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WKC Finish Line Stats

Above image title “Dee Finish Line”; another image from the Wirral Kayak Challenge series. A shameless pun, most definitely intended. 😛

The BBQ put on by the wonderful Wirral Holistic Care Services team was something to behold: well done to all, you really held it together with the heat and the hunger generated by a total of 1320 cumulative miles paddled by the swarm of Kayakers!

Check these stats out:

The average calorific burn for a kayaker is 340 cal/hour.  Let’s up that to 400 because of the heat, and add another 20 for the salty air, and bolt on an additional 20 for the added weight of lunch/kit people were carrying aboard.

Call it 440cal/hr. Sounds about right. Jogging is 238, according to the internet.

The challenge set off at about 09.30 and the average end was 18.30. That’s a total of 9 hours, minus (let’s say) 2.5 for the break on the sandbank beyond Hilbre Island. We’re balancing the calorie burn whilst in the heat there too.

That works out at 7.5 times 440, which is a total of 3,300 calories burned, per person and that’s only from the paddling activity! A total of 290 000 calories.


No wonder there was a queue for the Wirral Holistic Care Services barbecue! What an achievement!

Some other comparative statistics:

79 200 feet – the distance paddled by each kayaker

Total distance paddled: 15 miles from the start point at Wallasey Golf Club, across to West Hoyle Bank (beyond Hilbre Island by about 1.5km) and then to Dee Sailing Club, near Thurstaston Country Park/Caldy Golf Club.

10 000 – the average paddle number of strokes per participant

That’s 880 000 paddle strokes between the entire cohort! These are some big numbers! We’re not sure about paddleboarders, perhaps you guys would like to make a guess! 

29 029 feet – Height of Mt. Everest

According to an article in the Independent, a climber burns 10 000 calories a day, which WKC participants were one third of the way towards by the end of the day!

Those who were sponsored for the event are urged to send in their stats – how much did you make for your charities?

We’d love to gather a grand total! All charities will be mentioned in a mega-post at some point too!

If you have any other fun statistics, like how many sandwiches you had for lunch, how many litres of water you drank, how many hours training you put in… let us know!

Watch the aerial highlight reel over here!

Post your stats over on our Facebook, and we’ll update this page and incorporate it into the mega post when we post it!

Wirral Kayak Challenge

Firstly, well done to all those who participated in the amazing Wirral Kayak Challenge of 2018 – you all deserve a pat on the back, but one that dodges the sunburned bits.

A truly brilliant achievement and a fab way to spend a summer Sunday on the beautiful Wirral coastline.

A massive thank you is in order to the team who organised – Mike and Gill, the core organizers of this event , along with the truly virtuous National Marine support that ultimately made this event safe, viable and possible for all.
A showcase of the sense of community our area has to offer! Hats off to all of you!

We promise you the video will be up soon, but we’re worn out from the event! The video is now up! Watch it here!

We are aiming to have the images and a video put together at the earliest opportunity; we already have one or two images out there on our facebook page and we will have a video released asap for you all to enjoy over on our youtube channel.

We have some time set aside this week to edit and release a highlight reel from the day – we can already say that the footage is simply wonderful. We’ll get images out as we create and edit the video, so watch out for them on the facebook page too.

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Radar Nest at West Kirby Marine Lake

It’s safe to say that today was a hot one, and this sunset photograph is a nicely suitable way to remember it. The image above was captured this evening, as high tide and sunset coincided.  A rare day where the golden sun over the Irish Sea showers over the evening strollers around the Marine Lake on the tip of the Wirral.

The funny shaped lollipop poking out of the water is a radar reflector,designed to be visible in all weathers to ships coming into the Port of Mostyn

Docks over the water on the North Wales coast, and the fishing vessels that come by from Heswall and Parkgate.

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