Stand Up Paddle League - CambridgeDo you live or work in or around Cambridge? Do you want to take part in a fun paddle league next summer right in the city centre? If so read on....
Stand Up Paddle League
We are passionate people, striving to achieve something fun and unique in a world full of rules.
We thought we'd take events you would traditionally associate with the land and make them float on water. Then create a friendly and fun competition, stage this in a city centre, combine it with a comprehensive training programme, encourage teams of friends, companies and professionals and you have all the necessary ingredients to make this the best participation event ever.
We have created the UK's first Stand Up Paddle League open to everyone.
What's involved in the Paddle League?
Your team will compete in 3 highly original events on the day:
If your team posts one of the fastest times on an event then it will progress through to the finals.
In the finals you will compete for some amazing prizes but all is not lost for those who don't make it through to the finals as we will also be awarding prizes for best attitude, most improved, best wipeout, best recovery (from an almost certain wipeout), most money raised for charity and much more. Have fun, get sponsored and raise money for charity.
Enter your team today for your chance to be part of history! www.fenpaddle.co.uk
What is Standup Paddle-boarding?
Standup Paddle-boarding shares some skills associated with canoeing, kayaking, surfing and skateboarding. When you get on the board and start paddling for the first time, you will feel your core muscles working to maintain your balance. You could be working muscles your body may have switched off, so you will be toning and getting fitter and as you are standing up, you will get to explore and interact with everything around you.
- Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace
- Corporate Team Building
- New Year's Resolutions
- A sense of adventure
- Part of a combined health and sports training programme
- Get outdoors and do something new
Where and when?
We have tournaments planned for the rivers in Cambridge and Norwich during the summer of 2010, with at least one other city possible and are welcome to approaches from other cities or parties interested in hosting a tournament.
A student tournament (dependent on finding a suitable sponsor) would take place at the beginning of June before they finish for the year, with the main tournament for all other teams planned for the end of July and don't worry about getting double-booked with any World Cup Football as we'll want to be watching the games too.
Who can take part?
We welcome teams of friends, company teams, universities, professionals etc. You will compete against your peers, as we will be grouping similar teams/companies together in leagues for some extra friendly competition. Some teams will take this tournament seriously and that is great but don't be put off entering your team and having fun as there will be plenty of obstacles to even things out.
Raise money for charity whilst having fun and trying this exciting new sport!
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