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Club Rowing April – July 2013

With the racing season upon us lots of club members will be upping their training in preparation for the first regattas. To ensure everyone has access to club equipment please read the below carefully…

From now…

  • Sundays at 9am will remain the open/drop in club session for all members including those new to the club.
  • Wednesday evenings through April will be for those racing crews/squads members to get out.

From 5th May 2013…

  • The last Sunday club session will be the 5th May. After that the racing season begins and weekends will either be spent at regattas or will be used to train and coach racing crews.
  • The open/drop in club session for all abilities will be on Wednesday evenings 6pm – 7.30pm. Any member turning up later than 6.15pm will not be guaranteed a row without prior arrangement.

Please all remember a water session is never guaranteed due to weather and demand for equipment. At times there may be a small wait for boats or you may need to train indoors instead. Remember, you love the ergo & it loves you!

For those crews/rowers wanting to train on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and at other weekend times contact Sarah P or Mike for help you finding coxes/subs and for help sorting coaching.

Any novice or junior crew must inform Sarah P or Mike of their outing before boating and must use the appropriate equipment only. Please see the equipment allocation list on the notice board if you are unsure what you can use.

As the evenings grow lighter sessions can go on later so those of you struggling with a 6pm start will be able to organise later outings.

Please note that there will be no rowing on Tuesday evenings for any adults using club equipment as this is our dedicated Junior training evening.

Looking forward to an exciting build up to the racing season!  – Sarah P

Lewes 10k Easter Fundraising Run

Give your dry trainers an outing & raise some money for the club!

Last year a few club members ran the Lewes Easter 10k to raise money for the club – and it was a great success!

SRC before the 2012 Lewes 10k
SRC before the Lewes 10k 2012

The run is on Easter Monday (1st April 2013) and is a flat (bar one very small hill), easy course for beginners. It starts & finishes at Lewes athletics track but is mostly through fields and along farm tracks. The whole event is very informal, open to all (you don’t have to be part of an athletics club to run) and the atmosphere last year was really welcoming and friendly.

Although 10k will be a challenge, (especially if you don’t run often!), it is certainly a distance within reach of anyone with an already good level of fitness – i.e. anyone who’s been rowing or running this winter!

So…are you interested?

YES! Find out more at http://www.lewesac.co.uk/easterfunrun.php and sign up for a place online. You will then be sent an entry number and further information.

Then…start fundraising!

Shoreham Rowing Club has an account with BT My Donate. An event has been set up on this fundraising site – go to https://mydonate.bt.com/events/srclewes10k/95984. Sponsors can either donate to this page directly, or you can set up your own fundraising page to share with family & friends by clicking “Start Fundraising” at the bottom of the page, in the box saying “Create a fundraising page for this event”.

If we have 10 people doing this and each raises only £50 we’ll have made a whopping £500 for the club….it’s a great (and fun) event!

SRC after the Lewes 10k 2012...and still smiling!
SRC after the Lewes 10k 2012…and still smiling!

If you have any questions either find Sarah B at the club or email social@shorehamrowingclub.co.uk

Feel free to get friends, parents & siblings involved as well! Happy running!

Great results for Shoreham at Adur Head

This Sunday’s annual Adur Head race heralded some great results for Shoreham rowers. Despite tricky conditions –  a particularly vicious easterly head wind making life difficult for all involved – Shoreham showed their potential at the first race of 2013.

The first division saw several Shoreham fours take to the water. A few altercations at the start (involving a fast-flowing tide, other fours and a bridge) were soon forgotten once racing got underway.  Shoreham’s two Junior Ladies fours had mixed fortunes, one suffering an unfortunate equipment failure, the other of Rachel, Becca, Imogen & Becky rowed beautifully to win their category. The Senior Ladies race was always going to be a close battle between Shoreham and rivals Bexhill, who chased them down the river. Both crews dug deep but it was Shoreham who won by just 7 seconds. Well done girls.

In the men’s events both the Junior four and Veteran four rowed well to finish second, in times significantly quicker than the next boats in their categories. A great start to this season’s fours competitions

In the second division the wind-against-tide meant conditions down the Emerald Quay were decidedly choppy when the novices and small boats came to battle through. Big respect to Mal and James, who braved the distance in river sculls. For James a broken seat meant the latter part of the race was never going to go his way, not helped by Shoreham’s Mens’ river pair of Tim & Ollie promptly crashing into him.

The windy conditions made steering a challenge for the pairs but left the Shoreham Senior Ladies Pair of Sally & Sarah B undaunted as they rowed to win their category. For the Men’s Junior Pair an interesting race (mostly in the way of the Senior Ladies) ended in a tremendous victory (we shouldn’t mention they weren’t actually racing anyone).

It was a great day for Shoreham’s novice crews as well. The Novice Ladies of Charlotte, Charlotte, Rocky & Harriet had a fantastic row to come second to Southsea in their first ever competitive event having only finished their Learn to Row course a few months ago. Two Novice Men’s crews took to the water, again both rowing well in what was for most, their first ever race.

Many thanks once again to everyone who organised the event, manned start boats, marshalled along the course and ran the bar.

Quiz Night

Thanks to everyone who entered the quiz last week…and well done to the winning team – Adam, Kim, Laura et al – who sneaked through to win with a stonking final music round. It was fantastic to see so many members, friends and family supporting the club and having a great time.

All proceeds from the quiz go to new equipment and the evening raised a fabulous £350!

See you all for the next one!

Adur Head – Sunday 3rd March 2013

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Adur Head on Sunday 3rd March. 1st division starts at 1pm, 2nd division 3:00pm.

SRC members make sure that you arrive no later than 10:30am to help set up.

Other clubs ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to boat and be at the start! Good luck to everyone racing!