Many of Reading Rowing Club’s Masters have very strong rowing backgrounds, but others learnt to row from scratch at Reading and progressed to scoop National-level wins.
With nearly 40 members the current men’s Masters Squad is thriving and we always welcome new potential “Vets” (27 years+).
Our strong and competitive core trains and races hard throughout the year – especially across the Masters C to H categories. Others row and scull mainly for fun and fitness on one of the Thames’ finest stretches.
Recent 2015 Wins
British Rowing Indoor Champs - Gold W40-49
Henley 4s & 8s G/H4+
Molesey Vets HORR G/H8+
Masters of Trentside, Nottingham A/H4+
Vesta Veterans HORR H8+ and WB8+
Abingdon Head WA1x, WB1x, WC1x
South American Masters WA1x, WC1x, WB1x, WA8+, MixB8+, MixC8+
Nottingham Masters and Club Regatta WC1x, Mix F2x, WB2x
Henley Masters WC1x, WC2x
World Masters, Hazwinkle WD4+, WC2x, WC2-, WC1x, Mix D2x
Reading Small Boats Head H4-
Vet Fours Head WC4x (Headship)
Most of Reading’s women Masters compete both in Open and Masters events and train through the Reading Women’s squad. Though fewer in number the women Masters are also very successful and include Sally Pollok-Morris, who bagged 37 wins in the 2013-14 season alone.
Our main outings are on Saturday and Sunday mornings throughout the year, with Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Summer. We have qualified coaches and access to the Club’s well-equipped weights room and ergos.