100k Charity Challenge in Memory of Becky Povey

the brain tumour charity

Back in September a bunch of misfit SRC rowers thought it would be a good idea to enter the Boston marathon in a mixed 8 with no training only to go on and bloody win it! In the euphoric pain of that victory whilst sipping our well deserved pints after a 4 hour row someone thought it would be a good idea to go one further and enter a race twice the distance and so the Ringvaart regatta was entered!

From Top Left: Will Mcgrath, Will Marks, Isobel Hussey (cox), Toby Strevens, Sally Hills,
Garry Saunders, Anna Hollingdale, Charlotte Rolfe-Pigg and Simon Humberstone

Whilst we intend to race competitively we thought we should try and make some money for charity at the same time in honour of Becky Povey who was the beating heart of the club and still sorely missed everyday and who also would undoubtedly have been coxing us simply to laugh at the sheer pain in all our faces enduring a 100K row!

The 100k dream team crew…
Will Marks
Will Mcgrath
Toby Strevens
Charlotte Rolfe-Pigg
Sally Hills
Anna Hollingdale
Garry Saunders
Simon Humberstone
Legend of a cox- Isobel Hussey……& big thanks for organsiing to Adam Bates!

The monster 100k race takes place in the Netherlands on May 22. The route leads from Leiden on to the Kaag, round the Ringvaart until the Kaag is passed once again on the way to Leiden, Leidschendam and finally Delft.

The Brain Tumour Charity is the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. It is committed to saving and improving lives. Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/toby-strevens to make a donation.

Gemma, Sally, Becky, Sarah and Sarah

Our charity event is featured in the Shoreham Herald.


Junior Rowers smash 100km indoor row Challenge!

Junior Rowers 100km Challenge

A massive well done to our juniors who completed 157km on 14th April 2019 in the 100km indoor row challenge at Holmbush! We have now raised a total of £500 from online donations and the collection tins and there’s still time to donate online! Thank you to everyone involved!

Thanks to Anna Hollingdale and Roxanne Addison for organising it and to all other club members and friends who turned out.

Our junior members volunteered to attempt to indoor row 100km between them! The event took place at Holmbush shopping centre with lots of support from the club, family and supporters cheering them on! Funds raised will help the club purchase new equipment, boats and blades so we can all continue to get out on the water to train and  race! 


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!


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!