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Covid-19 Secure – Guidance, Policies and Procedures

Introduction This information applies to all involved including competitors, volunteers, crews and spectators; it must be forwarded to all those attending the event. If there is any question, contact Keith Godden on keith.godden@canalrace.org.uk or 07780 685538....

2021 Canalrace Season Entry Notes (updated 12 May)

2021 Canalrace Season Entry Notes (updated 12 May) 12 May 2021 Entries for LLCR 2021 have re-opened on SiEntries. Supported (with own crew) places only at this moment. However, if you like to be Unsupported (tended by organiser), instructions for entering (on the basis that you are added to a Wait List) can be found...

Coronavirus Statement (updated 14 May 2021)

14 May 2021 The Covid-19 Secure – Guidance, Policies and Procedures document for GUCR 2021 is now available here. 29 March 2021 The race permit for the GUCR starting 29 May, including Covid-19 risk assessment & plans have today been approved by the Trail Running...

How to reach Little Venice

Advice on finishing The 145 from a multiple Grand Union Canal Race finisher Written by Paul Ali. Welcome to the Grand Union Canal Race, a well-regarded classic British ultramarathon event. If you are running this event for the first time then you are likely to have...

Crewing

What happens on the canal stays on the canal Written by Russ and Sandra Tullett. Some tips and advice for crews to help you stay married or friends after crewing. 1. Always expect the unexpected. Some runners prepare well before the race some do not. Whatever type...

The Role of the Buddy Runner

How to get through your buddy running experience without losing friends or getting a divorce Written by Wendy and Alex Whearity. Below are some tips and advice for ‘buddies’ to help you along your Canal race journey. 1. Know what you are signing up for Being a buddy...

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...

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