Durham LDS and Autumn SBH cancelled

After reviewing river conditions on Friday morning it has been decided to cancel tomorrow’s Durham Long Distance Sculling Series and Autumn Small Boats Head competitions due to elevated river levels.

The organising committees have issued the following joint statement.

“Having reviewed the river levels this morning we have taken the decision
to cancel the Durham LDS & SBH races. Whilst the rises in river levels
have been minimal the predicted fall is not sufficient to give us a
realistic chance of being able to run safe and fair racing on Saturday.

In line with our cancellation policies we will refund a portion of entry
fees. Our terms and conditions of entry states that we will refund 50%
of entry fees. However in this instance with a cancellation before race
day we have been able to reduce unavoidable costs. Thus we intend to
make a 90% refund of entry fees for both LDS and SBH races.

We had hoped to be able to run a full series this year but sadly that is
not to be the case. We look forward to welcoming you again in 2020.

Finally we send our thoughts to our friends in the Yorkshire region. The
weather around Sheffield and Doncaster has been atrocious over the past
24 hours. We hope that everyone is safe and well there.

Best Regards

Richard and Mark on behalf of the LDS & SBH teams.”

River level graph and data from the past week are shown in this chart.

Durham was to have been the last of the 6 rounds of the 2019 LDS Series, the other 5 all taking place. Updates about the Series are posted at http://www.nerowing.com/lds2019.html