LBC Do It At Home

Rowers from Loughborough Boat Club have made the most of the current ‘lockdown’ by continuing many of the Club’s activities from the confines of their own homes. The beauty of the River Soar was exchanged for the less scenic surroundings of ‘home gyms’, set up in spare bedrooms, garages, corridors, or gardens. Eighteen club members […]

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Rowing Ends at Lincoln

On March 15th, Loughborough Boat Club was fortunate to be able to row in a competitive race just one day before all such meetings were cancelled in accordance with the advice of British Rowing, the sport’s governing body. This followed an anticlimactic winter season in which almost all races had been abandoned due to flooding […]

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Roah’s Flood

A Winter of strong winds and heavy rains resulted in very little rowing on the Soar – or anywhere else! Just 3 LBC boats were able to race at Stourport Head, with Tom and Jerry beating Keith and Charlie by a massive half a second. We’ve had storms, we’ve had floods, it’s the plague next.

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Loughborough Ladies Win at Huntingdon

To escape the floods at LBC and also for a lovely day out, Erica and Zoe took Therapy on the roof down to the beautiful Huntingdon Rowing Club to row at their head race on the Great Ouse. For the first race the girls raced the double in the WMasB/C/D category. Knowing that they would […]

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LBC TAKES ON THE WORLD

Loughborough Masters return elated from a world-beaten regatta in Hungary. Here is a flavour of this wonderful event: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. BRAGGING RIGHTS GO TO: Fastest Boat: E 8+ (3:38.21) Closest to time of heat winner: W D4+ (18.48 seconds) Closest to Gold Medal time in all heats: D 4– (6.92 seconds) Most boats beaten in heat […]

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Battle of the Sexes at Soggy Bewdley

With both the Ladies Eight and Coxed Four taking a clean sweep of pots on Day 1 of the Bewdley Regatta, the ball was very much in the Gents’ court for Day 2, and the latter did not disappoint as the Coxless Four and the Masters Quad both did the minimum necessary to cross the […]

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A Perfect Match

Two members of Loughborough Rowing Club have become the third couple from the club to get married in recent years.  Mike Targett and Jennifer Smith tied the knot last weekend and were feted with a ceremonial tunnel of rowing oars at the Boat Club’s picturesque premises on the banks of the River Soar at Zouch.  […]

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The Lady is a Champ (both of them)

This year saw a new venue for the British Masters Rowing Championships, which was held on the beautiful Strathclyde Loch in Strathclyde Country Park near Glasgow.  The move up to Scotland from the more usual venue at The National Water Sports Centre provided a welcome opportunity to race against a greater number of Northern and […]

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Don’t Try This in an Eight (Part 2….)

As part of the celebrations for Mike’s Stag Weekend, two rubber rafts full of Loughborough rowers (male and female) discovered that one can actually have great fun at Holme Pierrepoint, even when the weather is horribly wet and windy! Steered and directed by two very experienced and slightly manically crazed Water Sports Centre staff, the […]

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LBC stags go rafting

Swapping oars for paddles an adventurous cohort of members took the opportunity to dunk Mike and Jen in the River Trent in preparation for married life. Whilst originally designed as a Stag trip the Hen rebelled and no-one, especially not Mike, was brave enough to tell Jen that the prospective bride was not supposed to […]

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