Race Date
14 Nov 2021
Race Type
Remembrance Day Race
Organising Club
Leighton Buzzard CC
Catherine Sanderson

MK14 5AX, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom

This is a charity event.  All profits go to the Royal British Legion.


START LOCATION: Great Linford Memorial Hall, Marsh Drive, Great Linford, Milton Keynes MK14 5AX.  Car Parking, Toilets & Refreshments will be available.

FINISH LOCATION: Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club, at the rear of Cedars School / Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, Mentmore Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2AE. Car Parking, Toilets & Refreshments will be available.

Course Map and details are available at the bottom of this page as an attachment or on the Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club website



This event is open to kayaks, canoes and SUP’s.

-           Class A - Marathon Divisions 1,2 &3  (K1/K2)
-           Class B - Marathon Divisions 4, 5 & 6 (K1/K2)
-           Class C - Marathon Divisions 7, 8 & 9 (K1/K2)

-           Class D - Canoes and other single bladed paddle craft (C1/C2)

-           K1/K2 relay for paddlers wishing to complete over a shorter distance. Change at Fenny Lock. (6.5 miles and 8.5 miles per leg)

NOTE:  Where paddlers in a K2 are not in the same division the class will be that of the average ranking.  The pairings can be male, female or mixed.

COURSE: The course is 15 miles with 4 portages.  It is a paddle back course, starting at Great Linford Wharf, Milton Keynes, MK14 5AX.  Bridge Number 77.  Paddlers will head south and finish at the Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club landing stage. For relay teams: leg 1 will be 6.5 miles with no portages and leg 2 will be 8.5 miles with 3 portages.



Check-in: 09:00 - 10:00

Briefing: 10:30

Start: 11:02

The start will follow the two minutes silence for Remembrance Sunday.

The start order will be Class A, Class B, Class C and Class D or at the discretion of the starter.


BOOKING IN: This will take place in the Memorial Hall at Great Linford.  

FEES: £10.00 per seat for Senior paddlers and £8.00 for Juniors. No late entries. 

Entries to be made via the online entry booking system – entries.gbcanoemarathon.co.uk 

Cash or cheques on the day is preferable – Cheques made payable to Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club; however electronic transfers are possible: Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club Sort Code: 402812  Account Number: 51048805


NUMBERS:  Legible number boards are compulsory. Please bring your own.

RULES: Races will be held in accordance with BCU Marathon Committee Rules.  Approved buoyancy aids must be worn by all paddlers ranked in Divisions 7, 8 or 9.

It is recommended that all paddlers wear buoyancy aids irrespective of the division in which they are ranked.  All paddlers may be required to wear buoyancy aids if the Race Organiser deems it necessary due to the prevailing conditions.  (Please ensure that you bring yours with you)


PARTICIPATION: Canoeing and Kayaking are “Assumed risk” - “Water contact sports” that may carry attendant risks.  Participants should be aware of and accept these risks, and be responsible for their own action and involvement. The canal, like rivers, present a small risk to paddlers of contracting Weils Disease.  If flue type symptoms persist after contact with the water, please seek medical advice.

AWARDS: Certificates and poppy lapel pins will be presented to the First, Second and Third placed paddlers in each class soon after the race.

RESULTS: Results will be published on the LBCC website.

REFRESHMENTS: Food and drinks will be available at the Memorial Hall before the event starts.  Food and drinks, and paddlers' food will be available at Leighton Buzzard Canoe Club.

ENTRIES:  To be received by 9pm on Thursday 11th November 2021 via the online booking system. Bulk/Team entries to be submitted where possible.

Email: raceorganiser@lbcc.org.uk

Entry Details

Race types

    • Division 1-3 Kayak Singles
    • Division 4-6 Kayak Singles
    • Division 7-9 Kayak Singles
    • Division 1-9 Canoe Singles
    • Division 1-3 Kayak Doubles
    • Division 4-6 Kayak Doubles
    • Division 7-9 Kayak Doubles
    • Division 1-9 Canoe Doubles
    • Division 7-9 Kayak Singles (Relay)
    • Division 7-9 Kayak Doubles (Relay)

Entries are currently closed

Entries open
11 Oct 2021, 5 p.m.
Entries close
11 Nov 2021, 10 p.m.
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