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INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Saturday 9 December, Lee Valley VeloPark

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Entering
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There is only limited capacity for every race and the event as a whole, last year saw a record 1,900 participants with this year looking to be even bigger. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Yes – anyone aged over 11 years old on 1st September 2017 can enter BRIC. The minimum age category is School Year 7 = under 12 on September 1st, 2017.
Yes – competitors from any country can enter BRIC.
Competitors can enter as many events as they choose to. An entry form and payment must be made for each race.
Entries close at 12 (noon) on Wednesday 29th November 2017. Enter before 6 October to be placed in the prize draw for the Mizuno Kit Bag.
Yes – log onto your account via myevents.active.com. Here you will be able to make changes to your entry and transfer your entry to another person if you no longer want to compete.
Entry fees are non-refundable after the closing date (12 Noon, Wednesday 29th November 2017). Withdrawals before the closing date will receive a 75% refund.
A relay team consists of a maximum team of four people who have entered the relay event. A team entry is considered to be 10 or more juniors/students and/or adults entered into the same team.
To enter a relay team you must first nominate a captain. When s/he enters the chosen relay category s/he will be asked for the personal details of the additional members of the team. Only one person from the relay team needs to complete the entry.
Junior timed distance categories are as follows; Year 7: 2 minutes Year 8: 3 minutes Year 9: 4 minutes Year 10: 5 minutes Year 11: 6 minutes Sixth form (Year 12 & 13): 2000m
There is no set maximum capacity, however, we reserve the right to limit the size of entry into any given event.
In order to enter an adaptive rowing race, an individual will need to be clssified by British Rowing. You can either register your interest by emailing simon.goodey@britishrowing.org and receive information on either the times and locations of classification opportunities for physical disability classification, or the process required for visual and learning disability classification. For the Rowability Open race please submit a self-declaration form to simon.goodey@britishrowing.org.
Racing
Each individual may put the rowing machine on the resistance of their choice.
Men must be 75kg or less. Women must be 61.5 kg or less.
Lightweight competitors will be weighed at the lightweight weigh-in not less than 1 hour and not more than 2 hours before their event. Lightweight competitors who do not make their weight will be able to race. However their time will be listed at the bottom of the event they entered, and they will not be placed. Their time may however be included in the Concept2 Ranking, as a heavyweight time.
The race schedule will be confirmed following entries closing on Wednesday 29th November 2017 and available on the website
There is approximately 5 – 10 minutes between events. This is subject to variation and depends on the time it takes for each event to be completed.
There is one relay that is 4km for adults and 8 minutes for juniors. Relay teams can be either all male, all female or 2 females and 2 males. There are no restrictions as to how long each team member needs to be on the machine for, this is up to the team to decide.
The British Rowing Indoor Championships run according to the British Rowing Rules of Racing which includes promoting clean sport. All competitors who enter could be subject to testing at this event, and therefore it is important that you take the time to familiarise yourself with your rights and responsibilities. Information about the anti-doping rules for competitors can be found here: British Rowing Anti-Doping
A document sent to all competitors prior to the event, that states their name, warm up time, weigh in time (if applicable) and race time. Please bring your race card with you for check in on the day.
Gold, silver & bronze British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC) medals will be awarded for first, second and third placed individuals following the final heat of their event. Should there be less than three entrants in an event a medal will not be awarded. For Masters events these entries will be combined with the adjacent younger category and medals will be awarded accordingly.
If a competitor misses their race for whatever reason they will be able to race in a later race if a place is available, but will not be eligible to win a medal.
  • Masters Individual Events
  • Junior individual Events
  • Open Individual Events
  • U23 Individual Events
  • Adaptive Events
  • Relay
All junior competitors must be 11 years of age or older on 1st September 2017.
Further age banding is as follows:
  • School Year 7 = under 12 on September 1st 2017
  • School Year 8 = under 13 on September 1st 2017
  • School Year 9 = under 14 on September 1st 2017
  • School Year 10 = under 15 on September 1st 2017
  • School Year 11 = under 16 on September 1st 2017
  • Sixth Form = under 18 on September 1st 2017
30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+
Lightweight events will be offered in the U23, Open and Masters Events only. Any competitors under the age of 18 may not enter lightweight events.
Venue
No parking is available at the venue. This excludes coach parking for large groups which is available on a first come first served basis and disabled parking. Competitors and spectators are encouraged to use the public transport links.
Information on how to get the Lee Valley VeloPark can be found on the venue website here
Your Race card will allow you entry into the venue. Please ensure you print this and bring it with you on the event day.
The venue does not allow competitors or spectators to bring their own food into the venue. There are various food options for purchase on the day inside the venue.
Spectactors
Yes – all competitors will be allowed access to the spectator’s seats for the day once they have picked up their wrist band on arrival.
All junior competitors entered as an individual will be given one extra wrist band to allow access for their responsible adult to all areas of the venue, this however may exclude the racing floor.

All teams who have junior competitors in them will be given 1 extra wrist band per 5 junior competitors for responsible adults to access all areas of the venue, this however may exclude the racing floor.

On the day
Please bring your race card, which grants you access to the event.

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