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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Team for German National Championships

Following assessment races at Thameside 2 and Elmbridge, the MRC Selection Committee has chosen the following development team to race at the German National Championships in Kessel, on 12-13 May.

Athletes will race in both singles and doubles race according to their age group.

Senior/U23 Women
Maia Wallace-Loizou (RIC)/Anoushka Freeman (RIC)

Junior Women
Amber Cox (ELM)/Flossie Ball (DEV)
Zoe Hurrell (ADS)/Molly Carter (ROY)

Senior/U23 Men
Joe Petersen (BAN) / Matt Johnson (CLM)

Junior Men
Tim Gannicott-Porter (CLM) / Alex McIntyre (CLM)
Ryan Ingham (WEY )/Alex Bicknell (WEY)

Staff
Team Manager: Phil Gunney (WEY)
Simon Petersen (BAN)
Brian Greenham (RDG)
Kerry Duff (NOR)