On the 4th/5th of August 2017 the UK’s most thrilling stand up paddle board (SUP) team challenge ‘Trent100’ will return to the River Trent. This is the second time this unusual event has taken place in the UK and the challenge runs from Great Haywood in Staffordshire along the River Trent to Nottingham. The TRENT100 is not a race with podiums but good times will favour well trained and organised teams. Awards will be given to teams and individuals that demonstrate the spirit of adventure in several categories voted on by the Safety Marshall’s. This event will be completely run on volunteers and all money raised will go back into growing the not-for-profit SUP club SALTWALK based in Derby.
SALTWALK love long river paddles with friends and have decided to turn our favourite route into a team SUP challenge. This is not a race with podiums but good times will favour well trained and organised teams that plan their stops and drafting tactics. Awards will be given to teams and individuals that demonstrate the spirit of adventure in several categories voted on by the Safety Marshall’s.
This will be completely run on volunteers and all money raised will go back into growing our not-for-profit SUP club. We would love to grow this into a SUP event with a festival feel more then a competitive one and hope we can achieve this by including things like the outdoor SUP cinema on Friday and live music at the finish line on Saturday.
Imagine paddling across three counties in England with a team of like-minded adventurers, just your team and your stand up paddle boards thrown against two days and 100 kilometers of fast water, wind, cold and rain whilst trying to make to the finish line in a time to be proud of. This is no day picnic. The TRENT100 promises to challenge you from the first stroke on day one in Staffordshire to the last gasp as you cross the finish line at Nottingham Trent Bridge on day two. Just entering it will impress your friends finishing will amaze them.
The TRENT100 is a team endurance challenge across the three counties of Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Challengers will start in Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire early on the Friday morning as the sun rises, rest overnight with the Trent Adventures team at the stunning Anchor Caves and finish, some of them anyway, in Nottingham at Trent Bridge on Saturday before the sun sets for a celebration at the Nottingham Riverside Festival. Our final destination is a real treat with live music across several world music stages, great good food entertainment in Nottingham to finish with a bang.