Mar 26

‘Squadlets get a head start towards Quadrathlon

So the day finally arrived, Saturday 25/03/17, & we embarked on making some world class Quadrathletes with 12 intrepid Lincsquad Youth & Squadlets who had booked their places.

17362464_10207578135165321_3875957055474609351_nWe began on dry land with the introduction of how to sit correctly in the kayak, not as simple as you may think. But everyone had a go & understood what they needed to do.

Any nervousness and apprehension soon disappeared as the first drills began poolside which was a basic introduction to sitting in it,  the paddle (don’t laugh as I had no idea that there was a different one for a right handed and left handed person) followed by how to get in and out of a kayak whilst in the water from the edge of the pool (not as simple as you think) and with all Squadlets managing to stay dry doing this it felt as if they were all going to take to this kayaking like ducks to water. 17522999_10207578134605307_5180547318668295734_n

17458442_10207578135565331_1757787512989138921_nThe next drill was how to get out of the kayak when it had capsized and they enjoyed it so much they wanted to repeat it over and over again.
Various drills followed; getting used to using the paddle, going backwards, round one way & then round the other, steering etc…… they made it look easy (these lot were born to do this) & before we knew it they were paddling around the pool with such confidence. So with them making it look so easy, we moved them onto to paddling in a straight line and after 3-4 times going up & down the pool they’d all cracked it. With this now mastered they proceeded to complete circuits around the pool it was amazing how they seemed to be able to aim their kayaks at us in the pool!
17499093_10207578134165296_6919761171545255028_nThe final drill set was making them climb back into their kayaks whilst in the water. This was met with more success by some as some (no names Jess) appeared to be able to turn their kayak into a submarine with great ease!

Before we knew it our time was over but all appeared to have had a great time & I would like to thank all who took part, all the parents for letting them have a go, the Lincsquad members & coaches for assisting in the pool and especially to the coaches of Glanford & Scunthorpe Canoe Club for giving up their time to assist us.


Here’s to the next time if you’re all up for it.

Jan 30

Mark Clements Going Solo at the Strathpuffer 2017

Going Solo at the Strathpuffer 2017

I did the Strathpuffer 2 years ago as part of a quad team and for those who aren’t familiar with the event it is billed as the only Winter 24hr Mountain Bike Race. It is held in the Scottish Highlands north of Inverness and competitors can enter as a Solo, Pair, Quad or 10 man team.

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Jan 29

Lincsquad Awards Night 2017

Friday (27th January) saw the circus that is the Lincsquad Awards Night, roll into Redbourne Club in Scunthorpe. For this year’s extravaganza we were at the mercy of Lincsquad’s answer to Ant and Dec, David Hinch and Ric Longcake, to reveal the winners and hand out the awards.

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Jan 19

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Cheque Presentation

At The Club AGM, on 18th January, Lincsquad were very pleased to present a cheque for £2497.26 to Trevor Cherry, from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. This donation was a combination of funds raised by last year’s Paul Kirk Sportive and Christian Brown Ride. It’s fantastic that we were able to give such a sizeable donation to this very worthy cause. This year’s Paul Kirk Sportive takes place on 2nd April. The Christian Brown Ride will be on 12th February, meeting at The Gamekeeper, Scotter at 9am, for a 9.30am start.


Dec 28

2017 Committee positions

As mentioned in the AGM notification post the club will (as per our Constitution) be looking to form the 2017 committee at this meeting.

Up to now we have received the following nominations for each role:


David Hinch nominated by Nicky Robinson 2nd by Steve Grocock

YouthChair – to be voted for at AGM

Nigel Smaller Nominated by Gareth Joseph 2nd by David Hinch

Anna Gibbs Nominated by Stephen Cannings 2nd by Shona Cannings

Club Secretary

Sallie Joseph Nominated by Vikki Stewart 2nd by Amanda Clements


Ric Longcake Nominated by Mike Catley 2nd by Andrew Croft

Coaching Secretary

Tony England Nominated by Julie England 2nd Kev Cooper

Membership Secretary

Rachel Crisp nominated by Loraine Corfield 2nd Julie England

TT Secretary

Kerry Padley Nominated by Mark Padley 2nd Tony England

Race/Events Secretary to be voted for at AGM

Gary Horner nominated by Steve Clark 2nd by Sharon Hartland

Jeff Chappill nominated by Tony England 2nd by Donna Chappill WITHDRAWN

Social Secretary

Jess Porte nominated by Phil Carter 2nd by Andrew Porte

If anyone wishes to know more about any of the above roles contact a current member of the Committee.

Updated 28.12.2016

Nominations added 06.01.2017

Updated 08.01.2017

David H.

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