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.

Elmbridge K2 assessment race results

Results from the Elmbridge K2 assessment race can be downloaded here. Many thanks to Elmbridge CC for agreeing to host the event at short notice, after the Severn reached the last step below the boathouse at Worcester!

elm k2 results

Results of this event will be considered by the Selection Committee, along with the results of the Reading K1/C1 assessment, on Saturday 22nd June.

Selection policy for 2019: guidance for athletes, coaches and parents

The MRC has conducted a review of its international strategy and selection policy, and made some changes with the aims of:-

  • making the selection processes and athlete “pathways” clearer; and
  • increasing the opportunities for top senior athletes to progress by competing abroad.

This document summarises the policy and changes for 2019. It is not the Selection Policy, and must be considered as GUIDANCE ONLY. The full policy is published on the MRC website here:  MRC Selection Policy 2019 final, and details the full process, team composition, selection criteria, eligibility and appeals process.

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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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