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”
British Canoeing have issued a GDPR Toolkit to clubs, to help them work out whether any of their practices must change with the arrival of the new data protection regulations on Saturday 26th May.
For race organisers, until specific advice comes from British Canoeing, the MRC would advise a common-sense approach.
Please be aware that it has been the policy of the MRC for several years, not to adjust Club Points as a result of promotions or demotions made after the official results have been published on the MRC Website.
*In practice, this means that only promotions decided by the race management system (not subsequently by the Rankings Officer) are included in points calculations. The Rankings Officer may have the opportunity to add promotions before the final results are published, but these shall not have an effect on club points.
Race Management Software – version 2.9 Remember to use the latest ranking list!
BC Insurance Schedule (updated Nov 18)
***UPDATED FOR 2019***
The Geoff Sanders Trophy (Lightning) Certificate for 2019 can be downloaded here
The Geoff Sanders Trophy
The Geoff Sanders Trophy is a series of races (“the Series”) in single and double junior racing kayaks for paddlers aged from 8 to 12 years. The boat used for singles races must be a Lightning- a stable, single, racing kayak. The boat used for doubles races must be a mini K2. Both the Lightning and the mini K2 are excellent, stable boats in which children can develop basic paddling and racing skills before moving into full sized racing boats. Both boats are also used in competitions at sprint regattas.
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.
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.