Joma kit discount for Canoe Clubs

Are you thinking of getting new kit for your club?

GB Canoe Marathon team sponsors Joma UK would like to offer British Canoeing affiliated clubs a 25% discount on their range of sportswear. This is the kit chosen by the team for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and is being worn for the first time at the European Marathon Championships this weekend.

Please contact the Joma UK dealer offering this discount to request a brochure and enquiry form:
01206 765949

GB Team for Marathon World Cup

The team selected to represent Great Britain at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Cup in Brandenburg, Germany on 1st and 2nd August is as follows:-

Senior Women K1
Jenny Swallow (Chester)

Junior Women K1
Melissa Johnson (Chelmsford)

Senior Men K1
Tom Sharpe (Richmond)
Mike Goodall (Elmbridge)
Billy Butler (Longridge)
Dan Johnson (Chelsmford)
Ross McMullen (Elmbridge)
Albert Hicks (Norwich)

Junior Men K1
Luke Bowyer (Elmbridge)
Tim Morris (Falcon)

European Marathon Championships this weekend

The Great Britain team will be competing in the European Marathon Championships this weekend, on Lake Bohinj in Slovenia. This small but experienced team has medal potential in several classes.

Lizzie Broughton (RIC) will be leading the team in the Women’s K1, and K2 with Fay Lamph (WEY). Lizzie has silver medals in K1 from last year’s Worlds and Europeans, while she and Fay were European Champions in 2013 (and bronze medallists in 2014)

In Men’s K1, Keith Moule (CLM) and Jon Simmons (WEY) will be chasing the medals, while last year’s European bronze medallists Tim Pendle (NOR) and Andy Daniels (LON) will be looking to move up the podium. Our men’s group has been showing dominant form this year, taking the top 4 places at April’s Waterlands marathon, so we hope they will match the women’s performances.

U23s Jenny Illidge (WOR), Sam Plummer (LBZ) and Nick Romain (RIC) have retained their K1 places from last year despite intense competition from up and coming young athletes. The domestic competition has given them a good taste of what to expect in Slovenia.

The junior men’s selection of Mags Gregory (LON) and Zyggy Chmiel (NOT) in K1, pairing up in K2 with Luke Harding (LON) and James Russell (CLM) respectively, will have high hopes. Mags took the silver medal in junior K1 last year despite being only 15 at the time.

The event website will have results updates, or keep an eye on Twitter for posts from @GBCanoeMarathon or @BritishCanoeing

GB team for Sanabria K4 race

The organisers of the annual international Sanabria men’s K4 races on 18/19 July have invited the MRC to send a crew to take part again this year. The crew selected to represent Great Britain at this event is:-

Billy Butler (Longridge)
Tom Daniels (Longridge)
Michael Goodall (Elmbridge)
Ross McMullen (Elmbridge)

As the organisers pay all associated costs we are able to send a team without it affecting budgets for other events. Unfortunately they still don’t offer such a contribution for women’s crews (who race in the open domestic K4 race).