National Short Course Championships
The Short-Course Distance has been introduced to international competition by the International Canoe Federation as a way of showcasing marathon skills in a faster and shorter race format. The format involves a course of 3.6km racing in single kayaks and canoes over three laps with two portages.
In 2022, the MRC launched our own National Short Course Championships with itâ€™s debut event taking place at Nene Park in Peterborough. Paddlers competed in heats to earn a place in the final so they can try and claim National Champion status.
The following classes are run with separate male and female championships events :
- Open Senior C1
- Open Senior K1
- Open Paracanoe with any recognised paracanoe class single craft
- U18 K1
- U16 K1
- U14 K1
- Over 35 K1
- Over 50 K1
The National Short Course Championships demonstrates exciting and slightly chaotic racing that attracts both spectators and racers alike.