5k races added to Marathon Assessment programme for 2017

Following discussions with the SRC Regatta Committee, and British Canoeing Talent and Performance Departments, the MRC have decided to include two 5k races at the May and June regattas in the assessment event programme for 2017.

These events will count as part of continuous assessment for the World and European Marathon Championships, and the Sanabria K4 races* but will not be considered in isolation – i.e. athletes will have to perform over full-distance marathon events also.

The programme of assessment events, team announcements and internationals for 2017 is now as follows:-

Date (event, not travel) Event Selected following this event
26-Mar Elmbridge Assessment (singles) German National Champs (junior development team)
30-Apr Bedford Assessment (singles) World Cup (development team)
06-May to 07-May German National Champs (junior development team)
07-May K2 5K Assessment at May regatta: men, women, girls, boys A/B classes
14-May Worcester Assessment (doubles)
26-May to 28-May World Cup (Hazewinkel, Belgium – development team)
04-Jun K1 5K Assessment at June regatta: men, women, girls, boys A/B classes European Champs (all classes); Sanabria K4* (GB invitation and date tbc)
30-Jun to 02-Jul European Championships (Ponte de Lima, Portugal) World Championships (all classes)
07-Sep to 10-Sep World Championships (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)

*British Canoeing usually receive an annual invitation for a fully-funded crew team at the Sanabria K4 races in Spain. This invitation and the conditions attached to it will be unknown until later this year.


Ranking list update

The MRC race records/ranking list is currently being updated for the 2017 for both the HRM and the 2017 edition of the Racing Yearbook. Could those clubs yet to send in their updated ranking list please do so asap.

Information required. Email to graham.warland@gmail.com

  • British Canoeing membership number with expiry date.
  • Any changes re the junior membership system ie all division 6 paddlers and above must be full members of British Canoeing. Plus those who will be over 18 years old on January 1st 2017 who will go to senior status.
  • Lightning paddlers moving up to divisional racing due to age or promotion.
  • Juniors now > 18 years moving to senior. Need full BC membership as above.
  • Seniors now > 35 years moving to veteran.
  • Female paddlers recently married and change from maiden name.
  • Paddlers no longer competing for your club.

Gent Marathon 2017

The 2016 Gent Marathon will be held on 25th March next year, and each year the Marathon Committee uses this race as an opportunity to give promising young athletes aged between 14 and 17 a first experience of racing abroad as part of a national team.

If you would like your child/athlete to be considered for this event, please complete the application form below.

Team invitations are based on the criteria in this document. The key is to actively participate in local and regional training days and races throughout the winter, such as winter series, hare & hounds, duathlons etc.

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