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PostSubject: Marathon Racing 2011.   Thu 24 Mar 2011, 5:26 pm

http://www.irishmarathoncanoeing.com/calendar/index

I was thinking I might try and make a few of these races this year. Any interest?

Anything north of Dublin is probably too far to drive from Cork.

Next one up that looks like it might suit is the Kilkenny race. April 10th.

http://www.canoe.ie/Competition/CanoeingDisciplines/MarathonRacing/tabid/974/language/en-GB/Default.aspx

Marathon Racing









Marathon Racing takes place primarily on flat water with typical
distances of 15 to 28 miles in major international events. Races in
Ireland vary from approximately four miles upwards. A race course will
generally include a number of portages where competitors must carry
their kayak/canoe for a given distance before re-entering the water.

In parallel to this pure form of marathon racing, a more exciting and
spectacular tradition has evolved. This involves racing over marathon
distances on rivers where there are obstacles such as weirs and rapids
to be negotiated. Such events combine the physical demands of marathon
racing with the white water skills of other racing disciplines. The
Irish environment and climate lends itself superbly to the requirements
of these two aspects of marathon racing. We have many miles of inland
waterways with numerous rivers providing an array of challenging rough
water races.

The annual Liffey Descent is perhaps the most famous long distance
rough water race in the world. Demand to compete in this race is such
that a limit of 1,200 competitors was imposed in 1995 for safety
reasons.

The Irish marathon racing scene is well organised with the season
running from March until October and incorporating approximately 25
events run throughout the country - 12 of which are ranking races where
points are awarded towards National Championships titles.

Type of boat
Any type of canoe or kayak can be used for marathon racing. The type of
canoe or kayak used depends on the level of experience of the paddler.
For International Canoe Federation competitions, K1s, K2s, C1s and C2s
are the only type of boat allowed. These boats are very long and
extremely narrow and are quite unstable when stationary. This design
makes them very fast in a straight line. They are made of composite
materials (fibre-glass, Kevlar and carbon).
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PostSubject: Re: Marathon Racing 2011.   Fri 25 Mar 2011, 12:41 am

Hi Micheal
Ill be heading to that event also, if your looking for an extra body for training give me a shout.
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PostSubject: Re: Marathon Racing 2011.   Wed 06 Apr 2011, 10:23 am

I'm afraid I can't make it Sunday. Something's come up.....

Anyone thinking of heading up? I think a few of the young people from UCCCC are going.
Young Mr Buckley might know?
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PostSubject: Re: Marathon Racing 2011.   Wed 06 Apr 2011, 2:04 pm

Nah, I've stolen them all for the freestyle training day this weekend instead!
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