Unfortunately Worcester CC have made the decision that they cannot host Saturday’s K2/C2 assessment. The river is in flood and projected to rise further.
Our fallback plan is to run the race at Elmbridge CC, as the Thames is not showing any stream warnings at this point. It is however likely to be flowing more than usual for the time of year, so if you are in any doubt about the ability of your crews to race in moving water, please consider if the race is appropriate for them.
I am sorry for those of you who have made accommodation arrangements at Worcester, and hope you are able to cancel or transfer your booking.
Race timetable and format will be the same, although the short-course race may happen without portages.

Reading K1/C1 GB Team assessment, 22nd June

The MRC selection committee will be holding a K1/C1 assessment race at Reading CC on Saturday 22nd June.

Full details can be found here, the event format will be the same as the last event at Reading and the Worcester K2 race. i.e.:

3.6km short course race (all classes, from 10am)
12 or 8 mile long course race (all classes, from 12.30pm)
5km time trial (all classes including juniors, from 3pm)

ENTRIES must be made here by Wednesday 19th June

AVAILABILITY for international teams must be made here by the same deadline

GB paddlers bring home two medals from top quality German Nationals

Report by Team Manager, Brian Greenham

Results here

The German National Championship is an open event and part of the ICF World Series, attracting many of Europe’s top marathon racers. A young GB team of U17s and U23s was selected from the assessment race at Reading, to ‘race up’ in the junior and senior classes and gain international experience.

Continue reading “GB paddlers bring home two medals from top quality German Nationals”

Race Levy Scheme

At all GROUP A races, published in the Racing Handbook and/or the calendar published on the MRC website, there will be a race levy of £3.00 for each senior and veteran paddler by age, as recognised by their British Canoeing, Canoe England, WCA, SCA or CANI membership, and £2.00 for each junior paddler by age, as recognised by their membership.

The levy to be charged on all paddlers checked in irrespective of whether they start or finish the race. The race levy for all categories of races is to be remitted by the Race Organiser to the Treasurer within 7 days of the race. Cheques should be made payable to BC Marathon Racing Committee and sent to
David Enoch,
102 Bingham Road,
Nottingham NG12 2GT

Those clubs wishing to pay the levy by electronic transfer should remit to
Barclays Bank Sort Code: 20-63-33
Account No: 73066665
Account name BC Marathon Racing Committee.
When making electronic transfers please also email David Enoch with the race name and amount of levy to david.enoch2@btopenworld.com

DW Statement

We take part in sport for the personal challenge; with that come great highs and great lows.  Tragically, last weekend the Devizes to Westminster race amplified that.  Whilst the race, as ever, created heroes and heroines of all who took part; this year the very worst happened when a paddler lost their life in the last few miles.

Stan Missen, Chair of the MRC said “ Our paddling community is a small world, and this is a devastating loss.  All our thoughts are with their family, friends and fellow paddlers.”