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BRIC 2018

Post by NavigationHazard » August 16th, 2018, 3:39 am

Anybody heard any rumours about exactly where and when the British Indoor Rowing Championships will be held this year? The British Rowing website promises an event in December, unhelpfully with date and location TBD. Given that we're probably talking 14-17 weeks from now, some of us might like to plan out training schedules with an actual race date at the end...
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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by NavigationHazard » August 16th, 2018, 4:22 am

Evidently they have announced 8 December as the date but haven't said anything about venue. See https://www.britishrowing.org/event/bri ... pionships/
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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by lindsayh » August 16th, 2018, 6:12 am

NavigationHazard wrote:
August 16th, 2018, 4:22 am
Evidently they have announced 8 December as the date but haven't said anything about venue. See https://www.britishrowing.org/event/bri ... pionships/
Agree completely Jon - it is a big deal to travel from Oz and get the timing right. CrashB was the same unfortunately. I couldn't wait longer so have booked to be there that weekend (staying in Brussels prior for 2 weeks). Had a note from an erg buddy in the UK today - there are rumours that the venue may change as the Velo is too expensive.
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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by NavigationHazard » August 17th, 2018, 1:27 am

Alex Dunne from C2 responded to me on Facebook with a note that the BRIC venue for 2018 is indeed the Velo.

Euros will be Copenhagen, January 26. Alex says announcement on the Worlds is imminent.
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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by lindsayh » September 9th, 2018, 10:36 pm

The BRIC has been confirmed for London Velo on Saturday Dec8 (at last)
See y'all there!
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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by Tinpusher » September 10th, 2018, 5:27 pm

Imminent, eh? 24 days and counting...
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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by Citroen » September 10th, 2018, 5:33 pm

Tinpusher wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 5:27 pm
Imminent, eh? 24 days and counting...
89 days http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Dec+8

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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by Butch91 » September 13th, 2018, 2:40 pm

Citroen wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 5:33 pm
Tinpusher wrote:
September 10th, 2018, 5:27 pm
Imminent, eh? 24 days and counting...
89 days http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Dec+8
I think he meant 24 days from when Nav said announcement was 'imminent'
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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by Tinpusher » September 14th, 2018, 8:10 pm

Butch91 wrote:
September 13th, 2018, 2:40 pm
I think he meant 24 days from when Nav said announcement was 'imminent'
Correct, Paul.
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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by NavigationHazard » September 18th, 2018, 12:43 pm

British Rowing just pinged me.... Entries just opened.

https://www.britishrowing.org/events/ev ... pionships/

12/8 confirmed, at the Lee Valley Velopark again (the Olympic cycling venue in Hackney).
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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by NavigationHazard » September 18th, 2018, 12:54 pm

World Championships will be 2/24/19 in Long Beach:

https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/racing/wric
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Post by Butch91 » September 18th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Nice one Nav :)
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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by Mrs Spoon » December 4th, 2018, 9:43 am

I'm new to this forum (hi everyone! :D ) and slightly panicking about BRIC 2018 now that I've got my race details. Can anyone who went last year help?

In the competitor handbook it says a warm-up period has been factored into the timings and the marshall will sort this out but, the marshalling time is only 20 minutes before the race start. Is this really the only warm up period?
Also, it says you can't bring your own food. What do I do about my pre-race peanut butter sandwich and post race celebration/commiseration brownies?

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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by Amazing Amazon » December 4th, 2018, 1:53 pm

The procedure at BRIC has always been:

Marshall about 20 minutes before your race.
Everyone who is racing at a particular time moves up to a warm-up area
There should be enough machines for everyone but last year I ended up sitting at a couple of duds (missing/flat batteries?).
You should get a short warm-up, about 10-12 minutes including set-up time
You then all go through to your race machines and set them up
Normally not much time to warm-up on your machines, then handles down and they run the start sequence, starting with pick up your handles and ending in "ROW".

All a bit annoying if, like me, you normally do a 20 minute warm-up. Best to plan for the shorter warm-up and hope your machine isn't dud.
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Re: BRIC 2018

Post by Amazing Amazon » December 4th, 2018, 1:56 pm

On food.
Yes, its a real pain especially as stadium food is expensive rubbish.
Don't try and bring too much of your own stuff. Hide it well in your bag or around your person. :twisted:
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