British Canoeing has launched a new initiative to help raise the profile of canoeing competitions in the UK and to showcase the breadth and diversity of our sport.
British Canoeing has launched a new initiative to help raise the profile of canoeing competitions in the UK and to showcase the breadth and diversity of our sport. In its inaugural year, the British Canoeing Event Series has selected four key events from its 2016 calendar that demonstrate the high quality of competition that already exists in Marathon racing, as well as our Olympic disciplines of Canoe Sprint and Canoe Slalom.
The four events are as follows:
- National Sprint Regatta (Sprint) – Nottingham, 4th & 5th June
- National Champs (Marathon) – Reading, 23rd & 24th July
- British Open (Slalom) – LVWWC, 17th & 18th Sept
- Hasler Final (Marathon) – Worcester, 25th Sept
The events are organised by the individual British Canoeing Discipline Committees and have been run successfully over many years, but have now been selected to feature in the British Canoeing Event Series, providing organisers with additional support and resources from the central British Canoeing team. By providing this support, British Canoeing aims to help the Discipline Committees develop their events further and ensure our events calendar is full of premium quality sporting and spectator experiences.
In the run up to the events, we will be promoting them on our website and social media channels – look out for the Event Series logo and messages including #EventSeries.