November is when we would usually welcome clubs from throughout Scotland, and the UK, to our Fours and Small Boats Head. However, under current restrictions it has not been possibe to run this event. However, with the prospect of no racing for the foreseeable future we thought we would organise an Intra-Club ‘Virtual’ Head.
This will run throughout November, during which you can submit your head course time here. Club members can enter in as many different crew configurations/categories as they want and for those less keen to get back on the water, the head course can be completed on the erg or you could run the course.
Setting a base level time can be a great way to gauge if your training and drills are working and as such, we plan to run a similar event in February so as we can compete against ourselves and see what improvements we have managed. There may even be a prize for most improved.
The course can be found on Strava, which provides a really simple way record your time.
Of course a wide range of prizes will be available for the different categories such as the adulation of your peers, tremendous sense of satisfaction and achievement, etc, etc 🙂
We look forward to receiving your times which will be collated and posted to the members area as they come in. Good luck and enjoy your race!
Safety points: you should remember that even after the canal is closed to cruisers (7th Nov.), occasional boats will be coming upstream and so you should stick to your side of the canal, and not take the racing line. If you are not confident with your steering you could consider asking someone to bank party.