MRC Junior Development Squad March 2020

A list of those who are eligible and have applied to be on this year’s MRC Junior Development Squad is here:  JDS 16 March 2020
Don’t forget, now that the racing has started again, you can join throughout the year as you get promoted.  
Boys U18 Div 3      U16 Div4
Girls U18 Div4        U16 Div5
Canoeists – one division below the kayakers.
The link to sign up is here.
 
At the moment this weekend’s training day at Elmbridge is going ahead, and more information will be sent to JDS paddlers, parents and coaches soon.
 

K1/C1 Assessment for German Nationals and World Cup

Please find below the race details for the K1/C1 assessment to be held at Reading Canoe Club on the 4th April 2020:

Assessment Reading April 4th 2020

This is the first assessment in 2020 calendar and will be used to make selections for the German Nationals Development Team and the World Cup Senior/U23 team.   All details on the events for selection, the selection process and athlete eligibility can be found in the Marathon Selection Policy 2020: Marathon Selection Policy 2020

To enter and confirm your availability, you must complete the online entry and availability form by 10pm on the 1st of April – there will be NO late entries allowed.  The form can be found below:

4th April K1/C1 Assessment Entry and Availability Form

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Katburbeck@yahoo.co.uk

If you have any questions to direct to the Chair of the Selection Committee, please contact David Enoch david.enoch2@btopenworld.com

NB: You do not need to be available for selection to compete, we welcome all athletes who are seeking experience and the opportunity to race against the best in the country.

National Training Squad – Training Day

Please find below the link for the sign-up form for the first 2020 NTS Training Day, which will be held at Reading Canoe Club on 14 March.

This is specifically aimed at developing marathon skills in preparation for the K1/C1 Assessment Races at Reading in 2020.   Please complete the form by 10pm Sunday 7 March to confirm your attendance.

NTS Training Day 14th March Form

The day will include some short-course race practice in the morning (with full portage, timing and video feedback), followed by an interactive land-based technique session, then on-water skills sessions to close.

The aim is to give athletes a competitive training experience in a safe, non-assessment environment, where they can focus on their own key areas of development.

Further details can be found on the sign-up form, and final details will be emailed to attendees one week prior the event.

This training day is open to the following athletes:

– All NTS named squad members
– Div 1 Senior K1 Men + Div 2 U23 /Junior K1 Men
– Div 2 Senior K1 Women + Div 3 U23/Junior K1 Women
– Div 3 Senior C1 Men + Div 4 U23 C1 Men + Div 5 Junior C1 Men
– Div 5 Senior C1 Women + Div 6 U23/Junior C1 Women

If you have any questions, please contact Kat Wilson at   katburbeck@yahoo.co.uk

Marathon National Training Squad

Following the success of the MRC Junior Development Squad (JDS), the MRC has launched the Marathon National Training Squad (NTS).

This squad will be aimed at athletes who are ready to progress out of the JDS all the way to our top international paddlers; bringing these athletes together to offer opportunities and progression that will support our current and future international success.

Congratulations to the athletes who have been selected onto the squad and we look forward to welcoming more on during the 2020 season.

Click here to see the list of squad members and full details of the NTS.

Volunteer Staff for International Trips

A reminder that the MRC is looking for volunteers to help the GB teams on their various international trips during 2020.

It should be a fun but challenging few days supporting our international paddlers, and helping them perform to the best of their abilities.

We usually need 3 or 4 staff per event, either flying with the team or driving overland with the minibus and trailer.    All staff expenses are paid and team kit is provided.

Please complete the form below if you are interested, or email Graham Warland for more information.

https://gonepaddling.wufoo.com/forms/w12bbocy0uvcnlj/