New Speed Series – pilot races

The MRC has been working with the SRC to pilot a new series of local “Speed Series” races. The aim of these races is to create a local and regional sprint and short-course marathon competition similar to the Hasler series, and with a focus on learning and fun.

Norwich CC trialled an event among club members on 25th April, which included 200m knock-out sprints, a relay event and a 3.6k tactical race with portages.

Details of the trial can be found here, with a summary of feedback received here.

The MRC and SRC are now in discussion with a couple of clubs to reopeat this trial during 2021, with a view to launching a series of races in 2022.

Please contact Dyson Pendle if your club is interested in running a trial event

New DW Preparation Race Series

The DW Committee and the Marathon Racing Committee are working together to promote a set of “classic” marathon races, which can be used by prospective DW paddlers and their support crews to better prepare themselves for the challenge.

We are also very keen that more races should be promoted in the north of the country. Hence the races being organised by Pennine Canoe Club, Canoe Scotland and Runcorn Canoe Club.

Click here for race details and links

 

Promotions at non-divisional races

For clarity promotions can take place at non-divisional events.  Such races are one of the few occasions that all divisions race over the same distances in the same conditions and are thus useful ‘leveller’ against which performances can be compared.  Such races can also however be subject to adverse river levels and weather conditions which may be taken into account and mean that no promotions are appropriate.