Regional Marathon Advisers are elected within each region by its marathon-racing clubs.
The purpose of the Adviser is to assist in all matters relating to marathon racing in his/her region, but especially with regard to the Hasler and Geoff Sanders Trophy series. A fuller description can be downloaded here.
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Following discussions at the ACM at Pangbourne in July, the committee would like to increase the race levy for seniors & veterans from £2.00 to £3.00 from 1 January 2018, but to leave the levy for juniors at £2.00.
Race organisers, please make levy payments direct to the MRC account and notify David Enoch
Barclays Bank Sort Code: 20-63-25 Account No: 73066665
Account name: BCU Marathon Racing Committee.
This would enable the committee to continue providing the current levels of support and services to both domestic and international racing whilst maintaining a balanced budget, as required by British Canoeing.
This decision is expected to be ratified at the MRC meeting of 18th November and implemented from 1st January. If you have any comments or questions please email the MRC Secretary.
Clubs interested in hosting the National Championships in future years are invited to come and talk to Dan Seaford this weekend
There has been some discussion recently about competition ‘day tickets’.
The sole purpose of such a ‘ticket’ is to provide temporary insurance cover to take part in an event, normally issued by a race organiser in respect of their own competition.
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Please remember that new rules on number boards came into effect on 1st January. Race organisers are free to disregard the results of anyone using a different number board to those in the rules.
Boards can be bought from retailers including Marsport and Mike Clark
Every club organising a racing event should have a nominated Event Safety Officer, and that person should have attended a British Canoeing event safety course. If your club doesn’t have one or you’re not sure, please find details here
A major benefit of having attended this course is that Event Safety Officers are then covered by British Canoeing’s Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance to a limit of £10m should a claim be made against them.
The annual Race Organisers letter is sent out in February with the arrival of the new Racing Handbook, and outlines any changes in rules or guidance that organisers need to know about. With the recent discussion on the MRC’s desire to improve the fairness of starts, here is the section on guidance for starters:-
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We will endeavour during the 2015 season to make starts, at all races, more fair and more consistent. New guidelines have been issued in the Year book for ALL starters. The aim is to provide consistency of application of the current rules that exist and particularly make competitors, who constantly ‘push the line’ and disobey Starters orders, aware of the penalties that they WILL suffer if they do not comply with instructions given. Please refer to the Handbook and the Race organisers letter for full details.
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.
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