National Marathon Championships 2019 – Entries now open

Entries are now being taken for the National Marathon Championships through two routes.

Option 1 – New online entry portal

Please go to entries.gbcanoemarathon.co.uk to enter online. Payment can be taken online by card or PayPal. If your British Canoeing membership has expired you can also upload a picture of your new card and the new expiry date on it will be recorded.

Team leaders will be able to see who from their club has entered if you create an account on the site. If you are a club team leader please email gbcanomarathon@gmail.com to have this permission added to your account.

This option is best for individual paddlers or clubs without a team leader

Option 2 – RACMAN Team Leaders entry form

You can also enter by filling in the RACMAN Nationals team leader’s entry form available to download here. This works in the same way as the RACMAN Hasler programme, but only includes the paddler entry functionality. Please send you completed forms to marathonrep@norwichcanoeclub.co.uk, and use the following account details to make payment by bank transfer:

Bank: Lloyds Bank
Account name Norwich Canoe Club
Sort Code 30-96-17
Account no. 04603805

This option is best for clubs with a team leader who has already started collecting entries and/or payments from club paddlers.

Important: Please make sure you are only entered through one of these two routes. Your club team leader will tell you which method to use.

DW Statement

We take part in sport for the personal challenge; with that come great highs and great lows.  Tragically, last weekend the Devizes to Westminster race amplified that.  Whilst the race, as ever, created heroes and heroines of all who took part; this year the very worst happened when a paddler lost their life in the last few miles.

Stan Missen, Chair of the MRC said “ Our paddling community is a small world, and this is a devastating loss.  All our thoughts are with their family, friends and fellow paddlers.”

Junior Development Squad – C1 paddlers

For clarification, C1 paddlers are also invited to join the JDS if/when they meet the qualifying standards.  The eligibility criteria are one division below those required for K1, therefore for C1 paddlers that would be:

U18 boys – Div 4

U16 boys – Div 5

U18 girls – Div 5

U16 girls – Div 6

Weil’s Disease

Weil’s disease (Leptospirosis)

Following the recent announcement of a paddler in the East Midland’s region being diagnosed with Weil’s disease (Leptospirosis) on Saturday 17th November, please click here for some helpful information.