Race Date
19 Jun 2022
Race Type
Hasler Race
Organising Club
Kingston KC (Hull)
Claire Medina

Barmby Tidal Barrage, Goole, England DN14 7HX, United Kingdom



Kingston Kayak Club invite you to the Derwent Marathon in memory of Dr Mike Jones QGM

Race Organiser

Kingston Kayak Club

c/o Claire Medina

180 Clumber Street

Princes Avenue

Hull HU5 3RN

Tel 07508575251 mobile or 01482 473853 (Ansaphone) before race day

email kkcmarathon@gmail.com


The start and the control point will be at the Tidal Barrage, Barmby on the Marsh, Near Howden East Yorkshire DN14 7HX. There is a picnic site and free car parking available at the Barrage, please be considerate of other users of this venue when parking. If you require designated parking for this event please contact the Event Organiser in advance. SatNav - make sure it takes you to the Howden side of the river NOT the Goole side. The River Derwent in generally slow flowing with meanders but wind may be an issue. There are no local shops in the vicinity but the pub may be open.

The Event

The event will consist of a divisional Hasler Marathon and Geoff Sanders Trophy

The event will be run in accordance with the BC Marathon Committee Rules


Division 1-3 singles and 2 and 3 doubles - 12 miles

Division 4-6 singles and doubles - 8 miles

Division 7-9 singles and doubles - 4 miles

Geoff Sanders Trophy A, B and C (Age under 14 1st January 2021) - 2 miles

There will be no portages

All paddlers in Divisions 9 and above should wear their club colours to qualify for Hasler points. A plain coloured T-shirt in club colours is also acceptable.

Entry fees

£8.00 18 years and over per seat

£5.00 Under 18's in Hasler divisions per seat

£2.50 in Geoff Sanders Trophy races per seat

All entrants must have full British Canoeing membership for Divisions 1-6 or, at least, BC Associate Club membership for Divisions 7-9. Otherwise an additional BC Event Fee of £5.00 with be charged in accordance with rule 12b.

Please enter by the British Canoeing Race Entry System https//entries.gbcanoemarathon.co.uk/entries by Saturday 18 June 2022. Limited on the day entries will be accepted.

Direct payment is not possible online via MRC Registration so please check out without paying. Team leaders please pay on the day in cash or cheques made payable to Kingston Kayak Club. Online banking details will be available on the day.

Where a paddler has a pre-existing condition, medical or otherwise, which requires reasonable adjustments to be made in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, the paddler is required to submit their requirement(s) in writing to the Event Organiser prior to the event commencing. Following receipt of this information the Event Organiser(s) will consider in conjuction with the venue management and British Canoeing whether reasonable adjustments suited to the paddler can be implemented at the event. For the avoidance of doubt, every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate pre-existing medical conditions and remove any disadvantage faced by disabled people.

Check in time

10.00am to 11.30am with Race Briefing at 11:45am

Race Start Time

Order: 12 mile; 8 mile; 4 mile and Geoff Sanders Trophy.

The start time for the first division will be 12 noon and the start order will be explained at the race briefing. Be aware that there may not be some paddlers in the higher divisions, therefore pleae be preparted to start your race from midday.

Numbers on Boats

All paddlers should display their number clearly on their boat. These should be black letters on white upright boards as specified in the BC Marathon Committee rules.

Buoyancy Aids (BA)

Personal flotation devices must be worn by all paddlers in Divisions 7-9 and the Geoff Sanders Trophy races. For juniors racing in the higher divisions, the use of buoyancy aids will be at their team mnager's discretion. The Race Organiser on behalf of Kingston Kayak Club reserves the right to insist that all competitiors wear buoyancy aids in the case of adverse water or weather conditions. The Race Organiser on behalf of Kingston Kayak Club further reserves the right to cancel all or part of the event before or on the day if weather and water conditions are deemed adverse to safe competition.

Access to the water

Access is via a floating pontoon. This has a metal surface so please wear adequate foot wear. Assemble upstream of the pontoon. DO NOT go downstream beyond the pontoon as there is a barrage with a lock and with a flood gate where there may be danger from strong currents in their vicinity. Note: Spectators are not allowed on the pontoon unless to help juniors or paddlers with mobility difficulties and are expected to wear a BA.

Course and Turns

All courses will be upstream - out and back. All turns will be anti-clockwise and controlled by a Marshall with a flag. Course routes will be on a map at control. Dependant on conditions on the day it may be necessary to loop courses.


Paddlers should cross the line in their kayak/canoe.

Rules of the River

Other craft may be using the waterway. Paddlers will need to be able to cope with the wash and bow waves from these boats. Please paddle on the right hand side of the waterway, and be courteous to other water users, fishermen etc.


"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 reposnsible for their own action and involvement" British Canoeing statement.

Paddlers of all ages are very welcome to take part in this event, however individual clubs should ensure that their paddlers are appropriately equipped, and suitably experienced to participate in the race. If it is deemed necessary that an individual requires a support paddler, this should be provided by the individual's club wherever possible. If you see someone in diffficulty or who has capsized, please stop and offer them help and provide assistance if requested to do so.


Times will be posted at the check-in point after the race has finished. Full results will be made available on the British Canoeing Marathon Results website.


Prize giving will take place as soon as possible after the event when all the paddlers have finished the race. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in every division where there are sufficient comptetitors. All Geoff Sanders competitors will receive a certificate.

Toilet facilities and Changing rooms

These are located adjacent to the car park, including disabled toilets. Please leave toilets as you find them. There are no permanent changing rooms on site but a tent will be provided.


Please ensure that all litter is placed in the relevant bins or taken home for recycling.












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
3 May 2022, 1 a.m.
Entries close
18 Jun 2022, noon
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