PNSW MARATHON/SINGLES STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RACES, Saturday, 2 March

BGCC volunteers required

WHEN

TASK/ROLE

APPROX TIME REQUIRED

Number of volunteers required

Friday morning,

1 March

 

  • mow portage run
  • clean/prepare portage pontoons (including carpet/matting over pontoon-land interface)
  • star picket/tape-off overflow parking area
  • star picket/tape-off portage run
  • erect BGCC marquee
  • Erect awning off club shed for food stall

Times by agreement but 3 hours is more than enough to do this work

Bob Collins

FOUR MORE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Friday/Saturday

1-2 March

Organise/acquire hampers for four safety boat crew

Needed by 10am

ONE VOLUNTEER REQUIRED

Saturday morning,

2 March

Parking marshals

7.30am-10.45am

TWO VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Saturday, 2 March

Morning shift

Afternoon shift

 

Food/refreshment stall

 

Morning session, 8.30am-12.30pm 

Afternoon session

11.30-4pm

Kevin Swain in charge

THREE OTHER VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR EACH SHIFT note overlap at busy lunch time period

Saturday,

2 March

Safety boat 1

10am-approx 2pm

 

Greg Chesher

ONE VOLUNTEER REQUIRED

Saturday,

2 March

Boat marshals to get paddlers on water as expeditiously as possible

10.45am-11am

 

TWO VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Saturday, 

2 March

Portage marshals

11am-approx 1 pm

 

TWO VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED (can be same as above)

Saturday, 

2 March

Remove portage star pickets/tape

Star pickets get returned to club shed.

 

After races finish (approx. 1.30pm)

TWO VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED (can be same as above)

Saturday, 

2 March

Remove temporary star pickets/tape (but leave star-pickets/ tape in unsealed parking area and a small area of the grassed parking area marked in case required for overflow parking for Burley Griffin Bash on Sunday.

Star pickets get returned to club shed.

After races finish (approx. 1.30pm)

THREE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Saturday, 

2 March

Clean up Molonglo Park area and make sure it is clear of all rubbish and our stuff

After races finish (approx. 1.30pm)

THREE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED (can be same as all above if available)

 

 

BURLEY GRIFFIN BASH, Sunday, 3 March

Volunteers required

 

DATE

TASK/ROLE

APPROX TIME REQUIRED

Number of volunteers required

Saturday-Sunday

2-3 March

Organise/acquire hampers for four safety boat crew + two spotters if required

Needed by 7.30am

ONE VOLUNTEER REQUIRED

Sunday, 

3 March

Entry/timing officials

7:30am – 12 noon

Russell Murphy

ONE VOLUNTEER REQUIRED

Sunday, 

3 March

Food/refreshment stall

 

7.30am –10.30am 

10.30am-1pm

THREE VOLUNTEERS PER SESSION REQUIRED (including one person to take charge of stall)

Sunday,

3 March

Safety spotters—one on southern bank of Central Basin, One on Museum of Australia point in East Basin (must have mobile phones)

7.30am-approx 12 noon

TWO VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

 

Sunday, 

3 March

Race marshals

7.30am – 8.15am

TWO VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

Sunday, 

3 March

Event results scribes 

9am – 1pm

TWO VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED (could be race marshals)

Sunday, 

3 March

Remove overflow parking star pickets/tape

After Bash finishes 

TWO VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED (could be race marshals)

Sunday, 

3 March

Take down BGCC marquee and clean up Molonglo Park area

After event

THREE VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED (all available to help)

 

Thanks to Wetspot for again supporting this series.

Details of the time trials, and the rules they are conducted under, are available on the BGCC website here.

We need volunteers to assist with timekeeping and the post-TT barbeque. Contact Russell Luton to let us know when you are able to assist.

Thanks to Carolyn Williams for maintaining the results spreadsheet and thanks to the time keepers and people providing the BBQ.

Webscorer time trial results can be found here.

BGCC WETSPOT SUMMER TT POINT SCORE

 

as at 13 Feb

 

First name

Surname

Total

Russell

LUTTON

69

Patricia

ASHTON

48

Jason

CHEN

48

Robert 

BRUCE

39

Erik

CHEN

39

Kevin

SWAIN

36

Rob

WILSON

33

Margi

BOHM

30

Jeremy 

COOK

30

Russell

MURPHY

30

Alex

ZELLER

30

Robert

AGOSTINO

27

Liam

DOHNT

27

Mike

ILIFF

27

Jack

JESSEN

24

Andrew

PARKINSON

24

Trent

BIRKETT

21

Greg

CHESHER

21

Alison

CURTIN

21

Craig

ELLIOTT

21

Richard

FOX

21

Scott

MacWILLIAM

21

David

ABELA

18

Nick

HOCKING

18

Mark

ROBINSON

18

Bree 

WILLSMORE

18

Mark

HALPIN

16

Richard

BONTJER

15

Kiaran

LOMAS

15

Roger

MURRAY

15

Kerri

VAUGHAN

15

Luke 

WILLSMORE

15

Ted

HALL

12

Charlotte

STIMSON

12

Robert

STIMSON

12

Gary

BERGMAN

6

Andrew

BIRKETT

6

Marcelo 

CABEZAS

6

Craig

GEORGE

6

Tony

HOPE

6

Tom

LAYTON

6

Scott

OLORENSHAW

6

David

PAMMENTER

6

Robert 

PETERS

6

WETSPOT SUMMER SERIES 2018-19

Details of the time trials, and the rules they are conducted under, are set out below.

PARTICIPATION BY NON-BGCC/PNSW MEMBERS: Non-BGCC/PNSW paddlers are welcome to participate. However, for insurance purposes, they must to pay a $20 single event entry fee. This is a mandatory AC/PNSW requirement. 

SAFETY: The timekeeper and/or the marathon convenor is the final arbiter on whether it is safe to conduct time trials. Lifejackets are mandatory if you are under 14 years of age and/or if you are using club boats. It is highly recommended that all paddlers wear lifejackets.

TIME TRIAL FORMAT: There are two race distances to choose from: 

  • 1 lap (approx. 4.7km) 
  • 2 laps (approx. 9.4km) 

Paddlers must nominate which distance they intend to paddle and record their name and boat number with the timekeeper to record in Webscorer. If you change boat class/SUP type during the time trial season—eg, swap from a TK1 to a K1—you must establish a new PB in the new boat type. Your points will not carry over from the other boat. You must display a boat number so we can record your time. 

There will be two starts, five minutes apart

Start 1 (5.55pm) for those doing 2 laps. 

Start 2 (6pm) for those doing 1 lap.

  • Your first race over your nominated distance in this year’s time trial series will establish your PB for that distance/boat type and earn you six points in the point score competition. 
  • If you beat your PB in a subsequent race (in the same boat type) you will earn nine points.
  • If you paddle within 2% of your PB in a subsequent race you will get six points. 
  • If you paddle outside your PB by more than 2% in a subsequent race you will get three points. 
  • If you do not complete your nominated distance, you will be given a DNF and one point. 
  • If you miss your nominated start time we will do all possible to work out a time from when you should have started. However, unless we can do this accurately, you may not receive an official elapsed time.
  • Double craft will earn a PB for each crew member. Points earned will be given to both paddlers as individuals. If the boat crew or double boat type changes, it is necessary to establish a new PB.
  • Points earned will be tallied and at season’s end there will be a prize given to the top point scorer. 

The start is in line with the blue and red buoys off the beach pontoon. Please warm up in the area east of the start.

Stay to the right of the course. White buoys indicate some known danger and some caution is required in that area. Paddlers must paddle to the right of the red/pink buoys. Turn at the yellow buoys (the first turn is on the river outside the Hospice the second is at the Monaro Highway Bridge (third/last bridge BEFORE the water ski area). All turns are anticlockwise.

To have your time recorded you must finish to the right of the blue buoy off the club beach. Please don’t pass between the blue buoy and the beach unless you are finishing. This is an international rule and should be followed at club level. A one minute penalty will apply to paddlers who do not finish in this way.

Please be aware that the time trials attract paddlers of various abilities and confidence. Please be courteous to others. When passing slower paddlers tell them you are approaching and on which side you are going to pass. Give room to others on the turns and in the areas where there are potential hazards.

Should someone capsize, the accepted protocol is for other competitors to assist if required. If you assist a paddler who has a legitimate problem or who is in the water advise the timekeeper in order to have a time allowance made for providing assistance. 

For further information in the time trial series, contact the marathon convenor. 

Results and the cumulative pointscore will be published on the BGCC website as soon as possible after each time trial.

The dates are:

  • Wednesday, 28 November 2018
  • Wednesday, 5 December 2018
  • Wednesday, 12 December 2018
  • CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR BREAK
  • Wednesday, 16 January 2019
  • Wednesday,23 January 2019
  • Wednesday, 30 January 2019
  • Wednesday, 6 February 2019
  • Wednesday, 13 February 2019
  • Wednesday, 20 February 2019
  • Wednesday, 27 February 2019
  • Saturday, 2 March 2019
  • Wednesday, 6 March 2019
  • Wednesday, 13 March 2019
  • Wednesday, 20 March 2019
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2019
  • Wednesday, 3 April 2019

WETSPOT SUMMER SERIES 2018-19

Handicap format and race calendar

HANDICAP FORMAT

As a result of feedback from the recent BGCC member survey and in an endeavour to introduce some different race formats, this summer we will conduct handicap races for most of the 2018-19 Wetspot summer series.

To mix things up, once a month we propose to do something different (tba soon). We’ll also have a break for the Christmas/New Year period. The dates for the series are in the calendar below. The handicap system will be based on your elapsed time over either the one lap (approx 4.7km) or two lap (approx. 9.4km) courses.

Handicap racing is exciting and usually provides close finishes. And because nearly everyone will finishes around the same time, this provides a better opportunity for paddlers to socialise at the post-event barbeque.

Starts will be at one minute intervals. The handicapper will set and adjust handicaps for each race. The handicapper’s decision on your handicap start time is final. Your start time for the next handicap race will be adjusted according to your finish time in your last race and the handicapper’s discretion. Finish times will be rounded down.

Fifty (50) points will be awarded to the first finisher, with descending points awarded for each subsequent finisher. Points will be awarded for both the short and long course finishers. You cannot carry your points across short and long courses. So if you are serious about winning, it is best to decide what distance you want to race at the start of the series.

Paddlers’ cumulative points will count towards the series prizes to be awarded at the club’s annual dinner.

  • First start (with slower paddlers off first) for the long course is at 5.55pm.

 

  • Second start (with slower paddlers off first) for the short course is at 6pm.

Those of you who paddle the series regularly will know that there is not a lot of time to get from work, race, BBQ and pack up. So we have had to introduce a time cutoff for the long course to get paddlers off the water at around the same time and to get everyone home at a reasonable hour.

The time cutoff for the long course is 1:10 hr. If you think you cannot paddle the long course distance under that time you are strongly encouraged to paddle the short course. If you decide to paddle the long course anyway, it is likely your time will not be recorded as the timekeepers will have packed up and gone barbequing.  

Paddlers will need to register their names and expected lap time (in minutes) BEFORE coming to the river. This will be needed only ONCE PER SEASON! You will, however, also need to register yourself in advance and, if you decide to paddle a double boat, your doubles partner as a new entry (including each time you change paddling partner).

To register, go to: https://www.webscorer.com/register?pid=1&raceid=123798&owner=1
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WETSPOT SUMMER SERIES 2018-19 RACE CALENDAR

 

DATE

EVENT

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Timetrial

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Timetrial

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Handicap race

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Handicap race

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Handicap race

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Other event

Wednesday, 21 November 21018

Handicap race

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Handicap race

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Handicap race

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Other event

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR BREAK

 

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Handicap race

Wednesday,23 January 2019

Handicap race

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Handicap race

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Other event

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Handicap race

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Handicap race

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Handicap race

Saturday, 2 March 2019

PNSW Race 1, 2019 marathon series & State Marathon Championships, Canberra

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Other event

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Handicap race

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Handicap race

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Handicap race

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Other event

 

Subcategories

40th Burley Griffin Bash    Sunday 28th February 2016.

 

40th Burley Griffin Bash, 28th February, 2016. Short course Amalga-
Sunday             mated
                 
Course in 2016:             
Around Capt Cook Fountain, 2 islands, Kingston Red Buoy: up river to top turn; 2nd lap just heading up-river 
                 
Dist. Class sex Age Place Name(s) Time Club placings
30km OS1 M V55 1 Tony Hystek 2:30:30  LCRK 1
  OS1 M V55 2 Graeme Ison 2:56:43  BGCC 2
  MR1 M V55 1 Richard Barnes 3:00:40  Syd Uni 3
                 
  OS1 X V35 1 Kate Dawson/Steve Dawson 2:33:43  SSCC 1
  LR2 X V35 DNS Bob Turner/Kristy Benjamin DNS SSCC  
                 
                 
Course 2016:              
Across LBG, around two islands and return.      
13 km                
  K1 M Open 1 Lachlan Bakewell 1:03:04 HVPC 1
  K1 M V35 1 Craig Elliott 1:03:10 BGCC 2
  K1 M V45 1 Greg Hillier 1:13:36 HVPC 4
  K1 M V65 1 Paul Byrnes 1:11:29 HVPC 3
                 
  OS1 M V45 1 Malcolm Hall 1:07:22 BGCC 1
  OS1 M V45 2 Jonathan Taylor 1:19:12 None 2
  OS1 M V65 1 Bruce Kentwell 1:19:15 BGCC 3
  OS1 M V65 2 Robert Bruce 1:20:16 BGCC 4
                 
  MR1 M V55 1 Paul Kenny 2:04:42 WBCC 3
  MR1 M V65 1 Gerry Foster 1:19:18 None 1
  MR1 M V75 1 Basil Yule 1:51:36 BGCC 2
                 
  LR2 L V55 1 Patricia Ashton/Anne Cronin 1:15:31 BGCC 1
  LR2 M V65 1 Geoff Pickup/David Tongway 1:29:26 BGCC 2
                 
  TC1 M V65 1 Allan Newhouse 1:30:39 BGCC 1
  UNC1 M V55 2 Nick Hocking 1:50:29 BGCC 2