Squads from 46 countries (862 clubs in total) were represented at the recent World Masters’ Regatta at Lake Bled, Slovenia.

This year’s entry was the biggest yet as clubs were attracted not only by a Central European venue with breath-takingly beautiful scenery, but also the newly introduced Club Trophy Competition; points being awarded only to crews comprised entirely from one club. Over 4700 athletes raced in more than 900 races over four days and MRC Masters’ Women's Squad showed that all the hard work put in over the preceding couple of years, had been worthwhile, as they finished a highly commendable 4th.

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Marlow Rowing Club gained 13 wins at the regatta last weekend meaning they came top in the medal stakes, followed by Maidenhead Rowing Club.  

Read the report in the Maidnhead Advertiser here:

 

http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/gallery/rowing/119170/marlow-rowing-club-power-to-regatta-success-in-maidenhead.html

We are sorry to report that Michael Hogan, a member of Improvers Squad, passed away on 2nd July having been taken ill the previous evening just a few hours after stroking a 4x-.

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Michael came late to rowing enrolling for a Learn To Row course in early 2015 aged 70. On completing the course Michael joined the Improvers Group where he further developed his sculling skills. Michael’s enthusiasm for rowing was immediately apparent as he quickly became the squad’s top attender for both water outings and gym sessions. Michael also coordinated and competed with the Marlow Imps in the Thames Valley Explore League events. Always keen to progress, Michael had this year turned his attentions to mastering the 1x and was well on his way to achieving his bronze sculling proficiency award.

Michael is fondly remembered by his colleagues for his friendship, dedication and enthusiasm.

Our thoughts and condolences go his wife Annette and the family.

Congratulations to WJ18 8+ on their win this weekend!

See an updated list of MRC results for 2016-2017

 

We are delighted to report some fantastic results from the Head of the Charles this year.

Women's Masters (40+) crew won a  2nd place silver medal and the Junior crews on their inaugural trip to Boston also acheived results to make us hugely proud.

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Cath Bishop, Katherine Grainger, Gillian Lindsay, Sarah Winckless, Beth Rodford, Jo Turvey, Ruth Naylor, Kate MackenzieP and cox Adrian Ellison formed the WMas crew.  In a superb boat provided by Resolute, with Concept 2 oars, the crew started Bow 11 and battled the elements over the famous Head of the Charles course, overtaking several crews and finishing in a strong second place. Another great Marlow row.

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The Women's Youth Fours ... Abbie Matthews, Izzy Taylor, Emily Bourne & Katy Claridge with a borrowed cox Cate Water ... completed a fine row, achieving a brilliant overall 14th out of a huge field of 85 entries!  This was followed by the Women's Youth Coxed Quad ... Georgia Dean, Abbie Bird, Charlotte Fennell, Georgia Matthews and cox Molly Fennell  ... who had a superb row achieving a hugely inspiring 3rd place BRONZE medal.

... a few hours later it was the turn of the boys ...

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The biggest day in the history of Marlow pararowing this past Sunday.

  • BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Enormous congratulations to our very own Kingsley Ijomah, who secured a silver medal at the Brit Champs in Nottingham with a superb performance over his first ever 2k race in quite demanding conditions.

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  • HEAD OF THE CHARLES REGATTA – Ben Marsden and Bruce Lynn came in a respectable 6th (out of 13) in the Inclusive 2x at the Head of the Charles in Boston, Massachusetts.  They were third 3/4s through, but faded coping with  a crazy headwind (20 mph with gusts up to 30!...).

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Ben’s and Kingsley’s great results are something we can all be proud of.  Without the logistics, infrastructure, volunteer and financial support of the Marlow RC none of us could enjoy the sport much less achieve these results.  And without the camaraderie, rivalry, and encouragement of the whole squad, no one could survive the long, tedious, exhausting training required to achieve these results.

Huge congratulations to Kingsley and Ben.......and Bruce!!

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Kingsley was recently interviewed about his rowing by Adrian Chiles on Radio 5 Live....checkout his interview here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07z3z43  

(from about 55 mins in)

 

Higginson Park played host to our local Olympians and Paralympians last weekend with a 'meet and greet the public' event in the Park, followed by a reception in Court Gardens hosted by Wycombe District Council.  Marlow Rowing Club members formed a Guard of Honour along with Marlow Hockey Club.  

It is with regret we have to announce Adrian Kerridge passed away last week after suffering a heart attack.

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Adrian had been a member of Marlow Rowing Club for over 40 years and was a generous man; benefactor and donor to the club. He was keen on seeing the juniors of the club develop and prosper and was one of stalwarts of the Marlow Regatta Committee. In this latter role Adrian was normally charged with organising the public address and communications systems which he discharged professionally each year (Adrian owned and ran a successful recording studio as his profession). Adrian rowed and sculled in a wide variety of crews and successfully competed for the club. In the 80's he rowed in a successful four which included Peter Blaseby, John Ladbon and Peter Bayfield. Other occasional members of this four were John Gill and Chris Lenton. More latterly he sculled with Peter Blaseby in a double.

Adrian’s generosity to the club was immense - it included financial support for a variety of projects and boat acquisitions over many years and more recently he was a Gold Donor in the scheme to rebuild the club after the fire. He also donated the Kerridge Cup which was awarded each year to the overall winner of the Marlow Fours and Pairs Head normally held in October. Adrian was elected Vice President for his services to the club. 

The funeral will be at 1.30 p.m. on Friday 14th October at St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Peter Street, Marlow. The Wake will take place at MRC from 2.30 p.m. There will be a private family burial and I think the family will arrive at MRC at approx. 3.15.

There are two specific requests

1.       No black so blazers are in order

2.       No flowers, donations to Marlow RC President's Fund - by post to MRC marked for the attention of Peter Blaseby.