World Marathon Championships – the senior races (long read)

The new timetable for the Marathon Worlds grouped all the senior races together on the weekend, after the completion of junior and U23 races. In Portugal, this created more of an opportunity to showcase the big K1 titles, especially local hero Jose Ramalho’s attempt to finally win a world title after years of dominating at European but not World level.

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Bilbao International race

The MRC has received a last-minute invitation to send a team to a new international 5k race in Bilbao, Spain on 2th June.

After consulting a selection of potential team members on their availability, the Selection Committee has chosen the following team to race, on the basis of Assessment Race results in the season to date.

Fay Lamph (WEY) – Athlete & Team Manager
Melissa Johnson (CLM)
Jon O’Grady (RUN)
Lewis Duffield (CLM)

Elmbridge Assessment Race results

At its May meeting, the MRC discussed the issue of paddlers not wearing club vests at the Elmbridge Assessment Race, following the rule change at the start of the season that made this compulsory.

Following feedback from athletes, we recognised that the rule change had not been communicated clearly enough to justify a disqualification for those not complying at that event. As a result the results have now been re-published to show all finish times as well as placings. The full results of the Elmbridge Assessment were also taken into account at the selection meetings to decide teams for the German National Championships and World Cup.

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