The Waterside Series
Of Canoe Races

Organised by: Newbury Canoe Club

Sponsored by: Marsport
With grateful help from Adventure Dolphin and Devizes Canoe Club

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A few infringements today, but more positives this Time.
Your patience on the Start line, was much appreciated.
More will follow...shortly here.

Race B Results

RACE B Results

All Trailers need to be parked in the Newbury Football Club Car Park
- Faraday Road. (RG14 2DW)
UPDATE: No Barrier, Normal parking charges still apply.
From A4 Thatcham turn Left just after the Mercedes Garage
From the Robin Hood Roundabout Exit on the A4 towards THATCHAM
move immeditaely into the RIGHT hand lane and take the first Right
local Map

Race A Results **FINAL** 19Feb

RACE A Results

RACE A PHOTOGRAPS: Here Courtesy of Tony Smith.

THANKYOU TO YOU ALL as the formula of the Split start at Great Bedwyn worked!
Watch this space as discussions are being held regarding implementing similar
for the remaining races. Each Race has its own dynamics and we want to make things
better and not worse, so a gradual introduction or trialing other ideas may well take place.

Two brand new Marshalls helping us for the first time have experienced the
Full Red Racing Mist, swearing and being forcibly knock out of the way.
Both incidents happened at Kintbury, being trained and supervised by
seasoned and experienced Marshals they were acting on MY Authority
As you are well aware ANY marshal has NO right to to STOP any Vehicle on
the National Highway. And it is clearly stated that we, if necessary, will stop
you in order to prevent a collision between you and Highway Traffic.
If you can't accept this - then DON'T ENTER OUR EVENTS !
Unfortunately the culprit's racing numbers were not recorded otherwise
the perpetrators would have had a severe time penalty or even risked
disqualification by their unacceptable actions and verbal abuse.

We are short of Help to run this event, can I ask for any volunteers to assist in any of the following areas.
Starters, Road Crossing Marshals, Finishline.
If you are a large Club or Organisation that are entering can you also
- consider supplying a Road Crossing Marshal (18+)
More details and information to follow.
Please email me Clive on:

Online Payments!
Please read the following guidlines before making your payments online.

2015 Dates & files
Race A: 8 Feb -- Great Bedwyn to Newbury
Race B: 22 Feb - Newbury to Aldermaston Warf and Return
Race C: 8 Mar -- Pewsey to Newbury
Race D: 22 Mar - Devizes to Newbury

2015 Entry Form (MS Word [.docx])
2015 Rules
2015 Information Sheet
2015 Online Banking Statement

2015 Entry Form (MS Word 97-2002 [.doc])
2015 Entry Form - Please use only if you don't have MS Word [.pdf] Fill in by hand LEGIBLY

Support Crew Etiquette
Paddling Etiquette
Waterways Code Leaflet
Team Nomination Form
Most files are PDF - use the Email address below if you can't read PDF format files.

2014 Files
RACE B Results
RACE C Results
RACE D Results
Series Results

2013 list of Records broken (2014 Comming Soon)
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 2015 Series Details

The Waterside Series of Marathon Races comprises of four races held on the Kennet and Avon Canal in the Spring.
They are organised by Newbury Canoe Club and sponsored by Marsport.

The dates for the 2015 Waterside Series of races are:-

Race A 8th February 2015Great Bedwyn to Newbury13.5 miles 21 portages
Race B 22nd February 2015Newbury to Aldermaston & Back17.5 miles 19 portages
Race C 8th March 2015Pewsey to Newbury23 miles 35 portages
Race D 22nd March 2015Devizes to Newbury34 miles 35 portages

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 SeniorK2 VeteransK1 JuniorJunior/Vet
K2 JuniorK2 MixedK1 LadiesC2
K2 LadiesK1 SeniorK1 VeteranC1
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 TrophyFor the fasted crew (in any class) representing a Uniformed Service
Keith Donkin CupFor the fastest K1 Veteran Master, male or female (over 50 on 1st January of year of race)
Junior Ladies K2 Trophy
presented by Kimbolton School
For the fastest Junior Ladies K2
School Teams Trophy
presented by the Schools Canoeing Association
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
SKB Award For the fastest Masters K2 (both paddlers over 50 on 1st January of year of race).

Contact Information

Race Organiser: Clive Williams

Send completed entries to:

Waterside Series Entry,
Mike Richman,
35 Kingsley Close,
RG14 2EB

Cheques written out please to: Newbury Canoe Club
( please refer to the Online Banking Statement if considering paying via this method )

Race day Emergency / Retirement Contact number: 07507 173145 (Only to be used on each race day)



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