Welcome to the Broxbourne Senior Women’s page! The Senior Women’s squad varies in size from season to season, but currently sits at around 20+ women. Across the group there is a range of abilities and ages. We also have a large spread of points from novices through to people with up to 7 points. So, from across the squad we can enter a broad range of events at different levels. Over the last season, we have also been working very closely with the Intermediate Women and older Juniors to encourage transition up in to the Senior squad, or down for those who are no longer able to commit as much as they would like.
Some key events for the top end of the squad are the main Tideway heads (Scullers, Pairs, Fours,Women’s Eights and Vesta) and the major regattas such as Wallingford, Met and Henley. However, we still turn-out in force to more local events such as St Neots, Sudbury and Peterborough, allowing lower pointing crews to get in some good racing and wins. Over recent years, the squad has had a lot of success at many events, the most prestigious of those being first BRC boat at the 2008 Eights Head of the River winning the Provincial Pennant.
Every spring, as the squad transitions from head racing in to regatta racing, we try and attend a training camp. This helps to re-focus the mind for the summer ahead and assist in summer crew selection.
Our main training days are Monday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday mornings on the water, with the option of additional circuits on Tuesdays. We encourage all members to scull, learn to steer and cox to make the squad as flexible as possible and broaden the rowing experience.
If you have some rowing experience please come along and see us. We can cater for everyone and would love to meet you!
Senior Women’s Vice Captain
Posted by Amanda Jones |
September 23, 2016
Have you rowed before, even if it was many years ago, do you fancy a row followed by a cup of tea or coffee and a chat, we offer a friendly environment for women of all ages, linking in to women’s sports week we are holding sessions on Friday 7th at 9:00am and Saturday 8th October at 9:30am these are open to anyone that has rowed before and wants to give it ago again. If you are want to come along please email firstname.lastname@example.org look forward to seeing you
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.
Posted by Craig Allan |
May 21, 2012
Well done to all those racing at the British Masters Champs yesterday. Broxbourne crews won a fantastic 7 Gold and 4 Silver medals. This was probably more gold medals than any other single club but not quite enough to beat Quintin in the Victor Ludorum event. Our points total of 376, whilst just shy of Quintin on 400, was undoubtedly a record for the club. This performance proves that we are one of the top clubs in the country for Masters rowing. It was great to see everyone supporting each other and having such a good time yesterday. Full results to follow…
Posted by Penny Scorah |
August 19, 2011
Sudbury International Regatta – 6th August
There were 9 wins for the club
- Masters G4+ (Tony Stokes, Nick Carter, Hugo Van Kempen, Jim Brandon and Alex Carter)
- Masters C 1x (Chris Heathcote)
- Women’s Masters A Novice 4+ ( Susi Bassam, Penny Churchill, Crista Findell, Jen Bradley, Oli James)
- Masters B 1x (Quintin McKellar)
- Women’s J17 1x (Rowan McKellar)
- Women’s Novice 4+ (Ellie Holmes, Rachel Harris, Ashley King, Charlotte Page, Oli James)
- Novice 1x (Chris Heathcote)
- Mixed IM2 X (Tom Jenkins, Rowan McKellar)
- Masters E 1x (Jonathan Batley)
Peterborough Summer Regatta – 13th August
There were 5 wins for the club
- Masters B 4+ (Becky Bishop, Susi Bassam, Jen Bradley, Crista Findell, Anne Lacy)
- Women’s Novice 4+ (Belinda Seabrook, Emma Lacy, Daisy Kitchener, Cally Gentle, Callum Costello)
- Women’s IM3.4x (Alexandra Gibson, Amy Thornber, Sarah Gilliver and Lizzie Alexander)
- Novice 8+ (Amanda Jones, Ian Henley, Nick Murray, Mansour Eskandarzadeh, Tim Isitt, Mark Edgley, Graham Lavender, Robert Lamprell, Matthew Harris)
- IM1 1x (Craig Allan)
Well done everyone!
Posted by Angela Watling |
May 13, 2011
The Intermediate and Novice Ladies are off to Bedford tomorrow. With a WNov.4+, WIM3.4+ and WIM3.8+, we have some strong crews taking to the water. Best of luck to everyone racing!