Friday 26th March, 2pm UK time - 5K with Portishead Pilot Gig Club
Time & Location
About the Event
The Somerset 525 Virtual Rowing Championship will be taking place over three consecutive days, from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th March 2021, hosted by Portishead Pilot Gig Club. Competitors, rowing from home, club, or gym, will have the opportunity to enter one, two or three of following individual and team races: 500m sprint (individual only) 525m (juniors only) 2K (individual and team option) 5K (individual and team option) Age categories are: Open Ladies and Men (18-39) Ladies and Men’s Vets (40-49) Ladies and Men’s Supers (50 plus) Juniors ages 12-17 Para / Adaptive : PR1 / AR1, PR2 / AR2, PR3 (PD) / AR3-PD There are individual and team races (ladies, men and mixed) for both the 2K and the 5K plus there will be an overall trophy for the fastest lady and man from all competitors who compete in all three races. Junior prizes will be awarded to both the fastest boy and girl. Teams will be made up of four rowers, from any age category. Mixed teams are allowed but must consist of two men and two women, though we will allow three women and one man. There will be a trophy for Men’s, Ladies and Mixed Teams. Individual entry will automatically allow you to join up with other members from the same club to create your team, for no extra charge. Your club can enter as many teams as you like. Each club team will be ranked starting with the fastest four being team A, and so on. The races will be a straight ‘fastest past the post’. Results will need to be submitted by 8pm GMT on the day of that race (by 6pm on Sunday 28th BST for the 500m race). This gives you the freedom to complete that days’ race at any point during that day. Results will be revealed on Sunday 28th at 8pm, where we hope to hold a zoom award ceremony. Schedule The 5k race will be held on Friday 26th, the 2K race on Saturday 27th, and finally the 500m sprint race and the juniors 525m race will take place on Sunday 28th. Submitting results Results will be submitted using the unique link that will be sent with your registration. You will need proof of your time in the form of a Concept2 PM monitor screen shot. Pictures must clearly show the distance covered and the time taken. There is a trust element involved here so please play fair, and the judge’s decision is final.
Entry fees if you want to submit your result (although you can just row alongside without doing so) Each race entry fee £5, Juniors £4. Early bird discount of 3 races for £12, plus the first 40 will get you a fantastic Somerset 525 race vest. Early bird entry will finish on February 14th. Final entries by Wednesday 24th March. There will be no extra cost for team entry.