The Waterside Series
Of Canoe Races

Organised by: Newbury Canoe Club

Sponsored by: Marsport
With grateful help from Adventure Dolphin

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Race B Provisional Results

***** If you are NEW to the series then please download and read
the Information Sheet and Rules. *****

Click here to view our all NEW Website

Race B

A big shout to all the marshals along the course today,
more than usual to keep everyone safe with the conditions.

And thanks to you all for an incident free event.

Results: Race B Provisional

Prevention of Invasive plants/animals spread.
Please adhere to all the good practice advice such as CHECK CLEAN and DRY.
CRT alone spend over £700,000 annually to manage invasive species.
Further advise and Guidance is available from.
British Canoeing
Non-Native Species Secretariat
Canal and River Trust:
- Main Article
- A readable blog article
- How CRT are tackling this growing issue.

2024 Information Files

2024 Rules
2024 Information Sheet
2024 Risk Assessment (20/01/2024)
2024 Entry Form
Paddling Etiquette
Support Crew Etiquette
Waterways Code Leaflet
** Note the change to Rule 6, a Requirement to let
us know of any Junior Entrant under the age of 16

Released: 02-Jan-2024
Please be mindful of the current paddling conditions along the K&A Canal.
We are experiencing high water flows which will mean that inflows
to the Canal from the River Kennet will be more aggressive.
Likewise Weirs and outflows will also have a greater tow on canoes.
Another hazard in these conditions are mored narrow boats
that are within the main flow of the river sections.
Please be vigilant and take extra care if out training on our waters,
especially if they are unfamiliar to you.

2024 Entries
Released: 26-Dec-2023
Waterside Series Entries Are now Live
MRC Website: Click here to Enter

2024 Waterside Series Dates
Released: 07-Dec-2023
Race Dates:
Race A: Feb 04 - (Online Entries Close: 31-Jan [No Late Entries])
Race B: Feb 18 - (Online Entries Close: 14-Feb [Late Entries on the day])
Race C: Mar 03 - (Online Entries Close: 28-Feb [Late Entries on the day])
Race D: Mar 17 - (Online Entries Close: 13-Mar [Late Entries on the day])

2024 Website/Results Service/Changes
Released: 07-Dec-2023
We are in the progress of makeing a big change
to the Waterside Website
Ultimately it will be moving to the Existing
Newbury Canoe Club website.
Both Sites are being updated in Tandem
with the same information.
Click here or the Waterside Series Logo at the top

Results Service:
Last year we used in tandem a new results service.
This year we intend to use the new service as
the primary results, with the original being used to
verify their accuracy.

We are also in the progress of reviewing/re-organising
most of the paperwork for the Series.
There are NO major changes to the information or the rules.
And any changes will be clearly identified/publicised.

Waterside 2024 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 UK.
The dates for the 2024 Waterside Series of races are:-

Race A 4th February 2024Great Bedwyn to Newbury13.5 miles 21 portages
Race B 18th February 2024Newbury to Aldermaston & Back17.5 miles 19 portages
Race C 3rd March 2024Pewsey to Newbury23 miles 35 portages
Race D 17th March 2024Devizes to Newbury34 miles 35 portages

Newbury - Parking
( Note: Trailer Drivers still please use Faraday Road [RG14 2AD])
There is a major change to the route to Newbury Wharf [RG14 5AS].
Please see the annotated Maps

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.

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,
Newbury Canoe Club,
Newbury Wharf
RG14 5DF

Cheques written out please to: Newbury Canoe Club
( please refer to the Online Banking Statement if considering paying via this method )
( ALSO please if possible photocopy your BC (or other) Card(s) on the reverse of the Printed Entry form )

Race day Emergency / Retirement Contact number: 07870 769 687 >



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