2018 Annual Consultative Meeting Papers

The agenda and papers for the 2018 ACM, to be held at the Nationals at Reading at 6pm on Saturday 21st July, can be found below. Around 40 sets will be available at the meeting in printed format.

Please could all clubs ensure they send a representative!

Agenda MRC ACM Sat 21 Jul 2018
Appendix A MRC ACM Draft Minutes 2017
Appendix B MRC candidate profiles 2018
Appendix C Treasurers Report to ACM
Appendix D 2016-17 Final Accounts
Appendix E Marathon Rules Section F1 for Sept 2018 v3
Appendix F U12 rules guidance
Appendix G DW Prep Races
Appendix H International Selections

Marathon Racing Committee elections – candidate profiles

Seven positions on the MRC are up for re-election this year, including the Chair. The following candidates have put themselves forward – click on each name to read their profile:

Stan Missen (BOA) – current Chair

Siobhan Urquhart (BAN)

Scott Hynds (ELM)

Kat Wilson (RDG)

Roland Lawler (ELM)

Tom Sharpe (RIC)

Mick Nadal (NOT)

Nanette North (CAM)

James Smythe (BSF)

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2018 Annual Consultative Meeting

REMINDER – The 2018 Marathon ACM will take place on Saturday 21st July at Reading, immediately after the saturday National Championships prizegiving. Exact venue will be on the promenade or nearby, but all clubs are encouraged to attend.

Nominations for MRC elections close on 1st July. Please email James Smythe if you wish to discuss standing. Applicants need to be full BC members and be proposed and seconded by similar; and to write a short bio for circulation prior to the election.

Items for discussion also close on 1st July. The meeting will include the usual business (elections, presentation of the Chair’s report and Finance report), as well as items for discussion requested by members. Please email any such requests to James via the link above.


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.