The ECA announced this week the cancellation of the 2020 Marathon Championships. Their full statement is here.
The Marathon Racing Committee met online on 9th May to make as many decisions as possible for 2020, given the current situation. Many could be reviewed if the pandemic doesn’t ease, or if the Government, British Canoeing, or any of the bodies overseeing the water we use change their position.
The headlines are:- Continue reading “Marathon Update, May 2020”
British Canoeing have had a request from the ICF Athletes’ Committee (see below), which is being circulated to all national team athletes across all disciplines. If you have/had aspirations to race internationally in marathon this year, please complete the form.
“The ICF Athletes Committee has prepared the attached questionnaire to be completed by as many athletes as possible. Decisions are currently being made relating to the virus and the change in competitions schedules this year and it’s very important that we get the athletes opinion on the potential impact of these changes and also get their feelings relating to their current training environments due to the virus. As a committee we get a chance to provide the athletes views to the board in the up coming board meeting where the decisions will be made so its really important for us to have their opinions and support”
The ICF have updated which events have been cancelled/postponed due to the coronavirus. Sadly this includes the World Marathon Championships, which have been cancelled.
More information, and a link to all events that are affected can be found here.
Please find below details of the 2020 event, to be held in Budapest on 20/21 July.
Any masters athletes wishing to race at this event should contact Dyson Pendle.ECA_Marathon_ECh_Masters_bulletin_ENG_0306
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
The MRC are looking for volunteers to help staff GB international trips in 2020. There are usually 3 or 4 staff per event, either flying with the team or driving overland with the minibus and trailer. It’s a few fun but challenging days supporting our international paddlers abroad, all staff expenses are paid and team kit provided. Continue reading “Volunteer staff for international team trips”