Warwick Sprint Event – Saturday 7th October 2017

The Warwick Sprint Event is being held on Saturday 7th October 2017 and you can enter by using this Google Form: Warwick Sprint Event – Entry Form

The day will consist of 200m heats, semi’s, finals – everyone racing will make it through to a final, meaning everyone will race 3 times. Craft thermals will be awarded to the winner of each categorised group.

There will also be the Warwick Knockout Races. Athletes will be grouped according to category. The knockout brings excitement and skill into a fast paced event. There will be a knockout event for each Sprint Group. Each Sprint Group will have 14 to 25 paddlers (based on numbers from 2016 entries). Over a series of back-to-back sprints the group will be whittled down to 5 paddlers for the final sprint-off.

More information is available by emailing the organisers: warwicksprintevent@gmail.com

  British Canoeing Performance Department – Racing Seminar

On behalf of Paul Ratcliffe, Performance Director, and Mike Chandler, Head of Performance Coaching, British Canoeing would like to invite you to a racing seminar for all coaches on 11th November 2017.

The seminar, which has been put together with some of our club coaches, will be a mixture of interactions, presentations and coaching discussions with the view to keep building and spreading our knowledge across the sport to help continuously improve our athletes.

      icon_pdf  Racing Seminar Poster

The seminar will be free to attend and a venue will be confirmed in due course, but will be easily accessible from the M25 and M40 as this is most central to most clubs.

There will be up to 100 places available and please let Mike Chandler know if you wish to take part by Friday 29th September 2017 by using his email: mike.chandler@britishcanoeing.org.uk. Clubs can send one email with a list of attendees, which must include each attendee’s full name and email address.

We’d love for you to join us to help keep improving this sport together.

We looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards

Paul and Mike

  2017 Junior Canoeist of the Year

The 2017 Junior Racing Canoeist of the Year is Ieuan James, Forth CC, gold medallist in the Junior and U23 World Championships this year in the K1 200m. The trophy was suitably presented to Ieuan by Liam Heath, another fairly good K1 200m paddler(!!!), who was also the winner of this award in 2002.

  Club Representatives at the ACM

Annual Consultative Meeting – Saturday 2nd September 2017 – National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham – 75 minutes after the last race on Saturday evening.

All affiliated Canoe Sprint Racing clubs can nominate 1 member to represent their club and vote on behalf of their club. The club representative must be a fully paid-up British Canoeing member.

To speed up the checking-in the process, where each representative’s membership is validated before any voting takes place, can the club representative please bring their BC membership card with them to present at the meeting.

  Celebrate our three multi champions on Sunday 3rd September 2017

“Congratulations to our three multi Olympic World and European Champions. They are clearly putting GB on the map as a Canoe Sprint nation.

In congratulating them we recognise their unstinting effort and dedication to their sport and bringing their natural talent to a peak, resulting in nothing short of truly magnificent performances in the 2017 championships.

And we must not forget the other athletes that took part or those that support them, who are largely in the background and unseen.

Wow! Truly great achievements.

Come and celebrate their success when Liam, Jeanette and Emma are interviewed on Sunday 3rd September 2017, starting at 1:20pm, followed by a presentation at about 1:30 and then autographs and photo signings in the signing tent at approx 1:35pm.”

Alan Laws
SRC Chairman

All photos courtesy Balint Vekassy (ICF) 

  Autumn 2017 Sprint Profiling

The Autumn 2017 profiling days are the weekend of 30 September and 1 October 2017.

Closing date for applications is 4:00pm on 15 September 2017.

More information about these profiling days can be found in this BC news article : Sprint Profiling Days 2017  and on the BC Profiling  page, which has a link to the application form on the right-hand side, just above the two PDFs.

The link to the application form is also here : Autumn 2017 Profiling Application Form .

  Sprint Talent Programme 2017/18 Inclusion Criteria

British Canoeing have released information relating to the England Talent Programme Canoe Sprint Inclusion Criteria for October 2017 to September 2018.

The inclusion criteria document is available here:
      icon_pdf  Canoe Sprint 2017-18 England Talent Programme Inclusion Criteria

And the document is also on the British Canoeing website on the Talent Programme – Sprint  page. Look at the entries in the right-hand column.