Thameside 1 – Entry Closed

Due to unprecedented demand and the concern of the impact this will have on facilities at the start and end of the course, we have closed entries for Thameside 1.

It is fantastic that we have such high interest (almost double some previous years with over 300 seats!) but need to manage congestion in order to avoid any potential negative impact on permission to run the event in the future.

You are still able to log in to the site to check details and complete payment.

Thameside 1 – Update

Early bird entry close Friday 24-Feb 12:00

Entry to this year’s Thameside 1 is very 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.

Aldermaston – Butts Inn
The Butts Inn has been kind enough to allow us to use their car park for this years race. The following has been requested:

We start parking our cars at the back of their car park
No shuttle cars are left the during the race
We are clear of the car park before they open (12:00)

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 BC card at check-in or pay for day ticket.

So, remember to
Bring your BC card (this is not a Hasler Race)
Bring & wear appropriate kit
Park legally and considerately
Take your litter home

Check-In Procedure
When you have paid your race entry fee online you will be able to see you race number.

On race day you must tell your number to the check-in team who will confirm your name and then give you a South Region number board to use

No other number boards are acceptable. Remember – no online payment – no number – no race

Thameside Online Entries – Now Open

As with previous years entry is online, however this year entry is only online. You will NOT be able to enter or pay on the day!

You will be able to enter online & pay* until 14:00 the day before the race

Thameside 1
Aldermaston to Reading 26 Feb-2017
Early bird entry close Friday 24-Feb 12:00
Last entry close Saturday 25-Feb 14:00

Thameside 2
Reading to Marlow 12 Mar-2017
Early bird entry close Friday 10-Mar 12:00
Last entry close Saturday 11-Mar 14:00

* Only online payment can be received on Saturday before the race. If you are posting cheque it needs to arrive at the latest Friday before the race.

Request to help out community canoeing in Abingdon

Message from Abingdon CC…

Securing a future for paddlesports in Abingdon – vote for us now in the Aviva Community Fund

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-1882

Our friendly canoe club has introduced hundreds of people of all ages to paddling, inspiring them to enjoy the great outdoors. Many have then gone on to make it a lifetime activity. Setting up this new riverside base is essential for us to be able to continue.

We are being evicted from the site from which we have operated for the last 25+ years and as a result there is a very real danger that the club will be unable to function and cease to exist.

We have been working flat out to obtain a new site and have just received planning permission for a modest facility near Abingdon Lock. This is, however, still going to cost something in the region of £40,000, money we do not have at present. We are able to part fund from money we have saved over the years but are nowhere near the total cost,

In order to part fund this we have applied to The Aviva Community Fund. In order to stand a chance of receiving some funding we have to obtain votes from the general public for our project.

This process involves going onto the following site and registering. Once the voting process opens (from this Friday 21st October until 18th November you have 10 votes which we hope you will give all to our project.

In order to stand a chance of receiving the funding we so desperately need, we would probably have to have 500 + people each registering their 10 votes for us. This is quite a challenge, so all involved are spreading the word amongst friends, community groups and anyone who believes in what we are doing ,and is willing to register and vote as well as spreading the message amongst their contacts. If , in addition, you feel able to pass this on to any others you feel would be willing to vote that would be fantastic.

10k Race

After an excellent Awards Evening at the Club the night before, members kicked off their party shoes and took part in a mix-and-match 10k (mostly) K2 fun race. After the all rain, even the sun came out. Well done all RCC members – it’s been a great year of achievement and results.

10km Results

Start Names Club Time
Div 9 K1
Andy Bayley 01:10:18
Div 8 K1 / Div 9 K2
Alison Nightingale BOA 01:13:21
Div 7 K1 / Div 8 K2
Cory Severnini & Robin Tilbury PAN 01:07:01
Div 6 K1 / Div 7 K2
Carla Chalk & Seumas Munro RDG 01:01:31
Jenny Dixon & Rui Costa RDG 01:01:41
Nick Daniels LON 01:05:07
Div 5 K1 / Div 6 K2
Joe & Thomas RDG 00:55:30
Peter Walker PAN 00:58:26
Catherine & Dominique RDG 00:59:46
Mike Crossman RDG 00:59:48
Div 4 K1 / Div 5 K2
Maddy & Mark 00:52:52
Brian Greenham & Tímea RDG 00:52:53
Peter & Sara Mainprize RDG 00:55:00
Evan Shephard & Nikki Jacoby RDG 00:55:03
Miriam Graham & Lee Atkins RDG 00:56:41
Duncan Edwards & Eleanor Donoghue RDG RTD
Div 3 K1 / Div 4 K2
James Treadgold & Gareth Wilson RDG 00:50:21
Conor Macnab PAN 00:50:32
Jarvis Macnab PAN 00:53:21
Nigel Frankland RDG 00:53:22
Dave Sackman & Michelle Gallop RDG 00:53:29
Div 1,2 K1 & K2 (and some Div 3 K1s)
Ed Nightingale BOA 00:49:40
Simon Tilbury-Clark & Steven Leonard PAN 00:49:41
Stefan Senk RDG 00:49:43
Kat Wilson & Imogen Collins RDG 00:49:44
Fred Kemp RDG 00:52:15
Jim New RDG 00:52:19
Alex Lane LON 00:54:52
Dan Atkins RDG 00:56:14

Two Reading paddlers selected for GB Canoe Marathon Training Squad

We are delighted that two members of Reading Canoe Club, Kat Wilson (Senior Women) and Fred Kemp (U16 boys), have been selected for the GB Marathon Training squad. This is based on their performance through the year in marathon and assessment races around the UK and abroad.

Good luck to both of them.

Kat Wilson and Fred Kemp were delighted to be selected for the 2016 GB Marathon Training Squad
Kat Wilson and Fred Kemp were delighted to be selected for the 2016 GB Marathon Training Squad