Dinnertime Destress

Posted 3y 2mth ago by Lara Hogan

Tidy Desk, Tidy Mind, right?

Sometimes it’s the little things we don’t even notice that can cause us stress. For some people, having a cluttered space where you work and/or relax can be one of them. 

Join me this evening where I attempt to organise the Lesser Coventry Garbage Patch aka my room. Have a chat, have a go, or just watch me attempt to be productive, everyone’s welcome. Just take some time for yourself today. 

Catch you later! Click here to join

Paddling Love,


Strava: Week 1 Update

Posted 3y 2mth ago by Claudia Perry

Happy February one and all!💜


Here’s your update for week 1 of the strava challenge, and the new challenges for week 2:


A massive well done to everyone who’s taken part this week - the kudos has been flowing!!🌊 And a special shout out to James, reaching the Etive level🤩🤩 - providing us all with some motivation💪.


For week 2, in the words of Miley Cyrus, it’s all about The Climb🎶 -  the challenge focus will be elevation🏔⛰.


🧡Usk: 100m

🧡Leven: 200m

🧡Etive: 300m


Strava automatically tracks elevation, so just remember to start tracking all your runs/walks as runs and get climbing some mountains🧗‍♀️🧗‍♂️!


As always, the goals will be reset on Sunday at midnight, and if you’re yet to join us, then the link to the strava group is here.


Feel free to share any snaps of your adventures in the comments below!!📸


Strava love, have a great week,



Strava Palava: The Return

Posted 3y 2mth ago by Claudia Perry

New year, new lockdown, and now a new club strava challenge!🥳


It was great to see so many of our members get involved in the strava challenge last term - so I hope you’re all ready and raring to go for round two - wherever you are!!🏃‍♂️🏃🏃‍♀️

Over the next several weeks, the club will launch new weekly challenges on Mondays, and you can pick which river level to aim for each week:


💧Usk: everyone needs a gentle paddle every once in a while🛀

💦Leven: for something a little choppier🗡

🌊Etive: aim high and push the boat out🛶


The goals will reset every Sunday at midnight, and walking and running activities only will be counted.


For week 1, we’re keeping it simple, kicking off with the following distance-based challenges:

💙Usk: 10km

💙Leven: 20km

💙Etive: 30km


Week 1 starts NOW (so it’s a slightly shorter week this week!!) - get out in the fresh air and enjoy the last of the ❄️snow❄️ while you can.


As before, activities will be tracked via our club 🧡strava group🧡, so if you haven’t already, join us at the link here. To allow your activities to be tracked to the club group, both runs and walks need to be tracked as ‘runs’.


On another note, I don’t think I’m alone in still being in the “trying to wrap my head around it” phase of the times we’re living through. Take this as a friendly reminder that me and the rest of both execs are here if you need us.

Be kind to yourself, you’re doing amazing💜


Sending ‘kudos’ and socially-distanced hugs,


Claudia and both execs xxxxx

Week 3 Destress 🇯🇵🇯🇵

Posted 3y 2mth ago by Joe Petersen

😌😌dinnertime destress😌😌

tommorow's destress will be Japanese themed 🇯🇵⛩️🗾🍵

so get yourself under a warm kotatsu🔥, brew yourself a green tea ☕(or a hot drink of your choice), and we'll do some origami 📜

in the meantime I hope everyone is taking some time outside to enjoy the snow! ❄️☃️🥶

join the call at 7pm for all the fun and good vibes

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Week 3 Social - Macmillan Quiz Night 🧐

Posted 3y 2mth ago by Dan Collier

Good afternoon all,

For the social this week we are hosting a quiz night, which has been created by Macmillan Cancer Support. As a way to support Macmillan we are asking everyone who wishes to attend the evening to donate a minimum of £1.50 using the link below: 

Macmillan Cancer Support is a great charity that supports people living with cancer and like many charities has been hit hard by the pandemic with fundraising events being cancelled and charity shops having to close during lockdowns. For more information about the charity visit the link below: 

The quiz will be on Thursday at 7 pm on discord and there will be 2 quizzes, an original Quiz night quiz and a 2020 quiz, so turn up to test your knowledge, have some fun and support a great charity.

Social love,

Dan, James and all the exec

Dinertime Destress

Posted 3y 3mth ago by Tara
DESTRESSSSSS at Dinnertime
Hopefully everyone's having a good start to term. Destress will be continuing this week on Monday at 7pm. This week we'll be learning some sign language. It would also be great to learn some words from anyone's second or native languages if they're willing to share. Follow the link below to join:
Polo love

Week 16 Cocktail social

Posted 3y 3mth ago by James Hickmott
🍹🧊 Week 16 Cocktails social 🧊🍹
Salut all,
This week, we will be heading to discord on Thursday at 7:00 for a cocktail🍸🥂 social. So feel free to dress up and bring whatever interesting drinks you can find around the house🍾, ready to make any kind of fancy cocktail.
Looking forward to seeing you all there,
Social love,
From James, Dan and all the exec.

We may not be on campus but the socials must go on!

Posted 3y 3mth ago by Dan Collier
Afternoon all,
With many of us still being at home this term 😢, socials will be online until we move back to campus. James and I will be releasing the theme of the social each week and they will be on Thursdays at 7pm.
This week we will be having a curry night 🍛. So either buy or make yourself a curry and come along to discord at 7pm for a chance to catch up and get food envy.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Social love,
Dan, James and all the exec
Link to discord:

Dinnertime Destress

Posted 3y 3mth ago by Claudia Perry

Dinnertime Destress is BACK


It may be a new year, but we’re still here every Monday evening for some dedicated chill time


This week's theme is a simple one - catch up cuppa. After the Christmas break I’m looking forward to catching up with you all over a hot (or cold) brew. And with all this extra time on our hands I’m looking for comfort drink inspiration, so bring your best beverages. (This is your advanced warning to stock up on that new hot choc powder you’ve been eyeing up (treat yourself, it’s 2021)). 


We’re talking anything from a hot chocolate explosion, to a delicate herbal infusion - whatever takes your fancy and will help you unwind. 


Looking forward to seeing you all at 7pm on Monday 11th Jan, at this teams link.


Relaxing canolo vibes,


Claudia xxx

Presidents’ Post and Merry Christmas

Posted 3y 3mth ago by Claudia Perry
Hi everyone!
We hope you’re all looking forward to Christmas and taking a well-deserved break
First off a huge thank you to everyone this term - for your patience, cooperation and positivity during what has been a term like no other.
Despite everything, we’ve got plenty to look back on:
Both clubs successfully held several covid-secure taster sessions (remember pool sessions!!) and leam training was back in full force. The canoe club ran a brilliant white water trip to the Peak District, and canoe polo had their best-attended ball throwing session in recent memory.
In addition to this, we launched weekly Dinnertime Destress, our lovely social secs kept us entertained every Thursday evening, and our strava lockdown challenge got us moving in the fresh air!
With next terms’ plans as definite as everything else at the mo (aka up in the air), we will keep you all updated with the clubs’ happenings in the new year.
But rest assured, as soon as restrictions allow, we will be back on the water with a splash.
Until then, Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, and try not to miss us too much,
Canolo love from your canolo presidents,
Owen and Claudia