We are a small friendly club located on the south bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow. Since the club was founded in 1983 it has flourished into one of the most successful rowing clubs in Scotland, we specialise in taking complete beginners and transforming them in to international rowers, but also catering for everyone in between.
The significant sections below relate to GRC which remains in a Level 4 in the National Lockdown.
Participants can travel freely for organised sport and physical activity or informal exercise within their own Local Authority area. When a participant travels out with their home local government area they should follow the travel guidance detailed below. Travel regulations are now legally enforceable. See table below for information on what organised sport or physical activity is allowed at each Level. For informal exercise general household rules should be followed
Travel – Participants of all ages who live in a Level 4 area should only travel locally (within their own local authority area) to take part in organised sport as detailed above.
Participants of all ages should only travel out with their local government area (up to 5 miles) to take part in informal exercise such as walking, cycling or running that starts and finishes at the same place. Such activity should follow the Scottish Government meeting others outdoors guidance.
We are going to trial a one way system to try to improve movement through the club grounds and to try to reduce any contact. This sounds rigid but it should not be difficult and keeps people flowing and reduces crossing over and inadvertent mixing.
In addition to this we are also splitting the grounds into 3 areas:
grass and tarmac boathouse area
steps at the river
On arrival at the club – enter the carpark area. Move towards the grassy area and enter down the sloping path. If the grass area and hard standing areas look busy do not proceed. Ensure people know you are coming to row and the people leaving should finish their session as quickly as possible.
If arriving via the footpath between the steps and the boathouse please move to the sloping path on arrival unless you are sure that numbers are low and you can directly enter the boathouse area.
Once the area is quieter get your boat and blades and proceed to the steps area.
On return exit the boat and get equipment to the boathouse area as quickly as possible. Wash boat outside and inside and blades handles and spoons and put away or leave if someone else is using immediately.
Whilst we are unable to train and socialise together Liam has constructed a growing list of popular books which are recommended by GRC members and that are worth reading whilst we remain isolated at home. The link is below and please feel free to update and add titles, reviews and comments as required.
GRC Junior Ladies have been in action this morning at the indoor championships with Stefani narrowly missing out on a third place by 0.1 of a second and only 23 seconds off the leader. Hannah and Imogen were not far behind them with a connection failure for Imogen preventing here time being officially recorded despite “…. pulling a very solid time”.
Stop Press – Imogen’s time now official and a very credible 5th place.
“Definitely a big well done to them all, everyone stuck to their race plan super well and with the progress made, it’s solid evidence that they’ve been training smart.” from one of their coaches this morning.