As many of you will have heard, James Smythe is currently unwell and starting a long course of chemotherapy which will see him unable to continue to act as our secretary until further notice. Please therefore address all MRC business emails to the official MRC Secretary email address ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) rather than James’s own personal email address.
I know that his many friends and colleagues throughout our sport are thinking of him at this difficult time.
Stan Missen, MRC Chairman
The document below explains the MRC review of distribution of clubs in the Midlands and South West . The reasons are given and the issues that may arise are listed. The main ones are that Midlands has a disproportionate number of clubs in comparison to other regions, and that distances to races in both regions can also involve several hours travelling. It is hoped that the redistribution will ease both these issues.
Adjustment of Marathon Racing Regions for season 2020
Thanks to new MRC member Nettie North who has taken on the newsletter which can be downloaded here or viewed below. Continue reading “MRC Newsletter December 2019”
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”
Alan and Christine Laws presented the Laws Trophy for the first time at the 2019 National Championships to Tim Pendle of Norwich and Charlie Smith of Leighton Buzzard.
This trophy for the Senior Men’s K2 championship has been renamed in recognition of Alan and Christine’s long service to Marathon and the sport as a whole. Alan stepped down from the MRC following half a century of service last year.
Pictured: Alan Laws, Steve Missen (MRC Chair) and Christine Laws
The Annual Recognition Awards are open! DEADLINES 2ND & 13TH SEPTEMBER!
Please could you share so we can get as many nominations in as possible to celebrate our volunteers and clubs.
The link for the nominations:
Guidance for the nominations:
Please also remember that nominations for Vice Presidents, Awards of Honour, Outstanding Contribution Awards and the Award of Valour are open all year round so please ensure you keep those nominations coming too (the links above take you to these too)
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 email@example.com
The Marathon Racing Rules are now being published online only.
The MRC will be meeting in early March, if you or you club have any issues that you wish to raise, then please contact the secretary who will ensure that adequate time is allocated on the agenda for your concerns, or observations, to be discussed. Continue reading “Raising questions with the Marathon Committee”