MRC Annual Consultative Meeting, 14th July 7pm

The 2021 MRC ACM will be held online on Wednesday 14th July at 7pm, using Zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87025950453?pwd=RmViVkFjSFRBOU81L2Y2SWJhU3VFdz09

Meeting ID: 870 2595 0453
Passcode: 907735

Voting for the Committee elections will take place using a Google form, to be emailed to clubs’ nominated voting delegates just prior to the meeting.

WE OPERATE A ONE CLUB, ONE VOTE SYSTEM. CLUBS MUST REGISTER THEIR NOMINATED VOTER VIA THIS FORM, WITH A DEADLINE OF MONDAY 12TH JULY.

 

British Canoeing Memberships and Club Affiliations

During covid there have been a number of changes that all Marathon clubs should be aware of and should take appropriate action.  Obviously some clubs are already well ahead with their planning but we are aware there are still a number that have not realised the significance of some of the changes.

Taking no action may mean that some of your paddlers will find it difficult or impossible to enter a marathon event. Continue reading “British Canoeing Memberships and Club Affiliations”

GB marathon team assessment programme

The MRC has finalised the assessment programme for 2021 as follows:-

Long course singles and doubles – National Championships (10-11 July, Reading). Selection for World Championships, French National Championships and Sanabria K4

Short course singles (Gloucester, 25th July)

In light of the complexities of sending teams abroad this year, these will be the only assessment events of the year.

Our ambition is to send teams to all three of these events, with the Worlds in Romania being our absolute priority. Teams will be selected after the short-course race on 25th July, and paddlers seeking selection are encouraged to do all three races, as we will be taking all results into account. For example, doing the short course only may not be enough to gain selection for that race at the Worlds.

For the Nationals, please note:-

  • Paddlers should race in the class for which they are seeking selection. So for example, U23s should race that class to be considered for U23 classes at the Worlds.
  • U16 and U14 races will be assessment races for the French Nationals, which is an U16 team.

PARTICIPATION IN ANY OF THESE EVENTS WILL BE WITHDRAWN IF THE HOST COUNTRY IS ON THE RED LIST AT TIME OF TRAVEL. PARTICIPATION AT THE FRENCH NATIONALS WILL BE WITHDRAWN IF FRANCE IS ON THE RED OR AMBER LIST AT THE TIME OF TRAVEL.

Potential BUCS championship for racing

British Canoeing are in discussions with BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) about setting up a championship event for canoe racing. They are interested in the opinions of students who do canoe racing.

If you’d be interested in a BUCS championship please fill in this survey. PLEASE NOTE – it’s very much written from a sprint perspective. If you’d like to see a marathon element please make that very clear in the survey!

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Flatwater_Student

MRC – call for elections

The MRC will be holding elections for the role of Chair, and half of the places on the Committee, at the ACM in July.

People wishing to stand must be full members of British Canoeing, be proposed and seconded by other members, and inform the Secretary of their candidacy by 15th June 2021.

Standing as an elected member of the MRC is a great way to make a difference to our sport and be involved directly in how it is run. Committee members are expected to attend around 4 meetings per year, and to play an active role in the administration of the discipline in between meetings.

If you’d like to consider standing, please feel free to contact the Secretary, James Smythe, or the Chair, Stan Missen, or indeed any of the current Committee who will be pleased to give you more information.

New Speed Series – pilot races

The MRC has been working with the SRC to pilot a new series of local “Speed Series” races. The aim of these races is to create a local and regional sprint and short-course marathon competition similar to the Hasler series, and with a focus on learning and fun.

Norwich CC trialled an event among club members on 25th April, which included 200m knock-out sprints, a relay event and a 3.6k tactical race with portages.

Details of the trial can be found here, with a summary of feedback received here.

The MRC and SRC are now in discussion with a couple of clubs to reopeat this trial during 2021, with a view to launching a series of races in 2022.

Please contact Dyson Pendle if your club is interested in running a trial event

Small Clubs Network

Alice Murphy of the SRC and Banbury CC is working to set up an ideas-sharing and support network for smaller racing clubs.

If your club would like to be involved, please contact Alice