The 2019 National Championships will now be held at Norwich on 10th/11th August, to accommodate a clash with another event on the Broads. Continue reading “Revised Date – National Championships 2019”
Some worrying incidents at recent Hasler races have highlighted the need for the whole marathon racing community to put safety first. A collective approach is the best possible way to maintain this focus and avoid mistakes escalating into serious incidents. Please read on… Continue reading “Race Safety”
The MRC has a two-stage plan for developing a new race management system to succeed the HRM, which is being withdrawn from this coming weekend (6/7 October). This is being led by Tom Sharpe and Dan Seaford.
A new, temporary Excel-based system has been developed from scratch, and will be tested over the three remaining Hasler race weekends this year with support for race organisers. A race entry sheet for clubs that fits with this system will also be available after this weekend.
Tom and Dan are undertaking a review of the longer term needs of our discipline, and will ensure that a full and comprehensive solution for race management has been robustly developed, tested and put in place in time for the first races of 2019.
Please bear with us while these changes are put into effect. Race results, promotions and demotions may take a little longer than usual to be published.
British Canoeing have issued a GDPR Toolkit to clubs, to help them work out whether any of their practices must change with the arrival of the new data protection regulations on Saturday 26th May.
For race organisers, until specific advice comes from British Canoeing, the MRC would advise a common-sense approach.
Please be aware that it has been the policy of the MRC for several years, not to adjust Club Points as a result of promotions or demotions made after the official results have been published on the MRC Website.
*In practice, this means that only promotions decided by the race management system (not subsequently by the Rankings Officer) are included in points calculations. The Rankings Officer may have the opportunity to add promotions before the final results are published, but these shall not have an effect on club points.
Race Management Software – please email for a copy until new version finalised
BC Insurance Schedule (updated)
The Geoff Sanders Trophy
The Geoff Sanders Trophy is a series of races (“the Series”) in single and double junior racing kayaks for paddlers aged from 8 to 12 years. The boat used for singles races must be a Lightning- a stable, single, racing kayak. The boat used for doubles races must be a mini K2. Both the Lightning and the mini K2 are excellent, stable boats in which children can develop basic paddling and racing skills before moving into full sized racing boats. Both boats are also used in competitions at sprint regattas.
Regional Marathon Advisers are elected within each region by its marathon-racing clubs.
The purpose of the Adviser is to assist in all matters relating to marathon racing in his/her region, but especially with regard to the Hasler and Geoff Sanders Trophy series. A fuller description can be downloaded here.