The MRC would like to invite any members of the marathon community with an interest in influencing how their sport is run, to stand for election to the MRC at this years ACM (held on the Saturday evening of the Nationals, at Norwich on 10th August)
We would be particularly interested in hearing from anyone interested in running the website and getting involved with communications!
If you are willing to stand, please email James Smythe by 11th July with the names of two BC members who will support your candidacy. You will also be asked to write a short statement to be published before the election.
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
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”
The MRC has conducted a review of its international strategy and selection policy, and made some changes with the aims of:-
- making the selection processes and athlete “pathways” clearer; and
- increasing the opportunities for top senior athletes to progress by competing abroad.
This document summarises the policy and changes for 2019. It is not the Selection Policy, and must be considered as GUIDANCE ONLY. The full policy is published on the MRC website here: MRC Selection Policy 2019 final, and details the full process, team composition, selection criteria, eligibility and appeals process.
Continue reading “Selection policy for 2019: guidance for athletes, coaches and parents”
The 2019 National Championships will now be held at Norwich on 10th/11th August, to accommodate a clash with another event on the Broads. Continue reading “Revised Date – National Championships 2019”
Some worrying incidents at recent Hasler races have highlighted the need for the whole marathon racing community to put safety first. A collective approach is the best possible way to maintain this focus and avoid mistakes escalating into serious incidents. Please read on… Continue reading “Race Safety”
The MRC has a two-stage plan for developing a new race management system to succeed the HRM, which is being withdrawn from this coming weekend (6/7 October). This is being led by Tom Sharpe and Dan Seaford.
A new, temporary Excel-based system has been developed from scratch, and will be tested over the three remaining Hasler race weekends this year with support for race organisers. A race entry sheet for clubs that fits with this system will also be available after this weekend.
Tom and Dan are undertaking a review of the longer term needs of our discipline, and will ensure that a full and comprehensive solution for race management has been robustly developed, tested and put in place in time for the first races of 2019.
Please bear with us while these changes are put into effect. Race results, promotions and demotions may take a little longer than usual to be published.
Minutes of 25th August meeting of the MRC can be found below.
Minutes MRC Aug25 2018
The ICF marathon committee trains technical officials (ITOs) for international marathon events. If you are interested in volunteering and getting trained as an ITO, please email James Smythe to discuss. The deadline for applying for 2019 events is 1st December 2018.
ITO duties can involve anything to do with the implementation of rules at World and European Championships and World Cups. This may be helping with marshalling, portages or judging. Accommodation expenses are paid by the ICF, and a contribution to costs paid by the MRC.