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Charity ergathon for Glasgow Children’s Hospital

The team from Glasgow Rowing Club took part in a charity ergathon on Buchanan Street on Saturday April 7 to raise funds for the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.

Rachel, Liam, Naomi, Fiona, Ann,  Jackie, Paul and Pete all took part to help this great cause.  The guys had great fun watching shoppers pass by whilst putting in some training and Paul Ingram even managed a personal best.  Well done team!!

Paul, Rachel, Pete and Liam in action

Team GRC ready for the ergathon

Pete, Naomi, Ann and Rachel with the charity mascot

Sports Council for Glasgow award grant to GRC

Club members are enjoying training on two brand new Concept 2 rowing machines thanks to help from the Sports Council for Glasgow.

The club was awarded a grant that helped buy one of the much needed ergs. Not only are they essential for improving fitness and stamina but they are helping our new ‘learn to row’ members improve their technique. A big thank you again to the Sports Council for Glasgow – they are greatly appreciated.

Emma and Amy training on the new ergs

Annual Burns Supper raises funds for the club

Katie delivering a toast to the laddies

Members celebrating Burns night

The last Saturday in February saw a great turn out for the annual GRC Burns Supper at the boat house.

The committee laid on a spectacular night of delicious food, wine and a wee dram to celebrate the Bard. Club treasurer, Ann Black gave the address to the haggis, while Liam and Katie McLaughlin delivered the toast to the laddies and the lassies.

A great time had by all as well as essential funds raised for the club.

A massive thank you to everyone on the committee who made it such a great event.

Merry Christmas from GRC

Wishing you all the best over the festive period. We hope Santa was good to you.

Indulge all you want as we’ve got the perfect solution to get fit and loose the Christmas spread.

GRC Fours Head

Hi Folks, fun over for another year. Fantastic day had by all at the fours head (not so great for one unlucky sculler from Glasgow Schools who went for a dip earlier in the day). Good weather and good, fast water made for some interesting results.

We had a couple of new prizes in the form of Fastest Male Crew and Fastest Female Crew shields and a Fastest Overall event. The shields will be engraved with the winners of these categories each year and will always be available in the club for photos etc.

Please see below for the results:

GRC Fours Head

Hi Folks, it’s that time of year again where we don our aprons and kagools to host this year’s GRC Fours Head of the River Race on the Clyde. We will be expecting a large number of competitors and supporters and welcome them with open arms (and kitchen).

If you are coming to the club to compete, cheer or just watch, we will make sure there is an array of tasty and warming treats in and around the boathouse.

Entries are open and we welcome all clubs to enter their racing crews and we’ll supply sustainance for them after a hard slog over the 5000m long course on the Clyde.

GRC Fours Head Poster

GRC Fours Head Poster

Busy out-of-season

Out of season, between main racing season and before Head race season, GRC have been very busy.

We had a couple of competitors try the new sprints introduced at Lochore with mixed reviews. The event was a fantastic fun day enjoyed by all though that many racing starts in a day take their toll.

We have run a series of Learn To Row sessions where a number of beginners have been taught the art of rowing. We have a ‘next step’ social development squad ready to welcome people from the LTR and most of them have continued to row and have fun with Glasgow Rowing Club.

We have been playing host to a number of local groups and charities and a large number of children from across the city have really enjoyed learning to row at Glasgow Rowing Club under the watchful eye from our 5 qualified Level 2 Coaches and our local British Rowing Henley Steward, Miki.

Some young ladies from Cartha Women’s Rugby Club in Glasgow have also been advancing rapidly beyond the Learn To Row giving us a potential for quite a competitive junior squad this coming season. We are looking forward to the challenge and will  look forward to seeing them compete next season.

All the while, Bob has been repainting our blades with our proper club colours. New style of blades to be unveiled at the Clydesdale Scullers Head.

Keep tuned for updates at our club.

GRC Member at HIR

Last Saturday saw England host the 2017 Home International Regatta at Strathclyde Park. This event was well attended but saw some rough conditions. We had one of our University members selected for the squad, Calum Young who was representing the country in the Coxed Four and Eights events.

His team did well finishing in 3rd place in both events in a strongly contested field with England and Ireland struggling to decide who was fastest. England won the four and Ireland won the eight.

England won the Mens and both Junior team competitions with Scotland securing the Women’s team medal for the second year in a row. Points totals were very close in both the senior team events with England being more dominant in the Junior events.

Congratulations to Calum on his selection for the Scotland squad and best of luck for following that up with another selection next year.

GRC Summer Regatta Results

Hi Folks,

This years GRC Summer Regatta was a great success, we had an enjoyable and busy day culminating in the mayhem that was the GRC Super Sprints race where we had 15 boats on a 3 lane 250m course at the same time…

We will be updating this post with pics in the near future.

The result of the super sprint, from the umpires finish record, resulted in an equal 10 point score for all clubs. However, a dispute over the Mens 1x leg of the race, which has been confirmed, means that Clydesdale were the eventual winners as their sculler (J16 would you believe) won significantly. We apologise for this and awarded the individual a pot as recompense, even umpires are human :-). Congratulations Clydesdale.

We hope you all have a great time, enjoyed some fabulous catering and are looking forward to returning next year. We will hope to see you all at Castle Semple regatta next week.