Henley Royal Regatta 2017


The Senior Men’s squad aim to compete at the major domestic head races and regattas. The main head races we race at include Pairs Head, Fours Head, Scullers head and VIIIs head. We also compete at a number of regional races in preparation for these events. After the VIII’s head, we turn our attention to regatta racing. We kick start this with a training camp and then race at Wallingford, Met, Nottingham, Reading, Marlow and Henley Royal Regatta.
Post HRR we send some of our top athletes to the Home International Trials and for the rest of the summer, we compete in the smaller regattas such as Kingston Regatta, St Neots Regatta, Sudbury Regatta and Peterborough Regatta.

Over the past few years, the club has gone from strength to strength. We have qualified at least one boat in HRR since 2004, have had regatta wins at Reading and Marlow, and have had wins in pairs head, sculler’s head along with some credible performances in the fours and VIIIs head. This last season we qualified a double into the Open Double Sculls Challenge Cup.



Quintin Head 2018

Training

The senior squad aim to train at the following days and times:

Tuesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday 7:30am – 10:00am and 11:00am – 12:30pm (Technical/Confidence skills)
Sunday 7:00am – 9:00am and 10:00am – 11:00am (Weights Circuit)

We train in small boats (1x, 2-) for the majority of the winter season (August-March) with the exception of Fours head and HORR where we train in the respective boat categories. Some of the squad also scull in the mornings before work. Post HORR potential Henley Royal Regatta standard members are put into crew combinations and we attend a host of events to decide on the final entries for Henley Royal Regatta. This last year (2016/2017) we qualified a boat in the open Double Sculls Challenge Cup. We have a very large catchment area so we tend to do most of our land training individually, however, we do run a biweekly group ergo session.


2016/2017 Results

The 2016/2017 season saw the following successes:

IM2.2x Pairs Head 24th
IM2.2x Cambridge Head to Head Win
IM3.2- Cambridge Head to Head Win
IM3.1x Star Head Win
IM2.2x Star Head Win
IM2.2x Bedford Head Win
Club.2x Walingford Regatta 2nd
IM2.2x Nottingham Regatta Win
Band 2 1x Met Regatta 3rd
Band 2 2x Met Regatta 3rd
IM3.1x Peterborough Regatta Win
NC.Mas.A.1x Masters Nat Champs Win
IM2.1x Reading Regatta Win
Eli.8+ Sudbury Regatta Win
IM1.2x Sudbury Regatta Win
T1.2x Peterborough Regatta Win
T1.1x Peterborough Regatta 3rd

The Double Sculls Challenge Cup

Qualified
Ryan. A. Cheale and Matt. P. Day

Home International Trials

M2x – 3rd
Ryan. A. Cheale and Matt. P. Day



2017/2018 Results

The 2017/2018 season current successes:

Champ.2x Pairs Head 9th Overall
T3.1x Reading Small Boats Head Win
IM2.2- Kingston Head Win
T1.1x Norwich Head Win
Club.1x Wallingford Regatta 4th

We are always looking to recruit experienced rowers and you are welcome to join our squad at any time during the year. If you want to get involved in our successes then do not hesitate to contact!

Ryan Cheale,

Senior Men Captain

Email: ryan.ac@live.com

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The Met and Peterborough Regatta

Posted by Ryan Cheale | June 4, 2018

This past weekend (2nd/3rd June 2018) we sent crews to compete at the Met and Peterborough regatta.

The Met saw our 4+ place fourth in Tier 4 4+ having a dingdong with Thames and Chester the whole way down, being edged at the last moment. I competed in the Championship sculls coming in with a 7:30 down the Dorney course, tailing the rest of the Elites.

1x Final time 7:30

4+ Final time 6:54

Peterborough we sent a number of boats
Op.8+ (3:34, 3:44)
Op.4+ (3:52, 4:00)
Op.4x (3:39, 3:30)
Op.4x (3:12)
Op.2x (NTT, 3:53)
MC.2x (4:37)
Op.1x (4:25, 4:15)

Every boat made their final and represented well. Having only input from the senior squad from time to time they represented well and I look forward to seeing their performance at Peterborough Summer.

Full results:

Met

Peterborough

Met Regatta 2018

Posted by Ryan Cheale | June 1, 2018

We are sending two crews to Dorney this Saturday 2nd June 2018, drawn into:

Championship 1x

Ryan Cheale

Tier 4 4+

C: Kathryn
S: Dario Ummarino
3: Phil Robinson
2: Alex Woolgar
B: Mike Marsh

Nottingham City Regatta 2018

Posted by Ryan Cheale | May 22, 2018

Last year we sent two scullers to Nottingham City Regatta for the first time for a number of years. Following the success of a 2nd place and win this year we are sending 10 athletes there:

Band 2 4x: BRX/DMU (Ryan Cheale / Russ Theobald)
Band 3 4+: Richard Watkins / James Evans / Huseyin Asyan / Andrew Jones
Open 4x: Dan Richardson / Peter Cox / Adam Brown / Max Sullivan
Open 1x: Ryan Cheale

This is the first regatta for our 4+ and looking forward to how they cope with an intimidating distance!
Photos to come.

Wallingford Regatta 2018

Posted by Ryan Cheale | May 4, 2018

This year Wallingford Regatta takes place on Sunday 6th May over at Dorney Lake. The first of the Dorney 1,2,3 races and the only one which tends to have no University crews. It’s all out club warfare and we are sending four crews to compete.

Race 15 08:54 Challenge 8+ Heat C

Cox: Kathryn
S: Dario Ummarino
7: Russell Theobald
6: Mike Marsh
5: Alex Woolgar
4: Matt Fidler
3: Ben Hughes
2: Peter Maynes
B: Rick Bolton

Race 53 12:42 Club 1x Heat A

Ryan Cheale

Race 59 13:18 Challenge 4- Heat E

S: Mike Marsh
3: Ben Hughes
2: Peter Maynes
B: Rick Bolton

Race 61 13:30 Challenge 4+ Heat A

Cox: Kathryn
S: Dario Ummarino
3: Alex Woolgar
2: Matt Fidler
B: Russell Theobald

Head of the River Race 2018 – Race Report

Posted by Ryan Cheale | March 15, 2018

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The HoRR event is the premier eights race for men’s Eights in the United Kingdom. The Tideway, a mistress to the weather, has often seen this event called off. This year the weather behaved itself and with mild winds, the event was run on Sunday 11th.

This year we entered two crews:

A: 112
Cox: Kathryn
S: Dario Unmarino
7: Rick Bolton
6: Ryan Cheale
5: Phil Robinson
4: Steve Turner
3: Russell Theobald
2: Graham Walker
B: Ben Hughes

B: 249
Cox: Cerys
S: Dan Richardson
7: Dan.L
6: Richard Watkins
5: Husayin Aysen
4: Brian O’Purcell
3: Giles Dunk
2: Andrew Jones
B: David Pike

The A crew saw a last-minute illness and forced an unplanned substitution. Nevertheless, we set off hard chasing down Vesta-C boat. We comfortably walked through them at the Chiswick Eyot and begun using them to push off. Post hammersmith the toll of racing was starting to get to us but with some strong calls from our cox we picked it up and continued to push. Up ahead we had begun closing in on a group of crews, sadly (or perhaps luckily) we didn’t catch them in time to be part of the mess of boats. We placed 112th overall.

It was a solid row for the men’s B boat, the conditions were good and we were able to settle into a decent rate off of the start. Unfortunately, the snow had messed up training so we had not done much high rate training, but on the day the crew coped well. Cerys coxed us well through the race, including pulling off a clean overtake in the last stretch. Hopefully, with more training at race pace, we should be in good shape for Bedford 4s.

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