The MRC has a two-stage plan for developing a new race management system to succeed the HRM, which is being withdrawn from this coming weekend (6/7 October).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 draft minutes of the 2018 Annual Consultative Meeting, held on 21st July at the National Championships, can be downloaded here.
These minutes will be submitted for final approval at next year’s ACM.
Following the Annual Consultative Meeting at Reading on 21st July, the following candidates were elected to the Marathon Racing Committee:- Continue reading “Marathon Racing Committee 2018-19”
Lea Valley is hosting the 2019 Canoe Slalom World Cup, and BC are seeking volunteers to staff the event.
Please see the BC volunteering webpage for more details
Draft minutes of the 11th May MRC meeting can be downloaded here. Please note that these are draft until approved by the Committee at our next meeting on 25th August.
If you have any items for discussion at that meeting or the Annual Consultative Meeting of 21st July, please email the Secretary
Draft Minutes MRC May18 amended
Minutes of the MRC meeting of 24/03/18 can be downloaded below. To request items for discussion at future meetings, please email the Secretary
Draft Minutes MRC Mar18 updated
A great guide from the Purple Paddler website, listing stability ratings for different boats:-
Alan Laws has made the decision to step down from the Marathon Racing Committee, and as Chairman of Selectors, following nearly half century of voluntary work for our sport, at national and international level.
Alan was appointed to the MRC for the first time in 1969, and apart from a period as Chairman of the BCU has been a member ever since, serving as Chairman for 28 years. During this time Alan also served on the International Canoe Federation’s own marathon committee for 34 years, steering the sport from its first World Championships (held in Nottingham in 1988), to the highly professional, multi-day championships that they are today.
We will all have done a race which would never have happened without Alan’s, and his wife Christine’s work, and the MRC cannot express its gratitude sincerely enough for what they have done for our sport over the years.