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Please see “Championship Events” under “Swim” in our menu for a list of events for the 2015 season.
We require canoeists at many of our swims to escort swimmers both on a one to one basis and on some swims to escort groups of swimmers on circuit courses. If you can help with this please contact BLDSA.
DINNER AT: The Holiday Inn. Ellsmere Port, Cheshire. SATURDAY 14th MARCH 2015 AT 6.30 pm. This years A.G.M. will be held on Sunday 15th March 2015 at 10am at the above venue.
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TRADITIONAL COSTUMES/TRUNKS ONLY TO BE WORN Age Categories Senior (At least 16 years of age on the day of the Championship). Registration 8.30am report to the Swim Secretary on arrival - Swimmers MUST register. Briefing 9.00am [...]
TRADITIONAL COSTUMES/TRUNKS ONLY TO BE WORN
Senior (At least 16 years of age on the day of the Championship).
8.30am report to the Swim Secretary on arrival – Swimmers MUST register.
9.00am – All swimmers must attend.
10:00 for all swimmers.
This is a 5km circuit course around positioned buoys.
Conditions of Entry
- This swim is restricted to fully paid-up senior members of the BLDSA.
- BLDSA Rules apply to this swim, i.e. only traditional swimming costumes/ trunks (must not extend beyond the end of the shoulder onto the upper arm and lower than the crotch onto the upper leg) will be permitted (No wetsuits or body suits). Please see BLDSA website for more details. Caps – Breaststroke swimmers must wear a PINK swimming cap. All other swimmers can wear any colour cap other than WHITE or PINK. Note – only one cap may be worn which have no insulating properties.
- That you will declare that if you enter the swim whilst pregnant, you will inform the swim secretary at the earliest possible opportunity, and will provide him/her with a letter from a doctor or midwife confirming your suitability to enter the event. You understand that entry may be refused to pregnant swimmers at the discretion of the swim secretary, following a risk assessment.
There will be a time limit of 3.5hours on this swim.
The presentation will be held on the lake side or in the Adventure Centre as soon as possible after the last swimmer finishes.
Non UK Residents
Non UK Residents must provide evidence of membership of their governing body or individual insurance for Open Water Swimming.
From the North leave the M1 at junction 26 and follow the A610 into Nottinham City Centre then follow the signs for Trent Bridge, Nottingham Racecourse and Colwick Park.
On reaching Nottingham Racecourse follow A612 Southwell Road keeping Nottingham Racecourse on your right. After the Toby Carvery Restaurant turn right at the second set of traffic lights into Mile End Road. Then immediately right into River Road which leads into Colwick Park. To gain entry into the park you will need a £2 to raise the barrier (your exit is free) then follow the road through the park until you reach West Lake and Colwick Park Adventure Centre.
From the South leave the M1 at junction 24 and follow the A453 towards Nottingham then follow directions as above.
For those people who wish to use sat nav the post code for the park is NG4 2DW
Emergency Safety Cover
Emergency Safety cover will be provided; at a minimum this will include the BLDSA rescue boat and a number of canoes spaced around the course.
All persons are advised to report any incidents, including near misses, to a nominated person who shall be named at the championship briefing meeting.
The BLDSA has in place Anti-Bullying and Child & Vulnerable Adult Policies. Copies of which may be obtained from the BLDSA Hon. Child & Vulnerable Adult Officer.
Any person associated with the swim is expected to pay any car park charges that may be due from the parking of their vehicle.
We are most fortunate to have access to the new Adventure Centre on the lakeside where there are showers toilets and changing facilities.
www.bldsa.org.uk – Information on all BLDSA events and much more.
For more information please contact:
57 Wigman Road
Tel: 0115 9295423
(Sunday) 8:30 am
Colwick Rd, Nottingham NG2 4BE, United Kingdom
Peter Hawksworth, 57 Wigman Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4PA Tel: 0115 9295423 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Events (run under BLDSA rules) – The Championships will consist of 5 distinct events Senior 3 mile Championships Senior 3 mile Wetsuit Championships Junior 2 mile Championship Senior 1 mile Championship Senior 1 mile Wetsuit [...]
Events (run under BLDSA rules) – The Championships will consist of 5 distinct events
Senior 3 mile Championships
Senior 3 mile Wetsuit Championships
Junior 2 mile Championship
Senior 1 mile Championship
Senior 1 mile Wetsuit Championship
Entry Limit – 90 swimmers maximum made up as below
1. Senior 3 mile Championships (40 places)
2. Senior 3 mile Wetsuit Championships (20 places)
3. Junior 2 mile Championship (10 places)
4. Senior 1 mile Championship (10 places)
5. Senior 1 mile Wetsuit Championship (10 places)
If we find there is particular over-demand for one event we will re-allocate accordingly – so if places are filled, please do register your interest by joining the waiting list for your event.
Age Limit – All events
Juniors – over 12 and under 16 on the day of the swim
Seniors – 16 and over on the day of the swim
Registration, Briefing and Start
Registration upon arrival at 8.30am,
Briefing at 9:15am in or in-front of the Budworth Sailing Club House,
Directions to Budworth Sailing Club
Take the A49 south from Warrington. At the roundabout over junction 10 of the M56 take the A559 to Northwich, pass the turning for Great Budworth and continue down the hill. After approximately 200m on the right is a concealed entrance to the Sailing Club. CW9 6HA
(Saturday) 8:30 am
Budworth Mere, Nr. Northwich, Cheshire
Budworth Mere Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester CW9 UK
So 2014 will see the whole event staged from the meadows on the 21st of June. We will be running 1k and 2k events as per last year. The main [...]
So 2014 will see the whole event staged from the meadows on the 21st of June. We will be running 1k and 2k events as per last year. The main Dee Mile classic event will start as usual in line with the Red House and all 3 events will finish under the suspension race. Entries will be limited to 500 people across all the events and once this number has been hit, there will be a waiting list in operation. This years entries will open Feb 2nd at 18:00 through Chester Tri website.
We will be starting both races at approx 5.30pm, so all spectators more than welcome!
Contact details: email@example.com
From the Chester Triathlon Club website:
This is a classical race of the modern era, with a history which is very nearly continuous, going back to the first time it was held 1922. The race has several idiosyncrasies. It starts at the Red House pub and the distance is actually a mile and a quarter. You swim downstream around the Crook of the Dee to finish at the suspension bridge. Being all downstream, the course times vary considerably depending on the seasonal flow with the winning men’s time varying from 19 minutes 48 seconds to 33 minutes 25 seconds.
Water temperatures are typically 14 to 16 deg.C. The swim is with the current. In 2010, the temperature was 20 deg.C.
The race retains its ancient “Dee Mile Champion” title for the fastest swimmer, who must also live within five miles of “The Cross” in the centre of Chester and swim without a wetsuit.
Recognition is also made for:
- The fastest all-comer (i.e. the rest who don’t wear a wetsuit).
- The fastest wetsuit wearer.
Today, both men and women are eligible to race: a “concession” which was only made for the full distance in 1993!
Since the Deva Triathlons started using the River Dee in 2001, the Dee Mile has become a favourite warm-up for triathletes wanting to get an early taste of the water.
For the Championship itself:
Men’s Record Time: D. Craigen 2012 – 19:48
Ladies’ Record Time: R. Radcliffe 1997 – 23:57
(Saturday) 5:30 pm
Chester, Cheshire West and Chester Park
Chester Tri Club
Boating jetty in front of Lochearnhead Watersports Centre
City of Liverpool
Isle of Man
Port of Dover
River Great Ouse
River Tay Estuary
St. Mary's Loch
Wykeham Lake (Nr. Scarborough)
YeAABA Club House
57 Wigman Road
Barry K Westaway
Chester Tri Club
John Bolton (swim coordinator)
Miss Dee Llewellyn
Mr. Stephen Smith
Mrs Janet Wilson
Mrs Jean Wilkin Oxley
Mrs Liane Hickling
Mrs Pat Llewellyn
NG8 4PA Tel: 0115 9295423 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachael & Mark Fairhurst