National Schools 2019

Well done done to our Juniors for attending one of he biggest competitions in the rowing calendar. This regatta sets the mark for crews looking to compete at Henley Royal Regatta, which makes it a competitive weekend of racing.

This year it was held at Dorney lake and our juniors delivered a spectacular performance!

Lets review the results :

  • Well done to our WJ15 4x+, Annie B, Scarlett, Maddie and Ellie W, coxed expertly by Lexie! Fantastic result on Friday in reaching the B final - coming second narrowly to Marlow. This is a great result considering this event had 68 entries!!

  • Well done to Anna and Portia who were rowing up a year in the WJ18 2x! Facing tough competition with only 52 entries. They narrowly missed out by 3 seconds on a semi final place, but great time and really good effort! Well done!

Thank you to David Maleham for towing the trailer to Dorney on Thursday evening and Andy for bringing it back in the evening.

Steve Pratt quoted “thank you to all the parents for supporting the Juniors and creating the Reading Roar! Great atmosphere! Well done everyone!”

National schools has always been a goal for our Juniors squad and each year the club has produced young crews and individuals who become rising stars in this sporting event.

A special mention goes to Steve Pratt and also to his coaching team for dedicating their weekend for national schools.

#YEAHREADING!!

Twickenham Regatta 2019

Twickenham Regatta 2019

The women and masters squad from Reading Rowing Club attended their next summer regatta in the British Rowing timetable. Once again we see more great results from our rising stars!

The Women’s Tier 2 earn themselves a victory!

The Women’s Tier 2 eight had a successful day of racing over the 1000 meter course in Twickenham. The crew has been training well over the season thanks to our talented coaches Paul Coldwell and Ewen Gillies.

1st heat - race against Putney Town

The women’s eight started their day with a strong first round - winning against Putney Town rowing club!

Taking strong lead against Putney Town - Winning easily

Taking strong lead against Putney Town - Winning easily

2nd heat - race against Warwick University

Next round they took on a university crew and won by an impressive 2 lengths at the finish.

Second win against Warwick university - 2 lengths

Second win against Warwick university - 2 lengths

The final heat - race against St Peters College - REGATTA VICTORY!!

The last race was a side by side sprint against St Peters College. Our crew continued to push through and finished by Winning 2/3 of a length!

Exciting win for our Women’s Tier 2 eight!

Exciting win for our Women’s Tier 2 eight!

Overall this is a great stepping stone for the Tier 2 squad and they have more races to look forward to this summer

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The Masters also bring home shiny pots!

The Masters C coxed four crew also had a great victory at the Regatta! They raced a straight final against Kingston and won by 3/4 length!

This is no surprise as the masters have been training consistently all season! We look forward to seeing more results from the masters soon!

Well done to all other Reading crews who raced! Bring on the next set of regattas!

#YEAHREADING!!

Reading's weekend of racing in Nottingham

Reading's weekend of racing in Nottingham

SATURDAY - NOTT CITY REGATTA

The women’s squad arrived early on the morning of saturday at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham, with Nigel towing the trailer. They quickly rigged, stretched and prepared themselves for a long day of racing.

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Lets review the results from the day:

  • Our Women’s 4+ started the morning with a brilliant result of coming 2nd place in their 4+ event! Only 4 seconds behind the winning crew.

  • Aurelia Dixon took on the Women’s 1x event and made an incredible performance in her race. She finished 2nd place in the final!

  • The Women’s Tier 2 8+ had their first ever 6 lane race and finished overall 4th place in their final

  • An honourable mention goes to Alice May and Rebecca O’connor in the women’s senior 2-, who raced well in the final of their event.

Well done to our Blue and White women’s squad!

Well done to our Blue and White women’s squad!

SUNDAY RACE - MASTER & CLUB REGATTA

The T2 men’s squad stayed over night in Nottingham and woke up to a sunny day of racing. A rower from the senior women’s squad Tsitsi also entered into the women’s 1x event.

Lets review the results from the day:

First rower to kick start the day was Tsitsi in her Women’s 1x. This was her first six lane racing and performed well by finishing overall 3rd place in the women’s 1x final!

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Next up was the T2 men’s 4+. This crew was made up of fresh rowers who had only started rowing this year! However despite being their first ever racing experience, they were victorious!

Congratulations to Gui, Grant, Danila, Darryl and cox Sophie for winning their men’s 4+ event!

Congratulations to Gui, Grant, Danila, Darryl and cox Sophie for winning their men’s 4+ event!

Last race of the day was the T2 men’s 8+. They crew had a strong race start and settled into a strong Rhythm down the 1000m course. Overall finished 2nd place in open club 8+ event! 

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Overall the weekend was a great experience for both the T2 men’s and Women’s squad racing at one of the most well known six lane regatta courses in the UK. Especially a great first result for new rowers this season!

Honourable mention goes to Sophie Lee for stepping in last minute to coxing the T2 men’s and helping take home a win for Reading! 

Another special mention goes to the men’s coach  Andrew Rewcastle  for supporting both squads during the two days in Nottingham.

Another special mention goes to the men’s coach Andrew Rewcastle for supporting both squads during the two days in Nottingham.

#YEAHREADING

Thames Ditton 2019 - Victory for our Junior's!

Thames Ditton 2019 - Victory for our Junior's!

The juniors squad had a big day of racing at one of the most popular club and school races in the rowing calendar. The event is known for its 1000 meter upstream race which passes alongside Hampton Court Palace.

The juniors squad once again demonstrated a powerful performance in the double and single category’s, taking home some shinny pots! 

Congratulations to our winners:

J15 1x Nathan May

WJ15 2x Scarlett Maleham and Annie Bates

WJ15 1x  Scarlett Maleham

J14 1x Guy Hutchins

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Thank you to all parents who were there to help and support. Special mention goes to Zoe and later on Mark for being at Thames Ditton, with David towing the trailer, particularly given he had only arrived back in the country a few hours earlier!

Juniors coach Steve Pratt quoted from the day “the spirit of mutual support and encouragement was very much in evidence! Good job and long may that continue!” 

Once again well done to both the Juniors and their coaches. The club is certainly looking forward to results for the next races this summer!


Further success for the Junior Squad

Further success for the Junior Squad

The juniors made their second trip to Dorney in as many weeks as they raced Ball Cup with six crews entered. 

Following their success at Junior Sculling Regatta the week before, the J14 2x. pairing of Guy Hutchins and Nathan May continued their form to take home the J14 title again. Having found success in the double both boys made it two wins from two races as they won the J14 and J13 1x. titles respectively. This pairing will certainly be one to watch come Reading Amateur and Brit Champs.

There was a further gold for Ollie Threlfall and Sophie Lazenby who won WJ13 2x. Lazenby later added a silver in the WJ13 1x. to make is a successful opening weekend for the young sculler. 

The crew of George Lauchlan and Charlie Williams, looked to have built on the experience at the Junior Sculling Regatta to pick up a bronze medal in the J15 2x. 

Summer season is here

Summer season is here

Summer racing gets underway as the juniors pick up medals at their opening two races of the regatta season. Whilst the seniors show promising results at Wallingford Regatta.

Reading takes on Pangbourne and the Tideway!

Reading takes on Pangbourne and the Tideway!

Roundup from a busy weekend of racing with the club split in three directions. The juniors look to continue their winning form at Pangbourne Junior Sculls and it's the second time on the tideway this season for Vet Four's Head and Fours Head. 

Busy weekend for Reading!

Busy weekend for Reading!

Review of the first of many busy weekend's for the club this year. The juniors look to continue their success at Henley LDS whilst the women get in some final race experience ahead of next weekend's fours head. 

Reading Small Boats Head 2017

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Reading win twice at Henley Womens Regatta

Reading win twice at Henley Womens Regatta

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Reading Amateur Regatta - 11 & 12 June

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