Senior

About the Womens Squad at KRC

This year has seen a restructure of the senior women’s squad and a new drive amongst the coaching staff and athletes to reach a higher level of top club performance. The Head Coach, Ian South, has been a member of KRC since 1981 and has been successfully coaching novice to international athletes for the past 30 years. Ian has an impressive track record including coaching winning crews in numerous championships at the national and international levels. He is aided by a team of talented assistant coaches who enable a good coach to athlete ratio throughout the squad.

In terms of race success, the squad has improved in both number of wins and finishing position at Women's Head of the River year on year. The squad now has over 65 athletes from beginners to ex-internationals.

Having developed athletes last year at mainly the novice level, the squad is now looking to move on and target higher level races. If you would like to be part of this then please contact Ian South by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Results for this and previous years can be found under the Senior Women's Squad News.

About the Mens Senior Squad at KRC

The senior men’s programme at Kingston RC has now completed 4 seasons under the guidance of coach Andy Medcalf. In that time there has been a steady improvement in the quality of the rowing and results. In each year we have seen improving performances and we had a set of solid results over the 2016-17 season. This past season we won the inaugural club 4- at the National Championships and our two Henley crews, in the Britannia and Thames Cup, were without question in the top few crews in each event. The 4+ were top 2 or 3 after losing to the eventual winners by just 1/2L. Over these four years everything about the squad has stepped on. We are now looking for extra dedicated and ambitious rowers to join us in our quest to win at Henley in 2018.  For more information please get in touch directly with Andy Medcalf

Our 2016-2017 season started with a win in the  club coxless 4 event at the British National Championships. This was very encouraging not only because we won but also because we were competitive with some crews from high performance programmes. 

Our winter head race involvement included the Fours Head, Kingston Small Boats Head, Remenham Challenge, Quintin Head, Hammersmith Head and Kingston Head. We fielded 3 eights across the head season and our crews were always in the top few in their division ranging from senior to IM3. We won a number of pennants at the Kingston Small Boats Head and IM2 8s at the Kingston Head.

We held a successful training camp in Saarbrucken, Germany, where we made considerable strides towards the summer racing season. Over the summer regatta season we competed in coxless and coxed fours and eights across a range of categories. Results can be found below.

 

Ghent Regatta

Saturday

Coxless 4 - 2nd in heat, 5th in A final

Coxed 4+ - 2nd in heat, 5th in A final

Sunday

Coxed 4+ A - 4th in heat 2

Coxed 4+ B - 3rd in heat 1

 

Metropolitan Regatta

Saturday

Championship 4-: 5th in heat

Championship 8+: 6th in heat

Tier 2 4+: 2nd in heat, 5th in A final

Tier 4 4+: 5th in A final

Sunday

Championship 4-: 5th in heat

Championship 8+: 11th in time trial, 5th in B final. 3rd highest finishing club crew

Tier 4 4+: 3rd in A final

 

Marlow Regatta

Championship 8+: 11th in time trial, 6th in B final

Tier 2 8+: 12th in time trial, 3rd in B final

 

We pre-qualified two crews into Henley Royal Regatta. Our selected Britannia Cup 4+ drew the eventual winners from Oslo, in the first round, losing by half a length after a close and very hard race. Our Thames Cup 8+ had a convincing win against Molesey in the first round, leading from the first stroke. In the next round we lined up against the selected Thames B crew. Approaching Remenham Club we were one length down but fought back along the enclosures to lose by under 1/3L. Thames B went on to make the final. Based on the margin of our defeats both KRC crews were in the top few in each event.

We have a relatively young squad which continues to build and develop year on year. We pride ourselves on getting more speed out of rowers than others, through a well structured training programme and coaching efficient rowing technique. We are always looking for athletes who have big ambitions and the necessary commitment to help us achieve our goal of winning at Henley Royal Regatta.

If you are interested in joining the squad or would like more information, please contact Andy Medcalf

Results for previous years can be found under the  Senior Men's Squad News.

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