The Elmbridge Handicap system is an extremely well-established way of benchmarking an individual’s performance level using one distance, and using it to predict their performance (and those of others) over other distances. The GB marathon team training group is using Handicap scores this winter as a way of helping athletes measure their current performance and set targets, but it can be applied to paddlers at all levels.
Click here for an Excel-based calculator, with instructions, that you can use to apply handicap scores to your own races or time trials.
Midlands – (updated regularly)
Eastern – to 30/10/17
London & SE – Final 2015/16
Southern – Final 2015/16
South West – (updated regularly)
Yorkshire – Latest 2014/15, updated 26/04/15
North West – Latest 2014/15, updated 26/04/15
Scotland – please contact Brian Chapman
Please click here for the latest Ranking List. It is stored in Dropbox, so you’ll need to open the link, then click the “Download” button to get the new Ranking List in Excel.
Race Organisers should copy this list into their RACMAN file a few days prior to the race, to ensure they are using the latest version.
For date of update, please see top row of ranking list spreadsheet.
The Environment Agency website has a flood warning page and a river levels page. Neither will tell you how fast the river is flowing but they are a useful guide to whether your skills and equipment are up to the conditions.
There is also a dedicated Thames page showing the flow and advice for boats – red boards will usually mean no paddling is permitted.
Please note the rule to be followed with regards to changing club membership. In your own interest and in order for the database to be kept up to date, all changed must be notified to Graham Warland, Race records Officer.
Continue reading “Changing Clubs – a reminder of the rules”