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Coronavirus Statement (updated 31 July)

31 July Following the government’s announcement on 31 July increasing local lockdown restrictions in the North, we have the opportunity to support those living around the L&L canal route by avoiding our non-essential travel into and through the area. We...

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...

2020 Canalrace Entries now Open

SiEntries is now accepting entries for the 2020 GUCR 145 Birmingham – London, KACR 145 London – Bristol and LLCR 130 Liverpool – Leeds. Supported (with own crew): £60, Unsupported (tended by organisers): £90. Includes booking fee. £2 levy if...

Canalslam Result, Congratulations and Thank Yous

The 2019 August Bank Holiday was officially the hottest on record.  Despite the extreme heat, Alex Whearity, the hot favourite for the Men’s Canalslam Title with two wins already in the bag, stuck to his “no-sitting” plan, to claim a new series record, as well as his...

2020 Canalrace Series Dates

2020 Canalrace Series Dates The dates are set for the 2020 GUCR 145 Birmingham – London (26th Edition), KACR 145 Bristol – London (4th Edition) and LLCR 130 Liverpool – Leeds (7th Edition) Grand Union Canal 145 mile Race Birmingham – London 0600 Saturday 23rd May 2020 (Spring bank holiday...

GUCR 2019 Results & Retirements

Alex Whearity has crossed the Finish line at Little Venice in a time of 25 hours and 8 minutes and becomes the fourth fastest finisher in the 25 year history of the GUCR. Official results can be found here and the updated Hall of Fame here. 97 Starters. 52 Finishers....

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