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Henley Royal Regatta – Thames crew qualify

Posted by Amanda Jones | June 28, 2015

Well done to the Thames Challenge Cup crew for qualifying.  Their first race is on Wednesday 1st July at 11:10am against Thames A a seeded crew. Good luck, anyone going please give them a good cheer, results will be posted on the http://www.hrr.co.uk website

 

The junior boys put a solid performance in the Fawley Challenge Cup but with so few places and so much competition did not qualify this year, but they will be using the experience to build for future races and next year.

Strength in Masters Rowers

Posted by Amanda Jones | June 28, 2015

The club had some great results and racing at a very wet (on Saturday) Nottingham, at the 2015 British Rowing Masters Championships.  A big group of masters women made it a good weekend away.  The club bought home Gold medals for the women’s E 8, Novice C double, Silver medals for the women’s D 8 and bronze medal for women’s C double and Tony Stoke won Gold medals for both the H 8 and 4. Well done to all.

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BRC Rule the Roost at British Masters Championships

Posted by Graham Everitt | May 23, 2013

After just missing out at last year’s regatta, Broxbourne’s Masters team have returned to the Lea victorious.


The Harry Harvey Cup
With a margin of just 5 points over our local rivals at the Lea, the Victor Ludorum, known as The Harry Harvey, has been awarded to Broxbourne along with a prize of £1,000.


The commentary team were giving regular updates throughout the day, so everyone knew that we were in the hunt with it all to play for in the last few events of the day. Thankfully, in our last two races the D4x managed to step up their game and bring home gold (rumours are they’ve actually been training instead of just drinking coffee) and the women’s novice Masters C 2x picked up silver and 6 points with just a few races to go to help us stay ahead of the rapidly closing Lea.


At just a few minutes past 8 a.m. the day had kicked off with a bang with gold for the mixed 8, followed shortly after by gold in the A1x from Adam Ridler. The mixed C8+, B8+, and D4x all followed suit throughout the day with more gold medals and, crucially, maximum points to add to our tally in the competition for the VL.


There were many silvers too, with Craig Allan following Adam Ridler home in the A1x, then the A4x, mixed C/D4x, the women’s A4x, the B4-, and the women’s novice B 2x.


The day was enormous fun for all competing – close racing was a feature of nearly every event this year, and the standard of the competition continues to rise each year. The previous day had seen Broxbourne’s quad win the IM1 quads at the Nottingham City Regatta also, so the weekend was a profitable trip all-round.


All who competed owe coach Martin Tate a big thank you for orchestrating the campaign to win the VL, helping to put crews together, organising the trailer and getting our boats up there too!

Fours Head race report

Posted by Graham Everitt | November 13, 2012

The golden leaves are falling on the Lea, Twitter is awash with chat about the John Lewis Christmas ad, and Craig Allan’s ergo scores are starting their annual drop off, with form not expected to return until around May time. This can only mean one thing for Broxbourne Rowing Club – Fours Head!



4 entries had been selected to represent the club over the 6.8 kilometre championship course. The Senior Men’s entry consisted of three crews. First in was the fabled IM1 quad of Messrs Ridler, Allan, Everitt, and Scorah who were returning intent on improving on their 31st place last year. The second crew was an IM1 coxless four with a distinctly balding middle pair made up of Turnbull, Robins, Heathcote, and Mould who had been gathering pace quickly throughout the build up. The third men’s crew was a wildcard heavyweight IM1 coxed four entry of Gentle (cox), Morton, Parkinson, Smith and Alexander. The women’s entry was a coxed four of Bright, Molesworth, Watling and Morris who’d been unable to race in the build up but were looking forward to putting in a good performance after some strong training outings.



The coxed four decided that the best approach was to shun potential training outings, and opt for an “on-the-day” approach to preparation, in old school Broxbourne style. Chris Parkinson’s two boat stopping crabs were testement to something about this approach, but we haven’t quite managed to clarify what just yet. The crew philosophically erased the race from their minds, and while there is a published result that gives them a position, with time we’re sure it will be forgotten by others too.



The coxless four set off chasing a Kingston crew who they had pipped by a mere second the previous week to win the IM1 4- pot at Teddington SBH. This time though, they had a healthy and (as per usual) angry Heathcote aboard, and they swiftly ate into the Kingston lead, having all but caught them as they passed the BRC support at Hammersmith bridge. Having passed them as they passed under the famous landmark, a racing incident unfortunately occured and Broxbourne’s progress was halted. After an untracked amount of time was spent drifting with oars interlocked by the Harrod’s repository, the crew set off again. The results placed them 130th overall, leaving all in the squad wondering what might have been had their progress not been sadly checked.



The quad began from the most sought after starting position in the race – number 69. Their row was a lively one which saw them overtake no fewer than five crews and catch a further two on the line. While steersman Chris Scorah steered a peach of a line, the overtaking maneouvres probably cost crucial seconds, and the result of 35th overall in a time of 18:56 was just 4 seconds shy of the targeted top 25 finish.



The women’s entry sadly had to scratch the day before owing to illness and a lack of substitutes, so the squad went unrepresented.



The results represent a strong autumn’s training from Broxbourne so far. While they certainly have room for improvement the men can head into the rest of the Head season confident that the right foundations have been laid.

Congratulations to Tony Stokes double champion at 2012 World Rowing Masters Regatta in Duisburg

Posted by Craig Allan | September 20, 2012

Tony won both his finals by clear water representing Broxbourne in composite crews, in the H4+ and H4- events.Tony Stokes 2012 FISA Masters

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