ICF Athlete Questionnaire

British Canoeing have had a request from the ICF Athletes’ Committee (see below), which is being circulated to all national team athletes across all disciplines.  If you have/had aspirations to race internationally in marathon this year, please complete the form.

“The ICF Athletes Committee has prepared the attached questionnaire to be completed by as many athletes as possible.  Decisions are currently being made relating to the virus and the change in competitions schedules this year and it’s very important that we get the athletes opinion on the potential impact of these changes and also get their feelings relating to their current training environments due to the virus.  As a committee we get a chance to provide the athletes views to the board in the up coming board meeting where the decisions will be made so its really important for us to have their opinions and support”


ICF Athlete Committee Questionnaire

ICF Cancellations

The ICF have updated which events have been cancelled/postponed due to the coronavirus.  Sadly this includes the World Marathon Championships, which have been cancelled.

More information, and a link to all events that are affected can be found here.

Update from British Canoeing 2 April

In response to the current Stay at Home measures issued by the government on 23 March, to address the Coronavirus pandemic, British Canoeing has issued a further update on events and gatherings, following the statement issued on Monday 16 March.

In the interest of the safety and well-being of all members of our community, it is with regret that we are extending the cancellation of all British Canoeing events and gatherings, until 31 May 2020.

Following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games, selection for the remaining Sprint Olympic and Paralympic team places will not take place in Spring/early Summer 2020 as planned.

The status of all selection processes will be communicated as the 2020 and 2021 domestic and international calendar becomes clearer.

The earliest there will be any resumption in domestic competition will be after 31 May.

This date will be further reviewed to align with further government and public health advice or legislation, recognising that decisions which affect activities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will be taken by the devolved administrations.

The extension for events and gatherings is in line with advice issued by British Canoeing on Thursday 26 March that all paddlesport activity should immediately cease on rivers, waterways and coastal areas until further notice.


BC update on paddlesport activity 26 March 2020

Members will recognise that we are in a very fast changing situation, responding to the advice and guidance dealing with issues related to the Coronavirus COVID 19 situation.

With regards to paddlesport activity, British Canoeing has today issued new guidance in the following statement:

In light of the government’s Stay at Home measures and following new guidance issued today by the Environment Agency and Canal & River Trust, which impacts the usage of waterways, British Canoeing has further revised its position and now strongly recommends that all paddlesport activity should immediately cease on rivers, waterways and coastal areas until further notice.

This is in line with government advice requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes, avoiding social gatherings and all non-essential travel.

Further information is here.

MRC Junior Development Squad March 2020

A list of those who are eligible and have applied to be on this year’s MRC Junior Development Squad is here:  JDS 16 March 2020
Don’t forget, now that the racing has started again, you can join throughout the year as you get promoted.  
Boys U18 Div 3      U16 Div4
Girls U18 Div4        U16 Div5
Canoeists – one division below the kayakers.
The link to sign up is here.
At the moment this weekend’s training day at Elmbridge is going ahead, and more information will be sent to JDS paddlers, parents and coaches soon.