Ironbridge 5th September 2020 Non-ranking Races

updated 31st August

Please read the event and covid risk assessments regarding this race, a number of new measures are being put in place, it is important we comply with these to ensure we can continue to organise future events.

IronBridge Site Risk Assessment and Covid 2020 5th September Race

For the event to go ahead and be successful it will be everyone’s responsibility to abide by government guidelines.

2m social distancing at all times will be required.

In line with current government guidelines no more than 6 people can congregate together from different households and must be socially distanced.

Sharing of equipment will need to be minimised. If anyone does share equipment it must be cleaned between users.

If you feel unwell do not come!

Race 1 Ironbridge Classic 5th September 2020

Course is detailed in the map.

Get in is from CoOp car park just up stream of the Iron Bridge Museum, no access is allowed through the museum. See map below. Please just drop off and go. Please also be aware that there have been complaints about a guy, who maybe associated with the rafting centre saying there is no access. This is not true. If you approached please be polite and explain you are accessing the river from public land so you have a right to access the river.

Start will be directly under the Iron Bridge.

Finish will be just upstream of Coal Bridge.

Get Out, is on the river left bank just upstream of the coal bridge. See Map below, there is limited parking at this point so please pick up an depart.

We may have a number of paddlers racing in Kayak and Canoe classes so start times will be arranged to accommodate these racers.

First start 11:30

Ironbridge Classic Course

Race 2 Jackfield Rapids Sprint 5th September 2020

Course is detailed in the map.

Everything will runs from the Telford Canoe Club site at Jackfield rapid.

Start at the top of the Jackfield site.

Finish, as low down the Jackfield site is possible but before the gabian wall on river right

First Runs Start 15:00

Second Runs Start 16:00

We will try to arrange the start list so those doing 2 classes will have time to get back to the start each time.

Ironbridge Sprint Course


Results will be processed as soon as possible and provisional results posted on Facebook, no printed copies will be available on site after the race. Any queries or protested must be raised at this time, 30 minutes will be allowed for this process after which time the result will be considered correct and final.

Entries and Fees

Entries will not be accepted after 23:59 28th August 2020 and are now closed.

During the entry process you will be asked to enter contact details that may need to be passed to Track and Trace.

Entries fees must be paid by bank transfer to the British Canoeing account

To make sure the payment is logged correctly in the central BC account, and you are identified as the sender, please could you add the unique reference number as stated below.

In Notes or Payee Reference details of your bank please add

WWR 2159 – And Paddlers Initials to the end of the reference.

Make payments to:-

British Canoeing 

Sort Code   20-63-33

Bank Account   93316157 

Entry fee £15 for each boat entered, gives an entry into both the classic and sprint races.

Refund of any entry fees paid if race is cancelled, goverment guidance means indiviuals can’t travel or indiviual needs to self isolate or are living with someone who is self isolating.

Non-Athletes attending

Any driver or coaches should also complete a online form for track and trace purposes. Click Here

Start Lists

Startlist will be published soon after entries are closed, no Startlist will be on display at the race venue

Race Numbers

No bibs will be issued for the event. Number must be clearly displayed on white sticker on the both sides of the front deck of the boat. Suitable vinyl label can be purchase from Amazon for example and other suppliers should be available


No briefing, briefing notes will be published with the start lists.

Prize Giving

No prize giving will take place and competitors are asked to leave the site as soon as practicable.


There are basic toilet facilities at Jackfield, soap and hand sanitiser will be available, and the toilets will be checked and clean at regular intervals during the event.

Telford Canoe club site

Part of the site is currently a crime scene, please look at the attached area that we should avoid going into, it is basically anything upstream of the picnic bench. I think this should be ok in terms of access to the water and getting in at the top of the rapid. See map below

Access the Telford Canoe Club site.

I will be on site from 9.30am ish on Saturday but I also want to do a practice run before the race. Please also note that The Lloyds is closed at the Coalport end so access to Telford canoe club is when coming from the direction of Ironbridge.

Race Organiser – Jamie Christie on behalf of the Wildwater Racing Committee

Covid event officer – Simon Wright –