Wavehopper Series

Irwell Regional & Wavehopper Race Sunday 19th March 2016
Sunday 19 March 2017 

Irwell 2, Wild Water Race Northern Counties Series Regional Race

Sunday 19th March 2016

CLASSIC AND SPRINT COURSE

The course runs through the Burrs Activity Centre Site from just below the weir on the River Irwell at the top through down to below the road bridge to the get-out at the bottom of the site, river left (i.e. on the left hand side of the river looking down-stream). One of the major advantages of the Burrs is a mill stream running alongside and above the River Irwell that allows race participants to paddle back up to the start and to get as many runs in as possible.

 

ACCESS

River Irwell, Burrs Activity Centre, Woodhill Road, Bury, BL8 1DA

 

The course is available from 0930. Competitors are advised to arrive early and walk the course before getting on to practice. It is also advisable to change after practicing and staying warm between the race briefing and getting on for the start of the race.

 

PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE          

 

0930 – 1100 Free practice on river. 

0930 - 1030 Late entries in the car park

1030 Race brief in the car park

1130 First sprint run 1 minute intervals

1230  Second Sprint Run 1 minute intervals

 

Directly after the second sprint run at approx. 1340 there will be the Club Team Race & open Canadian class all starting at two minute intervals. (We can have a break after the Kayak Team Race for clubs to get back to the start if needed)

 

1600  (approx.) Prize giving        

 

 

 

 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

 

Race Organiser: Peter Schofield. 07790 494110

 

Race Welfare Officer: Carol Stringer, Duddon

 

Event Safety Cover:  John Sherwen, Duddon

 

Start: Cari Taylor (Duddon)

 

Finish: Carol Stringer/ Ben Nelson

 

Timing & Results: Dave Peart

 

Duddon Safety Cover: Andy Longstaff

Oakwood Safety Cover: Stephen Swallow

Pennine Safety Cover: David Jefferies

 

Other participating clubs are encouraged to bring additional safety cover and helpers to prevent congestion at the start / finish and help at the access/ egress points.

 

VENUE: Burrs Activity Centre Ltd.Woodhill Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 1DA

Tel: 0161 764 9649 , Fax: 0161 764 9649 , E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

NEAREST HOSPITAL : Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Road, Bury

Lancashire, BL9  7TD . Tel: 0161 764 6081

Location River Irwell, Burrs Activity Centre, Woodhill Road, Bury, BL8 1DA
Contact Peter Schofield GB Wild Water Canoeing, 6 Browgate, Sawley , Lancashire, BB7 4NB. email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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