Dear Sculling Friend,
You are invited to join in the Norwich Masters’ Sculling Ladder for 2015/16, for Masters training in the single scull.
This winter, The Ladder will be restricted to “Paddy’s Run” legs only, without including the local head races. This hopefully will mean our stalwart local head organisers and volunteers won’t have to worry about missing a leg if they are in medal contention on the Ladder!
By popular demand, the Ladder will run from September through to March inclusively with a leg each month, usually the on last Sunday each month. Planned dates up to Christmas are therefore:
- Sunday 27th September
- Sunday 25th October
- Sunday 29th November
- Sunday 20th December (one week early due to Christmas).
(I will plan dates for the New Year and add them to the published Ladder before it starts.)
Four medals are to be awarded this year:
- Fastest Male, on age handicap time
- Fastest Female, on age handicap time
- Best Newcomer, of either gender, on best handicap time, gender adjusted
- new for this year: the “Meynell Medal” for the oldest sculler completing the most legs.
Ladder standings are calculated for SINGLE scullers, using both the gender and Masters age handicap formulae used in previous years. So you’ll know who relatively is really the quickest!
Timekeepers are very valued, especially if they can recognise most of the participants and record their times without the need for race numbers to be issued! Please let me know if you are offering to time one or more legs.
Please forward this to any newcomer, man or woman who you think would be interested and I’ve overlooked, and who have reached at least Masters A! (And remind me.)
A few guest crew boats may participate in legs on request, they will be set off ahead of the pack as in the past. Young adult scullers may be accepted, to start at the back, if participant numbers permit
I will send out a reminder nearer to each leg, and then an informal starting order just before. It would be great if you could let me know that you want to take part to get an idea of take-up. (You can also take part in individual legs even if you can’t make them all.) Participants do so at their own risk, and must abide by the safety instructions which I will circulate prior to each leg.