Race Date
27 Mar 2022
Race Type
Hasler Race
Organising Club
Royal Leamington Spa CC
Emma Miles

Riverside, Royal Leamington Spa, Royal Leamington Spa, CV32 5AH, United Kingdom

*** There will be briefings tomorrow, the briefing information has been attached to this - see below.  This does not replace the briefing.  If you  can't access it and would like a copy please email the race organiser ***

*** We are expecting over 140 competitors tomorrow.  Parking is limited - please be patient and considerate.  We may ask that you leave your boat by the course and direct you to alternative parking a short walk away ***


Please join us at Royal Leamington Spa for our hasler marathon on Sunday 27th March 2022.  The race will be held in accordance with BC Marathon racing rules.  U14's racing in divisions A, B and C will qualify for Geoff Sanders Memorial Trophy.

The race takes place on the River Leam (all divisions) and the River Avon (divisions 1-6) with beautiful views of Warwick Castle. 

VENUE: Royal Leamington Spa Canoe Club, Riverside, (off Adelaide Road A452), Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5AH. Check in, refreshments, results and prize giving at canoe club.

PARKING: At the Canoe Club and adjacent car park (fee may be payable).  Please carry boats to opposite side of river for launching - please no boats through clubhouse.


9.00 – 10.15  Check in (Priority Divs A, B & C) RLS Canoe Club
9.30                 Briefing Divs A, B & C
9.45                 Start Divs A,B & C

10.30               Briefing – Div 1 - 10 RLS Canoe Club
10.45               Launching Div 1 - 6 far side of river to club house, 20 minute paddle downstream to Leam/Avon junction for the start
11.15               Start Div 7 - 9 RLS Canoe Club
                         Start Div 1 - 6 Leam/Avon junction
1.00 approx    Divs A, B & C K2 RLS Canoe Club

Prize giving will be once all races have finished and results are available.

COURSES: All paddlers will enter water opposite RLS clubhouse.

Singles & Doubles Distances
Div 1, 2, 3  12 miles 1 portage
Div 4, 5, 6  8 miles 1 portage
Div 7, 8, 9,10  3 laps of river Leam.
Lightnings 2 miles

ENTRIES: Entries open on 26th February 2022, and close on 25th March, however if you enter after 23rd March there is a late entry surcharge of £4.  Payment can be made on the day with a surcharge of £4.

Seniors: £10

Juniors: £8

Geoff Sanders:  £4.  For those doing both races, just one entry fee is due.

Please make entries using the marathon race entry system.

PORTAGE: Paddlers are recommended to inspect the portage on the way to the race start.  It is through a field, and although every effort will be made to clear the route, appropriate footwear is recommended as there may be debris and uneven ground.

HAZARDS: Care should be taken around rowers, fishermen and other river users. Divs 7 – 9 should beware of oncoming paddlers and keep to the right of the river, as the Leam is relatively narrow.

SAFETY: All paddlers in Divisions 7 to 9 and U14s must wear approved buoyancy aids. Team leaders to decide if paddlers in higher divisions should wear them.

RULES: The race will be run in accordance with the current Marathon Racing Rules. 

PRIZES: For all races depending on entry.

NOTE: RLS Canoe Club reserves the right, without prior notice, to alter any of these arrangement should the weather or other circumstances warrant it.

If you have any access requirements, or for any queries or changes to entries please contact Emma Miles at raceorganiser@rlscc.co.uk


Entry Details

Race types

    • Division 2 Singles
    • Division 3 Singles
    • Division 4 Singles
    • Division 5 Singles
    • Division 6 Singles
    • Division 7 Singles
    • Division 8 Singles
    • Division 9 Singles
    • Division 1 Singles
    • Division 2 Doubles
    • Division 3 Doubles
    • Division 4 Doubles
    • Division 5 Doubles
    • Division 6 Doubles
    • Division 7 Doubles
    • Division 8 Doubles
    • Division 9 Doubles
    • Geoff Sanders Division A
    • Geoff Sanders Division B
    • Geoff Sanders Division C
    • Geoff Sanders K2 Open
    • Geoff Sanders K2 Mini

Entries are currently closed

Entries open
26 Feb 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Late entries
24 Mar 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Entries close
25 Mar 2022, 11:59 p.m.
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