Please note that on the 28 August 2017 all paddlers that have not raced since 2012 and 2013 will be removed from the ranking list and archived. If you have any objection to this please ask your team leader to contact the Race Records Officer.
Details of Tonbridge CC’s annual Hasler race on 20th August can be downloaded here: Tonbridge Marathon Race Details 2017
Clubs interested in hosting the National Championships in future years are invited to come and talk to Dan Seaford this weekend
Due to heavy weed growth on the lake this summer, Trentham CC have moved their Hasler race of 6th August to Runcorn, on the River Weaver. Full details can be found here:
The Spanish K4 series is a two-race international event, with races in Valladolid and Sanabria. This year we entered two teams, a Women’s K4 of Lani Belcher (ELM), Hayleigh Mason (NOT), Fay Lamph (WEY) and Alex Lane (LON), and a Men’s K4 of James Russell (CLM), Matt Johnson (CLM), Nicky Cresser (NOT) and Zyggy Chmiel (NOT).
A summary from the team manager, Paul Dimmock:
A well attended event with Argentina, Czech, Poland, Belgium, Portugal, Hungry and of course Spain all competing.
Both British crews performed well, in Valladolid the men’s race GB were 5th, after problem with a lean which was causing Zyggy at stroke a lot of problems and consequently weren’t as competitive as we believed they could be. A change around with James driving for the race on Sunday resolved the lean issue and the boys were very strong, on the first lap they were in a comfortable 2nd/3rd spot with the Spanish, the Argentinians who won on Saturday looked to be in control and the Hungarians just behind, but sadly on the top (island) turn we bumped the rudder and couldn’t steer effectively for the last 1/2 of the lap and dropped back. The women were very strong all round, won on Saturday much to the disappointment of the Hungarians who claimed an impingement by the GB boat, the Spanish officials weren’t impressed with the Hungarians and so the result stood, on Sunday a great race and the Hungarians just took it from Team GB followed by Spain, a really good race and great effort.
All in all, the team were excellent, they were well organised and supported each other with running boat repairs, and general support. The Federation looked after us well, although one boat was broken when we arrived the two crews used the one larger boat on Saturday, however Sunday with the both men and women on the same start line the repair man struggled to get the women’s boat ready in fact 25 minutes prior to the start, but as I say the team were true professionals and got organised.
Papers for the ACM can be accessed below. Paper copies will be available at Pangbourne for the meeting.
Agenda MRC ACM Sat 29 Jul 2017
Appendix A Draft minutes MRC AGM 23 Jul 2016
Appendix B 2017 ACM election candidates
Appendix C MRC ACM Strategic Plan summary
Appendix D Treasurers Report
Appendix E 2015-16 Final Accounts
Appendix F U12 Youth Racing
The National Marathon Women’s K1 Team Trophy is a new award to be presented at the National Marathon Championships this year, designed to encourage participation of female athletes across the age group races. A team will consist of the best four scoring female K1 paddlers from the same club, one of which must race in the Senior or U23 category long course. This award has been donated by Jessica and Imogen Collins.
Marathon Racing Committee
The updated Information Pack for the National Champs on 29th-30th July can be downloaded here: Nationals 2017 draft 6 FINAL
Junior K4 Rocket event – we have 16 K4 Rockets to fill. If you don’t have a full team, let us know and we will try to make up crews. Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp site bookings – please call 0118 9428001 to secure your camping spot
Merchandise – order now at www.pangbournecanoeclub.co.uk/shop
Details of the Medway Marathon can be downloaded here: MMDetails17