Thameside 1 2023
- Race Date
- 19 Feb 2023
- Race Type
- Thameside Series
- Organising Club
- Reading CC
- Viktoria Honigh
- Aldermaston Wharf, West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
DUE TO ONGOING WORKS ON COURSE RACE DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Thameside 1: Aldermaston to Reading
Starting from Aldermaston Bridge, Thameside 1 is a time trial down the Kennet & Avon Canal, onto River Kennet, through Reading town centre onto the River Thames. A left turn where the mouth of the Kennet meets the Thames takes competitors upstream and over Caversham Lock, finishing upstream of Caversham Bridge at Reading Canoe Club on the right hand bank.
Approximate total distance: 12 miles, Portages: 12
Pre-event Parking / Facilities
Pre-event parking in the British Rail car park at Aldermaston station, please note that facilities at Aldermaston are very limited. Boat drop off is possible at the tearoom, but cars must be moved from here immediately. This year the tearoom is closed. To launch, please walk around the block to the riverfront with your boats (see map, approx 100m).
Post-event Parking / Facilities
Post-event parking will be limited so RCC asks that you park legally and considerately. There will be hot showers and food available at the finish.
Thameside 2: Reading to Marlow
This is a downstream race with mass class starts, starting in Reading and finishing at Marlow.
Start and Check in will be behind Reading Rowing Club on the south bank of the river near the Rivermead Sports Centre and Holiday Inn Hotel, opposite Reading Canoe club. Finish will be half mile before Marlow lock, at Higginson Park in Marlow. Note there is no changing facility at finish. Please note paddler food will be provided before the race and there is no prize giving organised at the end.
Approximate total distance: 19 miles, Portages: 8
Senior: Pre-entries: £17 per seat per race
Junior: Pre-entries: £13 per seat per race
Late entries: £2 additional per seat
- Entries can only be made online this year. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 14:00 ON THE DAY PRECEDING EACH RACE
- Early bird entries will be accepted until noon on the Friday preceding the race you are entering
- Late entries will be accepted up to 14:00 on the Saturday preceding the race, but will incur an additional charge of £2 per seat
- Payment is via the online entry system only
- Comprehensive BC membership is required. Please bring your card on the day
- Those without proof of BC membership will be charged £5 for an event day ticket
- Entry fees include Thames Licences, light refreshments and the use of shower and changing facilities at finishing points.
|K1 & K2||K1 & K2
C1 & C2
|K1 & K2||K1 & K2||K2||K2|
- Juniors must be under 19 on January 1st in the year of the race.
- Veterans must be aged 35 or over on January 1st in the year of the race.
- A Junior/Veteran boat must be made up of paddlers from both classes.
Only for Thamside 1: at the finish prize will be awarded as follows:
1st place in all classes, 2nd place where five or more starters, 3rd place where ten or more starters
Please visit Reading Canoe Club - Thamesides for race day timings
- Canoeing and Kayaking in all its forms is an ‘Assumed Risk – Water Contact’ sport. The organisers have done their very best to provide a safe racing environment
- Competitors and team leaders should note that competitors participate at their own risk, and that Reading Canoe Club cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury to person or property however caused
- Team leaders must bring to the race organiser’s attention any paddlers that are known to suffer with medical conditions that could adversely affect their safety. The race organizer will then decide what, if any, extra control measures to put in place to ensure the safety of the paddler
- The course is open to others and you must be mindful of all others, and courteous, whether they are competitors/supporters/general public, on and off the water
- Competitors must provide support to any other paddler in distress, and should attempt to raise the attention of one of the marshals along the course
- The rules of the river/waterway should be observed at all times.
In the event of cold weather, paddlers considered by the race organisers to be too lightly dressed will not be permitted to take part. The safety marshalʼs decision in this matter will be final.
- All paddlers under the age of 18 years on 1st January in the year of the race must wear a buoyancy aid or life jacket
- Division 7-9 paddlers must wear buoyancy aids, regardless of the class entered
- It is recommended that all other paddlers wear a buoyancy aid or life jacket and dress appropriately, since river conditions can be adverse at this time of the year – we may also declare on race day it is compulsory for ALL classes, ALL paddlers
All boats must carry sufficient buoyancy secured in both ends to support their own weight plus that of crew members in the water, e.g. inflated airbags or fixed buoyancy blocks. Boats may be inspected before the start and any boats not meeting the requirements will not be allowed to race.
All paddlers who fail to finish must report this, with their boat number, to a Marshal. Alternatively report to race control on 07747334590
- Thameside Series Races
- Senior Men K1
- Senior Men K2
- Senior Ladies K1
- Senior Ladies K2
- Junior Men K1
- Junior Ladies K1
- Senior C1
- Senior C2
- Veteran K1
- Veteran K2
- Mixed K2
- Junior Veteran K2
- Junior Men K2
- Junior Ladies K2
Entries are currently closed
- Entries open
- 14 Jan 2023, midnight
- Late entries
- 17 Feb 2023, noon
- Entries close
- 18 Feb 2023, 2 p.m.