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Recent letter from new Canoeing Ireland President.
Updated CPCC race results and Junior Liffey Descent results now available.
Results from last Sundays Celbridge race now available.
Roace notice now available.
Salmon Leap Canoe Club to Canoeing Ireland Training Center 11.5km with 4 weirs and 1 portage. Saturday 18th May.
Entry form attached.
Results now available.
Well done to Cáit Broderick on coming 3rd in the Waterlands marathon!
Results from yesterdays race are now available.
Todays ranking race results now available.
The 52nd ADM will take place on Saturday April 20th at 11am in the Spa Hotel, Lucan.
2013 selection policy now available here
Important Race Notice
Sunday, 7th April 2013 at 12pm
Due to lack of a flood (confirmed by the ESB) the race venue has been changed.
Long Course: Monasterevin to Athy – 21k Short Course: Vicarstown to Athy – 10k Novice: Milltown Bridge to Athy – 3k
Long Course Classes: Entries taken at Monasterevin only
K1 Div 1. K1 Div 2. Open K2.
Short Course Classes: Entries taken at Athy only
K1 Div 3, K1 Div 4, Ladies K1 Div4, Junior K1 Div 5, Open K2 / T2, Open Canadian (C2). GP: Mens, Ladies, Boys(u18), Girls(u18), Boys(u15), Girls (u15).
Novice/Fun Race: Entries taken at Athy only
Fees: Seniors - €10 Juniors - €5
ICU/CANI/BCU membership cards must be presented when entering.
Neither the organisers nor the ICU accept responsibility for any damage or loss to persons or equipment
ICU safety rules apply
If you require further information, please contact Kilcullen Canoe Club at email@example.com, visit www.kilcullencanoeclub.com or check our Facebook page – Kilcullen Canoe Club
Congrats and well done to Horkan & Mescal who completed Senior Doubles in 20.49 and to father and son team of Brendon and Cian Goodrich (Lakelands CC) who finished Junior Vets in a time of 28:59:05.
Please note that there is no Junior Race tomorrow as per calendar on the homepage of www.canoe.ie.
Current ICF newsletter available here.
Belfast Kayak Club's inaugural Sea Kayak race takes place on Saturday 11th May 2013. All the details are now online including an online booking form and payment option via PayPal.
As a BKC Member we would really like you to take part and spread the word about the race.
Printed flyers will also be available next week at the AGM.
Please pass the word on to any kayakers you know. The race is open to everyone, in any type of kayak, from any club or none
Due to adverse weather conditions, the Boyne Descent has been postponed until further notice.Watch this space.
Well done to all who took part in the first Junior race of the year today on a what was a fantastic course, with beautiful weather also provided. A pity it wasn't further supported, obvious absence of many juniors.See ye all in Trim next weekend for the first Full Ranking Race of the year. Thomastown Paddlers.
The Marathon committee will be part funding a tralier to bring canoes to the Sella in Spain this year (3rd Aug) in order to encourage paddlers to take part in some international races. Its is expected the cost to transport a boat will be no more than 50 euro (PP). and that there will be about 10 boats spaces or so available. Spaces will be issued on a first come first seved basis. Additionally we have contacted the organsiers of the Sella and they will be able to provide free accomodation to an Irish team for the race. There are a number of additional races in the days after the Sella too worth considering. Flights are about 200 with Ryanair (fly to Santandar) or 270 with Aer lingus ((fly to Bilboa). If interested get in touch ASAP to book a boat space and then book a flight while they are still cheap.
The Marathon committee will also be supporitng attendance at the British marathon Championships - details to follow soon. Rgds. Marathon Committee
Enter online here - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ih8lqybJ9K2CEvYqPI4S3BXegjbqbSKEdV7oKnuNieo/viewform?usp=sharing&edit_requested=true&pli=1
Canoeing Ireland's ADM due to happen this coming Saturday has been postponed. More information and new notice attached.
Please note the following races will be run on Saturdays this year:
Boyne Descent (Sat 23rd March)
Thomastown Ranking (sat 10th August)
Congratulations to the club winners of 2012.
Riba de Sella Trophy - CPCC
McLean Trophy - SLCC
Junior Club winner - CPCC
Congratulations to the following Divisional winners of 2012:
K2/T2 Long Course - Malcom & Liam Banks (SLCC)
Joint First Pedro Lopez & Liam McCarthy
K1 Div1 - Tom Brennan (SLCC)
K1 Div2 - Mark Hartnett (CPCC)
K2/T2 Short Course - Gerry & Darragh Murphy (Erne Paddlers)
K1 Div3 - John Ringwood (WWKC)
K1 Div4 - Cáit Broderick (TPCC)
Mens GP - Kevin Durkan (CPCC)
Womens GP - Mary Fitzgerald (KCC)
Boys u18 GP - Adam Fowler (CPCC)
Girls u18 GP - Mary Kay James (KCC)
Boys u16 GP - Ross Fowler (CPCC)
Girls u16 GP - Tori Keogh (KCC)
Canadian - Tony Stapleton & Sim Treacy (ICU)
Recent stats on marathon races.
Hi All A big thanks to everyone who gave up their time to attend the Marathon General Meeting. Congratulations to all the class winners and to those who attended so many races. A special thanks to Olivia for all the preparation for todays meeting. And a final thanks to all those who were wiling to go on the committee for 2013. In line with the wishes of the meeting we will write to all clubs and ask them if they would prefer to run races on Sundays, we will try get a calandar out in the next 2 weeks (if you can spread the word to your club re the option / preference to hold races on Sunday it would be appreciated the sooner we get confirmation of calandar changes the sooner we can publish the calandar.) We will try get the full list of the committee members and contact detaisl on line soon too. Regards Bob
Please note that the Canoe Marathon Ireland AGM will now be held at The Canoeing Ireland Training Centre Strawberry Beds at 2pm.
Attached are the following documents for the AGM:(1)Agenda,(2)Minutes of previous AGM and(3)Motions for 2013 AGM.
Notice of Canoe Marathon Ireland AGM
Notice is hereby given that the Canoe Marathon Ireland AGM will take place on the 23rd February in Canoeing Ireland offices, 13 Joyce Way, Parkwest, Clondalkin, Dublin 12 at 2pm.
Any motions to be included for consideration should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Friday, 1st February 2013
AGM agenda to follow
Can any clubs / individuals with cups please ensure that they are returned to Canoe Marathon Ireland committee members as soon as possible and in advance of the AGM? Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Yours in sport
Olivia Murphy Secretary, Canoe Marathon Ireland
Thanks to all who came out to support the Turkey race we raised 712 .50 euros for St Vincent de Paul special thanks to Brendan Goodrich and the crews from Lakelands for their generous support. This will help bring some Xmas cheer to those less fortunate. Eamon
Please find attached a race notice for the annual Turkey Race for Saturday 22nd December as per the calendar.
As usual its a fundraising event for Saint Vincent de Paul and all the proceeds from the race and raffle will go to the charity and hopefully we can raise a few bob for a worthy cause at Christmas. There will be some Christmas cheer in The Abbey Lodge (McNamees) in Celbridge after the race. Look forward to your support, give it a plug in your clubs etc,etc
Thanks a mill Eamon Fleming 086 8146920
Micheal is away till next week so no more details till then, but the race will be on Sunday the 23rd of December. The tides are the limiting factor and why the race isn't on the usual time of midway between Christmas and the New year.
High water is listed as 13:43 and the start is at least two hours before. More details to follow next week as to the exact time. This allows for those traveling to make the journey.
The long range weather forcast can't be relied upon yet but this is a serious 25km+ race on the sea around the Great Island (Cobh, Co. Cork) in typical winter sea conditions. While you are always within 400m of the shoreline and egress, you will need to be self sufficient and able to self rescue. A list of minimum standards and kit will be issued soon. This is an EXPEDITION style race for the non high performance boater. The high performance boater will also be expected to carry the minimum kit list (details later).
More details next week. Zuppy
Just a breif update. The Canoe Marathon committees equipment grant application to the Irish sports council for the purchase of stable racing boats for distribution to clubs around the country was recently approved. A total of €25,000 was approved for the purchase of equipment outlined in the grant application. This should equate into 40 - 50 additional racing canoes for distribution. If your a club (or indeed interested individual) please contact the marathon committee if you would like to get a loan of some of the boats. We would hope to have them ready for distribution by late Dec 2012. Any queries just give anyone on the Marathon committee a shout . Many thanks to all those on the committee for their work in submitting and getting the application apporved - job well done !!! Bob 086-8532032 Brendangobrien@gmail.com
17th Peter mens K1
16th Jenny womens K1
21st Cait junior k1
22nd Sean junior k1
32nd Mark junior k1
4th Malcom master k1
6th Digger master k1
13th Shane master k1
18th Sean & Eddy master k2
Well done to all the team
Thanks to Nelo and Elio for boats and GB team for bring boats to and form the world for Team Ireland
Special thanks to Kris in the office and all the others that help me out at the Worlds
Results from Masters World Cup, Deaglan O Drisceoill 5th, Malcolm Banks 4th, Shane O Coinn 12th.
Well done all!!!
Due to popular demand the deadline for entries has been extended until close of business Friday Sept 7th. No entries will be accepted after this date.
Hi All - Just an update on the Lower Liffey - next Sunday - The start time is moved from 12 start to 11.30 am to facilitate some paddlers who want to go to Croke Park later on the day. If you can please please pass the message on it would be appreiated. There will be a full flood - no shortage of water this year. Any volunteers to help with rescue would be super too - Any queries - mail me (email@example.com) or FB message me - or ring - 086-8532032
Have you booked your place at Junior Paddlefest 2012? Closing date for registration – 5pm on the 3rd September 2012 Places filling fast.
Please note the following upcoming Marathon Race changes:
Lower Liffey - 09 Sept
Galway - 15 Sept
Robertstown - 21 Oct
Please note that the Lower Liffey will now take place on Sept 9th 2012. An updated race notice will be posted soon.Keep an eye on this page and our FB page.
Wesley Bourke, blind journalist, canoeist and past pupil at ChildVision’s education centre for blind children will paddle the River Shannon in aid of ChildVision this August. Welsey and his paddling partner Aisa Cooper will take on the 360km feat from August 16th-19th, covering 100km per day for the first three days.
An adventure enthusiast, Wesley recently completed the Devizes – Westminster International Canoeing Marathon with Aisa, paddling over 125km in a two man kayak in preparation for this event. Wesley and Aisa are members of the Celbridge Paddlers Canoe Club, Co. Kildare.
The pair will take to the Shannon in a K2 kayak on August 16th to raise funds for ChildVision, Ireland’s only national education centre for blind children. ChildVision works with over 800 families throughout the country providing educational resources and facilities for blind children.
We need your support for this incredible challenge and worthy cause. Simply click the "support now" button and give what you can. Remember every penny counts towards giving blind children in Ireland an education and the courage to face their own challenges!
Results from last Saturdays ranking race now available.
Reminder about the Velvet Strand race next Saturday in Malahide ? Registration in car park opposite Oscar Taylors Restaurant in Malahide. Registration closes at 4pm Race start 5pm. 3 Courses, novice, standard and elite. Rescue boats provided. Tea and drefreshments afterwards in Malahide SC. All proceeds in aid of RNLI and Mark Pollock Trust. Thanks Willie
Here is the race notice for next Sundays race on the Nore. http://www.irishmarathoncanoeing.com/files/notices/Thomastown2012.pdf
Selection of fotos from todays K2 racing now available to view on our Flickr site.
Official booking form now available. Book early to avoid disappointment!!
Another important notice for our race on Sunday. There will be no 5K Under 15’s course on Sunday. Under 15’s that are capable can enter the short course. Clubs must ensure that only extremely competent junior paddlers are racing on Sunday
Update for Kilcullen Canoe Club Race on Sunday, 8th July 2012 Long Course from Monasterevin to Athy, start is beside Moore Abbey entries taken at the start.
Short Course from Vickerstown Bridge to Athy entries taken at finish only for the short course.
Flat downriver course for Long and Short Course. Due to extremely high water levels and challenging conditions, Clubs must ensure that only extremely competent junior paddlers are racing on Sunday and due to the high water levels there will be no Fun Race on Sunday.
National K1 and K2 Marathon Championships 2012 Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July 2012
Location: Salmon Leap Canoe Club
Saturday 14th July, Day 1 K1 K1 Mens/U 23 Div 1 and 2 16 km 4 laps K1 Mens Div 3 and 4 12 km 3 laps K1 Boys U 18 12 km 3 laps K1 Vets 12 km 3 laps K1 Womens 12 km 3 laps K1 Girls U-18 12 km 3 laps K1 Boys/Girls U-15 8 km 2 laps K1 Boys/Girls U-12/Novice One 2 km lap
Sunday 15th July, Day 2 K2 K2 Mens/BoysU18 Div 1 and 2 16 km 4 laps K2 Mens Div 3 and 4 12 km 3 laps K2 Vets 12 Km 3 laps K2 Womens 12 km 3 laps K2 Girls U-18 12 km 3 laps K2 Boys/Girls U-15 8 km 2 laps K2 Boys/Girls U-12/Novice One 2 km lap
Courses: 16km 2 portages 12km 1 portage 8km No Portage 2km No Portage Last entries 11:30 First Start 12:00 Sharp
Fees: Seniors: €10 per seat Juniors: € 5 per seat
Neither the organisers nor the ICU accept responsibility for any damage or loss. ICU Safety Rules Apply.
To all competitors, due to extremely high water levels and challenging conditions, Clubs must ensure that only extremely competent junior paddlers are racing on Sunday and due to the high water levels there will be no Fun Race on Sunday. Please check our facebook page (Kilcullen) and website (www.kilcullencanoeclub.com) for further notices on Thursday. If anyone is in a position to give a helping hand with rescue on the Sunday we would really appreciate it.
Hi buy&sell page cleaned up Please delete your Ad’s when you have sold the items Thanks Mark
Promotions · Canoe Marathon Ireland wish to advise that following a meeting of the Canoe Marathon Ireland committee last night, the following paddlers have been promoted to K1 Div 3 based on their top 5 finishes in the first four races of the season: -
Eddie Martin, Alex Broderick, Tony Dylan, Jack Seery, Dave McDonnell, Gareth Doolan, Kieran Varley and John Morrisey
Congratulations on your promotion but should you wish to appeal it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the next race, Salmon Leap on the 17th June
Terms & conditions for use of CMI boats · Canoe Marathon Ireland wish to advise that following a discussion at the AGM, and follow up discussions at Canoe Marathon Ireland committee meetings, the attached are terms and conditions to be issued to clubs who have the use of Canoe Marathon Ireland boats.
Can any clubs with canoe marathon Ireland boats on loan to them please contact email@example.com with their club name, number of boats and type of boats they have? In addition, can clubs with canoe marathon Ireland boats, please download, review, sign and return the terms and conditions to the Canoe Ireland offices, 13 Joyce Way, Parkwest, Dublin 12
The results of the Great Outdoors Junior Liffey Descent which was held on Saturday are now online.
We had a great turnout for the race with one of the biggest entries we have seen in recent years.
Many thanks to all who supported the race and helped out on the day especially those who did rescue along the course . And a special thanks to the guys in WWKC who helped to clear the fallen tree which was blocking the course.
Hi Folks, It's that time of year again and we are pleased to announce that the plans for Paddlefest 2012 are well underway. The dates of this year’s event are 21/22/23 September. The venue, same as last year, the Hidden Valley Campsite, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. As we have stated before, Paddlefest is bigger than any one person or one club. Paddlefest is a legacy event and the outcome of these and similar type events will help to shape future generations of paddlers. We are all part of Paddlefest and this is why we must congratulate you on being a part of something special
Paddlefest has set a couple of standards since its inception: • It is now the flagship event for paddlers in this country. • It is the biggest domestic event on the calendar. • It is the biggest junior event in Europe • It is one of a kind in Europe. • 2011, 479 participants on the water • 2011, 115 Instructors & Coaches • 2011, 59 Volunteers • 2011, 1,012 people on site
The success or failure of paddlefest relies totally on all of the volunteers that give up their time including Instructors, Coaches and Parents and of course, the all important active Participants – our junior kayakers.
We are currently fine tuning the programme with the addition of some new clinics designed to cater for sibling’s onsite, parents, and some upskilling opportunities for the 16-18yr old age group. So, watch this space..
As many of you will be aware, Lar has stepped back from direct involvement in Paddlefest, without Lars considerable input and dedication to this event it would not be the success it has been to date. We are happy to say that he is still available to Paddlefest as mentor and advisor from the sidelines. In order to spread the workload for the event we are currently putting a working group in place to help with the organisation and ensure the smooth running of the event. If you feel you have skills that would be useful, if you would like to volunteer a little or a lot of time please email the Paddlefest Team, we would be delighted to hear from you.
This year we will be keeping the entry fee keenly priced at €40 per person, same as last year .We think that this represents great value for money. Closing date for applications for Paddlefest 2012 is September 3rd.
Please circulate this email to any interested parties that you may have in your contact list.
Entry forms will be released shortly
Paul Donnelly - 00 353 872477927 Paddlefest Team firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to John & Tim Morrisey on winning the following trophies at this years DW event. Well done guys!
The Devizes – Westminster Scout Trophy 385 John Morrisey & Tim Morrisey (Dollymount Sea Scouts) 21:28:52 Donated by the Borough of Devizes for the fastest Scout crew.
The Overseas European Trophy 385 John Morrisey & Tim Morrisey (Dollymount Sea Scouts) 21:28:52 Donated by Marsport for the fastest crew of European nationality, who have visited the UK primarily to enter the Race.
DATES FOR PADDLEFEST 2012 ARE AVAILABLE, REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW! SEND THE WORD 'PADDLEFEST' TO......email@example.com
Salmon Leap Junior Series Race next Sunday, 13th May at 12:00. Start and finish at Maynooth Harbour on the Royal Canal. Easy parking on North Side of Harbour (Head west on Maynooth Main Street, until lights at end of street, turn left. Harbour is about 150m after lights). Entries close at 11:30 and fee is 5 euro. More info at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Junior Liffey Descent 2012 Entry form now available.Event will take place on Saturday 26th May. Start: SLCC @ 1pm. Finish Canoeing Ireland Training Centre, Strawberry Beds.
The Barrow Junior Series Race 2012 takes place next Saturday May 5th. Organised by TPCC, the race is run on flatwater in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny. 12 midday start. Race notice attached.
The results of the second Junior Series race of the season which was held last Sunday in Kilcullen are now available. There was a good turnout with 31 paddlers taking part ( 39 paddlers took part in the same race last year ) Many thanks to all who supported the race and helped out on the day ( especially Maureen , Maria , Jock , Rob , Olivia and the rescue paddlers, to name but a few ). We ran 2 courses to suit the paddlers - a 10k race for the K boat classes and a 8k race for everybody else plus a 2k fun /novice race. A good day was had by all and we look forward to next Saturday 28th April when WWKC host the next race in the series- Lucan to Palmerstown.
See attached Selection Policy for 2012.
Sounds like they're getting strict! Thought I'd let you know as I hadn't realised there was a deadline.
Marsport Canoes Last chance to enter DW - if you've not entered by this weekend - you're not in.
Also - If you've entered online but not paid - if your cheque isn't posted and postmarked today, or handed in to Stuart on Sunday - there's a late penalty fee
Get it done now!
Just a reminder the Marathon AGM will be on this Friday at 7.30 pm (23rd March) in the Canoeing Ireland (CI) offices (well one of the meeting rooms). Check out the CI website for location directions, but if you have any problems finding the place ring me (086-8532032) or the CI office. If you want anything put on the agenda mail it through to myself (Mark is on hols) or you can raise it on the night. We hope to have the first Liffey Descent K2 (made in Ireland) on show before its loaned out for use to KACC. Regards , Bob
Unfortunately the SLCC Junior Series Race scheduled for this Saturday has had to be postponed. New date will be posted soon. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Notice of AGM 2012
The Marathon Committee AGM will be held in Dublin (venue to come) Friday 23rd March 2012@ 7:30pm
Any motions to be included for consideration should be emailed to the undersigned not later than Saturday 17 March 2012
Yours in sport
Mark Redmond Secretary Marathon Racing Committee
Mark Redmond: firstname.lastname@example.org Brendan O'Brien: email@example.com
Unfortunately the guys in Donegal CC have cancelled the Castlefinn marathon for 2012. This means the first marathon event of 2012 is a Junior Race in Celbridge on Sunday March 4th. The first ranking race is from Ballymore Eustace-Kilcullen on Sunday March 11th.
Again it is with regret that this falls on the same day as the Thomastown Paddlers Classic Wild Water race on the Kings River in Kilkenny. Alternative dates were discussed but these dates sat best with organisers: Kilcullen Canoe Club, Thomastown Paddlers and the ESB who could not gaurantee a flood on an alternative date. Hopefully both events will run successfully. Happy Racing.
Notice of AGM 2012
The Marathon Committee AGM will be held March Date to be finalised
Any motions to be included for consideration should be emailed to the undersigned not later than Saturday 03rd March 2012.
There will be a Paddle session before the AGM. All classes and ability welcome. All details to follow
Yours in sport
Mark Redmond Secretary Marathon Racing Committee
Mark Redmond: firstname.lastname@example.org Brendan O'Brien email@example.com
ICF Canoe Marathon Newsletter 2012-1 Attached
Attached is the PROVISIONAL!! Canoe racing calendar for 2012. The Marathon AGM I expect will be in the coming weeks and any issues etc with the calendar can be trashed out then. (But hopefully all is good!!!)
It all just fits on one A4 page so ideal for all your kitchen fridges/post-boards.
Again attached are the overall club points from the 2011 season. Well done once more to Salmon Leap Canoe Club on retaining the "Riba de Sella" trophy once more for best overall marathon club.
Well done to all paddlers who participated in any of the ranking races during 2011. The points have now all been tallied and the individual winners for each class are attached. Any qus e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello All Despite the challenging water conditions and the cold weather a large number of brave souls ventured out onto the Liffey last Sunday to take part in the annual Celbridge Paddlers Turkey Race (Tempelmills to Salmon Leap) in aid of St Vincent de Paul. All the race entry fees and the proceeds of the raffle afterwards( in the McNamees pub) were donated to the charity. We raises €760 in total which was great and hopefully this will provide some less fortunate people with a bit of Christmas cheer - so very well done to one and all. Special word of thanks to the "Fossils" in Celbridge Paddlers for providing the essential rescue cover on the day. Happy Christmas to one and all , Eamon Fleming
(See attached file: Turkey Race 2011.xls)
PS Race results attached
Jim Morrissey 14 December 12:01 Great Island Sea Kayak Race due to run in Cork harbour on Dec 18th has been cancelled by organisers due to unfavourable tides and unavailability of key personnel. Thats a pity! Next Ocean race looks like being June 2012
Hi Guys Sunday 18th December - ( the race has traditionally been held on Sundays ) As usual its a fundraising event for St V de P and all the proceeds from the race and raffle will go to the charity and hopefully we can raise a few bob for a worthy cause at Christmas. There will be some Christmas cheer in The Abbey Lodge (McNamees) in Celbridge after the race. Look forward to your support, give it a plug in your clubs etc,etc Race Notice attached
Regards Eamon Fleming 086 8146920
Attached are the Barrow Descent results. Thanks so much to you the competitors and to everyone who helped make the race a huge success. Hope to see you all again next year.
Waterways Ireland Barrow Descent Sat October 29th
23KM, 10 weirs and rapids along the gorgeous River Barrow, from Goresbridge-St. Mullins. Race Starts at 12:00, Last entries at 11:00 in Goresbridge
Please follow parking instructions from the Stewarts/Gardai at the start/finish Also, all canoes/kayaks should have adequate buoyancy which will be checked before entry to the race. All canoes and enclosed kayak participants must also wear helmets, which are advised for all classes.
Thanks in advance, Marathon Committee
23KM course from Goresbridge-St. Mullins. Attached is the race notice. Volunteers still needed, so if you can be part of the rescue team please let me know. Regards, Donnacha (email@example.com)
Ladies and Gentlemen, The final ranking event of the 2011 season is this Sunday in Robertstown. Full PDF notice can be found in the calendar.
Saturday October 29th will be the date for the inaugural Barrow Descent. This is a 23KM course from Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny - St. Mullins, Co. Carlow, featuring 12 weirs and several rapids. A race notice will be published shortly, but it is hoped that there will be free camping with showers available in Thomastown (15mins from start) for Fri/Sat and a Halloween Fancy Dress Party to follow after the race on Saturday. This is an event not to be missed, so chalk it down in your calendars. Further details coming soon.
Irish Canoe Marathon prize draw in aid of the 2011 Marathon Team
Win a NELO K1 (marathon weight 8kg)
Tickets are €50 each
The draw will take place after the Marathon race at Robertstown on 16th Oct.
For tickets see:
Gary SLCC 0879871996 or garymawer @ hotmail.com Donnacha TPCC Noel KCCC Rob NKCC
The boat will be ordered after the prize draw so it will be custom made for the winner.
attached provisional finishing positions for the Lower Liffey Boat Numbers Only BOB
1.Listen out to phoenixFM Saturday after the LowerLiffey Race about 3pm for an interview about the LiffeyDecent Blanchardstown radio station 92.5 Phoenix FM www.phoenixfm.ie
WWKC- WILD WATER KAYAK CLUB
LOWER LIFFEY RANKING MARATHON RACE Saturday10thSaturday Start: Salmon Leap Canoe Club, Leixlip @ 12:00 Finish: Garda Rowing Club, Islandbridge Distance: 9 mileS Courses: Starting as above Grade 2-3 7 weirs, 1 Portage (Leixlip dam) Rescue will be provided at each hazard. Entries from 10.00 hrs @ Salmon leap Canoe Club. Fee: Seniors €10 per seat Juniors €5 per seat ICU Marathon Rules apply. Both the long and short course are over fast moving water and weirs and while substantial rescue will be provided paddlers should be competent (Level 3 ICU standard ideally or equivalent) . This is the final rough water race over a substantial part of the Liffey Descent course giving paddlers the opportunity to practice the weirs in high water in preparation for the Liffey Decent on 10th September 2011. Classes include Long course: K2, Div 1 and Div 2 Short Course: K2/T2, Canadian, Div 3, Div 4,Mens GP, Womens GP, Girls GP, Boys GP A novice course will be run from the Garda boat club up to Chapelizod and back down – about 2 miles in length, all on flat water ideal for a newcomer to the sport, entry of 5 Euro regardless of class or age
Dublin Bay Kayak Race
The Dublin Bay Sea Kayak Race scheduled for tomorrow is postponed because Met Eireann issued a Small Craft Warning (Met Eireann expect F6 winds gusting from South)
As safety is a prime concern, the organisers have decided to to postpone the race. It is proposed to hold the race in two weeks time on Sunday, 18th September on the same course.
Paddlefest 2011!!! Dates for this years junior Paddlefest have just been released. The event will be held over the weekend of 24/25 September 2011 in Hidden Valley, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. This is an annual event which gives enables juniors (10-18yrs) to experience the fun of all of the disciplines found within the sport. It is a family orientated weekend with ample activities for all including sit on top kayaking and an adventure playground. During the 2010 event a record was set for largest skills assessment to be held, with over 35 instructors and 112 candidates on the water at the one time. It is hoped to break the record this year with even bigger numbers. Overall last year saw over 500 people on site and this year it looks like it is getting bigger. There is an upper limit on the volume that can be catered for so, early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment as places are now filling up fast!!
All details can be found here:http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1760053084
many thanks, Robert
The Lower Liffey Ranking Race now takes place on Saturday September 10th. Please see the Canoe Ireland home page for more details: http://www.canoe.ie/
Liffey Descent 2011 postponed until 8th October due to lack of water.
As you are aware the annual Liffey Descent has traditionally been held in early September. It had been intended to run the 2011 Liffey Descent on Saturday 10th September next.
The main attraction of the Liffey Descent over the years has been that it is a ‘big water’ event. The flood for the event is provided by the Electricity Supply Board through the release of water from its upstream reservoirs. The ESB has however recently advised the Irish Canoe Union that reservoir levels are currently at a 35 year low and that having regard to long range weather forecasts and its own water demand forecasts it will not be in a position to release water to facilitate this year’s event in September. It has indicated that it will be in a better placed in October to facilitate a release sufficient for the ICU to run a satisfactory event.
As a consequence this has left the ICU with a difficult decision – to run the event on 10th September as originally planned but without a flood or to postpone it until early October when there will be a greater possibility of the traditional Liffey Descent flood.
Having considered the matter in great detail and having taken into consideration as many factors as possible including, but not limited to, matters such as potential clashes with other events, mean temperatures in early October and the likely impact of future Liffey Descents in the event of running a ‘dry’ race, the event Organising Committee has arrived at the conclusion that, on balance, the most appropriate course of action is to postpone this year’s Liffey Descent until Saturday the 8th of October.
The ICU regrets that it has been necessary to take this course of action and is conscious that this may not be popular in all quarters. It would however remind canoeists that the release of water is a matter completely outside the control of the Irish Canoe Union and is one solely for the ESB. It is considered that the running of the race in the absence of the excitement generated by a flood would detract from its value as the premier Irish canoeing event.
The postponement of the Liffey Descent, although regrettable, is considered to be in the best interests of the broader Irish canoeing community and the decision to postpone has been taken in this context.
The 2011 Liffey Descent Organising Committee
Please Note: Lower Liffey - Sunday August 21
Attached are full details for the up-coming Thomastown Marathon on Sunday August 7th. Please note that the proposed "Barrow Descent" is scheduled to take place in late October as can now be seen in the race calendar section. (Ignore 2011 calendar in "documents") This is hopefully to allow for adequate water levels and to allow time for the organisation involved. Hope to see you all in Thomastown on August 7th.
Here is an information sheet for the National Championships
The Irish Times - Wednesday, June 8, MARY HANNIGAN http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2011/0608/1224298573251.html
Sportswoman of the Month (May): Canoeist Jenny Egan: WITH BOTH her parents involved in canoeing for as long as she can remember – and for some time before that – and with a brother, Peter, an international in the sport, there was always a fair chance Jenny Egan would take up the discipline.
It was evident enough, at an early stage, though, that the sport was going be something more than a hobby, not least when she finished her underage career in 2005 with a silver medal at the World Junior Marathon Championships in Perth, Australia. The year before she’d finished fifth, the year before that 15th, so the progress was clear.
A member of the Salmon Leap club in Leixlip, Egan’s development has been assisted by the Sport Scholarship Programme at DCU, where she is a final year Athletic Therapy and Training student. The programme, which includes financial assistance, access to top-class facilities, fitness programmes and other support services, has, said Egan, “benefited me immensely during my time at university”, allowing her to pursue both her studies and her sporting career without either suffering.
By the time she moved in to the senior international ranks in 2006 Egan, who took a year out before starting her DCU course, had intensified her fitness programme, training twice a day, doing “three paddling sessions, three gym sessions, three swims and three runs every week” to improve her general fitness.
Her hard work paid off, with a string of encouraging results in both the sprint and marathon disciplines, taking bronze in the 2006 British Senior National Marathon Canoeing Championships and achieving a ranking of 15th in Europe in the Under-23 1000m category and 14th in the world at Senior Marathon level.
Egan’s finest hour came in the 5,000m at the Senior Sprint Canoe World Cup in Hungary a year ago when she became the first Irish female sprint canoeist to medal at this level. She took silver in the race, finishing just six seconds behind winner Renata Csay of Hungary.
And last month Egan collected another silver medal, this time at World Cup Two in Racice, Czech Republic, where she finished just 2.7 seconds behind Britain’s Lani Belcher in the Sprint Canoe K1 5,000m.
The Irish woman was one of a group of five competitors who broke from the rest of the field, their push for medals hardly helped by a mistake by the officials that saw the bell for the final lap sounded early. Because of the confusion, the organisers awarded both Egan and Anna Adamova of the Czech Republic silver medals.
Egan’s long-term ambitions are to medal in the Senior Marathon World and European Championships, to qualify for the Olympics (although, currently only the 200m and 500m distances are included in the women’s canoeing programme) – short term, she wants to improve her European and World Rankings. She’s on track, it’s fair to say.
Results now up!!
Salmom Leap Canoe Club 12 June · 11:00 - 14:00 Location In Front of O2, Free Parking Beside River Start & Finish; North Wall Quay,, Dublin 1 Please note the early start time 11Am
ICU/CANI/BCU membership cards must be shown at entry. Neither the organisers nor the ICU accept responsibility for any damage or loss to persons or equipment ICU safety rules apply
Final reminder, the Junior Liffey Descent takes place tomorrow from Salmon Leap - The ICU Centre. If you haven't already entered, late entries will be taken tomorrow morning from around 10am in SLCC. Best of luck to all taking part.
Folks, find attached the race notice for the Kilcullen race this Sunday. Some of the Kilcullen folk will be posting details and reason for change on the discussion board shortly.
this is often tricky within Ireland, but generally speaking if you are doing well in a Division you should move onto the next one up. And obviously Vice-Versa. The committee feels the need to alleviate "Top Heavy" divisions and therefore is advising the following promotions at the next races.
Promotions Daniel Grimes (SLCC) to Div 3 Caoimhin Croc (SLCC) to Div 3 Daniel O’Rielly (SLCC) to Div 3 Michael Croc (SLCC) to Div 3 Paraic Keane (CPCC) to Div 3 Tom Daly (CPCC) to Div 3 Adam Kenny (SLCC) to Div 3
Regards, Marathon Committee Appeals to firstname.lastname@example.org
2011 Junior Liffey Descent Saturday, May 28th, Race Start - 13:00. Salmon Leap Canoe Club to Canoeing Ireland Training Center, Strawberry Beds
Attached are the results from last Saturdays junior race where a total of 60 juniors participated over three distances. A fantastic number and well done to all who helped run this event.
The next Ranking race is this Sunday at Celbridge Paddlers Canoe Club, followed by a junior race in Graiguenamanagh on Saturday May 14th. Get up, get out, get active.
TPCC Junior race notice: http://thomastownpaddlers.com/files/Junior%20Series2011.pdf
Thanks to all in Trim Canoe Club for organising last weeks marathon. Find results attached. Next race is a Junior one on the canal, organised by Kilcullen Canoe Club.
National Winners 2010 Posted by donnacha brennan on 31 January 2011 Here are the various champions from the 2010 ranking system. Winners were calculated on ones "best six" marathon results in their division. The Veteran Champion was selected from those in Division 3/4 as decided upon at last years AGM. Well done to one and all.
Long Course K2: No Winner Division 1: Deaglan O Drisceoil (Salmon Leap Canoe Club) Division 2: Anthony Forristal (Thomastown Paddlers) Division 3: Cathal Treacy (Thomastown Paddlers) Division 4: Donal Devaenny (Salmon Leap Canoe Club) Short Course K2/T2: No Winner Men's GP: Kieran Varley (thomastown Paddlers) Women's GP: Maria Wilmott (Kilcullen Canoe Club) Boy's U18 GP: Eoin Doyle (Thomastown Paddlers) Girls U18 GP: Mary Kay James (Kilcullen Canoe Club) Boy's U16 GP: Alex Broderick (Thomastown Paddlers) Girl's U16 GP: Cáit Broderick (Thomastown Paddlers) Open Canadian: Simon Treacy/Tony Stapleton (ICU)
Best Womens K1: Jackie Ryan (Kilcullen Canoe Club) Best Junior K1: Annthony Forristal (Thomastown Paddlers) Best Veteran k1: Brednan Devlin (Wildwater Kayak Club)
Overall Club Winners 1. Salmon Leap Canoe Club 2. Thomastown Paddlers Canoe Club 3. Kilcullen Canoe Club
All the above will be awarded at the Marathon AGM on Saturday Feb 19th. A number of the winning trophies for the above classes have failed to return in recent years and the marathon committee would be grateful if anyone with such, could return them for the AGM, or beforehand, to any committee member.
Posted by donnacha brennan on 31 January 2011
Hi This is a draft copy only, and will be given to the 2011 Marathon Committee for consideration.
I.C.U. Marathon Racing
Selection Policy 2011
World Cup 25th - 26th June Rome, Italy
Europeans 22nd - 24th July St.J. De Losne, France
World Champ’s 21st - 23rd Oct Singapore
8th May Celbridge
12th June Salmon Leap
25th June Carrick
9th – 10th July National Champ’s
Athlete Eligibility 1. Return a team Nomination form by 8th May. 2. Be a currently registered ICU member who is eligible to compete for Ireland in ICF and ECA marathon events 3. Senior Men and U23 Men must be ranked Div 1. 4. Senior Women, U23 Women and all Junior’s must be ranked Div 2. 5. K2 crew must have raced together before they will get selected 6. Athlete should compete in at least four ranking race’s 7. Any changes in selection events will be circulated by email an on wed page as soon as possible should such a change occur or be considered necessary. 8. It is in the best interests of athletes who wish to be considered for selection to comply fully with the Selection Policy. Whilst the performances in the selection events are primarily to assess the standard of the Athlete. 9. It is important that athletes understand that following final selection, continued inclusion on the Team will be continually assessed and an athlete may be de-selected if that athlete fails to maintain eligibility, underperforms and/or becomes ill. please see attached for full Doc.
Notice of AGM 2011
The Marathon Committee AGM will be held in the Straw Hall, Strawberry Beds Chapelizod, Ireland, Dublin 20 Saturday 19th February 2011 at 2pm.
Any motions to be included for consideration should be emailed to the undersigned not later than Saturday 12th February 2011.
There will be a Paddle session before the AGM. All classes and ability welcome. Starting in Strawberry Beds Pub (Straw Hall) CarPark
Yours in sport
Mark Redmond Secretary Marathon Racing Committee
Mark Redmond: email@example.com Brendan O'Brien: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marathon committee have decided to purchase another batch of very stable canoes to try help develop the sport. As you may or may not know earlier this year the committee invested in 8 new stable K1s which it loaned out to 4 clubs to see how effective the boats would be at encouraging new paddler to try marathon racing. The results have been great so we are going to buy more stable K1s and this time stable K2s too. We are now asking clubs interested in trying or further developing marathon racing to contact us if they are interested in asking for a loan of this equipment. If you contact myeslf or the Marathon committee secretary we will note your interest and disucss the matter further. (Brendangobrien@gmail.com, 086-8532032)
Attached are the results from the Robertstown Marathon. 151 paddlers in total took part! Well done one and all. Any errors/ommissions from results should be sent to email@example.com
The annual Robertstown Race will be held this Sunday October 10th. Start 12 midday. Attached is race notice. This is he final Ranking marathon of the year so lets all make an effort to support this event.
Mixed bag of results from the worlds Great results for Jenny and the Juniors Anthony,Liam.Joe&Tom Disappointment for JR K2,Sr & Masters Sean.Adam,Peter,Micheal&Deaglan David FRANCIS paddlingK2 for Denmark came 6th
Jenny Egan 4th in the 21.5k Time 1:49:09 Anthony FORRISTAL 23rd in the 21.5k Time 1:48:55 Liam BANKS 27th in the 21.5k Time 1:55:06
Joseph MURPHY Tom BRENNAN MEN JUNIOR K-2 23rd 21.5k Time 1:40:22
The Irish Marathon committee would like to send its warmest well wishes to the Irish Marathon Team competing in the ICF CANOE MARATHON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS this week Banyoles-Girona (SPAIN) All the best!!!!!! Anthony FORRISTAL MEN JUNIOR K-1 - 21,500 Km Liam BANKS MEN JUNIOR K-1 - 21,500 Km Joseph MURPHY MEN JUNIOR K-2 - 21,500 Km Tom BRENNAN MEN JUNIOR K-2 - 21,500 Km Sean MCCARTHY MEN JUNIOR K-2 - 21,500 Km Adam SWEENEY MEN JUNIOR K-2 - 21,500 Km Peter EGAN MEN SENIORS K-1 - 29,700 Km Jennifer EGAN WOMEN SENIORS K-1 - 25,600 Km Jennifer EGAN WOMEN UNDER 23 K-1 - 21,500 Km Micheal DOYLE ` MEN MASTER 35 - 39 K-121,500 Km Deaglan O'DRISCOLL MEN MASTER 45 - 49 K-121,500 Km And a mention to David FRANCIS (IRELAND) who is paddling k2 for Denmark MEN MASTER 35 - 39 K-2 FINAL - 5 Laps - 21,500 Km
The East Coast Sea Kayaking Club are running a sea kayak race at Bulloch Harbour on 3rd October. Most other cities have run sea kayak races so a Dublin race is overdue.
The race is limited to sea kayaks (and sit ons) only but I am aware of strong interest among marathon paddlers in previous sea races. A number of touring sea kayaks will be available for hire on the day (this is being arranged at the mo).
More details are in the flier. Entries can be by post in advance or on the day.
Can you help make this a success by having this published on the Marathon website/calendar. And if you have any questions or want more detail give me a call/email.
Michael P. O'Farrell
(h) Newbridge, Co Kildare. (m) 353 (0)87 2838 667irst
Announcement on Galway Race venue
City of the Tribes Race 2010 will run from the Fisheries Field, Galway City next Saturday 18th September. We had hoped to change venue to secure better parking but high cost issues involved.
Thanks to the efforts of various bodies parking in the Fisheries Field is very restricted so like last year we will be asking paddlers to drop off their kayaks in the Fisheies Field and find parking elsewhere. (nearest Pay and display car park 2 minute walk away at & behind Galway cathedral)
Entries from 11:30hrs. First start at 13:30hrs
In the evening of the 18th Galway Kayak Club are holding their annual BBQ locally (in Galway Rowing club 3 minutes away). They have extended an invite to paddlers staying on after the race, but require paddlers who wish to come to give notification to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by Wednesday 15th. Tickets are €5 payable on the evening.
Look forward to seeing you in Galway.
Any queries to 087 7565578
Hi if your using a gps this year in the Liffey Decent will you enter your recorded distance here on this tread, its offical Distance 17.6 miles (28.2 kms.) Thanks Mark
Congratulations to all who competed in last Sundays Lower Liffey marathon. We are aware that some results and positions may be mixed up and would appreciate if you could send any changes you are aware of to the race organiser at: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks once again to all who turned out!! Roll on the Liffey Descent
It is with regret I have to inform you all that because there will be no flood the upper liffey been been cancelled The Lower Liffey will still run on the 15 of august
On to day Thursday 05,Aug DRIFT with us this Summer Train fit for Decent's Train fit for Races Train fit for International Paddling Train fit for Fun Train fit for Ten.K
Now on every Thursday at wwkc SUMMER 2010 10Km races @Wild Water Kayak Club Thursday evenings 7:00pm Long Course 10K 3 Laps Short Course 2 laps Fun Course 1000m Race starts at Wild Water Kayak Club All Dates are Thursday 29 July 05,12,19;26Aug
Hey all, The Thomastown marathon takes place this Sunday July 25th. Long course entries taken in Bennetsbridge all other entries at the Thomastown Paddlers Clubhouse, with final entries at 11.30am, race starts 12 midday. Novice Race (1km) starts at the water front in Inistioge village and is ideal for any paddlers new to racing. Novice race entries will alos be taken in Thomastown with projected start time 12.30. This is an ideal race for those new to river running with only a few sets of rapids! Hope to see you Sunday!
Hey all! Reminder National Champs are on this weekend in Salmon Leap Canoe Club! Notice on Calendar! Later in the Month we have the Graiguenamanagh Race on the Barrow on July 18th (Now a flatwater race) followed by the Thomastown race on the Nore on July 25th! Both are ideal preparation for the Liffey Descent, with the Thomastown race qualifying as a rough water event!! Also both races have Novice courses for those new to racing and in particular our very young paddlers!! Hope to see you all on the rivers over July!! Full details for both races can be viewed on the attached flyer!!
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE IRISH CANOE UNION ALL PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE OF ICU LEVEL 2 PROFICIENCY OR ABOVE RATHDRUM CO. WICKLOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND BOOKING FORMS PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org TEL: 087 8227120 junior PADDLEFEST Proudly supported by 24/25/26 SEPTEMBER 2010 presents incorporating POLO, SLALOM, MARATHON, SPRINT, WWR, GP, OPENBOAT JUNIOR KAYAKING WEEKEND NOWINIT’S THIRDYEAR ENTRY FEE: €40 FOR WEEKEND ACTIVITY, EXCLUDING ACCOMMODATION ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE IRISH CANOE UNION ALL PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE OF ICU LEVEL 2 PROFICIENCY OR ABOVE RATHDRUM CO. WICKLOW FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND BOOKING FORMS PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org TEL: 087 8227120 junior PADDLEFEST Proudly supported by 24/25/26 SEPTEMBER 2010 presents incorporating POLO, SLALOM, MARATHON, SPRINT, WWR, GP, OPENBOAT JUNIOR KAYAKING WEEKEND NOWINIT’S THIRDYEAR ENTRY FEE: €40 FOR WEEKEND ACTIVITY, EXCLUDING ACCOMMODATION
A small crowd made the trip to Carrick-on-Shannon recently for the annual marathon! Here are the results! Remember next events are Sprint Champs/Galway Bay Race June 26th AND National Marathon Champs (SLCC) July 10th/11th
Last registrations at 2pm. Race Start at 2.30pm. Race Finish at the canal harbour in Enfield. Directions to start - Furey's Bar on the old Enfield to Kinnegad road, ~7Km west of Kinnegad.
Notes: - There will be limited parking at the finish line area at Enfield harbour. - Short walk to adjacent car park. - Festival entertainment at the harbour 2-6pm
Race organizer contactable at 087 6828353.
SUMMER 10Km races start Wednesday 9th June dates are on the Flyer, there may be some other Wednesday offered by Salmon leap and Celbridge. When those dates come available i will send a post. This first one starts at strawberry beds Pub (Straw Hall).€2 per person fun race free
"The British National Marathon Championships will be held on the RiverDee in Chester this year, over the weekend of July 31st-August 1st.This is a fantastic course and is only 1 hour drive from Holyheadport. The Irish Marathon Committee are hoping that a large Irishcontingent will travel to this event and have ear-marked funding fordevelopmental paddlers and clubs. Anyone who is planning on travellingto this event please send an e-mail to "email@example.com",with details of paddlers travelling, so as the committee can allocatefunding as it deems appropriate. Happy paddling!!"
well done to all who took part in the SLCC marathon last Sunday on Leixlip Lake. Full amended results attached
Next Ranking marathon is in Carric-on-Shannon on June 12th. Race notice attached!
Over the weekend of 22nd/23rd May two races take place. On Saturday The Junior Liffey Descent takes place, full details on www.canoe.ie!
The following day on Sunday May 23rd, Salmon Leap CC host the Upper Liffey Descent, from Templemills weir-Leixlip lake! Start is 12midday! Please note that there is a novice race on Leixlip lake at 11am, ideal for beginners, especially any juniors, plus there is prizes for all who take part!! Full details on the upper Liffey are attached!
You would greatly assist the race organisers in their efforts to run this race well by completing this online entry form. https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=cm53cTlxUHZTQXRTSTMxRXZRWmFmNkE6MA..#gid=0
Here are the results from the Kilcullen race last Sunday.
Here are the results from the Junior race held last Saturday from Lucan-Palmerstown
Apologies for lateness of results. Here they are attached:
Attached is race notice for the next ranking race on the Liffey between Ballymore Eustace and Kilcullen. PLease bring along your ICU card to be shown at entry. Also remember anyone who competes in 5 or more races during the year will recieve a "marathon T-shirt", so "get up, get out and get active" Online entries for the Kilcullen race can be found at: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGs0V2FGcXYtOV9pd1RjTHZDTnc3WXc6MA Thank You
WWKC Junior race Saturday 24th April is cancelled For safety reasons we regret to announce the cancelation of this Saturdays Junior race The Esb will be releasing a 3mws flood for the Irish open Slalom on Saturday and Sunday
The annual Nore marathon takes place this Sunday! Short course Bennetsbridge - Thomastown and long course Kilkenny - Thomastown. Full race notice attached
Hey all! Thomastown Paddlers have a new website up and running. Feel free to come have a look, and if any of you clubs or individuals out there want to post links to it from your own sites feel free! Drop me an e-mail and we'll bang up a return link to yours! Thanks for taking the time! Donnacha (www.thomastownpaddlers.com)
Attached are the results from last Sundays race. The Next Ranking race is on Sunday April 18th on the River Nore. Race flyer can be found in the calendar section.
Good luck to all Doing the Devizes and their helpers and supporters this Easter weekend we’ll keep an eye on results
Devizes Westminster 2010 International Canoe Race – one of the ultimate tests of endurance travelling 125 miles in kayak or canoe from Devizes to Westminster – We hope paddlers, support crews and virtual supporters will enjoy this year’s race.
Just a quick note to remind all paddlers that clocks go forward on Saturday night by 1 hour for the beginning of Summer time so you need to reset alarm clocks etc etc before you go to bed We don't want you missing the race start ! thanks Eamon
The 3rd ranking marathon of the year is this Sunday at Celbridge Paddlers Canoe Club. This is a flat water canal race which is suitable for all paddlers. It is also a selection race for those interested in participating at any international marathon events this year, so some big names could also be on show. Kick off 12 midday!! See you there
77 paddlers took part in last Sundays "Boyne Descent". Well done one and all! Results attached.
SUMMER 2010 10Km races The Marathon Committee Strawberry Beds, Wednesday evenings 7:30pm Long Course 10K (All=M/F/J/V) Divisions: All K2/T2/C2 All K1 All WWR/C1 All GP Short Course 5k All GP/C1 All CANADIAN Fun Course 500m Sr boats Jr boats
Dates 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 June 07, 14, 21, 28 July 04, 11, 18, 25 Aug 01, 08, 15 Sept
Full Details will be rolled out in May
Bob, firstname.lastname@example.org Mark, email@example.com
Attached is the provisional race notice for the "Boyne Descent" on Sunday March 21st. PLEASE NOTE: River levels on the Boyne are very low at present and final deceisions on course etc will be confirmed during the coming days. Any changes will be posted here!
Some of the Marathon K-Boaters go to Britain for there sprint races Attached is their calendar when I know the races they go to ill put it up on the Marathon site as a FYI...
It would be greatly appreciated if those who intend to compete in the Junior Series race next Saturday could complete the Entry Form on-line. Your entry fee will still have to be paid on the morning of the race, but your advance entry will help us with the planning for the race.Please cut and paste below link
All the best Martin Burke Committee Member Salmon Leap Canoe Club
Attached are the results from the Castlefinn Marathon 2010. Any queries or changes needed please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all that attended and contributed to the 4th Castlefin Marathon Ranking Race held on Saturday 27th February. A great turn out with 66 paddlers on the water from all over Ireland. http://www.donegalcanoeclub.com
I.C.U. Marathon Committee Selection Policy 2010
World Cup 1 26th - 27th June Tyn, Czech Rep. World Cup 2 25th - 26th July Brandenburg, Germany World Champ’s 24th - 26th Sept Banyoles, Spain
Selection for the Men, Women, U.23 and Junior classes will be based on continual assessment taking into consideration performances at World Cup, ranking and non-ranking domestic race’s
28th March Celbridge
12th June Carrick 10th-11th July Nat. Champ K1 & K2 7th Aug Selection Race K1 14th Aug Selection Race K2
Paddlers must compete in at least five ranking races to be considered for selection.
Paddlers wishing to be considered for the 2010 Team should notify the Secretary and Team Manager in writing before 28th March indicating which events and classes (partner name if K2) in which you would like to considered for.
Mark Redmond ~ email@example.com Gary Mawer ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Exceptional circumstances may be taken into consideration in the selection of teams.
Assessment races and date may be changed if the committee deemed to be necessary with at least two weeks notice.
The aim to the committee is to send one senior boat, one U23 boat and two junior boats to the World Marathon Champ’s
Selection of all teams is at the discretion of the Marathon Committee.
The first three marathons of 2010 are fast approaching.
20th Feb - Junior Series - Celbridge 27th Feb - Ranking - Castlefin, Donegal 13th Mar - Junior Series - Salmon Leap
All three race notices can be viewed at the attached link!