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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Loughborough Noses Ahead

With several winning margins measured by a couple of feet, Loughborough Boat Club proved that every inch counts as it brought home a fantastic haul of trophies at the Stourport Regatta. Thirteen overall Final wins produced 51 individual pots as the Club showed strength in depth and completed one of its most succesful and enjoyable  […]

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LBC Packs its Punches!

With a total of 34 pots collected from 6 boat wins and a turnout of 26 competing crew members, Loughborough Boat Club continued its stunning Summer success at a rainy Bewdley Regatta.  A tricky combination of gusty wind against a rising and choppy stream made a change to the recent smooth flat calm conditions, and […]

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Loughborough Men Hit Back

Inspired by the Ladies’ clean sweep a fortnight earlier, Loughborough Men hit back during a sun-drenched Burton Regatta to bring home medals in both the Open Masters C Quad and the Open Coxless Four categories. Tim, Mike, Walrus and Neil teamed up to form a powerfully diverse combination of age, experience, and good looks, that […]

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Ladies Day

With the sun blazing down on the traditional boating queues, it was a clean sweep at Ironbridge Regatta as every single participating LBC Lady kept their cool and came home with at least one pot, with Nadine and Karen bravely taking the traditional plunge into the river to celebrate their first ever finals win.

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