As we move into the summer and the MRC/SRC bursary for the British Canoeing Race coach award continues, it would be helpful to know how many clubs would still like to put coaches forward for the award and the bursary.
We have had 60+ coaches complete the Race discipline specific course so far, and are now starting to allocate funding for the assessment to finish the qualification. As the funding is from a finite amount, we need to spend it in the most effective and beneficial way for the clubs and sport.
If your club is wanting to put coaches through the award – or if it has already done so and is now wanting to arrange an assessment – then let us know so we can plan to help out accordingly, as it is on a first come, first served basis.
A reminder – the original information on the bursary and the course can be found here. As the BC course finder isn’t working fully at the moment, we also have a list (not exhaustive) of course providers and assessors that we can put you in contact with.
Finally, a big congratulations to the clubs and coaches who have undertaken the course, and to those that’ll be passing this year – well done!
The team for the 2019 International K4 Cup in Sanabria, Spain has been decided by the MRC Selection Committee. Official announcement here:
GB Team Sanabria 2019
The team for the 2019 European Championships has been decided by the MRC Selection Committee. Official announcement here:
GB Team European Championships 2019
The results of the Reading K1/C1 assessment on 22nd June can be downloaded here
Teams for the European Championships, and Sanabria K4 will be announced shortly.
Results from the Elmbridge K2 assessment race can be downloaded here. Many thanks to Elmbridge CC for agreeing to host the event at short notice, after the Severn reached the last step below the boathouse at Worcester!
elm k2 results
Results of this event will be considered by the Selection Committee, along with the results of the Reading K1/C1 assessment, on Saturday 22nd June.
Report by Team Manager, Brian Greenham
The German National Championship is an open event and part of the ICF World Series, attracting many of Europe’s top marathon racers. A young GB team of U17s and U23s was selected from the assessment race at Reading, to ‘race up’ in the junior and senior classes and gain international experience.
Continue reading “GB paddlers bring home two medals from top quality German Nationals”
At all GROUP A races, published in the Racing Handbook and/or the calendar published on the MRC website, there will be a race levy of £3.00 for each senior and veteran paddler by age, as recognised by their British Canoeing, Canoe England, WCA, SCA or CANI membership, and £2.00 for each junior paddler by age, as recognised by their membership.
The levy to be charged on all paddlers checked in irrespective of whether they start or finish the race. The race levy for all categories of races is to be remitted by the Race Organiser to the Treasurer within 7 days of the race. Cheques should be made payable to BC Marathon Racing Committee and sent to
102 Bingham Road,
Nottingham NG12 2GT
Those clubs wishing to pay the levy by electronic transfer should remit to
Barclays Bank Sort Code: 20-63-33
Account No: 73066665
Account name BC Marathon Racing Committee.
When making electronic transfers please also email David Enoch with the race name and amount of levy to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.”
The file below details results from the events held at Reading on 22nd April:
Assessment 1 results final
Continue reading “Reading Assessment Race – results”
Following the Assessment Event on Monday 22nd April, the following athletes have been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Cup in Oslo, and at the German National Championships: Continue reading “GB Team for World Cup and German Nationals”