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
Details of the K2/C2 assessment race, which counts towards GB team selection for the European Championships and Sanabria K4, can be found here:
Report by Team Manager, Brian Greenham
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to canal and river works at Exeter, the Exeter and Totnes Hasler races will be switching dates. New dates as follows:-
Totnes 26th May
Exeter 21st July
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.”
The file below details results from the events held at Reading on 22nd April:
Following the Assessment Event on Monday 22nd April, the following athletes have been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Cup in Oslo, and at the German National Championships: Continue reading “GB Team for World Cup and German Nationals”