Please find below details of the 50th Pangbourne Hasler.Pangbourne 2019 Hasler
Southampton Canoe Club is kindly hosting this year’s Finals, and details for can be found here on their website.
Please note that this year it is being run on a Saturday; it is not at Southampton’s usual race venue; and there will be no portages.
Details for the Tonbridge Hasler race on 25th August can be downloaded here:
Please note this message from Norwich Canoe Club – the organisers of the National Marathon Championships this weekend.
Please find below the Agenda and papers for the 2019 ACM which will be held at Norwich Canoe Club on Saturday evening at 6pm for 1 hour.
There will be some copies of the papers at the meeting but, in the interests of the environment, please try and access these electronically.
Please note that this year’s Poole Harbour race has sadly been cancelled.
The following have volunteered to stand for election to the MRC at the ACM.
CHAIR – One Candidate:
Stan Missen, Bradford on Avon CC
Proposer: Mick Nadal. Seconder: James Smythe
I believe that our sport needs openness and clarity, and I have tried to bring that during my past few years as Chairman of the MRC. Having been involved in Marathon for many years and being from one of the smaller regional clubs myself, I have also tried to ensure that everyone’s concerns and opinions are brought to, and are shown equal importance, in the work of the MRC. I am willing to stand for another term if required.
MEMBERS – Four candidates for five positions:
David Enoch (NOT)
Graham Warland (BAN)
Dyson Pendle (NOR)
Nanette North (CAM)
Nanette (Nettie) North, Cambridge CC
Proposer: James Smythe. Seconder: Kat Wilson
My apologies that I cannot make the ACM in person as I’m still on my way back from Sella.
For those that don’t know me, I’ve been a sprint – marathon – DW – descent paddler for 25 years now; a coach at Cambridge Canoe Club for the last 4 years; and treasurer there for the last 3. I would be happy to volunteer my time to further build the work of the MRC, to give back to a sport that I have enjoyed for so long.
Graham Warland, Banbury Canoe Club.
Proposer: Mick Nadal. Seconder: James Smythe.
I am chairman and trustee of Banbury and District Canoe Club as well as a coach and paddler. In addition I organise the annual Banbury Hasler race and the Ross Warland Memorial Canal Challenge.
My current roles on the MRC are as follows:
1. Marathon race calendar compiler. I liaise with all the clubs to create the race/event calendar on the MRC website. I also include sprint events on the calendar as I see it all as flatwater racing, which usually involves the same clubs and individuals.
2. Race Records Officer. I process all the Hasler races on the MRC database and update the ranking list on a weekly basis during the racing season.
3. Jointly organising Junior Development Squad activities.
4. International travel administration. I work with all the athletes who have been selected to race abroad – from the development squads to the World Championships, to collate all their travel documentation.
I am standing for another term on the MRC, partly to continue with these roles, but I also have a personal interest in the development of young paddlers especially from the lower divisions and smaller clubs that do not have the coaching resource or expertise.
David Enoch, Nottingham Kayak Club.
Proposer: Norman Mason. Seconder: David Belbin.
I have been a member of the MRC for many years and have fulfilled a number of posts such as Secretary, Nationals Co-ordinator and International Logistics Manager. I see serving on the committee as a way of putting something back into the sport that has given me so much pleasure. I feel my organisation skills are helpful in the running of our discipline.
For the last 10 years I have been Treasurer and have served on the International Selection Panel. I would hope to continue in these posts if re-elected.
Dyson Pendle, Norwich Canoe Club
Proposer: Graham Warland. Seconder: Siobhan Urquhart
Current MRC committee member, Head Coach at Norwich CC and previously Regional Coach for British Canoeing until April 2017. Current role with MRC: managing national teams, logistics, selection committee, junior athlete development and team kit.
The MRC is made up of people that have the best understanding of marathon racing and guides marathon down a progressive pathway that includes all its competitors and their regions under most of its own funding.
2018 development for young athletes:
Co-ordinated by the MRC (Siobhan Urquhart, Kat Wilson & Graham Warland)
Elmbridge skills day: Wash riding and group paddling-Ivan Lawler)
Longridge skills weekend: wash riding, group paddling and portage approach. Classroom discussions on time management and understanding what it means to be an athlete. (Ivan Lawler, Scott Hynds)
Norwich Regional training race course education day: Crew boats K2 (portage analyzing, group approach, turning points, positioning) (Tim Pendle, Luke Shaw)
Elmbridge Regional Skills day: (Scott Hynds)
I have been involved in all of the days except the latest Elmbridge regional one. The focus has always been on education and not training, so that coaches and athletes can take away new skills and practise them in their own environment. I believe that is the best way for the MRC to support our athletes, coaches and clubs.
Please find here the agenda for the MRC 2019 ACM, which will be held at Norwich Canoe Club on Saturday 10 August at 6pm.