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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...

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...

2021 Canalrace Season Entry Notes (updated 5 June)

2021 Canalrace Season Entry Notes (updated 5 June) 5 June 2021 Entries for KACR 2021 have re-opened on SiEntries, both Supported (with own crew) and Unsupported (tended by organiser) places are available. 12 May 2021 Entries for LLCR 2021 have re-opened on SiEntries. Supported (with own crew) places only at this...

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)...

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