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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...

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...

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...

GUCR 2020 Provisional Entry List

Thanks go to Caroline Farren, Paul Mason, Glyn Raymen, Mark & Nikola Coutts, Maisy and Cathy for their assistance at The Woolpack for the draw today. Below is the provisional list of runners for the 26th Grand Union Canal Race allocated from the 285 entries...

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