The Waterside Series
Control desk/Retirement/Emergency Mike Richman 07870 769687
Race Organiser Clive Williams 07766 904113
Marshall Support Jo Holland 07766 751352
Lynne Hutcheon 07825 541334
Register to volunteer
The Waterside series relies on the support and help of its volunteers, especially those marshalling the race.
Please click below to show your interest in being a marshall for any number of the races. All support is welcome and essential.
Any problems registering via the links below or if you have any further enquiries please email email@example.com
Woolhampton swing bridge
West Mills/Town lock/Finish
Marshalls will be provided a full folder of information and forms mentioned here.
Control Desk (Newbury Waterside centre – Upstairs)
Finish for Races ACD - Newbury Waterside Centre
Finish for Race B - Newbury Canoe Club house by A339 Bridge
The Waterside Whatspp group for each race will show the list of Marshals for each race and immediate information for the day including:
Contact details for Race start, Control desk, First aiders, Marshall Coordinators
Lead and assistant marshals for each marshalling point
Course hazards and special instructions
Each marshalling point will have a Lead Marshall and Marshall Assistants. The Lead Marshall will organise the Marshalling Point and the Assistant Marshals. The Control Desk and Marshall Coordinators will be available to contact and attend if needed.
Marshall boxes will be at each Marshalling Point containing:
Hi Viz Jackets (unique to NCC \ AD – please ensure return)
1 x Survival Bag
2 x Space Blankets
Marshall Information Booklet including :
Incident Report Sheets
Time Delay Report Sheets
Ideas and suggestion sheets
Emergency sugar snacks and plasters etc.
Snacks and cold drinks for Marshalls
Plasters and hand sanitisers
First aiders are available if required, please contact Control Desk. Do please familiar yourselves with the Concussion Protocol which is detailed in the document, and complete an Incident Form found at the back of the folder, (please leave completed form in folder).
Any incidents should be reported to Control Desk and or Marshal Coordinators of assistance is required.
Incidents and accidents should be reported to the Lead Marshall, Control Desk and Marshal coordinators if required, the event should be recorded on an Incident Sheet (in back of folder) please complete and leave in the folder.
Junior competitors will have support crews following their progress. Any issues with junior competitors please contact their support crew and the control desk.
When you arrive at the marshalling point signs/cones should be out.
Once in position: Marshals please Whatsapp Waterside Series, so we know everyone is in position
Once the race has started...
Road crossings. It may be necessary to hold paddlers at road crossings, etc. If this has to be done for a significant time, i.e. more than 30 seconds, use the Time Delay Report Sheet (in the Marshalls Box) to make a note of paddler’s number & duration that they were held for, please pass this information to the Control Desk so this time can be deducted from the paddlers finish time.
Please be polite and considerate to traffic and other road users.
Marshalls should inform road users about the race and can politely request they wait whilst competitors cross the road, however care should be taken when directing or holding traffic, as there are no rights to stop highway traffic .
Please do not allow support crews to obstruct road or competitors.
Retirements, please let Control Desk know if you are informed of any so they are not expected at the finish. Inform the control desk of :
Crew Number - Crew Name - Retirement - Location
Tail end Charlie (Not always applicable – notification on day)
When close to end of the days racing the last three boat numbers will be posted on the Waterside WhatsApp. Please post on the Waterside Whats App group the boat numbers as these last 3 competitors pass your marshalling points, this helps to ensure everyone has been accounted for.
When done for the day, it will be helpful if you can collect any signs, cones, etc together and leave them in a convenient place so NCC can pick up OR if you can please take all back to the clubhouse – if you are able to do this please confirm on the Waterside Series Whatsapp – this will help us with clearing up at the end of the day. If you can also have a check for any rubbish that may have been dropped, and put it in the bag provided.
Thankyou to all the volunteers who make The Waterside Series a success!!