Marathon Racing online forum, Friday 14th May 8pm

Like our friends on the SRC, the MRC is organising a public meeting next Friday 14th, 8pm on Zoom, to present news and discuss the following:-
  • Return to racing
  • National Championships
  • New U14 entry-level classes
  • Speed Series (in partnership with SRC)
  • Internationals plans
  • MRC elections
  • Any other questions
Please submit any other questions to the Secretary ( by Wednesday 12th.
Joining instructions:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 827 0411 4754
Passcode: 496345

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

Good news: National Championships 10-11 July, Reading

Reading CC have indicated their ambition to host the 2021 National Marathon Championships on the weekend of 10-11 July.

This event will hopefully include a full programme of championship races, however the organisers and MRC will be keeping a close eye on the local and national situation and may need to restrict the programme if necessary.

This event will also serve as the first GB team assessment race of the season.

Details will follow in due course.

International assessment programme for 2021

The MRC hopes to be able to announce plans for the resumption of racing soon, we are waiting on formal guidance from British Canoeing and ultimately Sport England and DCMS.

Nevertheless, the assessment events planned for 25th April (Norwich K1/C1) and 2nd May (short-course races at the South Cerney regatta) are both cancelled. The latter will be re-scheduled.

Changes to Geoff Sanders Trophy and U14 racing

The MRC has finalised plans to replace the current U12 lightning series (for the Geoff Sanders Trophy) with an U14 racing series.

This new structure will give beginner U14 athletes of all ages and capabilities an opportunity to have an introduction to flat water racing. Progression through the new divisions is based on speed and ability with athletes having the opportunity to race K1s and Mini K1s prior to being promoted into the Hasler divisions.

Please email Kat Burbeck with any questions

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