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Parking
HHCC shares the Nash Mills Recreation Centre with other clubs, and we know about at least two other events running along side our race. We are arranging for extra parking, but please follow any directions and don’t block other people’s access – you wouldn’t want it to happen to you and we want to keep good relations with our neighbours and landlord!
HHCC Ranking Marathon Race
Sunday 12th September 2010

The event is open to paddlers throughout the region and beyond, and will give the Club an opportunity to shine out amongst the rest of the canoeing community.

To ensure that this event is a success we need to provide sufficient numbers to manage the race. We would really like to get between 15 and 20 people to make the organisation easy. This would be a great opportunity to see how a ranked marathon is organised first hand, but also a way to support the club in increasing its awareness.

Feel free to send this through to family and friends who would be willing to volunteer. We will of course be providing food and refreshments for all volunteers. If you are interested then please either speak to Chris Carter whilst at the club, or e-mail Chairman Andrew.

Chris Carter HHCC Organiser      


Courses and Classes
Division 1, 3 Singles, 2 Doubles
12.0 miles
10 locks
16 portages
Division 4, 5, 6 Singles / Doubles 
8.0 miles
6 locks
10 portages
Division 7, 8 & 9 Singles and Doubles
4.0 miles
2 locks
4 portages
Non-ranking classes
2.5 miles
0 locks
0 portages
Classes may be amalgamated if there are insufficient entries.

Prizes
1-3 starters 1st place only; 4-5 starters 2nd also, 6+ starters 3rd as well, with additional prizes for 1st Junior, 1st C1, highest placed lady, veteran and C2.  For the team trophy all results will count.

Timetable  
Booking In 10.00 - 11.15
Briefing 11.30
Start 12.00
Prize giving 14.30 (provisional)

Entries
To Chris Carter, 29 Pretoria Road, Watford, WD18 0RL or email Chris Carter (no emails after Friday 4pm)
Cheques made payable to Hemel Hempstead Canoe Club (HHCC).

Fees
Adults Junior (u18) Lightning / non-ranking
£6.00 per seat £5.00 per seat £3.00
Late entry surcharge for entries received after 11-09-09 for all except Lightning £2.00. BCU event ticket, Divs 7,8,9: £3.00
Please note that any division 1-6 competitor unable to prove BCU membership will not be allowed to race.

Results
Will be sent to those who complete and leave an SAE or email address, and on this website, hopefully with photographs. See last years results.

Refreshments
Will be provided for competitors and on sale to others. It is unknown at this stage if bacon sandwiches will be available.

Showers
Available in the Clubhouse. Please treat the shower curtains with care.

Rules and other matters
BCU rules will apply.  For convenience the following points are noted:

Numbers
Upright number plates will be required for all ranking classes.  They are preferred for other classes, where boats are numbered the number must be clearly visible from the left hand bank.

BCU Membership
Is required for all competitors except juniors ranked in Divisions 7, 8 and 9 who are members of clubs with a registered junior section.  Those unable to prove BCU membership on the day will have to pay an event fee (£2.50).

General Conduct
The course uses the Grand Union Canal and has it’s fair share of Sunday walkers and anglers, while other clubs use the Nash Mills Recreation Centre.  Please respect them when portaging and changing etc. as we want to have good relations with our neighbours and landlord.

HHCC shares the Nash Mills Recreation Centre with other clubs, and we know about at least two other events running along side our race. We are arranging for extra parking, but please follow any directions and don’t block other people’s access – you wouldn’t want it to happen to you and we want to have good relations with our neighbours and landlord.

Please be discreet when changing!

HHCC and helpers will endeavour to run a safe and enjoyable race, however we can not be held responsible for any loss of life, limb or equipment, or anything stupid that you may do.

Further information / downloads - all in word format
  Div 1 2 3 turn
Div 4 5 6 turn Div 7 8 9 turn

Any other questions?
Please contact the organiser, Chris Carter (01923 460508), or in his absence Andy Potter (01442 397926).

 

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