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Avon Ascent / Descent – Provisional

November 16

Location:West Midlands
Type: Non Ranking
Format: Mass Start
Distance: 11 miles
River Grade & Hazards: A circular race, starting at Finishing at Riverside holiday park Straford up on Avon. Upstream and downstream sections of fast flowing water on main river. 800m of tight and twisty fast flowing mill stream, bith up and doown stream. 3 x grade 2 weid shoots and 2 upstream poratges, one of which is steep and muddy.
Suitable for Novice: No
Safety Cover: Yes
Start: Riverside Carvan Park, Tiddington Rd, Stratford Upon Avon. CV37 7AB
Finish: Riverside Carvan Park, Tiddington Rd, Stratford Upon Avon. CV37 7AB
Race Start: 11:00
Check-in Time: 09:00
Briefing Time: 10:30
Additional Info: Ths is a mass start descent race with a difference, having both upstream and downstream elements to the course. It goes upstream for the first 7km, turns for a 10 .5Km downstream section that includes 3 weir shoots, before turning back upstream again for the last 3.5km leg back to the start finish line. There are 3 portages on the course, the first at 4 km, portaging out of the old mill stream and back into the main river to get past Alveston back weir (weir shoot on the way back downstream). The second acts as the bottom turn immediately after shooting Weir Brake Weir, portage the lock and head back upstream the 500m to Straford lock. After portaging strtaford lock its 3km back to the start/finish line
Entries On The Day: No late entries are accepted

Avon Ascent / Descent

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Neil Blackman


Riverside Carvan Park
Tiddington Rd
Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 7AB
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