• GB National Rowing Championships 22-23 October 2016

    KRC men competed at the British National Rowing Championships at Holme Pierrepoint Nottingham on the weekend of October 22/23. We entered in a new 'Club Shield' category for 4- and 8.

    National Championships Nottingham 2016 KRC 4- winners

  • Senior Men's Squad Regatta Season Report, 2016

    The senior men began their Henley campaign after camp in Seville with a squad of 16 rowers and 2 coxes. A good addition to the squad was Leon Taylor who joined in early March. Leon previously won the Britannia Cup in 2012 with Star Club.

    Our first races were Wallingford Regatta at Dorney and BUCS in Nottingham. In windy and rough conditions at BUCS we finished a creditable 6th in Championship 4- (Bow James Marsden, Hal Bedford-Payne, Jonty Webber, Str. Rich Sharratt). James and Hal also finished 7th in the Championship 2- time trial and Emil Biese and Ed Davies coming 15th/42 in the Int 2- time trial. Decent performances against top level opposition.

    At Wallingford, both boats were entered into the premier Challenge events. Both rowed hard but were slow off the start and finished a bit off the pace. 8+ Bow. Tom Hopkins, Sam Tunbridge, Nick Pepper, John Coughlan, Leon Taylor, Andrew Bedford, Ben Handy, Str. John Ciccarelli, Cox: Adele Hing. 4+ Bow. Nick Pepper, Andrew Bedford, Ben Handy, Str. Sam Tunbridge, Cox: Prue Seaward

    The Met regatta was up next, 4 weeks later:
    Sen 4- Bow. Leon Taylor, John Ciccarelli, Hal Bedford-Payne, Str. James Marsden
    IM2 8 Bow. Tom Hopkins, Sam Tunbridge, Nick Pepper, Ivan Zovich, Andrew Bedford, Jonty Webber, Ben Handy, Str. Rich Sharratt, Cox: Adele Hing
    IM3 4+ Bow. Manny Powell, Marko Manning, Ed Davies, Str. John Coughlan, Cox: Prue Seaward

  • Head of the River Race, 19 March 2016

    Two Senior Men's Eights took part in the Head of the River Race on Saturday March 19. Conditions were relatively benign by Tideway Standards with a 10mph north easterly wind.

    The 1st 8 finished 29th, which is the best result for KRC for about 10 years. Going over the course at about 35, they built from Barn Elms in and crossed the line at 38, having moved away from the Newcastle crew following, and gaining on the Lea 1st 8 ahead by some distance. This was a mature performance from a young crew. We had a 17 year old junior at bow, a 2nd year rower at 2 and a lightweight novice at 3. The stern five and cox were part of our squad from the past two years. 

    The 2nd 8 that raced on the day was compromised exclusively of new members to the senior squad apart from returning cox Prue Seaward. The majority came from other clubs and a couple from our novice squads from last year. They were unlucky to lose their leader and stroke man Rich Sharratt, the only returnee from last senior's squad, to illness before the race. His absence required a major line up rearrangement and inclusion of a substitute. Their position of 135th did not reflect the true quality crew. They will be back!

    Overall the squad had a decent performance giving us optimism and encouragement for the upcoming season. 

    Crew Lists: 

    1st 8: Josh Burrows (Bow), Sam Tunbridge, Nick Pepper, Andrew Bedford, Ben Handy, John Ciccarelli, James Marsden, Hal Bedford-Payne (Stroke), Adele Hing (Cox)

    2nd 8: Tom Hopkins (Bow), Manny Powell, Marko Manning, John Coughlan, Jonty Webber, Ivan Zovich, Emil Biese, Ed Davies (Stroke), Prudence Seaward (Cox)

    KRC 1st 8 HORR 2016

    KRC 2nd 8 HORR 2016

  • Hammersmith Head, 20 February 2016

    Five crews raced at the Hammersmith Head on 20 February. 

    Results:

    IM1 8+ - 5th overall, won category
    IM3 8+ - 10th overall, 3rd in category
    MAS E 8+ - 61st overall, 4th in category
    WNOV 8+ - 74th overall, 2nd in category
    WJ14 8x+ - 108th overall, 1st in category (pictured)

    Both senior men's crews had good races and had a good chance to experienced all the conditions the Tideway has to offer. It was great to have both crews come in the top 10 crews, especially a strong result for the 2nd 8+. The 1st 8+ had an encouraging result placing 8 seconds ahead of Molesey's IM1 8+.

    The Junior girls, having come 6th at Hampton Head (after breaking a blade 200m from the finish!) were determined to come out fighting at Hammersmith Head. The crew stormed to the top of their category with a win of almost 1 minute ahead of the 2nd place crew from Emanuel. The girls are now in a confident place as they train hard to come out strong at National School's Regatta later in the year.

    The days racing was invaluable for all crews in the run up to the Head of the River Race, Women's Head of the River and Vets Head of the River next month. 

     

    hammersmith head wj148x win

  • Remenham Challenge, 19 December 2015

    KRC fielded six 8's at the Remenham Challenge. Overall results:

    Men's 1st 8, Intermediate, 5th
    Junior Boys, Intermediate, 13th
    Men's 2nd 8, Intermediate, 17th
    Open Masters Men, 23rd
    Masters Women, 32nd
    Novice Women, 34th

    The senior men's 8's both raced well maintaining good technique and pace. The 1st 8 placed 5th overall and 2nd in Intermediate, 17 seconds off the overall Elite Winners (Thames RC, containing a number of their 2015 winning HRR Thames Cup 8+ and a couple of full internationals on board). The 2nd 8, also racing as intermediate, placed 9th in the division. This was an encouraging overall performance for our young squad

    Our junior boys were the only Junior Status crew entered, so they stepped up to race as Intermediate, against other clubs men's crews. They placed 7th out of 13 and had a solid performance in difficult conditions. The young athletes gained valuable experience of Tideway rowing and Captain and Coach Danny O'Dowd was very pleased with their result. 

    The women's squad entered two crews and came away with excellent results. The masters crew came 2nd (of 3) and the Novices won (of 8) with some efficient rowing in the rough water.  (pictured below)

    Winning crew: R. Kugele (str) / K. Halle / K. Warner / J. Dickman / A. Sims / M. Stalley / L. Long / H. Walmsley (Bow) / R. Brunning (cox)

    remenham challenge novice win

  • Teddington Head, 14 November 2015

    KRC had a successful day's racing at a very wet and windy Teddington Head. The women's squad picked up four wins and the junior women gaining the fifth win of the day, whilst also subbing into one of the senior crews. We also had a number of very close second places with the WJ16 4x-, Mas F 1x and the IM3 8+ (pictured below) all narrowly missing out. The men's squad IM3 8+ had a good race, building experience from Kingston Small Boats Head and a great stepping stone for the main head season. The W IM3 4+ was also the fastest women's 4+ on the day.

    Winning crews:

    W IM3 4+ R. Kugele, Kakay Halle, O. Marshall, C. Willet and Jen Hughes (cox) (pictured below)
    WNov 4x- J. Dickman, K. Warner, M. Stalley, M. Jackson
    WIM2 2x E. Scruby, R. Brunning
    WNov 1x M. Addis
    WJ16 4+M. Jheeta, C. Oliver, U. McNicol, B. Williams, S. Cockle (cox)
     Teddington head Wim34 win
    Womens winning IM3 Coxed Four
  • Strong Results at Fours Head, 7 November 2015

    Two crews raced at the Fours Head of the River Race on Saturday 7 November. Both crews rowed well in very tough Tideway conditions.

    IM1 4+, placed 52nd overall, (climbing 80 places from last year) and 4th in their category, behind Tideway Scullers, Leander and Molesey Boat Club, all having GB U23's, triallists and ex Blue Boat squad members in their crews. Our crew coped well in the rough water and had a strong race, maintaining speed well and overtaking half a dozen crews over the course. 

    Our Jun4x, placed 83rd overall and 12th in a 40 strong field, climbing 17 places from last years result. The crew only rowed together a few days in advance of racing and pulled off a good result considering this.

    Crew Lists:
    IM1 4+: (pictured) Ben Handy, Hal Bedford Payne, John Ciccarelli, James Marsden, Adele Hing (cox)
    Jun 4x: Harry Walker, George Fellows, Josh Burrows, Tristan BettyFoursHeadIM4 Senior men
  • Kingston Small Boats Head, 31 October 2015

    Kingston dominated the Small Boats Head with an impressive 12 wins and 7 second places. On a day with stunning conditions - flat, still water and bright sunshine - our rowers came out top with more wins than any other club. The success was spread throughout the squads, full results are listed below. A huge thank you needs to go out our team of volunteers who make this event possible.

    Winning crews:
    IM2 4x Head Crew R. Sharratt, A. Bedford, J. MacKinney, M. Zammit
    IM1 4+ B. Handy, H. Bedford-Payne, J. Ciccarelli, J. Marsden, A. Hing (cox) (pictured below)
    IM1 2- B. Handy, H. Bedford-Payne
    IM3 1x J. Burrows
    J18 2- T. Betty/J. Burrows
    J15 1x M. Cramp
    Mas D 4x- N. Bascombe, C. Worthington, T. Povey, M. Fellows
    Mas E/F/G 2x A. Kapica/D. Finlay (QBC)
    Mas F 1x A. Tompkins
    Nov 4+ R. Kugele, K. Halle, A. Sims, H. Storen and J. Hughes (cox)
    W Mas C/D/E 4x- B. Sims, J. Darling (BBL), C. Willett, H. Cook (MAA)
    W MasF/G 2x B. Sims/J. Darling (BBL)
     
    Many of the higher status events had little or no other competition so many of our senior men's crews raced time only. Our IM2 4x were Head Crew with a time of 17.26.  The Senior 4+ (T/O) clocked the 3rd fastest time in Division 2 and the IM1 4+ (T/O) clocked the 2nd fasted time in Division 1.
    Kingston Small Boats 2015 im14 win
  • Senior Men's Squad Results 2015

    Hammersmith Head, March 2015

    Win at IM1 8+, (9th overall)

    Kingston Head, March 2015

    6th Overall, 2nd in IM1 8+

    HORR, March 2015

    1st 8 43rd 2nd 8 133rd

    Wallingford Regatta, May 2015

    3rd in Elite Challenge 8’s final

    BUCS Regatta, May 2015

    5th in Final of Championship 2-  (Kingston University) 

    Metropolitan Regatta, May 2015

    4th Sen 4+ Final (Saturday)
    3rd Sen 4+ Final (Sunday)

    Marlow Regatta, June 2015

    3rd Sen 4+ Final 
    Placed into the B final in a 30 strong field in IM2 8's
  • Senior Men's Squad Results 2014

    British Championships, October 2014

    4th Fastest U23 4- and won respective final.
    Open 8+ time trialled and drawn into the C final, before the event was cancelled due to high winds. 

    Fours Head, November 2014

    2nd in Sen 4- (7th fastest 4- overall, overall race placing 43rd),
    6th in IM1 4+ (132nd overall)
    3rd club boat 13th in IM1 4- (127th overall)

    Kingston Small Boats Head, November 2014

    Win, Sen 4-, and overall Head Win
    Win, Sen 2- 
    Win, IM1 4+ 
    IM1 4-, division winner

    Remenham Challenge, December 2014

    2nd in Elite 8, 4th overall
  • Hammersmith Head 2014

    The Senior Men raced at Hammersmith Head on Sunday 9th March in glorious spring sunshine. The weather was in stark contrast to the preceding 2-3 months which had confined the squad to the ergs. The race was only the 7th water outing for the squad since 20th December! KRC I went off 13th which is where they would finish (3rd out of 8 in IM1). KRC II went off 18th and finished 56th (13th out 18 in IM2). The expectation within the squad this year meant that the crews were slightly disappointed with their result but perhaps not too surprising given the lack of water time. The stroke rate of both crews was significantly lower than the opposition. However, with the river now off Red Boards, a reorganisation of the crew line ups and more water outings, both crews have every hope to be able to significantly improve on the Hammersmith results at Kingston and the Tideway Head. 

    Crews:

    • KRC I   (Matt Piechowicz, Chris China, Ali Lee, Andrew (Jeremy) Bedford, John Keen-Tomlinson, Ertan Hazine, Jon (Mac) Mackinney, Hal Bedford-Payne, JP Salter (cox).
    • KRC II (Rob Blackie, Tom Rawlins, Adam Dracott, Piers Morgan, Elan Schoonmaker, Chris Churchett, Jonny Davies, Sam Richards, Mikey Lowarth (cox).

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