Speedy Stourport

Loughborough Boat Club’s newly elected Club Captain, Charlie Henry, has overseen the continued development of the Club following on from his predecessor, Tim Ives. There has been a large influx of new rowers and the Club facilities have been expanded to host Loughborough Students Rowing Club and also a dragon boat club ‘The Soaring Dragons’. […]

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Loughborough Boat Club Back in Strength

Loughborough Boat Club finally returned to full strength at an action packed regatta weekend. For the first time in nearly 2 years, the Club was able to field crews that demonstrated the full range of its membership, with 35 of its boats racing both at Stourport on the River Severn and at Peterborough on the […]

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River Regatta Returns

Loughborough Boat Club is once again back on the water and racing side by side against other rowing clubs. The weekend of 10/11 July saw crews competing on the picturesque River Trent at Burton on Trent, and the event provided Loughborough’s first chance to race in a river regatta for nearly two years. This time […]

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LBC Growers raise £1,000 for ‘Movember’ charity

Having been outclassed by the Ladies in all areas of training, commitment, boat speed, technique and fitness, a group of LBC’s Masters men cunningly decided to instigate a competition in which they could get their own back and definitely beat the women. Yes, it was Movember once again, so Jonathan, Allen and Paul led the […]

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Marathon Effort

The ongoing cancellation of all rowing competitions and regattas has restricted rowers at Loughborough Boat Club to training sessions on their 4 km stretch of the River Soar between Zouch and Kegworth. Following the guidance of the Government and British Rowing, club members are currently able to row in boats crewed by up to four […]

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Afloat Again

The recent easing of the restrictions on sporting activities has enabled rowers from Loughborough Boat Club to return to training on the water in boats, after spending the last few months using land-based rowing machines. The strict 2 metre distancing and the limit to the number of participants has meant that only single person sculling […]

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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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