Following discussions with the SRC Regatta Committee, and British Canoeing Talent and Performance Departments, the MRC have decided to include two 5k races at the May and June regattas in the assessment event programme for 2017.
These events will count as part of continuous assessment for the World and European Marathon Championships, and the Sanabria K4 races* but will not be considered in isolation – i.e. athletes will have to perform over full-distance marathon events also.
The programme of assessment events, team announcements and internationals for 2017 is now as follows:-
|Date (event, not travel)||Event||Selected following this event|
|26-Mar||Elmbridge Assessment (singles)||German National Champs (junior development team)|
|30-Apr||Bedford Assessment (singles)||World Cup (development team)|
|06-May to 07-May||German National Champs (junior development team)||–|
|07-May||K2 5K Assessment at May regatta: men, women, girls, boys A/B classes||–|
|14-May||Worcester Assessment (doubles)||–|
|26-May to 28-May||World Cup (Hazewinkel, Belgium – development team)||–|
|04-Jun||K1 5K Assessment at June regatta: men, women, girls, boys A/B classes||European Champs (all classes); Sanabria K4* (GB invitation and date tbc)|
|30-Jun to 02-Jul||European Championships (Ponte de Lima, Portugal)||World Championships (all classes)|
|07-Sep to 10-Sep||World Championships (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)||–|
*British Canoeing usually receive an annual invitation for a fully-funded crew team at the Sanabria K4 races in Spain. This invitation and the conditions attached to it will be unknown until later this year.