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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Support the development of Newbury Canoe Club's new clubhouse.
Newbury Canoe Club is committed to improving canoeing opportunities in the local area
and ensuring the continued running of the Waterside Series.
We currently have a shortfall in our funding, are you able to help?
If you want to know more or wish to donate please use this link

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2019 Results
A Results
B Results

2018 Results
A Results
B Results
C Cancelled
D Cancelled

2017 Results
A Results
B Results
C Results
D Results
S Results

2016 Results
A Results
B Results
C Results
D Results
S Results

2015 Results
A Results
B Results
C Results
D Results
S Results

Race B - Results (Final) + C Details

Emergency Number Change for 2019
Please use: 07870 769687

** Perpetual Trophy Holders (from 2017) - Please return them at C **

RACE A & B Results
We are in need of extra bodies to assist in various areas of the Series.
Final: A Results
Final: B Results

Race C - Checkin & Car Parking
Aim: To reduce the Car parking pressure, by splitting Checkin into two parts
Split Schedule: Diagram
Parking: ONLY cars with Kayaks/Canoes on will be permitted to park
at the school, Minibuses will now be placed into hard standing located behind the GYM.
All other cars can drop off persons/kit (if necessary) within the designated area on the main road and then
proceed south towards Pewsey and park in the Industrial Estate on the left after a small down hill.

Use First Start Window:
. . . If you Paddled 2019 Race B in a time OVER 3hrs
. . . If you know you are likely to take more than 4 hours to complete Race C
. . . If you are unsure or if this is your first entry
. . . Late entries still available - use this window please.
Use the Second Start Window:
. . . If you Paddled 2019 Race B in a time UNDER 3hrs
. . . If you know you are likely to take less than 4 hours to complete Race C
Finish Window:
. . . The Finish window will START at 13:00
. . . Will be extended by 15 Mins to 14:45 (for Prize Giving at 3Pm)
. . . . We are prepared to be flexible on the Finish Window timings as this is our
. . . . . second year trialing this Separate Start Window at Pewsey

Checkin times:
. . First Checkin starts at 08:00
. . Second Checkin Time Starts at 10:00 - DO NOT Arrive any earlier than 09:45
Changing Checkins: If you wish to Swap - please email so we can monitor

Food: The young ladies who have been at A & B,
are being coerced out of bed early to bring their wares to the start for Race C and then
also be available at the finish. Your support to date has been most generous - Thankyou.

HELP! required
We are in need of extra bodies to assist in various areas of the Series.
Especially with carparking and the Road Crossing at Pewsey.
If you can offer your help - in some cases for a few hours we would love to hear from you
Please make contact via

RACE A - Incident
If you witnessed the two youths push one of our competitors in the canal
we would be most greatful if you would see us at Race Control or email us.

So far we have links to photos taken during the series:-
Race A: Gary Kinghorn: Link
[ If you know of other links do please let me know ]

2019 Entrering
Races C & D are still open and can except entries. (Late entry Applies after Wednesday before race)
2019 Entry form, the Series Information Sheet and Rules are all now available.
We have held our price for 2019 except to cover the levy increase of £1 per seat per race.

When entrering:-
- [If possible] type your details on the Entry form and then print.
- Photocopy/Scan (on the back of the entry form [if possible]) you BCU Card.
- If paying online - Use the Correct Reference [1stPaddlersSurname][ClassNumber].
- If paying online - Complete how much you are paying on the entry form.
- If Paying online - Send in your Entry Form (with BCU Card Image) by GPO mail.

2019 Entry Form and Files
2019 Entry Form (MS Word [.docx])
2019 Rules
2019 Information Sheet
2019 Online Banking Statement
2019 Team nomination form
2019 Great Bedwyn Timing Schedule
2019 Pewsey Timing Schedule

2019 Entry Form (MS Word 97-2004 [.doc])
2019 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
Most files are PDF - use the Email address below if you have difficulty reading PDF formated files.

Waterside 2019 Series Dates

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 2019 Waterside Series of races are:-

Race A 24 February 2019Great Bedwyn to Newbury13.5 miles 21 portages
Race B 10th March 2019Newbury to Aldermaston & Back17.5 miles 19 portages
Race C 24th March 2019Pewsey to Newbury23 miles 35 portages
Race D 7th April 2019Devizes to Newbury34 miles 35 portages

The Waterside Series is recognised as being the classic build up for the Devizes to Westminster Race.
[ Check out other events to help with your Pre-DW training here ]

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.

Two Canadian sub-categories (qualifying for Series prizes): Ladies C2 Ladies C1

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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Last modified: 20 March 2019


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