Boxing Day River Race 2018

Our annual Boxing Day race starts as usual from Brabyns Park, Marple Bridge - meet in the car park. Last entry 10.30, race start 11.00. Mince pies and hot drinks for everyone in the Club House after the race. Entry to the race is free, and the winner shall be decided by a complex handicap system involving such things as water levels, the wind direction, the temperature of the water, air temperature, humidity and what happened in Coronation Street on Christmas Day.

Only the organiser has the in-depth knowledge, experience and sheer brain capacity to understand, so please don't ask. However, don't be surprised if the organiser wins in the time honoured tradition! Fancy Dress could improve your chance of coming second.

For anyone wanting to have a gentler paddle, feeling too fragile to hammer down the Goyt, or simply not competitive, there will be a tour down the river before the race. This will start at approximately 11.00, and you are welcome to cheer any of the racers as they streak past, or fish them out if they fall in. Mince pies and hot drinks are still included.

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