To receive an invitation to the Marathon Virtual ACM, please COMPLETE THIS FORM. You will receive an online meeting invitation during week commencing 6th July. Continue reading “Canoe Marathon Annual Consultative Meeting, 6pm Sat 11th July”
The MRC has decided to change the system of Hasler Point allocation, with effect from the new season on 1st September. This change has been published in the 2020 marathon rules including the Racing Handbook.
From 1st September, the system will allocate 50 points per seat for a win, as opposed to the current 20. Points will fall by one per place as currently, up to the cut-off of 110% of the race winner’s time, after which all finishers receive 1 point. Other rules relating to point scoring remain unchanged.
The change is designed to encourage paddlers to continue to race for club points in bigger races (i.e. where there are more than 20 starters)
The Marathon Racing Committee exists to encourage club, regional, national and international marathon canoeing events.
The MRC committee comprises members elected by racing clubs at the Annual Consultative Meeting (usually held at the National Championships), and each member serves a two-year term (excepting the Chair who serves a one-year term). Its regulations can be downloaded here: MRC REGULATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION
Stan Missen (Chair), Bradford on Avon CC
Mick Nadal (Vice Chair, Rules, Regions Co-ordinator, Event Safety), Nottingham KC
James Smythe (Secretary, Chair of Selection Committee, Comms), Bishops Stortford CC
Siobhan Urquhart (Comms, Jnr Athlete Development), Banbury CC
Kat Wilson (Safeguarding, Selection Committee, Snr Athlete Development), Reading CC
Nanette North (Club Development, Comms), Cambridge CC
David Enoch (Treasurer, Selection Committee), Nottingham KC
Scott Hynds (Coaching), Elmbridge CC
Roland Lawler (Rankings, Selection Committee)
Dyson Pendle (Selection Committee, Intl Kit)
Tom Sharpe (Race Management, Intl Event Planning), Richmond CC
Graham Warland (Intl Logistics, Calendar, Race Records, Race Organiser Liaison), Banbury CC
Dan Seaford (Race Management), Reading CC
Richard Ward (Coaching), Exeter CC
David Sackman (Intl Logistics), Reading CC
The Marathon Racing Committee met online on 9th May to make as many decisions as possible for 2020, given the current situation. Many could be reviewed if the pandemic doesn’t ease, or if the Government, British Canoeing, or any of the bodies overseeing the water we use change their position.
The headlines are:- Continue reading “Marathon Update, May 2020”
Clubs are required to complete risk assessments and submit them to the RMA in their region. These are forwarded to the MRC who collate them.
Two examples of good practice risk assessments can be found at the bottom of this document Continue reading “Risk Assessments”
The MRC are looking for volunteers to help staff GB international trips in 2020. There are usually 3 or 4 staff per event, either flying with the team or driving overland with the minibus and trailer. It’s a few fun but challenging days supporting our international paddlers abroad, all staff expenses are paid and team kit provided. Continue reading “Volunteer staff for international team trips”