The Great Britain Canoe Marathon Team, winners of twenty-one World titles, have today agreed a kit sponsorship deal with Joma (@JomaSportsUK,, official technical sponsors of the Spanish Olympic Team.

See the new kit style here… Joma GB Canoe Marathon Kit

Joma will supply the Great Britain Canoe Marathon Team with a full set of racing, podium and leisure wear that will be worn by members of the team at major international championships and domestic preparation events. These include the 2015 World and European Championships where the Great Britain Canoe Marathon Team has strong medal prospects.

Jerry Carter of Andreas Carter Sports, one of Joma’s UK distributors who brokered the deal said:
“we are delighted that Joma UK are able to support the Great Britain Canoe Marathon Team with their premium sportswear products. The UK Canoe Marathon scene is thriving, and we look forward to supporting its top athletes in their pursuit of international titles this year”

Lizzie Broughton, 2014 World Championship Silver Medalist in Women’s Kayak Singles, said:
“Support from Joma is a real boost for the team as we seek to build on last season’s great performances. It can’t be underestimated how much wearing kit of such quality can make a difference, both technically and psychologically.”

Ivan Lawler, six-time World Champion and Great Britain’s most successful Canoe Marathon racer, said:
“I don’t think you can underestimate what a boost a deal like this is for an amateur sports team. That Joma have recognised the value of our highly successful Canoe Marathon Team is testament both to the quality of the team and the vision of Joma. I am sure it will prove to be a mutually beneficial arrangement. It will only go to strengthen the current resurgence of the sport in this country” 

Stan Missen, Chairman of the British Canoeing Marathon Racing Committee, said: “Canoe Marathon is Britain’s biggest competitive canoeing discipline, and participation is on the rise in line with our return to the top end of the sport globally. This deal with Joma will be a boost for the athletes but also a motivation for the talented young athletes developing in our sport” 

Gary Bright, Brand Manager Joma UK, in conjunction with our retail partner Andreas Carter Sports, said “we are very proud to now include Great Britain Canoe Marathon amongst our portfolio of National and International teams and associations wearing the Joma brand for their technical apparel.”

National Women’s Training Day, Sunday 28th June

The GB Canoe Marathon National Squad is organising a training day for Women and Girls who aspire to race internationally in marathon, on Sunday 28th June. More details on this poster

There are some minimum performance criteria to ensure that everyone is able to fully participate in the day. Senior women must be ranked in Div 4 or lower, U18 girls Div 5 or lower, and U16 girls Div 6 or lower.

The day is being managed by women from the national team, please get in touch with Lizzie Broughton if you have any questions.

To register your interest, please fill out this online form.


Norwich Assessment Race and up-to-date British Canoeing membership

A few entries for the Norwich Assessment Race have been received from athletes whose British Canoeing membership cards are listed as expired. You can check your status on the live list here

If your membership expired since you last presented a British Canoeing card at a race, you must bring along your new one. No day tickets will be available for assessment races – no proof of membership, no entry.

National Marathon Training Days for Women and Men, 28th June

Following the main series of marathon assessment races, we’ll be holding a national training day on Sunday 28th June at Longridge. This will be in two sections: Men/Boys from the current National Training Group list, and a  Women & Girls training day open to Div 4- seniors, Div 5- U18s and Div 6- U16s. Athletes are encouraged to attend with their coaches.

The day will focus on coaching and education. Other than coached training sessions we will:-

  • review the assessment races so far this season and resulting Handicap score calculations,
  • refine plans for the two months leading up to the National Championships,
  • listen to the women’s training group to learn more about how to support and encourage women in elite marathon racing

PLEASE NOTE: The day falls the weekend before the European Marathon Championships and also the final sprint selection regatta. The training set will not adversely affect any athlete’s preparation for these events, and no formal assessments are being made on the training day, so any athletes in line for sprint selection who feel the need to do different training on the day are free to do so, and join in with the land-based coaching activity.

Venue: Longridge CC
Times : 9.30am meet for 10.15 on the water, finish before 4pm
Sessions: Plan for two water sessions including portaging; K1 only for men, K1 and K2 for women. There will be separate information coming out for the women’s day.
Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch and drinks.
Content: There will be a 30 minute talk on hydration from Precision Hydration. More details will be sent round in advance.