Annual Marathon Canoe race with 12 mile, 8 mile and 4 mile races for a range of ages and abilities, taking place on October 2nd 2016.
During this event the new boathouse area and new landing stage will be exclusively reserved for canoe club use.
Rowers boating from the old boathouse may still use the canal but are advised to carefully consider their training plan to avoid clashing with the canoeists. Early morning (7:30 & 8am) sessions should be fine as they will be back at the club before the canoeists start to get on the water. Later sessions may not be possible at all, or limited to using the canal North of Hempsted Bridge to avoid interfering with the races.
The first race starts at 11:40am but many competitors will be on the canal warming up for some time before this. Subsequent races start at 12:40pm and 1:10pm. The races head South at the start, and before each one there will be significant congestion between the new landing stage and Hempsted bridge as competitors line up.