Shrewsbury or Shrewsbury?

With the fierce annual debate raging about the correct pronunciation of the town’s name, and Club members firmly entrenched in two opposing viewpoints even more disparate than Remain and Leave, the LBC travelling roadshow set up camp once again in those halcyon fields otherwise know as the Shrewsbury campsite.  As always, the sun shone strongly […]

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Nene Valley ‘Train’ing Camp

With the Nene Valley Steam Railway running alongside, Peterborough City Rowing Club hosted Loughborough Boat Club’s annual training camp. The superb facilities included a 1,000 metre rowing lake and a 10 km stretch of the River Nene, with the attractive country park setting being an unexpected bonus. Four days of glorious sunshine saw the Club’s […]

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Trans-Pacific Annual Dinner

Loughborough Boat Club Members enjoyed an outstanding Annual Dinner in the company of the Mayor of Charnwood, Councillor Christine Harris, and with Great Pacific Ocean Race rower Cazz Lander as guest speaker. Cazz presented a video showing her success in a three-woman crew racing across the Pacific Ocean.  Prior to the race Cazz had attended […]

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LBC Break the Ice at Peterborough

With temperatures hovering around freezing point, and a colourful range of winter bobble hats on display, Loughborough Boat Club opened their 2019 racing season on an icy River Nene at Peterborough.  The event offered options of a 2.5 km course for smaller boats or a gruelling 5km race for the Eights, featuring 161 crews split […]

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Soar Head 2018

Loughborough Boat Club has hosted 16 other rowing clubs in its annual race to discover which crew will be crowned as ‘Head of the Soar’.  The event takes the format of a time-trial with three divisions, as 71 boats set off at 20 second intervals along a 3,000 metre upstream course, starting on the outskirts […]

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Floating Wood Disrupts Stourport Head

Both divisions at Stourport Small Boats Head saw wooden objects swept down the river by recent rain and a fast stream, and first division racing was delayed whilst a tree trunk was removed.  However, the offending item in the second division had been deliberately launched by members of LBC, as ‘Woody’ made its return to […]

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Club Compete for Andy Hill Memorial Trophy

LBC headed south last weekend to compete at the Milton Keynes Regatta in a quest to win the Andrew Hill Masters Award.  This trophy was generously commissioned by Milton Keynes Rowing Club in memory of Andy, a stalwart member of LBC, who sadly passed away at the Milton Keynes Regatta in 2016.  The trophy is […]

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Ouse and Aaahs

Blistered hands and aching backsides provided the warm glowing feeling that is familiar to all long distance rowers as three Loughborough crews tackled this year’s 21.6 kilometer ‘Great Ouse Marathon’.  The now notorious Dr Ferret set off first, with Scott and Mike appropriately attired for a long intergalactic journey, whilst Matannah chased them down remorselessly […]

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