Blueway 10K

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Canoeing Ireland members get your free 12 week training programme, weekly training videos and free entry to your local Blueway 10K event on the 20th August by registering for Blueway 10K below.

Sign up for Blueway 10K here.

Logo 1Blueway 10K is a fresh approach to canoeing and paddlesports, picture couch to 5k but on the water.  Blueway 10K aims to take all the hassle out of paddling activity, allowing people quick and easy access to the water.  This no nonsense workout will allow people to turn up in regular workout clothes, put on a buoyancy aid, grab a boat and paddle, and go for short intensive work out.

The programme is based on a 12 week training programme, running from the 28th May 2016 to the 20th August 2016, with three hours of activity a week.  The programme is designed for three one hour workouts but these can be combined and adapted into two 1.5 hour work outs or even one 3 hour workout to suit participant’s busy schedules.  Participants should be aiming to complete more than 2/3’s of the training programme over the 12 weeks.  On the 20th of August 2016 we will co-ordinate a series of Blueway 10K events around Ireland so participants can attend a Blueway 10K event locally minimising logistics and travel.


Blueway 10K is tailored for total beginners who have never paddled before but due to its new approach to paddlesports coaching will also be suitable and beneficial to intermediate and even expert paddlers who want to improve their paddling technique and fitness.  The Blueway 10K will be the perfect summer training routine to prepare for the 2016 Liffey Descent.  Although the programme is written for kayaks, the Blueway 10K can be completed in any paddlesports craft including sit on tops, open canoes and stand up paddle boards.

Canoeing Ireland SlalomWith the input of three times Olympian Eoin Rheinisch and World Championship Marathon Paddler and PhD in Sports Science Neil Flemming, Canoeing Ireland have developed a comprehensive 12 week, 36 session training programme which can be easily understood and implemented on your local stretch of water. This step by step programme will guide participants, instructors and coaches through progressions in technical skills, physical fitness, mental preparation, tactics and nutrition.

This training programme has the potential to revolutionise Irish Paddlesports.  We guarantee that anyone who completes or delivers this training programme, no matter how novice or experienced you are, will improve their paddling skills, get fitter and be amazed by the beauty of Irelands Waterways.

If your club or business is interested in delivering the Blueway 10K training programme or a Blueway 10K event click below.

Sign up for Blueway 10K here.

Important Blueway 10K Dates

  • 1st April close of Activity Partner & Event Registrations
  • 18th April Blueway 10K Launch Event & release of first promotional video clip
  • 18th April Blueway 10K Marketing & Technical Workshop for providers
  • 14th Mary Blueway 10K National Open Day
  • 28th May Start of Blueway 10K training
  • Weekly release of training videos and training plans
  • 20th August Blueway 10K events nationally