Falcon Hasler 2019


Oxford Midsummer Marathon - Sunday 23rd June 2019



Falcon Rowing and Canoe Club, near Donnington Bridge, Oxford, OX4 4BJ

The car park at Falcon is situated in Meadow Lane just north of Donnington Bridge Road i.e. turn right into Meadow Lane if coming from the A4158 Iffley Road side or turn left into Meadow Lane if coming from the A4144 Abingdon Road side. When this area is full there is additional parking available further on down Meadow Lane at the 22nd Sea Scouts hut. This will be charged at £3 per car.


  • Divisions 1, 2 & 3 singles and 2 & 3 Doubles 12 miles, 2 portages
  • Division 4, 5 & 6 singles and 4, 5 & 6 doubles 8 miles, 2 portages
  • Divisions 7, 8, 9 & 10 singles and 7, 8 & 9 doubles 4 miles, no portages
  • Lightning and Hody races 1.5 miles, no portages


09:00         Check in opens

10:00         Briefing 1 / check-in closes for races starting at 10:30

10:30         Starts for Divisions 7- 10, U10 Lightnings & U12 Lightnings

12:00         Briefing 2 / check-in closes for races starting at 12:30

12:30         Starts for Divisions 1-6, U10 Hodys & U12 Hodys

c. 15:00     Prize giving

Entry Fees

  • Seniors: £10 per seat per race
  • Juniors: £8 per seat per race
  • Lightning/Hody: £3 (covers both races)
  • Late entries: £2 additional per seat

All entries to include paddler’s BC number and singles ranking. Entries to be received by Friday 21st June at 7pm. Please use RACMAN for bulk club entries and email jobatesfalcon@gmail.com. Check-in by club team leader preferred.   

Entrants must have a valid BC membership card to show at check-in, if the latest ranking list does not show a valid expiry date. Failure to provide this for Division 6 and above means you will not be allowed to race. Paddlers in division 7-9 may purchase a BC day ticket once per season for £5.

Cheques made payable to Falcon Rowing and Canoeing Club.


Entry fees include light refreshment for competitors directly after their race. Other food and refreshments are for sale to all others during the whole event.


Notes to Competitors

  1. Buoyancy aids are compulsory for all Lightnings, Hodys as well as division 7, 8, 9 and 10 paddlers whether they are racing in those divisions or higher divisions.
  2. Team leaders should decide if paddlers under 16 years of age in higher divisions should wear a buoyancy aid.
  3. The race organiser has the final say on who has to wear a buoyancy aid.
  4. Team Leaders are responsible for ensuring that paddlers are properly equipped having taken into account the paddler’s health, fitness, capability, the course, the prevailing conditions and other risks associated with this race.
  5. The race will be run in accordance with British Canoeing's Marathon Racing Committee rules.
  6. Vertical number plates will be provided.
  7. It is likely that paddlers will encounter other craft on the river. Rules of the river must be observed when racing – keep right.
  8. All pre-entries must be received by 7pm on 21st June. After this date a late entry fee will be levied.
  9. BC numbers must be with entry.
  10. Competitors must render their boats sufficiently buoyant to remain afloat and to support the crew in rough water in the event of capsize. No boat will be deemed to be sufficiently buoyant purely as a result of its construction (e.g. vac bagged/ sandwich or other construction) to fulfil this requirement, additional buoyancy will be required in the form of foam, air bags and/or sealed bulkheads.
  11. During the course of a competition any Items discarded by a competitor anywhere other than in a proper bin, must be recovered by the athlete, their support crew or coach immediately. It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure that this has happened. An event official witnessing non-compliance with this rule shall report the infringement to the race organiser and the offending competitor will be disqualified from the competition.
  12. Falcon Rowing and Canoeing Club and its nominated officials cannot be held responsible for any loss of life, injury or damage to equipment however caused.
  13. You agree that we may publish your Personal Information as part of the results of the Event and may pass such information to the governing body or any affiliated organisation for the purpose of insurance, licences or for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. Results may include (but not be limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times, occupation and age category.

Falcon Rowing and Canoe Club considers the ISIS Flag system, and the Environment Agency Thames conditions; if the level of the river is judged to be too high or flow too strong, the race will be cancelled. See http://www.ourcs.org.uk/safety/rcond & http://riverconditions.environment-agency.gov.uk/ for more details. In the case that the race has to be cancelled (due to weather conditions etc) this information will be published on the Falcon website at the earliest opportunity.