The initial MRC Junior Development Squad list for 2019 has been announced.
JDS Squad 6.2.19
The first event for the squad and their coaches is this Saturday. Hosted by Elmbridge CC and led by Ivan Lawler, the focus is on Group Racing Skills and over 70 paddlers have booked to attend.
A reminder to those coming:
- Please arrive in good time – the briefing is at 9.30, and you should be ready then.
- Please bring a bungee if you have one.
- Please encourage your coach to come too if possible.
There is no maximum number for the squad, and paddlers are encouraged to join throughout the year once they reach the required standards below:
Boys – U18 Div 3, U16/14 Div 4
Girls – U18 Div 4, U16/14 Div 5
The application form for the JDS:
The MRC is launching a Junior Marathon Development Squad from 2019 and the following information was sent out to clubs at the beginning of the month. For those who may have missed it due to the Christmas chaos, below is an outline of the plans, together with the eligibility criteria and the link for registration. Continue reading “Junior Marathon Development Squad”
The ICF have announced that short-course races with full World and European Championship status will be run at the two major championships in 2019. Continue reading “Short course races at Marathon Worlds and Europeans”
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.
Continue reading “Selection policy for 2019: guidance for athletes, coaches and parents”
British Canoeing has launched its online kit store. Masters racing at ICF events, or team supporters can buy the same Errea kit as used by all GB canoeing disciplines.
The ICF marathon committee trains technical officials (ITOs) for international marathon events. If you are interested in volunteering and getting trained as an ITO, please email James Smythe to discuss. The deadline for applying for 2019 events is 1st December 2018.
ITO duties can involve anything to do with the implementation of rules at World and European Championships and World Cups. This may be helping with marshalling, portages or judging. Accommodation expenses are paid by the ICF, and a contribution to costs paid by the MRC.
Over the weekend of 15/16 September a team of 12 juniors and 4 staff travelled down to Libourne to compete in the French National Championships. Continue reading “Report: French National Championships, Libourne 2018”
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.
Continue reading “World Marathon Championships – the senior races (long read)”
The 2018 Marathon World Championships are being held in Prado, Portugal, third in the series of major events to be held in the country this summer after the Sprint Worlds and Ocean Racing World Cup.
After two days of competition in Junior and U23 races, GB had claimed three medals… Continue reading “Three medals for GB to open 2018 World Champs (long read!)”
Congratulations to the following athletes, selected for the GB Development Team for the French National Championships: Continue reading “Development Team for French National Champs 2018”