Athletes should note the newly revised Anti Doping rules published on the British Canoeing website
The Marathon Racing Rules for Competition clearly state that Race Organisers have the final say as to whether buoyancy aids shall be worn, and who must wear them. The penalty for breaking this or any safety rule is disqualification.
Please click here for the latest Ranking List. It is stored in Dropbox, so you’ll need to open the link, then click the “Download” button to get the new Ranking List in Excel.
Race Organisers should copy this list into their RACMAN file a few days prior to the race, to ensure they are using the latest version.
For date of update, please see top row of ranking list spreadsheet.
The Environment Agency website has a flood warning page and a river levels page. Neither will tell you how fast the river is flowing but they are a useful guide to whether your skills and equipment are up to the conditions.
There is also a dedicated Thames page showing the flow and advice for boats – red boards will usually mean no paddling is permitted.
We sincerely hope that all competitors continue, as they do in the main, to conduct themselves, even in the heat of competition, in a responsible way. It is however evident that there is an increased amount of ‘pushing and shoving’ taking place at portages to gain advantage or put off the opposition. This is clearly unacceptable and events will be monitored and result in sanctions against crews where necessary.
Please note the rule to be followed with regards to changing club membership. In your own interest and in order for the database to be kept up to date, all changed must be notified to Graham Warland, Race records Officer.