We are delighted to announce that this year, for the first time, Maidstone CC will hold a Winter Series marathon race, bringing the series back to five events. (We still hope to return to a full compliment of six races in the following season).
Changes to the classes for 2023-24
Last year we held a survey of paddlers' opinions about the Winter Series, and a number of changes have come out of this. One of the most noticeable is that the classes have been restructured. In particular we have introduced K1 SuperVet races on the 5-mile course for those 50+.
Some classes will have inevitably have low entries, so starts will frequently be combined on the day - but this will not affect competitors' finishing positions or points, which will still be given with regard to just their own class.
Entries & Eligibility
Another big change is that the series has been registered with BC's Marathon Racing Committee as a Group A race. In practical terms this means that
We are continuing to hold the cost of junior entries at £5, as they have been for the last 20 years. The senior seat fee will now be £10, but there are no late fees.