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2021 Canalrace Season Entry Notes (updated 1 February)

2021 Canalrace Season Entry Notes (updated 1 February) 1 February 2021 KACR 2021 entries closed at the stroke of midnight 31 January 2021. The list of competitors can be found here; there is no waiting list. Entries for KACR 2022 opens 06:00 23 September 2021 on SiEntries. 1 January 2021 KACR 2021 entries will close at...

Coronavirus Statement (updated 28 January 2021)

28 January 2021 Having stared into the Canalrace crystal ball, we are none the wiser whether the GUCR will be able to go ahead on Spring Bank Holiday weekend. We will keep monitoring the situation between now and the end of April. Should it become necessary, we will...

2022 Canalrace Series Dates

2022 Canalrace Series Dates The dates are set for the 2022 three race series “The Canalslam” totalling over 400 miles. Each race can be entered as a one-off, but competitors completing all three receive a special award. Grand Union Canal 145 mile Race (GUCR) 2022 Birmingham – London “The...

Grand Funk Towpath

The Story of One of the Longest, Oldest UK Ultras This article was originally published by Andy Nuttall in Ultra Magazine, August 2015. Written by James Adams and Paul Ali. I am just standing there, staring down at the moon’s perfect reflection in the canal. It is a...

2020 Company Report and Financial Statements

Canalrace Community Interest Company’s annual report (CIC 34) and financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2020 are now filed and can be found on the Companies House website here. See filing dated 24 Dec 2020. Keith

GUCR 2021 Provisional Entry List

Below is the provisional list of runners for the 2021 Grand Union Canal Race allocated from the 275 entries received. Competitors that have paid their race-fees to confirm their place can be found on the GUCR Entry List. Matthew Aitken Paul Ali Allan Anderson Lewis...

Harry’s 1993 Report (the first GUCR)

Harry Townsend’s report of the first ever GUCR. This is how it all started. Birmingham to London 145.4 miles July 31st and August 1st 1993 The Grand Union Canal Race was the logical way to celebrate the opening of the first British Waterways Walk along the full...

2021 Canalrace Series Dates

2021 Canalrace Series Dates The dates are set for the 2021 three race series “The Canalslam” totalling over 400 miles. Each race can be entered as a one-off, but competitors completing all three receive a special award. Also see 2021 season entry notes here Grand Union Canal 145 mile Race (GUCR)...

GUC 145 mile Race Early History

GUC 145 mile Race Early History Left to right in the picture: Ian Hope, Dick Kearn, Geoff Worsley, Fiona Wycherley and Bruce Harding “The 145”, as it was known in its early years, was instigated in 1993 by British Waterways’ Bruce Harding to promote the opening of Canal Towpaths to the public as...

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