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Evesham Junior Head: Saturday 12th October 2019

Updated: Oct 8, 2019

Update: 8th October 2019


All J13 events at Evesham Junior Head have been cancelled due to the poor forecast and predicted rising river levels. J13 rowing training will run as normal at Godstow instead.


The J14 events at Evesham are currently still going ahead. Any further cancellations due to poor weather will be communicated on this notice and also by email to parents.


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Dear Parents and Athletes,


Evesham Junior Head is run upstream on the River Avon over three divisions of racing: Headington have entered crews into the first two divisions. Please note that all girls should use school transport to get to the event unless she has permission via email from the Head of Rowing to meet us at Evesham, if dropping your daughter off please ensure that she is there no later than; 7:45am for division 1 and 10:15am for division 2.


The Draw:


The draw will be published on the event website.


Headington crews will be confirmed with the girls this week. Any girls recovering from injury or illness will not be entered to race.


Please note that there will be no training on Saturday for those who are not racing at Evesham including fast track but J14 and fast track rowing will run as normal on Sunday 13th October.


Transport:


The bus will depart at 6:15am at the latest. Please meet outside the school gym at 6am.


Please note that there are boarders and girls who may be sleeping at this time. The ROWERS MUST NOT MAKE ANY NOISE while waiting outside the boarding house.


Transport is available back from Evesham however parents are welcome to arrange transport back from the event (there is school transport available to all boarders back to school). Please note that no girls may depart the event until the trailer has been fully loaded.


Itinerary: Evesham Junior Head - 12th October 2019


There are many girls racing and that it is their responsibility that they follow the coaches instructions and the timings below. Also, once the girls boat they may have to wait on the water before racing so they will need to make sure to have had a loo stop prior to racing and that have warm rowing kit available. The girls will need to read the competitors instructions and be familiar with the course map - these documents can be found below and are also published on the event website


- Division 1


06:00: Meet outside school gym


06:15: Bus departs from Headington.


07:45: Bus arrives at Evesham - begin rigging boats


08:30: Dressed and ready for pre-race chat at the trailer. Warm up then boat. There will be no time for anything else.


08:45: Earliest boating time for division 1 athletes. Please note: rowers are responsible for ensuring that they have boated at the correct times, rowers need to have inspected the draw and made note of boating times.


Crews that are late may not be allowed to race. I have instructed coaches that under no circumstances are they to chase girls to get boated!

 

from 09:15: In marshalling area (warm kit is needed as rowers may be there for a while)


10:00: Approximate start time: it could be earlier so rowers are to row straight to the start.


After the race any breakages or other equipment issues should be reported to the coaches immediately.


- Division 2


10:30: Boats rigged for Div 2


11:00: Dressed and ready for pre-race chat at the trailer. You will then warm up and boat. There will be no time for anything else.


11:15: Earliest boating time for division 2. Please note: rowers are responsible for ensuring that they have boated at the correct times, rowers need to have inspected the draw and made note of boating times.


Crews that are late may not be allowed to race. I have instructed coaches that under no circumstances are they to chase girls to get boated! 


14:30: In marshalling area (warm kit is needed as rowers may be there for a while).


12:00: Approximate start time for Division 2: it could be earlier so rowers are to row straight to the start.


After the race any breakages or other equipment issues should be reported to the coaches immediately.


from 13:30: De-Rig and load trailer. No girl may depart before the trailer is fully loaded.


Kit and Food


The girls will need:


- Water bottles with electrolyte replacement fluid.


- Food - appropriate for race day, if you are not sure what to bring please have the girls ask their coaches


- A good breakfast before departing (eg: Porridge, toast and a banana).


- Make sure to have a meal for after each race, such as pasta and banana / fruit


- Kit: It will be cold and possibly wet so a change of kit for after each race is needed.

Make sure you have enough warm and waterproof kit for when you are sitting around. Coxes and athletes will not be allowed to boat if they are not properly attired for the weather conditions.


- Wellington boots


Spectating


The event is run by Evesham Rowing Club:

Abbey Road

Evesham

WR11 4ST


Please follow this link for the exact location of the rowing club


There is viewing along the full racing course and there will be refreshments available for purchase from the rowing club which is located below the finish line.


Parking is available on Crown Meadow which is adjacent to the rowing club. Please see the map published on the event website for more information


Please see the following documents:

Competitors Instructions

Course Map (Division 1) & Short Course Map (Division 2)

Safety Plan

Welfare Plan

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Christopher Hermes

Head of Rowing

Email: chermes@headingtonschool.com

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