The MRC has conducted a review of its international strategy and selection policy, and made some changes with the aims of:-
- making the selection processes and athlete “pathways” clearer; and
- increasing the opportunities for top senior athletes to progress by competing abroad.
This document summarises the policy and changes for 2019. It is not the Selection Policy, and must be considered as GUIDANCE ONLY. The full policy is published on the MRC website here: MRC Selection Policy 2019 final, and details the full process, team composition, selection criteria, eligibility and appeals process.
Continue reading “Selection policy for 2019: guidance for athletes, coaches and parents”
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.
British Canoeing has launched its online kit store. Masters racing at ICF events, or team supporters can buy the same Errea kit as used by all GB canoeing disciplines.
The 2019 Waterside Series entries are open. Time to make early new year’s resolutions. Make sure you get in early as entries for some of the races are capped.
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”
Congratulations to Leighton Buzzard CC, winners of this year’s Geoff Sanders Trophy for U12 racing. The final club points table can be downloaded here:
Geoff Sanders Trophy Final Club Points Season 2017-18
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The MRC has a two-stage plan for developing a new race management system to succeed the HRM, which is being withdrawn from this coming weekend (6/7 October).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.
The DW Committee and the Marathon Racing Committee are working together to promote a set of “classic” marathon races, which can be used by prospective DW paddlers and their support crews to better prepare themselves for the challenge.
We are also very keen that more races should be promoted in the north of the country. Hence the races being organised by Pennine Canoe Club, Canoe Scotland and Runcorn Canoe Club.
Click here for race details and links
Minutes of 25th August meeting of the MRC can be found below.
Minutes MRC Aug25 2018