BCN Marathon Challenge 2012
If I had a pound for every person who tells me they really want to take part in the BCN Marathon Challenge I would be a rich man! The problem that all this enthusing doesn't seem to translate into boat entries. Last year there were about 35 and to date I understand that there are just over 20 registered.
Tawny Owl - one of the contenders and a team to beat...
The problem seems to be NIMB' ism - I like the idea but -Not In My Boat...
People are clearly a bit nervous about committing their floating pride and joy to the perceived horrors of the BCN backwaters, which is a huge shame because the network has masses to offer and following extensive dredging and clearance work by BW / WRG and BCNS the channel will be as clear as it has been for many years.
Now, if you have been humming and haring about entering this splendid event, there is now an added bonus lined up for the finishers in Walsall Town Wharf. Truman Enterprises have put on a musical line up in the Wharf Tavern for the evening featuring Folk, Blues and Rock - something for everyone. The competitors may be a bit bleary eyed by the time the last bars are struck at 11.00pm, so if you cant actually participate how about coming down and joining the revelries for the evening of Sunday 3rd June?
SUNDAY 3RD JUNE at
THE WHARF BAR WALSALL
ENJOY LIVE MUSIC WITH
REWIRED—CLASSIC ROCK COVERS BAND
THE LOCK IN—FOLK, BLUES COVERS BAND
BROKEN ENGLISH—CLASSIC ROCK BAND
6pm—11pm £3 admission
All proceeds to restore
Providing day trips on
the canal for disabled
and elderly groups
Registered Charity 1037914
COME AND SEE THE BOATS AT THE WHARF
So, a top top tip for 2012 - enter the BCN Marathon Challenge on the weekend of the Queens Jubilee, but failing that come and revel in the after event party - all in aid of a very worth local canal based charity.
See you there.