Category Archives: Competitions and Events


Yeehaaar, Weeehorrr!

At the recent Women’s Eights Head of the River Race, Loughborough Ladies were out in town on the pull  (on oars, that is) as they notched up some high profile scalps against other local clubs  (or ‘Provincials’, as the London-centric organisers of the real boat race designate those rowers who do not reside south of Watford).  Continue reading

A ‘Wiered’ Head Race

Advice for competitive rowers: always read the small print before entering a head race.  In the case of Newark, it stated that ‘Crews should note it is an 8.5 km row to the start’.  Clearly this was not heeded by any of the Loughborough Masters, who had only homed in on the fact that racing 5K downstream in an Eight with the wind behind would be an easy day out.  Continue reading