Finally we are getting back racing and are delighted to have the Belturbet Ranking Marathon running next week with Cavan Canoe Club. This race takes place on one of the nicest pieces of water in the Country & is always well worth the visit for the beautiful water & great hospitality.
As with last year we are transitioning to online entries to reduce the number of face to face cash transactions. Online entry can be done below and is open until 18:00 on Saturday 3rd July .
On the day entries are still accepted for now but will incur an additional 5 Euro late entry fee. Proof of online entry will be required so please ensure you have the confirmation receipt available at number pick up.
Race notice below has full details.
There are divisions for everyone. If you are not sure what division you belong in there are guidline 10k times below to help you out. If you have any queries you can contact us via email at Marathonchair@Canoe.ie
10km time Guidelines
Division 1 <47minutes
Division 2 47minutes to 51 minutes
Division 3 51minutes to 55 minutes
Division 4 55minutes to 60 minutes
Division 5 60minutes to 67 minutes
Division 5 Women 60minutes to 67 minutes
Division 6 67minutes+
Division 7 (U15) Junior under 15
Division 7 Women 70 min +
Nb These times are purely a guideline to help paddlers enter the correct division.
All boat types are welcome with divisions being broken out by speed rather than boat type. OC1’s can enter either the Canoe class which is open to all Canoes or if they wish they can enter one of the tiered racing divisions.
For 2021 it has been agreed by the committee that VERTICAL NUMBER BOARDS will be required by all those racing in divisions 1-4 for flatwater races. Number holders will be required. The committee will provide number boards and temporary self adhesive number holders to competitors at the first two ranking events. Thereafter they will be available to purchase at cost price. Most boats are already equipped with the required number holder. A limited number of the permanent type are available at €4. Divisions 5 downwards are also encouraged to use the vertical boards where possible. Our double sided number stickers we have been using for a number of years now are made to fit the number boards, folding over them so the race number is visible from both sides.
As always PFD’s are required and please also ensure your boat has adequate buoyancy in it.