Blueway 10k Gartan OETC

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Blueway 10k

General Info 

The Blueway 10K initiative is a 12 week program designed to develop fitness through the sport of kayaking. It has been compared to ‘Couch to 5k’ in that it is a progressive training plan that not only increases ones fitness and strength but also encourages technical skill development thereby improving coordination, balance and dexterity.

Blueway 10k is the result of a collaboration between Canoeing Ireland the National Governing Body for canoeing in Ireland, Irish Olympian Eoin Rheinisch and Dr Neil Fleming an accomplished World Championship sprint kayaker.

There is no prior experience or equipment required. Just bring your gym gear, old runners and hit the water! Gartan provides; kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids … the rest is up to you!!

Each week you will be required to complete 3 x hours of training by way of 2 x 1.5 hour sessions. The sessions will run from 1830 – 2000 on a Monday and Thursday evenings starting Monday the 30th May.

The grand finale is a 10K race/paddle which will take place at one of the Waterways Ireland ‘Blueways’ towards the end of August 2016.

The cost of the course varies depending on how much of it you want to commit to.


  • €30 for 1 week
  • €100 for 4 weeks
  • €270 for the 12 week programme

Payment by Instalments:-

  • 3 x instalments
  • Note:  This option is only available for the 12 week course
  • The 1 week and 4 week courses must be paid for upfront
  • If paying in instalments, the first payment is €150, the second and third are €60 (total €270)

Payment dates:-

26 May             All payments to be received to secure a place

1 & 4 week options to be paid in full and if paying 12 week option in 3 x instalments, €150 to be paid

27 June            Second payment for 12 week option €60

25 July             Third (final) payment for 12 week option €60

Registration is mandatory with Canoeing Ireland (CI) to receive training schedules and online video tutorials each week. This payment also covers CI membership and race registration for the 10k race in August. Registration costs an additional €30 and is payable through the CI website à link

  The course fee is payable to Gartan.

Session Times:-

Mondays and Thursdays from 1830 – 2000 hr starting Monday 30th May

Please note, 6.30pm sharp, on the slipway ready to go!

Email: Tel: 074 91 37032.

Blueway 10k


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