VLC MARATHON EVENT WITH SCHOOL LEAGUE AT GERMISTON LAKE – SUNDAY 27 MAY 2018
The Next big event on the GCU calendar IS the double header at VLC Germiston Lake on Sunday 27th May.
As usual we have had some great support from one of our members and we are happy to announce that Patrick Starkey and Bearing Vision have sponsored 50 awesome Long Sleeve T-shirts to the first 50 Entrants for the Senior event. To qualify get your entry in early.
As mentioned we have modified the course to be similar to a Marathon format, 20 Km with a short beach type portage after each lap.
To enter got to http://www.canoesa.co.za/enter-event/
NB VLC Flat One Online Entries close Wednesday 23rd May, Late entries will be taken on the day for an additional R50
NB VLC Schools League Online Entries close Tuesday 22nd May, NO LATE Entries
First Up we have the newly revised VLC Flat Race. In line with the build up to GCU Marathon Champs on the 2nd and 3rd June, SA Marathon Champs on the 15th 16th 17th June, we have reshaped the race to be a 20km event with a short beach type portage after every lap. It will be the ideal event to finalise your prep for both GCU and SA Marathons, else if you not doing marathons at least a great opportunity to do some good hard flat water racing.
We have an early start to accommodate schools so please be aware.
VLC have committed to providing their portion of the race entry fee to bolster the Race Prize Money.
At the moment are trying to finalise a cool handout for early entry’s and some lucky draw prizes, info to follow.
Date: 27 May 2018
Time – Registration Starts 7H00
Time – Race Starts 8H30
Distance – 20Km includes 9 short portages.
Entry Fee – Seniors R100, Juniors R50 for online entries (Online Entries close on the 23rd Midnight) Late entry fee an additional R50
NBNBNB – PFD’s compulsory, and you must be registered for the 2018/2019 season
Next up we have the VLC Schools League, as part of the schools league series VLC will be hosting a number of events for junior paddlers participating.
- U8 and u10: 1 lap – 3kms
- Under 12: 2 laps – 6km
- Under 14, 16 & 18: 3 laps – 9km
Race order for juniors:
- Starting at 10H30, Under 12 will go first then we give a 1 minute staggered start then let the Under 10 and Under 8 paddlers;
- Once all guppy paddlers are finished or last few paddlers are on the final stretch we start lining up the K1
- Under 18 go first then 1 minute staggered start then Under 16 then 1 minute staggered start then the Under 14 paddlers
Date: 27 May 2018
Time – Registration Starts 9H30
Time – Race Starts 10H30
Entries via CSA Online Entry only (Online Entries close on the 22nd May)
NBNBNB – PFD’s compulsory
The Kitchen and Deck at VLC will be serving breakfast and Coffee from 7H00.