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.
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The MRC has a two-stage plan for developing a new race management system to succeed the HRM, which is being withdrawn from this coming weekend (6/7 October).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.
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.
The Marathon Racing Committee would like to reassure the marathon racing community that next Sunday’s Hasler Final and upcoming races will take place as planned, following the withdrawal of the Hasler Race Management (HRM) system. Continue reading “The Hasler Series and the HRM”
This autumn we are recruiting for the first wave of paddlers to join the British Canoeing Future Leaders programme – we want you to be part of this pioneering group. Continue reading “British Canoeing Future Leaders programme”