Thameside 2 Entries – Now Open

The Thameside On-line Entry is now open for Thameside 2!

Paddles Lost @ Thameside 1

Has anybody accidently picked up my Jantex paddles. They were next to my ROMAN K1 carbon hull with red deck on the lower part in the centre of the lawn at RCC. The paddles are split set to LH control at 80 degrees. If you have mistakenly picked these up please contact me on 01491 681547

Thames 1 Results

Excellent conditions for Thameside 1, some 241 seats raced in 151 boats. The quick conditions caught a number of crews out, who finished before the finish window. No action was taken this year, however, next year please allow yourself some extra room on the finish window.

Big thank you to all those who helped make the event run smoothly.

Results can be found T1 2016 Results.

Thanks for all the positive feedback about the race, the course and entry system. Please keep it coming.

On-line check-in for Thameside 2 will open shortly.

Thameside 1

Entry to this year’s Thameside 1 is high, this will put pressure on both start and finish sites.

Therefore, where possible, please car share and remember to always park legally and considerately. This is very important to the future of this event.

Overflow finish car parking:
Please use Albert Road, which is short walk from the club. Please see map for directions.

The Warren (road outside the club)
Due to width restriction of the road parking carefully is required, we will cone off a passing area mid way along the road please don’t block this space.

Everyone racing is required to present their BCU card at check-in or pay for day ticket.

So, remember to
– Bring your BCU card (this is not Hasler Race)
– Bring & wear appropriate kit
– Park legally & considerately

Canoe Pool Session

Improve your paddle skills in warm water – learn support strokes and rolling skills in a safe environment.

  • Time – 4.45 to 5.45pm
  • Dates – Saturday Jan 23rd, Saturday Jan 30th and Saturday 6th Feb
  • Where – Academy Pool, Northumberland Avenue, Reading
  • Equipment – just bring swimming gear and base layer(not the warmest of pools)
  • Cost – Between £8 – £10 (depending on numbers)
  • All invited

To book your place, please notify Michelle Gallop via Facebook or email Michelle on:

Thameside 2016 Entry Now Open

Entries for the 2016 Thameside races is now open! Early Easter means that Thameside 1 is only 4 weeks away. So please don’t delay in getting your entry in.

The Thameside races give the opportunity to paddle on canal and river with varied portage types, some of the trickier parts of the DW course, which are often encountered as the light is starting to fade.

7-Feb T1: Aldermaston to Reading (12 miles)
21-Feb T2: Reading to Marlow (18 miles)

See full race details

Waterside Series

The Waterside Series of Marathon Races comprises of four races held on the Kennet and Avon Canal, hosted by Newbury Canoe Club.

Race A 31st January 2016 Great Bedwyn to Newbury 13.5 miles 22 km 21 portages
Race B 14th February 2016 Newbury to Aldermaston & Back 17.5 miles 28 km 19 portages
Race C 28th February 2016 Pewsey to Newbury 23 miles 37 km 35 portages
Race D 13th March 2016 Devizes to Newbury 34 miles 55 km 35 portages

Deadline for entries for Waterside A is 17th January 2016 (2 weeks before the race).

Waterside Series Details and Entry

Stour Descent

The Stour Descent race is being held on Sunday 6th December 2015. It is a 13.5 mile race down the River Stour in time trial format. It includes one optional shoot, one obligatory shoot, and a compulsory portage. Plus anything else the conditions throw in, including sharp turns, shallows, trees, and more! It makes a great first descent race for those who have not done one before.

Stour Descent Details

Ross Warland Memorial Relay Canal Challenge (Banbury)

The Ross Warland Memorial Relay Canal Challenge is being held by Banbury Canoe Club on Sunday 29th November. The race is held in memory of Ross Warland who died of bone cancer at the age of 21. The course is 20 miles with 12 portages, run as a time trial. It is along a similar stretch of the canal to the recent Banbury Hasler race. For those that don’t want to do the full 20 miles there is an option to split it up into a relay.

The Ross Warland Memorial Canal Challenge Details

Charles Hicks Challenge (Basingstoke)

The Charles Hick Canal Challenge run by Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club will be held on Sunday 22nd November 2015. It is a 16.6 mile race with 2 portages, which is run as a time trial. It can be done as a relay by inexperienced crews. There is also the option of a 6 mile event to encourage beginners and inexperienced juniors to try winter time trials. Pre-entries only by Wednesday 18th November – no entry on the day.

Charles Hick Canal Challenge Details