paddling in kayaks, canoes and SUP’s in a relaxed and safe environment.

Shropshire Paddlesport is an affiliated British Canoeing not-for-profit club.

Looking to join? 

We run informal coaching sessions on Saturday mornings between 9:30 & 11:30. The cost is £12 for non-members and £1.00 for members. Single membership is £60 per year. For more details go to the Membership Page.


Our Vision

Our vision is to inspire and nurture the human spirit, one paddle stroke at a time. Whatever your paddle discipline (kayak, canoe, SUP or racing boat) we will offer continual improvement and recognition for all abilities and all ages in our community. Individuals and families, experienced or new to our sport will be welcomed into our family friendly, community focused Club, caring of its members and the environment they paddle in.

What we do

The modern club house is on an excellent site next to the canal with shower and changing facilities. Saturday morning is offered to anyone who wants to try paddling or improve their skills. The summer progamme includes marathon, kayaking, SUP and open boat evenings. Tours on local rivers and lakes and further afield in Scotland and France.

During the winter months we run regular pool sessions with volunteer coaches teaching and supporting members acquire new skills.


New Members, whether you are an experienced paddler or curious novice we are waiting to welcome you! As a member you can borrow the equipment you need and our Coaches will get you safely afloat and enjoying paddling. For any questions, Membership Application Forms and our current Membership Fees, please click the link below.

Current Members: please ensure we have your current email address as Club Events will only be notified to the Members email list. Our new Membership Year starts on 1 May. Remember you need to complete a Membership Form annually. 

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Areas Covered by Our Club

Based at the Queens Head, Oswestry we are easily accessible for standup paddleboard (SUP), canoeing, kayaking, rafting, marathon racing, sea kayaking in Oswestry and Shrewsbury. We are easy to get to from all areas of Shropshire and so wherever you live in Shrewsbury or Oswestry we are your first choice for canoeing and kayaking. We have plenty of parking along the road that runs along side of the Montgomery Canal and with our sessions on a Saturday its makes a great start to your weekend.