Month: January 2024

Open for Consultation: Selection Policy 2024

The MRC Selection Policy has been published for consultation. You are invited to review the document and share your feedback. Consultation closes at 12:00 noon on the Friday 2nd February 2024.

All feedback should be shared directly to Nanette Kelly, Chair of the Selectors, via


Canoe Marathon Major National Events 2024

The Marathon Racing Committee are excited to finally confirm all the dates and venues for the 2024 Major Events. Thank you to all the venues, clubs and organisers for stepping forward.

Sadly, year on year it has been harder and harder to find venues for these key events in our calendar. The MRC wants to re-emphasis to the community that without a variety of clubs stepping forward to host a major event, they will cease to exist in our calendar and at the level we have become used to. ALL clubs should be having serious conversations around how they can support the canoe marathon major events, whether that is through hosting at their home venue, using an alternative location or partnering up with another club. The more clubs that get involved the less work for everyone.

Canoe Marathon Statistics – 1988-2023

The International Canoe Federation Marathon Committee have published detailed statistics booklets for the World Championships and the European Championships. These will be long-term published within our archives section of the website in due course but they can be viewed below in the meantime.

JDS Winter Series 2023/24 – Day 3 Sign-up

The Marathon Racing Committee, Sprint Racing Committee and BC Talent Department are excited to announce the sign-up for the third JDS Winter Series 2023/24 day is now open.

Run from Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, the day is a K1/C1 and K4/C4 day with a carasouel of sessions covering a wide variety of skills. These sessions include start buckets, sprint race planning and understanding fundamental gym movements.

For more information about the JDS, including entry criteria and to sign up please click HERE. As a reminder, the cost is £10. Sign up closes on Friday 19th January at 17:00. Late entries won’t be accepted.  Please also check the criteria for athletes attending and if in doubt, contact Charlie Barwis and Holly Mobbs using the emails on the website.

Please note that we are aware of the river situation in Nottingham and we are monitoring the lake conditions at HPP. We will make a decision about the day happening on Friday 19th January. We recognise that for many, you will be travelling a longer distance to attend and will potentially be booking accommodation so we want to give as much notice as possible, whilst still giving the day the best chance to go ahead. 

If you have any issues with sign up, please contact

As usual, the coach development will be delivered by Scott Hynds during the day. However this one will run slightly differently to others. It will revolve around a carousel of coaching stations led by a specific coach who will be delivering a specific topic area. As such, coaches attending the day will have the opportunity to view and observe a number of different sessions led by a variety of different coaches. As a coach attending, areas you will observe and review will include: 

  • Session construct: Are the objectives of the session clear and how achievable are the outcomes?
  • Session Delivery: How have the paddlers been briefed? In what ways has the coach used audio, visual and demonstration to explain the session purpose?
  • How does the coach check for understanding?  
  • How is feedback sought and how is it delivered?  

All coaches attending will receive 10 CPD points. To sign up to attend the coach development aspect of the day please click HERE.