We would also advise only experienced crews to train on most of the K&A Canal at this time
and especially avoid Newbury Lock through to Reading.
Race B Results:
Provisional RACE B Results
Thankyou to all that paddled today, and your comments about
how well we have coped with the buildup to this event and
to the Friendly Marshals at the Start and throughout the Course.
A new page exists helping you plan your training.
A list of Hazards and then more details can be found on each by
downloading the relevant PDF file. (F10 = Updated Feb 10th 2014)
The link to the new page is here or on the left called Training F10
*NEW* PLEASE PLEASE use the Microsoft Word document with protected form fields
to fill in this years entry form.
This is a 2011 WORD [.docx] readable by most MS Word versions since 2003.
Word file will download into your usual "internet downloads" directory/folder,
or use right mouse click and choose "File Save as."
Use the Tab key to navigate through the fields and enter your details, then print the form off.
You can use Space bar to select/deselect the tick boxes.
** Don't forget to sign the Entry Form after printing !! (Both paddlers if Doubles)
If having difficulties try the MS Word 97-2002 [.doc] version or .pdf (link below).
NCC Waterside Membership:
*NEW* This is new for 2014
NCC will be announcing a new Membership available to all Waterside Participants.
A new category similar to the current Services Category
The benefits and criteria are yet to be finalised - Watch this Space!
( Leave the Check Box on the entry forms blank for now )
2014 Entry Form (MS Word [.docx])
2014 Entry Form (MS Word 97-2002 [.doc])
2014 Entry Form - Please use only if you don't have MS Word [.pdf] Fill in by hand LEGIBLY
2014 Information Sheet
Support Crew Etiquette
Waterways Code Leaflet
Team Nomination Form
Most files are PDF - use the Email address below if you can't read PDF format files.
2013 list of Records broken
RACE A: K2 Junior Ladies - Isobel Smith & Megan Middleton [Fowey/BCCC] 2:03:37 (New Class)
RACE A: K1 Senior - Tim Pendel [Norwich] 2:03:37 (12yrs, 17seconds)
RACE B: K2 Junior Ladies - Isobel Smith & Megan Middleton [Fowey/BCCC] 2:37:50 (1yr, 2:30)
RACE B: K2 Mixed - Steve Baker & Lizzie Broughton [Richmond] 2:12:10 (21yr, 5:39)
RACE D: K2 Mixed - Steve Baker & Lizzie Broughton [Richmond] 4:40:19 (16yr, 4:10)
RACE D: K1 Junior - Sam Plummer [Leighton Buzzard] 4:52:48 (14yrs, 2:47)
SERIES: K2 Mixed - Steve Baker & Lizzie Broughton [Richmond] 11:44:09 (2yr, 48:17)
SERIES: K1 Junior - Sam Plummer [Leighton Buzzard] 12:17:47 (14yrs, 3:43)
SERIES: C1 - Tom Fryer [Hemel Hempstead] 15:09:01 (18yrs, 5:30)
2013 saw some longstanding records fall but there are still 3 Records dating back to 1988 or 1989 !!!
Waterside 2014 Series Details
The Waterside Series of Marathon Races comprises of four races held on the Kennet and Avon Canal in
They are organised by Newbury Canoe Club and sponsored by Marsport.
The dates for the 2014 Waterside Series of races are:-
||23rd February 2014||Great
Bedwyn to Newbury||13.5 miles
||9th March 2014||Newbury to Aldermaston &
||23rd March 2014||Pewsey to Newbury||23 miles
||6th April 2014||Devizes to Newbury||34 miles
The Waterside Series is recognised as being the classic build up for the
Devizes to Westminster Race.
However. the Waterside Series offers its own challenge, and to complete the series is an achievement in itself.
There are 13 classes:-
|K2 Senior||K2 Veterans||K1 Junior||Junior/Vet|
|K2 Junior||K2 Mixed||K1 Ladies||C2|
|K2 Ladies||K1 Senior||K1 Veteran||C1|
|K2 Junior Ladies|
There are prizes for each race, and the Series Trophies are awarded at the end of the fourth race, to the
crew who has completed all 4 races in the fastest total time in each class.
In addition there are Series Senior, Junior & School team events, for any combination of 3 to 8 paddlers
in a minimum of 3 boats.
Other Series trophies are:-
|Services Trophy||For the fasted crew (in any class) representing a
|Keith Donkin Cup||For the fastest K1 Veteran Master, male or female (over
50 on 1st January of year of race)|
|Junior Ladies K2 Trophy|
presented by Kimbolton
|For the fastest Junior Ladies K2|
|School Teams Trophy|
presented by the Schools
|For the fastest team in the Junior Team Event
representing a school.|
|John Baggs Trophy|
presented by Bedford School
|For the fastest Junior C2|
|Lyn McLaren Trophy
||For the fastest Junior Mixed K2|
For the fastest Masters K2 (both paddlers over 50 on
1st January of year of race).|
Race Organiser: Clive Williams
Send completed entries to:
Waterside Series Entry,
35 Kingsley Close,
Cheques written out please to: Newbury Canoe Club
Race day Emergency / Retirement Contact number: 07507 173145 (Only to be used on each race day)
March 7th 2014