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The Must Attend Events
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he London Harness Horse Parade
will be held on Easter Monday, 6th April 2015, at the South of England Centre, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL

11 Apr 2015

Sat 16:50 & 17:50
Putney to Mortlake.

 The Boat Race
Pubs Along The Route 
 Boat Race
10 Apr 2015
The Grand National
Aintree, Liverpool
Grand National Start
From 23rd April
Shakespeare’s Globe
21 New Globe Walk
London SE1 9DT

26 Apr 2015
The London Marathon

Wednesday 6th – Sunday 10th May

Badminton Horse Trials

19 – 23 May 2015
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
 Chelsea, London

Summer Season
The Royal Shakespeare Company
Stratford On Avon
 Saturday 30 May 2015
F A Cup Final
Wembley Stadium

21 May - 30 August 2015
Glyndebourne Festival 

21—31 May 2015
Hay-on-Wye, Wales
  Hay  Festival
 21 -  25 May
Lords Test Match
New Zealand

06 Jun 2010
 Epsom Derby

15 Jun 2015
Biggin Hill

Bromley, Kent

15 June 2015
The Cartier Polo
Queens Cup Final
Smiths Lawn

16 - 20 Jun 2015
 Royal Ascot
17-21 Jun 2015
 Taste of London Festival
Regents Park,

Summer Season
The Royal Opera House
Bow St, London WC2E 9DD

27 Jun 2015
Round The Island Race, Cowes
24-28 June 2015
The Glastonbury Festival
29 June - 12 July 2015
Wimbledon Tennis

  03 Jul - 05 Jul  2015
British Grand Prix
Silverstone, Northants
1- 5 July 2015
Henley Royal Regatta
Henley on Thames. Oxon
12 - 19 July  
 The 144th British Open Golf   St Andrews, Scotland
Thu 16 - Mon 20 July
Lords Test Match

17-19 Jul 2015
Royal International Air Tattoo. 
28 July - 1 August 2015
Glorious Goodwood
Goodwood, Sussex

8 -15 Aug 2015
  Cowes Week,
 Isle of Wight

7 - 31 August 2015
The Edinburgh
  20 -   24
August 2015
Oval Test Match
England v Australia
30-31 Aug 2015
 Notting Hill Carnival  
3 - 6 September 2015
Burghley Horse Trials
Stamford, Lincolnshire
6 -10 September 2015
The Tour of Britain
9- 12 September 2015
Doncaster St.Leger
Cricket Fixtures 2015
Test Matches

Cardiff’s SWALEC Stadium will host the opening Investec Ashes Test Match of the five-match series as it did in 2009 when England’s last pair James Anderson and Monty Panesar clung on for a famous draw on the final day of a gripping Ashes encounter.

Lord’s, Edgbaston, Trent Bridge and The Kia Oval will also stage Investec Test Matches as England bid to regain the famous Ashes urn and win a fourth successive home Ashes series following their previous triumphs in 2005, 2009 and 2013.

After the Ashes, England and Australia will do battle again in a NatWest T20I at Cardiff’s SWALEC Stadium before the international season reaches its climax in September with The Ageas Bowl, Lord’s, Emirates Old Trafford and Headingley hosting matches in the Royal London One-Day International series.
New Zealand’s tour of England will begin in May with tour matches against Somerset and Worcestershire before the two countries meet in the opening international action of the summer – the first Investec Test Match at Lord’s.

Headingley will stage the second Investec Test Match of the two-match series against the Black Caps before the focus shifts to the Royal London One-Day International series with Edgbaston, The Kia Oval, The Ageas Bowl, Trent Bridge and Emirates Durham ICG all staging ODIs and Emirates Old Trafford hosting a NatWest T20I.

ECB Chief Executive David Collier said: “Next summer promises to be a hugely exciting international season with England’s bid to regain the Ashes set to be one of the major highlights of the sporting year. We’re also delighted to be hosting New Zealand again across all three formats of the international game and would like to thank all those county and international venues who will be hosting our touring teams next year.”

New Zealand to UK 2015
Fri 8 – Mon 11 May 
4-day v Somerset                                   
County Ground, Taunton, Taunton
Thu 14 – Sun 17 May 
4-day v Worcestershire                         
County Ground, Worcester, Worcester
Thu 21 - Mon 25 May
10:00 GMT, 11:00 local
1st Test - England vs New Zealand
Lord's, London
Fri 29 - Tue 02 May
10:00 GMT, 11:00 local
2nd Test - England vs New Zealand
Headingley, Leeds
Sat 6 June     
50-over v Leicestershire                        
Grace Road, Leicester
Tue 09 JuneDay/Night 
13:00 GMT, 14:00 local
1st ODI - England vs New Zealand
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Fri 12 June Day/Night
13:00 GMT, 14:00 local
2nd ODI - England vs New Zealand
Kennington Oval, London
Sun 14 June
09:30 GMT, 10:30 local
3rd ODI - England vs New Zealand
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Wed 17  JuneDay/Night
13:00 GMT, 14:00 local
4th ODI - England vs New Zealand
Trent Bridge, Nottingham 
Sat 20 June
09:30 GMT, 10:30 local
5th ODI - England vs New Zealand
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Tue 23  June Day/Night
17:00 GMT, 18:00 local
Only T20I - England vs New Zealand
Old Trafford, Manchester
 Australia to UK 2015
June 2015

Thu 25 – Sun 28 June  4-day v Kent
St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury
Wed 1 – Sat 4 July    4-day v Essex                                         
County Ground, Chelmsford, Chelmsford
Wed 08 - Sun 12
10:00 GMT, 11:00 local
1st Test - England vs Australia
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Thu 16 - Mon 20
10:00 GMT, 11:00 local
2nd Test - England vs Australia
Lord's, London
Thu 23 – Sat 25 July 3-day v Derbyshire                                 
County Ground, Derby, Derbyshire
Wed 29 - Sun 02
10:00 GMT, 11:00 local
3rd Test - England vs Australia
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Thu 06 - Mon 10
10:00 GMT, 11:00 local
4th Test - England vs Australia
Trent Bridge, Nottingham Nottinghamshire NG2 6AG
Fri 14 – Sun 16 Aug  
3-day v Northants                                  
County Ground, Northampton, Northampton
Thu 20 - Mon 24
10:00 GMT, 11:00 local
5th Test - England vs Australia
Kennington Oval, London
Thu 27
09:45 GMT, 10:45 local
Only ODI - Ireland vs Australia
Civil Service Cricket Club, Belfast
Mon 31
14:00 GMT, 15:00 local
Only T20I - England vs Australia
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Thu 03 Day/Night
13:00 GMT, 14:00 local
1st ODI - England vs Australia
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Sat 05
09:30 GMT, 10:30 local
2nd ODI - England vs Australia
Lord's, London
Tue 08 Day/Night
13:00 GMT, 14:00 local
3rd ODI - England vs Australia
Old Trafford, Manchester
Fri 11
09:30 GMT, 10:30 local
4th ODI - England vs Australia
Headingley, Leeds
Sun 13
09:30 GMT, 10:30 local
5th ODI - England vs Australia
Old Trafford, Manchester

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Main County Shows 2015
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to commemorate his 25 years entertaining all at the County Shows (1962-1987).
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Show Date Address Description
Alresford Show 5th September 2015 Tichborne Park, off the B3046, Tichborne, Hampshire SO24 0PN  -  The Alresford Show include: Main Ring Grand Parades of Prize winning Livestock, Modern and Vintage farm machinery, Horse shows including Heavy horses & carriage driving, a Horticultural Show, a bee-keeping & Honey Show, a Local Produce Tent, the Companion Dog Show, Ducks & Egg Show, Parade of Hounds, Beagles and Bloodhounds, Birds of Prey, Poultry, Goats, Donkeys, Pigs & Alpacas. All that plus over 150 Trade Stands and 70 Craft Exhibitors, & Free Car Parking for all. Children 14 & Under Free
Alton Show NO SHOW in 2015 Froyle Park Showground, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4JX  -  Dating back to 1840, the Alton Show is a traditional agricultural show that aims to advance agricultural knowledge in this part of Hampshire and improve and benefit the labourers in agriculture. See you in 2015.
The Ashbourne Show 15th August 2015 Osmaston Polo Ground Nr Ashbourne Derbys DE6 1LW  -  Ashbourne show 2015 is a traditional agricultural country with sheep, cattle, goats & horses on show. Other attractions include the Pet and Dog show; Handicraft and horticulture; plus trade, craft and food stands.
Ashby Show 12th July 2015 Cattows Farm, Heather, Leics, LE67 2TD  -  Ashby show 2015 will be the 101st Ashby Show.
Ashover Show 12th August 2015 The Rectory Fields, Milken Lane, Ashover, Derbyshire, S45 0BA  -  Ashover Show can trace its origins back to 1924 and is a traditional country show with something for every member of your family. Highlights include: livestock classes, light horse classes, horticulture classes, dog shows, craft tent, vintage tractors & cars.

The Aylsham Show 31st August 2015 Blickling Estate, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 6NF  -  The largest one-day agricultural show in East Anglia, The Aylsham Show is set in the National Trust Estate of Blickling Park, with fine views towards the lake and Hall. Show highlights include livestock classes for cattle, sheep, horses, goats and poultry. There is also show jumping, an exciting main ring programme, side display rings, cookery demonstrations, food and farming marquees, rural craft area, flower and art marquees vintage tractors & machinery, classic cars, military vehicles, trade stands, petticoat lane area, fun fair, archery and much much more.
The Bakewell Show 5th & 6th August 2015 The Showground, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AQ  -  The Bakewell Show is one of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK with nearly 200 years of history and features a diversity of entertainment for the whole family. At this 184th Bakewell Show, all accompanied kids will again have free entrance.
The Royal Bath & West Show 27th to 30th May 2015 The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN  -  The Royal Bath & West Show offers the chance to see the country's finest livestock including cattle, pigs, goats, sheep and alpacas.
The Royal County of Berkshire Show September 19th to 20th 2015 Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berks, RG18 9QZ  -  For over 100 years, The Royal County of Berkshire Show has been celebrating English country life. As well as showing classes, there is National show jumping in the main arena, the Livestock Grand Parade and the breathtaking Hot Air Balloon flight at the end of each day. All this plus food & cookery, arts & crafts, horse driving & pig showing, gardening, shops and more.

Blaston Show June 28th 2015 Blaston Showground, Hallaton Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7UD  -  Blaston & District Agricultural Society was founded in 1957 and the Blaston show that originally started as a small gymkhana competition now features show classes of horses and ponies, sheep, goats, cattle and dogs.
Borrowby Show 29th July 2015 Hillside Rural Activities Park, Oaktree Bank South, Knayton Thirsk YO7 4AX  -  The Borrowby Show highlights include field classes covering most farm animals, tent classes & exhibits for cattle, sheep, farm produce, vegetables, flowers, cookery, wine, arts & crafts and children's competitions. There are show jumping events, a gymkhana and a fancy dress parade.
Bowes Show 12th September 2015 Home Farm, Gilmonby Nr. Bowes DL12 9LX  -  Set in a picturesque rural area, The Bowes Show boasts one of the largest horse entries in the north shown over 8 arenas. Other highlights include a Horticultural & Industrial marquee, dog shows, Punch & Judy, a Craft and Wool marquee, cattle, sheep, & more.
Bucks County Show 27th August 2015 Weedon Park, Nr Aylesbury, HP22 4NN  -  The Bucks County Show runs from 8am to 6pm and highlights include Horse & Livestock Showing Classes, Vintage Tractors, The Sheep Show, Food Hall, Shopping Marquee, and the Home & Garden Marquee.
Burwarton Show 6th August 2015 The Showground, Cleobury North, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 6RP  -  Voted Best one day agricultural show by readers of the Farmers Guardian in 2012, the Burwarton Show features livestock, heavy horses & a variey of entertainment for all the family.
Camborne Show 18th July 2015 Gwealavellan Farm, Nr Coombe, Camborne, Cornwall TR27 5EF./td>  -  Camborne Show attractions include Show Jumping and a Heavy Horse Show, Horseplay Display Ring, Fun Pet Dog Show, Fun Dog Agility, Goats, Cage Birds, Cattle, Poultry, Domestic and Horticultural competitions and displays.
Cambridgeshire County Show 31st May 2015 Wimpole Home Farm, Wimpole, Arrington, near Royston, SG8 0BW  -  The 2015 Cambridgeshire County Show will be the 16th anniversary of the show. It's a very traditional show, with its roots firmly in agriculture and the rural community and is organised by local Young Farmers and their supporters. Highlights include traditional crafts, livestock, a food hall, rural crafts and displays, vintage tractors, a fairground, children's corner, ring events and much more. There's a variety of trade stands including country clothing, agricultural dealers, garden equipment and furniture, plants and shrubs, and wrought iron work. And in the Main Ring a varied programme of displays and activities will keep everyone entertained. These include sheep dog handling, terrier racing and a variety of hilarious Young Farmer competitions.

Canwell Show 8th August 2015 The Showground, London Road, Canwell, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 5SQ  -  The Canwell Show is one of the largest and oldest one day agricultural shows in the Midlands and features show classes for cattle & sheep, vintage cars & tractors, a Horticultural Marquee and a huge selection of entertainmenet for all the family.
Chertsey Show 8th to 9th August 2015 Show Ground, Mead Lane, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8LN  -  The Chertsey Show features classes in cattle, sheep, pigs and goats plus a pet show, a Companion Dog Show, Dog Agility, Craft, Food & horticultural marquees. All that plus Horse Shows, Heavy horses, craft classes, Scarecrow competition and trade stands.
Cheshire County Show 23rd to 24th June 2015 Clay House Farm, Flittogate Lane, Tabley, Knutsford, Cheshire. WA16 0HJ  -  The Cheshire County Show 2015 in Tabley will once again bring together the amazing diversity of farming and rural life in Cheshire. From live demonstrations of milking cows and feeding calves to ice-cream making and butchery demonstrations, right through to the environmental matters that are considered in food production. The Agricultural Centre is also a must see.
Chipping Show 22nd August 2015 Chipping Showground, Longridge Road, Preston, Lancashire PR3 2QF  -  Chipping Show offers the perfect day out for the whole family, celebrating all aspects of farming and rural life. There are classes for sheep, cattle, light horses, ponies, shire horses, poultry, pigeons & eggs sections. You can also enter classes for cheeses, handicrafts, cakes and preserves. Plus there are over 50 trade stands, a speciality food producers marquee, vintage vehicles and main arena attractions throughout the day.
Cockermouth Show 1st August 2015 Fitz Park, Low Road, Cockermouth  -  Cockermouth Show Sheep features Working sheep dog & sheep clipping demonstrations, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling, a rodeo bull, machinery to buy or view, crafts, foxhounds and terriers too.
Royal Cornwall Show 4th to 6th June 2015 The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7JE  -  Now in its 222nd year, The Royal Cornwall Show is the county’s biggest annual event and is packed with exhibits and activities. There's entertainment, competitions, shopping and all that’s best in local food and farming. And this year a new exhibition hall is being built on the Royal Cornwall showground.
The Cotswold Show 4th to 5th July 2015 Cirencester Park, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BU  -  Having celebrated its 26th anniversary in 2014, the Cotswold Show 2015 offers another chance to experience a fun packed family day out including a whole range of country activities from falconry to ferret racing, chainsaw carving to the Cotswold Sheep Show.
Countryside Live 17th to 18th October 2015 Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ  -  A Great Countryside Day Out.
Cranleigh Show 21st June 2015 Cranleigh Showground, Bookhurst Road, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 7DW  -  The Cranleigh Show features a range of Equestrian events including show jumping, showing and donkey classes. There will be a packed programme in the Jack Nash Main Ring and the Countryside Arena features its own very popular series of traditional countryside displays. There's also plenty of shopping and eating opportunities at the wide selection of Trade Stands around the showground, in the Craft marquees, the tempting Farm Food arcade, and at the well loved Womens Institute display
Cumberland Show 6th June 2015 Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle, CA2 4TS  -  The Cumberland Show is a great value day out for all the family with attractions including thousands of animals, a Shetland Pony Grand National, Titan the Robot, and fanatstic local food & drink.
Denbigh and Flint Show 20th August 2015 The Green, Denbigh, LL16 4UB  -  The Denbigh and Flint Show features a range of livestock shows including Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Horses & BSJA Show Jumping. Other attractions include the Food Festival with cookery demonstrations from Michelin star Chef Bryan Webb and a wonderful array of locally produced foods to tempt your palate. Plus there are hundreds of Tradestands, Vintage machines and Classic Cars.
Derbyshire County Show 28th June 2015 Elvaston, near Derby, DE72 3EP  -  The Derbyshire County Show offers entertainment for all the family with Main Ring attractions together with a variety of livestock shows, horse shows, vintage cars & tractors, dog shows, horticultural/floral art tent, craft village, trade stands and much more.
Devon County Show 21st to 23rd May 2015 Devon County Showground, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ  -  The Devon County Show is a fabulous celebration of the great British countryside and a terrific day out, too. There’s magnificent livestock, wonderful food and drink, inspiring flower and garden displays, marvellous crafts, a huge country life area, trade stands offering a wealth of goods, and lots of traditional entertainment in six arenas.
Dorset County Show 5th to 6th September 2015 Dorchester Showground, DT2 7SD  -  The Dorset County Show showcases the best of rural Dorset with attractions including Sheep Shearing, Carriage Driving, Large Craft Marquee, Falconry, Terrier Racing, & Gun Dog Displays.
Driffield Show 22nd July 2015 Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 9DN  -  The Driffield Show 2015 features excellent shows of Cattle, Sheep, Goats and Pigs. There are also Heavy Horse classes, Show Jumping and pony classes, plus the crowd favourite Dog Show.
Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show 30th & 31st August 2015 Ardenrun Showground, Tandridge Lane, Lingfield, Surrey RH7 6LL  -  Running since 1837, The Edenbridge & Oxted show is a traditional 2 day Agricultural show in Surrey in the south east of England. With a large number of entries in both the livestock and horse sections plus horticulture, dog shows & trade stands, it's a great day out with something for all the family. Children go free.
Egton Show 26th August 2015 Egton Cross, Egton, North Yorkshire, YO21 1TZ  -  The 126th Egton Show will have a farmers market, wrought iron and farrier displays, plus all the usual horse, cattle, sheep, goat, ferret, fur and feather classes. There will also be the bee keeping, produce and handicraft and the children's sections.
Emley Show 1st August 2015 Factory Farm, Factory Lane, Emley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9TE  -  With over 12,000 visitors last year, Emley Show is one of the best attended and respected agricultural days out in Yorkshire - and a great day out for all the family. Thosands of exhibitors compete across 100s of classes, including livestock, horse, horticultural and craft.
Essex Young Farmers Show 17th May 2015 Boyton Hall, Roxwell A1060, CM1 4LN  -  Established for over 30 years, The Essex Young Farmers Country Show is one of the premier agricultural shows in the county, with average attendances in excess of 13,000.
Flintham Show 24th September 2015 Hall Farm, East Stoke, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5QQ  -  The Flintham Show includes ploughing matches, livestock, a horticultural show and lots more.
Frome Agricultural & Cheese Show 12th September 2015 West Woodlands Showground, West Woodlands, Near Frome, Somerset BA11 5ES  -  With over 20,000 visitors in 2014, and a record 400+ cattle in the cattle section, the 2015 Frome Agricultural & Cheese Show promises to be even better with the Cheese Pavilion showcasing the finest dairy produce in the country and a Main Ring programme including BSJA Show Jumping, Beagles & Fox Hounds, Private Driving, Grand Parade and much more.
Garstang Show 1st August 2015 The Garstang Showfield, Off Green Lane East, Garstang, Preston, PR3 1JS  -  The 200th Garstang Show will include livestock sections plus entertainment for all the family. Plus, the 200th show will again host Horse of the Year Show Qualifiers for Hacks, Cobs, Riding Horses and Working Hunters.
Great Yorkshire Show 14th to 16th July 2015 Great Yorkshire Showground, Wetherby Road Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8NZ  -  The Great Yorkshire Show is the North's leading agricultural event and takes place on the 250-acre Great Yorkshire Showground on the edge of the spa town of Harrogate. Attractions include show animals, country demonstrations, have-a-go activities and the Great Yorkshire Cheese & Dairy Show. Plus there's fashion, rural crafts and shopping.
Heathfield Show 23rd May 2015 Little Tottingworth Farm, Broad Oak, Heathfield, East Sussex. TN21 8UE  -  Organised by the Heathfield and District Agricultural Show Society, The Heathfield Show is the premier one day agricultural show in the south east. The 2015 show will also feature Australian quad bike stuntman The Kangaroo Kid.
Herts County Show 23rd & 24th May 2015 Hertfordshire County Showground, Dunstable Road, Redbourn, Hertfordshire AL3 7PT  -  With over 30,000 visitors in 2014, the Herts County Show is one of the largest and best value for money events in the Hertfordshire summer calendar.
Honley Show 13th June 2015 Moor Lane, Farnley Tyas, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6UW  -  The Honley Agricultural Show is both is a great agricultural day out for all the family. With 1000s of exhibitors across 100s of classes, including horses, cattle, pigs, goat, sheep, dogs, poultry, tractors, horticultural, craft and much more.
Hope Show 31st August 2015 The Showground , Marsh Farm , Castleton , Derbyshire, S33 8RZ  -  Hope Show is a great Peak District day out for all the family with highlights including Sheepdog trials, Show Jumping, Horse Showing Heavy Horses, Alpacas, Cattle and Sheep, Gundog Competitions, Classic Cars, Vintage Tractors, Horticultural Tent, Crafts & more.
Kenilworth Show 6th June 2015 Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ  -  The Kenilworth Show is a fun filled, action packed, exciting and educational day out. New for 2105 is the Countryside Area including have-a-go clay shooting and archery.
Kent County Show 10th to 12th July 2015 Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF  -  The Kent County Show is the region's showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life. The three day show brings together the very best of Kent with animals and food, fun and excitement giving a true feel of what ’The Garden of England’ has to offer.
Lambeth Country Show 18th to 19th July 2015 Brockwell Park, London, SE24 ONG  -  Now in its 41st year and organised by Lambeth Council, the show has all the attractions of a traditional country fair such as home grown vegetables, jams and chutneys. Horticultural shows along with sheep dog and owl displays happen throughout the weekend, but with a distinctly urban South London vibe. Entrance still FREE for 2015 but donations requested.
Leicestershire County Show 4th July 2015 Melton Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1JY  -  The Leicestershire County Livestock Show showcases the best of the region's agricultural & rural life. The show takes place on a hardstanding surface and is mainly under cover so can guarantee to go ahead in all weathers.
Lincolnshire County Show 24th to 25th June 2015 Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA  -  The Lincolnshire Show is a traditional agricultural show offering a fantastic and diverse range of activities and entertainment for the whole family. From high-energy ring displays to mouth-watering delicacies in the Food Court, boutique shopping in The Mews to agricultural machinery displays and competitive show jumping to country sports, an animal petting zoo and floral displays there’s something to appeal to everyone. The main attractions for 2015 include the RAF Falcons, The Kangaroo Kid, The Shetland Pony Grand National and of course the legendary Sheep Show in the Countryside Area.
The Melplash Show 27th August 2015 West Bay Showground, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4EG  -  The Melplash Show 2015 is a one day agricultural show held in West Bay, Dorset. Loads to see and do for all of the family. Meet sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, heavy horses, donkeys and more as they compete for prizes. Over 350 trade stands and main ring attractions. Plenty of classes for children to enter and get involved with our Handicraft and Horticulture sections - schedules available on our website from May. Children’s funfair, lots of local food and so much more.
The Mid Devon Show 25th July 2015 Knightshayes/Chettiscombe, Tiverton, Devon  -  The best one day Agricultural Show in the West, the 22nd Mid Devon Show will feature non-stop activity from 9.00am until 5.30pm including farm demonstrations, arts, rural crafts, food, drink & entertainment.
Mid-Somerset Show 16th August 2015 Cannard's Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5RT  -  Now in its 163rd year, the Mid Somerset Show is the largest FREE agricultural show in the South West of England.
The Mirfield Show 23rd August 2015 Mirfield Showground, Huddersfield Road (A644), Mirfield, West Yorkshire, England WF14 9NE  -  The Mirfield Show offers children free entry and an array of activities including archery, a fun beach, animal displays, puppet shows, climbing wall, & welly wanging. Further show highlights include a Creative Writing Competition, Tug of War Competition, Build A Scarecrow Competition, Fancy Dress, Tug of War, and the Horse & Pony show.
Moreton-in-Marsh Show 5th September 2015 Batsford Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AB  -  Visit the 2015 Moreton-in-Marsh Show to enjoy a true Cotswold countryside event like no other. It's a traditional one day Agricultural and Horse Show which is held on the first Saturday in September each year. It is one of the largest one-day agricultural shows in the UK and attracts over 20,000 visitors each year.
Nantwich Show 29th July 2015 Dorfold Park, Chester Road, Nantwich, Cheshire East CW5 8LB  -  The Nantwich Show is a major agricultural show AND the largest cheese show in the UK. The Cheese Marquee alone is over 80,000 square feet and features cheeses from more than 25 countries.
Nottinghamshire County Show 9th to 10th May 2015 County Showground, Lincoln Rd, Newark-on-Trent, Winthorpe, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY  -  A grandstand plus 26 rings and display areas means there is plenty to enjoy at The Newark & Nottinghamshire Show. Book your tickets in advance and save £2 on each adult admission for a great day out.
The New Forest & Hampshire County Show 28th July to 30th July 2015 The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England SO42 7QH  -  The New Forest & Hampshire County Show represents entertainment at its' very best, a vast array of sights and sounds to suit all tastes and ages. Highlights include Countryside Traditions and Demonstrations, Show Ring Displays, Show Gardens & LOcal Produce.
North Somerset Show 4th May 2015 North Somerset Showground, Bathing Pond Fields, Wraxall, Nr Bristol, Somerset BS48 1NG  -  The 156th North Somerset Agricultural Show promises to be another action packed Bank Holiday Monday, showcasing the best of the region’s livestock, arts and crafts, food, drink and rural activities.
Royal Norfolk Show 1st to 2nd July 2015 Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, NR5 0TT  -  The Royal Norfolk Show is the country’s largest two-day agricultural show and a true celebration of the county’s agricultural industries. Highlights include livestock and equine competitions & displays, as well as top-class show jumping. It's a great family day out offering entertainment from spectacular Grand Ring displays, to a live music stage, celebrity guests and several hundred trade stands for shoppers. There's something for everyone and you can be sure of a great day out.
Northumberland County Show 25th May 2015 Bywell near Stocksfield NE43 7AB  -  Building on its 2014 success at the new Bywell showground, the Northumberland County Show 2015 will be even bigger with even more animal classes, exhibitors, traders and attractions creating an exciting day out for all in the heart of the beautiful Northumbrian countryside.
The North Yorkshire County Show 21st June 2015 Otterington Hall, between Northallerton and Thirsk  -  The North Yorkshire Show 2015 will include exciting displays and demonstrations, a whole range of of Main Ring Attractions, Bungee Trampolines, Traction Engines, Classic Cars & Motorcycles, Cattle, Sheep and Poultry, Rabbits and Ferrets, Children's Inflatable’s, Country Pursuits, Carriage Driving, Horticulture and Produce, Arts, Crafts, Photography, and the Yorkshire Country Women's Association & Children's Classes.
Okehampton Show 13th August 2015 Stoney Park Showground, Holsworthy Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1SW  -  The Show is a great day out for all the family. It is one of Devon's largest one day agricultural shows and is one not to be missed, attracting entries and visitors from across the region.
Oxfordshire County & Thame Show 18th September 2015 TBC? Thame Showground, off the A4129 Kingsey Road, Thame.  -  After attracting a great crowd in 2014, the Oxfordshire County & Thame Show will hopefully be back for 2015.
Oxfordshire Young Farmers County Show 24th May 2015 TBC  -  A great day out for all the family, The Oxfordshire Young Farmers County Show and Rally is a well established show with an array of wonderful attractions!
Penistone Show 12th September 2015 Penistone Showground, South Yorkshire S36 6DW  -  Penistone Show is one of the country's most respected one day agricultural shows, showcasing rural Yorkshire at its very best.
The Ripley Agricultural Show 9th August 2015 Ripley Castle Park, Harrogate, N Yorks HG3 3EA  -  The Ripley Agricultural Show features horse showing & jumping, a sheep show, falconry, terrier racing, vintage machinery, horticultural displays, handicrafts and much much more.
The Romsey Show 12th September 2015 The Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show Society, 4 The Old Carthouses, Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9LQ  -  The Romsey Show 2015 is a true agricultural show and great day out with something for all the family. The show is one of the oldest in England, held annually since 1842, and showcases the best of British farming as cattle, goats and sheep from across the region compete for glory in the livestock classes. Hundreds of horses are entered in a huge number of equine events that range from show jumping and heavy horses to side saddle and best donkey.
Rutland County Show 31st May 2015 The Rutland Showground, Showground Way, Barleythorpe, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7TW  -  One of the oldest county shows in the country, Rutland County Show 2015 celebrates it's 183rd show at its new site in Oakham. The show features the best of Rutland's traditional food and farming including classes for horses, ponies, cattle, sheep and goats. There's also show jumping, vintage cars, farm machinery, trade stands, childrens amusements, the Macmillan Cancer Support Giant Tombola, and licenced refreshment tents.
Shropshire County Agricultural Show 23rd May 2015 The Agricultural Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF  -  Shropshire County Agricultural Show is a great day of education, entertainment and enjoyment for all the family. Show features include cattle, sheep, heavy horses, poultry and a Kids Zone.
Staffordshire County Show 27th May to 28th May 2015 Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0BD  -  The 2015 Staffordshire County Show will be a truly great day out for all the family to enjoy some superb local produce, exquisite crafts and a whole host of family activities, displays and performances.
Suffolk County Show 27th May to 28th May 2015 Trinity Park, Ipswich  -  The Suffolk Show is the County’s biggest annual event and offers a great day out for all the family. Highlights include thrilling ring displays, the livestock and equine champions, the finest food and drink produce, sporting heroes, and stunning homes & gardens.
Surrey County Show 25th May 2015 Stoke Park, Nightingale Road, Guildford. GU1 1TU  -  The Surrey County Show 2015 features hundreds of top quality animals from giant beef bulls to meer cats. Held annually on the late May Bank Holiday Monday, it brings the best of the countryside right to the heart of the town. The Surrey County Show schedule is a fantastic day out for the whole family, combining entertainment and fun with the opportunity to see first hand the many aspects of country life and farming. Highlights include a Back to Grass Roots Farming Display & Big Pete the Monster Truck.
Three Counties Show 12th to 14th June 2015 The Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW  -  The Three Counties Show - The Region’s Premier Agricultural Show offering excellent entertainment for all the family and showcasing the best of British food, farming and rural life.
Tendring Show 11th July 2015 Lawford House Park, Bromley Road, Lawford, Nr Manningtree, Essex. CO11 2ND  -  The Tendring Hundred Show is a family show that brings together rural and urban communities in the Essex region. While still maintaining its agricultural roots through large displays of farm machinery and a focus on rural pastimes, the Show offers challenging and informative displays, an open air shopping experience with over 200 tradestands, as well as a wide range of exhibitions and much more. The Show is always a fun family day out - full of interest, entertainment, education, and local country colour!
Totnes Show 26th July 2015 Great Court Farm, Berry Pomeroy, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6LE  -  Totnes Show offers a variety of attractions & entertainment for all ages from exciting demonstrations, displays and parades in the Main Ring to the Acoustic Music Stage and a Cross Country Bike Race. Sheep, cattle and horses compete for showing honours and show jumping is as popular as ever. A Home & Handicrafts marquee, Craft Tent, Food Hall and a large selection of Trade Stands further add to this great family day out.
Wensleydale Show 29th August 2015 Leyburn Showground, North Yorkshire, DL8 5JG  -  The Wensleydale show celebrates its 100th Show with record entries in the Hunter Classes and the Sheep Section. Plus amazing displays from Bolddog Lings, Honda’s Official UK Motorcycle Stunt Team.
Westmorland County Show 10th September 2015 Westmorland County Agricultural Society, Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria. LA7 7NH  -  The Westmorland County Show is one of the largest one day Shows in the UK and also one of the oldest with the Westmorland Society being founded in 1799. Held on the second Thursday in September each year, the Show attracts over 30,000 people and features a major Livestock Show including cattle, sheep, goats, horses, pigs, heavy horses, alpacas, dogs and poultry. There are also marquees for The Women's Institute, Learning or Life, Crafts from Cumbria, local produce Food Hall, Rural Crafts and over 350 trade stands.
Winterton Show 4th & 5th July 2015 Winterton Showground, Holmes Lane, Winterton, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 9UG  -  The Winterton Show features many agricultural and countryside pursuits including show horses, cattle & sheep. Plus there are motorbike stunt shows, a 10 mile road race, & a Wheel of Death!
Armagh County Show 13th June 2015 Gosford Forest Park, Markethill, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, BT60 1UG  -  Armagh County Agricultural Show is proud of its agri-food and rural focus with attractions including livestock classes, equestrian classes, cookery, crafts, Vintage exhibition, live music, tug of war, street circus & trade stands.
The Balmoral Show 13th to 15th May 2014 Balmoral Park, Maze Long Kesh, Lisburn, Northern Ireland, BT27 5RF  -  The Balmoral Show is Ireland’s largest Agricultural and Food Show. The 147th show offers its usual extravaganza of colour, competition and showmanship along with daily displays of pedigree horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and goats at the new showgrounds, Balmoral Park.
Fermanagh County Show 4th to 5th August 2015 The Agricultural Centre, Tempo Road, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, BT74 4RL  -  The Fermanagh County Show hosts a wide range of Livestock, Home Industry, Pet and Schools Classes.
Ayr Country Show 9th May 2015 Ayr Racecourse, Whitletts Road, Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland KA8 0JE  -  The Ayr County Show is a fun-filled day out with animals, entertainment, education, trade stands, food & crafts, vintage tractors, tug o'war, and so much more!... Adult:£12, Concessions:£8, Children (aged 14 and under): Free.
Perth Show 31st July to 1st August 2015 South Inch, Edinburgh Road, Perth, PH2 8AR  -  The Perth Show is a two day agricultural show with craft fairs, trade stands, livestock judging and much more. A great day out with family tickets at only £25.
Royal Highland Show 18th to 21st June 2015 Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, Scotland EH28 8NB  -  The Royal Highland Show is Scotland's annual showcase of all that’s best in Scottish farming, food and countryside.
Turriff Show 2nd to 3rd August 2015 The Haughs, Queen's Road, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 4EF  -  The 151st Turriff Show is the largest two-day show in Scotland. The Show is now regarded as the main shop window for all things food & agriculture in the north east of Scotland.
Anglesey Show 11th to 12th August 2015 The Showground, Gwalchmai, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 4RW  -  The Anglesey Agricultural Society runs the annual Anglesey Show which is a traditional county show showcasing the very best in local rural life & farming.
Brecon County Show 1st August 2015 Brecon County Showground, The Watton Fields, The Watton, Brecon, LD3, Powys, Wales  -  As the oldest agricultural show in the UK, the Brecon County Show is centred around the Cattle, Sheep, Horse & Pony classes which attract exhibitors from all over the Country. There are also over 200 trade exhibitors bringing you the best in British Farm Produce, the latest tractors & farm machinery and cars to anything for the garden. From clothing and jewellery to hand made cards, there is something for everyone. Combine this with vintage and modern machinery, Dog Show, rides and stalls for children, a beer tent and much more you will be sure to have a great family day out.
Monmouthshire Show 27th August 2015 Monmouthshire Showground, Monmouth, NP25 4LG, Wales  -  With over 150 years of history, Monmouthshire Show is a great day out for all the family with main ring entertainment including quad biking, show jumping, scurry racing plus competition shows for livestock, horses, dogs, horticulture & more.
Pembrokeshire County Show 19th to 21st August 2015 Withybush Road, Haverfordwest, Dyfed, Wales SA62 4BW  -  The Pembrokeshire County Show is the largest agricultural show in Wales. Whether your interest is in Cars, Food, Clothes or Animals - there is something for everyone.
Royal Welsh Show 20th to 23rd July 2015 Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY  -  The Royal Welsh Show 2015 promises to be better than ever with attractions including livestock shows, vintage machinery, regimental bands, a motorcycle display team, and much more.
St. Clears YFC Agricultural Show 23rd May 2015 The United Counties Show Ground, Carmarthen, SA33 5DR  -  St. Clears YFC Agricultural Show is an instrumental part of rural life in West Wales and is proud to support local farmers and traders alike. Classes for Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Dogs, Horticulture & Vintage.
Usk Show 12th September 2015 Usk Showground, Monmouthshire, NP15 1DJ  -  Usk Show is one of the largest one-day Agricultural Shows in Wales. The Show is a great day out for the family combining many aspects ofcountry life and farming including a livestock section showcasing Monmouthshires finest cattle, sheep, pigs and goats. There's also a large Horse and Showjumping section as well as small animals, Vintage and Steam, Homecrafts and Horticulture.

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World's First Kilomathon on 14th March 2010

Looking for a new Running challenge in 2015 and be a part of NACC History?

Then take part in the World’s First Kilomathon from Nottingham to Derby on 14th March 2010. The Kilomathon (pronounced Kil-om-athon) is a 26.2 Kilometre Road Race (16.3 Miles).

Ideal preparation for a spring marathon – 6 weeks before the London Marathon and 8 weeks before the Paris Marathon; running from Nottingham to Derby and taking place in the picturesque Elvaston Castle Country Park. Although NACC doesn’t have places for this race, enter online through the Ballot and choose to run for NACC and become NACC’s first runners in this inaugural event. Further information is available at

Entries are on a first-come, first-served basis until race limit is reached. 

The closing date for online entries is 17th February 2010.

London Marathon - 26 Apr 2015

Small charities like NACC are unable to obtain places for the London Marathon (we are 376th on their list of new charities application and have been since 2003 so we are unlikely to get places for the foreseeable future!) However, and to our great delight, during the past 5 years over 200 people have pledged to run in the London Marathon in support of NACC and well over 60% were successful in their application, raising a fantastic £150,341.98! The ballot for 2010 will first open on 27th April – the day after the 2009 race. Click here to applyDon’t miss your opportunity to apply and run for NACC during our 30th Anniversary! We would love to have your support during our 30th Anniversary Year.  Why not apply with friends, colleagues and family members to make it a memorable event? We can offer you a sponsor form, running vest, your very own webpage on JustGiving and literature to present to your sponsors.

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 2010 Edinburgh Marathon and Scottish Half Marathon, Hairy Haggis Relay - Sunday 23rd May 2010

Marathon: personal donation to towards your place of £50
Half Marathon: personal donation to towards your place of £30
Relay Teams: personal donation to towards your place of £80 p/team
Recommended fundraising target: Marathon £500, Half Marathon £350, Relay £750

Teaming Up or Half the Distance

If you don’t want to run a full marathon, why not get together with friends and take part in the Half Marathon in 2010. The more runners wearing our running vests the merrier and the greater the awareness that you will raise of NACC & Colitis & Crohn's.

Online ballot for standard Edinburgh Marathon entries has now closed but NACC still have places available for Marathon, Half Marathon and Relays. Please contact the fundraising team on 01727 734485 or email Marie Daley for further information

Support NACC and run in the BUPA LONDON 10,000
Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2010
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                                      BUPA 10,000This is our flagship event in London and we have places!  Join TEAM NACC and help us to make a difference to people affected by these life-long conditions.The route takes in spectacular sights of London including Embankment, London Eye, and Houses of Parliament, finishing in The Mall near Buckingham Palace. This is the route that will be used for the Olympics in 2012 - do you see yourself paving the way for those Olympic athletes?The ONLINE BALLOT for this race has now closed, but if you wish to run in this event then NACC still has places available!  We will be at a venue near the finish on the day to offer you some refreshment, a place to catch your breath and chat with fellow runners and NACC staff. Join the Bupa 10000 Team NACC; fly the NACC Red Flag and help us fight back against Colitis & Crohn's. This is a great event for any beginner or a fantastic event for those practicing for longer distances.  Whatever your reason for taking part, please support our work! For further information please call Marie Daley - NACC Individual & Community Fundraising Officer - 01727 734486 or email Marie Daley

City of Manchester 10km - SPORTCITY, Sunday 4th July 2010

Online entries are now open for this 10km run at
9.30am start - run around Sportcity and the City of Manchester Stadium.  The race starts and finishes at the Regional Athletics Arena at Sportcity, going around the outside of the City of Manchester Stadium, originally built for the Manchester Commonwealth Games.Download an application form here and a poster for the event hereThe closing date for entries is 27th June 2010.

 2015 London Triathlon 7 - 8th August 2015
With over 8,000 expected to get involved, it is now the largest triathlon event in the world - an experience not to be missed!
Don't worry if you have never attempted a triathlon before as around half the participants will be newcomers to the sport, competing alongside the many world class sporting heroes who take part every year.
About the triathlon:

A triathlon is a challenge event comprised of three parts - a swim, a cycle and a run. There are three categories that you can compete in, which consist of different distances:
-Super Sprint Distance - 400m (swim) / 10km (bike) / 2.5km (run)
-Sprint Distance - 750m / 20km / 5km
-Olympic Distance - 1500m / 40km / 10km
-Team Racing – 1 Swimmer (750m / 1 Cyclist (20km) / 1 runner (5km)
Super Sprint, Individual Sprint and Olympic events are now FULL and online ballot for these places closed.
Youth Super Sprint, Sprint Team Relay and Olympic Team Relay events have limited places available through the online ballot
We now have places available in this years London Triathlon event and we can support you with sponsor forms, Fundraising Pack, information about NACC and a FREE Vest or T-Shirt.  Tel: 01727 734485 or email Marie Daley
Help us to improve life for those affected by Colitis & Crohn’s.

 GREAT NORTH RUN (13 miles) 19th September 2010

Donation £40 (made payable to NACC)
Recommended fundraising target: £350

2009 was a fabulous event thanks to our runners, volunteers and to Abbott UK for their generous donation to cover some of our costs.
GNR TEAM NACC was 125 strong, most of whom visited our marquee with family and friends to lap up the fantastic atmosphere and have a leg massage, courtesy of
Lauren Humprey and Chris Roberts, students at the Sports Therapy faculty of University College Birmingham.NACC’s GNR Staff and Volunteer Working Team were delighted to meet you, know that many of you want to continue your support by taking part in the GNR again. It was a truly humbling experience to hear your stories, meet your families and friends and know that you share our aims to help everyone who is affect by Colitis & Crohn’s.

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Want to get your heart and feet pumping? Join our 2010 GNR TEAM NACC!

The ONLINE BALLOT for this race has now closed but NACC still has places available for this race.   Contact the fundraising team on 01727 734485 or email Marie Daley further details to become part of TEAM NACC.

NACC Alternative Runs 2010

Although the NACC doesn’t have places for these races, enter online through the Ballot and choose to run for NACC.

-BUPA Great Runs Entries
BUPA Manchester Run – 10 KM (6.2 Miles) - 16th May 2010 - Online Entry has now closed
BUPA South Run – 10 Miles – 24th October 2010
BUPA Great CAPITAL 10KM (6.2 Miles) – 2010 TBC

-Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10 KM (6.2 Miles) – Sunday 4th July 2010

-Brighton Marathon (26.2 Miles) – Sunday 18th April 2010

-Reading Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) - Sunday 21st March 2010 - Online Entry has now closed

-Adidas (Silverstone) Half Marathon (13.1 Miles) - Sunday 14th March 2010- Online Entry has now closed

-Adidas Women’s 5 KM Race (3.1 Miles) – Sunday 5th September 2010- Online Ballot is now open

-Robin Hood Half and Marathon – Sunday 12th September 2010 - 30th Anniversary of event - click here to download an entry form

-Ignis Asset Management Glasgow 10KM – Sunday 9th May 2010

06 Apr 2010 N & E Midlands - Bike Rides, Runs and Jogs.
14 Apr 2010 London Jogs Trilogy. Hyde Park, Canary Wharf & Tower of London
17 Apr 2010 Wensleydale Wander - Layburn 
18 Apr 2010 Weymouth Parks Walk - Radipole Park 
25 Apr 2010 Dorset Bike Ride. 25, 50 or 66 miles - Wimborne
25 Apr 2010 Hadrians Wall 10 Mile Hike - Hexham
02 May 2010 Bewl Water Walk
02 May 2010 World Record Attempt - Billing Aquadrome, Northampton 
05 May 2010 Tower of London Jog. 1-10km

Bupa Great Runs
18 Apr 2010 Great Ireland Run, Dublin. 10K 18 Apr 2010 Junior Great Ireland Run, Dublin. 2.5K
02 May 2010 Great Edinburgh Run. 10K  02 May 2010 Junior & Mini Great Edinburgh Run. 1.5K and 2.5K
16 May 2010 Great Manchester Run.10K 15 May 2010 Junior & Mini Great Manchester Run 1.5K and 2.5K
18 Jul 2010 Great North. 10K 18 Jul 2010 Junior Great Sunderland Run. 2.5k
05 Sep 2010 Great Yorkshire Run. 10K 05 Sep 2010 Junior & Mini Great Yorkshire Run. 1.5K and 3K
19 Sep 2010 Great North Run. 13.1M 18 Sep 2010 Junior & Mini Great North Run. 1M, 2M and 3M
24 Oct 2010 Great South Run. 10M 23 Oct 2010 Junior & Mini Great South Run. 1.5K and 2.5K
[TBC] 2010 Great Capital Run London. 5K  


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17    Jan  Tyne United New Year Head [draw available]
18    Jan  Star Club New Year Head [postponed because of river flow & weather forecast; new date 1 Feb,
 but cancelled again] 24 Jan
Weybridge Winter Head [draw; results] Northampton Head of the Nene Cambridge Head to Head 24/25 Jan Scottish Student Championship Heads - Inverness 25 Jan Stourport Winter Head [info including draw, and river level; results] Boston Head [draw] United Hospitals Winter Regatta 31 Jan Quintin Eights Head 13:45 [start order; results] Glasgow RC Hd [rescheduled from Nov 2014, but cancelled again] FEB 1 Feb Thames Valley Trial Head [cancelled because of forecast weather] Star Club New Year Head [rescheduled from 18 Jan, but cancelled again] Head of the Severn Cardiff Head of the Taff 7 Feb Hampton Head [start order; results (when available): overall/ by category] Peterborough Head of the Nene [start order] South Yorkshire Head [start list & results] Wycliffe Big Head [draw] Durham SBH [draw; results] Exeter Winter Head [apparently cancelled because the canal is frozen] Aberdeen 8o Head 8 Feb Warrington Head of the Mersey Itchen Eights & Fours Head [report] British Rowing Indoor Championships - Lee Valley VeloPark [entry lists & schedule; results] 14 Feb Henley 4s & 8s Head Worcester Head Tyne Head [date CHANGED from 28th] Strathclyde 4s & SBH GB senior squad assessment - Boston [results] The Rowers’ Running Race 15 Feb Bedford Eights & Fours Head [draw] Greenwich 8s & 4s Head 09:30 (date changed to 22nd) 21 Feb Molesey Veterans Head [new draw and results] Newark Spring Head Trafford Head of Bridgewater Inverness 8s & SBH 21-22 Feb GB junior squad assessment - Boston 22 Feb City of Bristol Head Greenwich 8s & 4s Head 09:30 (date changed from 15th) [draw; new results] Boat Race warm-up fixture: OUWBC v Molesey 14:00 [now 13:30] 24 25-28 Feb Cambridge University Lent Bumps [now just 4 days, not 5, and fewer divisions] [results from CamFM] 28 Feb Burway Head [cancelled because of red boards] Avon County Spring Head Norwich Head Tyne Head [date CHANGED to 14th] Masters of Trentside - Nottingham [new event] Clydesdale Head [cancelled because of river conditions] United Hospitals Head 28 Feb - 1 MAR BUCS Championship & Beginner Heads - Boston [rearranged because of forecast winds: Championship & Intermediate events on Saturday, no Beginner events, no Sunday racing; new results] 1 Mar Hammersmith Head 12:30 (incorporating Hammersmith W & J Hd) [new results from Mikrotime] Head of the Trent, Nottingham 4 - 7 Mar Oxford University Torpids 7 Mar Reading University Head [start order; new results] North of England Head (date changed from 21st) [new results] Yorkshire Head [date CHANGED to 14th] BTC River & Coastal Boats Head [new report] Glasgow University Western Head [cancelled because of poor weather forecast] 8 Mar Maidstone Spring Head Gloucester Head Boat Race warm-up fixture: CUWBC v Imperial 13:30 14 Mar WOMEN'S EIGHTS HEAD (09:30) [Updated draw (final); Updated results] Yorkshire Head [date CHANGED from 7th] [cancelled because of rising river levels] Christchurch Head of the Stour [date CHANGED to 22nd] Scottish Schools Head (sweep) [date changed to 28 Mar] 15 Mar Hammersmith Head [now to be one event on 1 Mar] Lincoln Rowing Centre Head Boat Race warm-up fixtures: Goldie v Upper Thames 16:14, CUBC v Molesey 16:45, OUBC v TBC (time tbc) Mon 16 Mar Schools' Head 13:00 (date changed from 17th) [Updated start order; new results] Tue 17 Mar Oarsport Junior Sculling Head [start order now Updated; new results] Fri 20 Mar National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships - Lee Valley Athletics Centre 21 Mar Kingston Head [Updated draw, after earlier provisional version; new results] Runcorn Spring 8s (date changed from 7th) Alton Spring Head Boat Race warm-up fixtures: Goldie v Thames RC 13:00, OUBC v Molesey 13:15, CUBC v Netherlands crew (13:30 tbc) Adur Junior Head 22 Mar Cambridge Champs Junior Sculling Head [not in 2015, because of building work] Christchurch Head of the Stour [date CHANGED from 14th] Boat Race warm-up fixtures: Isis v Imperial 12:30, OUWBC v Imperial 14:00 Head of the Adur Sat 28 Mar Vesta Veterans Head 11:00 [draw; new final results; photos from JET Photographic] Ponteland Junior Head [cancelled for 2015 because of scheduled demolition of Tyne RC boathouse] Scottish Schools Head (sweep) [date changed from 14 Mar] Bideford Head Sun 29 Mar HEAD OF THE RIVER [Updated start order, now final; new provisional results; Start time CHANGED to 12:30 BST] APR 1-5 4 Apr GB junior squad spring assessment - now Caversham, not NWSC 4 Apr Paignton Coastal 4-5 Apr GB para-rowing squad trials - Caversham 5 Apr Henley Boat Races Mon 6 Apr Northwich Spring Head Fri 10 Apr Blondie v Osiris 16:05 11 Apr University Boat Races: Women 16:50, Goldie v Isis 17:20, Blue Boats 17:50 Nithsdale Head of the Dart Viking Shield, Deal 12 Apr Abingdon Head Bedford Spring Fours & Small Boats Head 17-19 Apr GB senior squad final trials - Caversham 18 Apr Oxford City Bumps Chester-le-Street Southampton Coastal HORR Welsh Varsity Boat Races (Swansea U v Cardiff U), River Tawe, Swansea 25 Apr Junior Inter-Regional Regatta NWSC, Nottingham [new draw] Hammersmith Amateur Birmingham Head of the Cam 25-26 Apr Strathclyde Park (& Scottish Student Rowing Championships) 26 Apr Leicester Lea Spring GB junior squad trials - NWSC MAY 2 May Chiswick Evesham Merseyside York Spring 2-4 May BUCS Regatta - NWSC, Nottingham 3 May Wallingford Evesham Sprint Mon 4 May Marlow Spring 9 May Borne at Chiswick Bridge Bedford Amateur Clydesdale [date NOT now CHANGED to 10 May] 9-10 May Durham City Shrewsbury 10 May Poplar [not being held in 2015] Ball Cup South (Dorney) Clydesdale [date NOT now CHANGED from 9 May] 16 May Thames Ditton Putney Town Tees Worcester Spring Bristol Avon at Saltford Champs Eights Head (CRA closed event) Nottingham City Hastings Regatta (at Bexhill) 17 May Nottingham Masters and Club Maidenhead Junior (invitation event) Bexhill 22-24 May NATIONAL SCHOOLS 23 May Twickenham Christchurch [date CHANGED from Jun 13th] Glasgow RC Summer 23-24 May Monmouth Regatta & Sprint Mon 25 May Northwich 27-30 May tbc Oxford Summer Eights 30 May Wansbeck Lymington/ Milford Castle Semple 30-31 May Metropolitan Peterborough JUN 6 Jun Walton & Weybridge Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta [date changed from 13 Jun] Hexham Ryde London Youth Games - Docklands Worthing 6-7 Jun Hereford Star 7 Jun Weybridge Ladies Trentham Shanklin Worthing Town 10-13 Jun Cambridge University May Bumps [results from CamFM] 13 Jun Barnes & Mortlake Marlow Town Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta [date changed to 6 Jun] Chester Bridgnorth Christchurch [date CHANGED to May 23rd] Plymouth 13-14 Jun BRITISH ROWING MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS [now 2 days] Reading Amateur Durham Scottish Championships 14 Jun Nottingham Sprint Stourport Junior [TBC] 19-21 Jun HENLEY WOMEN'S REGATTA 20 Jun Marlow Stratford St Ives Woolston Wimbleball Tewkesbury [closed event] Eastbourne 21 Jun Thames Valley Park York Summer Fri 26 Jun HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA qualifying races 27 Jun Richmond Reading Town Peterborough Junior Tyne Ironbridge Bradford Sprint Swanage Dover 28 Jun Magna Carta Egham Regatta [new url; course for 2015 will be from Magna Carta Island to Ankerwycke Priory] Ironbridge Sprint Folkestone GB v France selection trials - NWSC

1-5   Jul  HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA [new live TV coverage will be available]
4     Jul  Talkin Tarn
           Runcorn Junior 
5     Jul  Newport Junior & Small Boats
8-11  Jul  GB junior squad JW final trials - NWSC
9-13  Jul  GB junior squad JM final trials - NWSC
10-11 Jul  Henley Masters [no Masters A or mixed events this year]
11    Jul  Southsea
11-12 Jul  Kingston
12    Jul  Bedford Sprint
           GB v France J16 Match - London Docklands
18    Jul  Bournemouth
           Herne Bay
19    Jul  Deal
25    Jul  Staines
           Home International - SCP
25-26 Jul  St Neots
           Totnes & Bridgetown Royal
26    Jul  Burway Sprint

1     Aug  Henley T&V
           Doggett's Coat & Badge
8     Aug  Maidenhead
8-9   Aug  Peterborough Summer
9     Aug  Appledore & Instow
15    Aug  BTC
           Inverness Sprint
15-16 Aug  Oxford City Regatta
           GB Rowing Team Sculling Festival
           CARA Regatta (Bexhill)
22    Aug  Warwick
           Torbay Royal
23    Aug  H&DARA SCC selection row-offs - if required
Thu 27 Aug Port of Dartmouth Royal
29-30 Aug  Gloucester
30    Aug  Ross Vet & Jun
Mon 31 Aug Ross 

5     Sep  Worcester Autumn
           North of England Sprint Championships
           Port of Bideford
6     Sep  Lea Autumn 
           Great Tyne Row [CHANGED url]
           Great Ouse Marathon (closed event) [date CHANGED from 13th]
12    Sep  Bradford Autumn
           GW Regatta - Coate Water [TBC]
           Great River Race 
12-13 Sep  South Coast Championships - Wimbleball Lake 
13    Sep  Cambridge Autumn
           Great Ouse Marathon [date CHANGED to 6th]
19    Sep  Isis Sculls
20    Sep  Boston Marathon
26    Sep  Wallingford LDSc
           Yare Cup 
           Durham Autumn Sprint
           Scottish Schools Head (sculling)
27    Sep  Chester LDSc 
           Monmouth Autumn Head
3     Oct  Reading SBH
           Runcorn Autumn Head
           Rob Roy SBH
           Wansbeck LDSc (Northern LDSc series) and Wansbeck SBH
           Itchen Junior
4     Oct  Maidstone SBH
           Worcester SBH
           St Neots SBH 
           Head of the Don (now confirmed)
           Teign Head
10    Oct  Pairs Head
           Stourport Masters & Jun Head
           Berwick LDSc (Northern LDSc series)
           Cardiff Autumn Head [date CHANGED to 25th]
           Clyde 3 Heads
11    Oct  Bedford Autumn Fours & SBH
           Ancholme Head
17    Oct  Weybridge Silver Sculls
           Evesham Jun Head
           Tees LDSc (Northern LDSc series) & Tees SBH
           Rob Roy Autumn Head 
           Agecroft SBH
           Bristol Ariel Head [TBC]
           Monkton Bluefriars SBH 
18    Oct  Nottingham Autumn Head [also see NRC site]
24    Oct  Marlow LDSc
           Huntingdon Head 
           Tyne LDSc (Northern LDSc series) & Tyne United SBH
           Clydesdale Scullers Head, Glasgow
25    Oct  Medway Head
           Upper Thames Autumn Head
           Burton Head
           Gloucester LD Head [latest info]
           Cardiff Autumn Head [date CHANGED from 10th]
31    Oct  Henley Sculls
           Kingston SBH [date changed from 1 Nov]
           Dee Autumn Head
           Norfolk LDSc
           Durham LDSc (Northern LDSc series) 
31 Oct -
    1 NOV  Inverness 4s & SB Heads
           GB senior squad assessment - Boston

1     Nov  Kingston SBH [date changed to 31 Oct]
           Docklands SBH
           UWE Autumn Head
7     Nov  Fours Head (12:45)
           Pangbourne Junior Sc
           South Hylton LDSc (Northern LDSc series)
           Glasgow RC Hd
8     Nov  Veteran 4s Head
           Eastern SBH, Ely
           Stourport SBH
           Lincoln University Beginners’ Head
14    Nov  Teddington Head
           Cambridge Winter Head
           GB junior squad assessment - Boston
14-15 Nov  Aberdeen 4s & SB Heads
15    Nov  Northwich Autumn Head 
           City of Bristol Autumn Head
21    Nov  Hampton SBH (Jun)
           Avon Autumn Head (TBC)
           Loughborough Winter Soar Head
           Alton Autumn Head
22    Nov  Star Club Head
           York SBH
28    Nov  Burway SBH
           Evesham Main Head / Masters of the Avon 
           University of Bristol BC Hd (or 5th Dec?)
29    Nov  Wallingford 4s & 8s Hd

5     Dec  Vesta Scullers Head
           Wycliffe SBH
           Liverpool Victoria Head of the Float
           Rutherford Head
           University of Bristol BC Hd (or 28th Nov?)
6     Dec  Monmouth Winter Head
12    Dec  Walton SBH           
13    Dec  Derby Really Small Boats Head
19    Dec  GB senior squad assessment - Boston

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