Annual General Metting
The club AGM was on Wednesday 13th November.Main points to note:
GRC Fours Head - 9th November
Results - Click here!
- Thank you to all who took part in the event competing, organising, helping or spectating!
- See you next year, 15th November 2014.
GRC Fours Head - J15 Girls Win!!
Well done to Hannah, Rebecca, Katie, Ciara and Morgan for taking the WJ154x+ prize!
First heads roll of the season
Clyde 3 Heads
- Vet 8+ 4th fastest boat in division 1.
- Caitlin WON WRes2 1x in division 1.
- Lynne WON the rematch of WRes2 1x in division 3.
- Beth and Kat completed the course from Chiswick to Hammersmith bridge in a time of 14:16, coming 4th in their category.
Head race season in just two weeks
Summer is over...it must be Head Race season, upcoming races:
- Clyde ARC 3 Heads- 12th October - Race info - Entries to Captain by 4th October.
- Pairs Head - 13th October , (Beth and Kat) - Race info.
- Clydesdale Scullers Head - 26th October - Race info.
- Aberdeen Head Weekend - 2nd & 3rd November - Race info.
- Glasgow Rowing Club Fours Head - 9th November - Ran by us, Help Required! - More info coming soon.
- Inverness Head Weekend - 16th & 17th November - Race info.
HelKat on the podium again at British Championships
Helena and Kathleen again produced an improvement on their already high standard to win Silver in WJu16 2x at the British Rowing Championships in Nottingham this weekend. Their final time was faster than the previous event record and, reminiscent of their NSR races, they had to adjust their race plan and go 8 seconds faster than their semifinal race to be sure of their medal.
Well done ladies, that was a cracker.
Helena and Kathleen also raced in Junior quad sculls, in a composite crew with Caitlin (Castle Semple) and Beth (St Andrew), finishing in 4th, just outside the medals. It was the first competitive outing for the new quad scull, “Hillington Pipeline”. They only had one training outing, unfortunately!
Now for HIR
Last date on the girls' competitive calendar is again (! groan....) Nottingham, where they will wear the blue of Scotland in the Home International Regatta, racing against the best junior (J18) girls double sculls from the other home nations.
GRC disguised success
Last weekend there were GRC and ex-GRC rowers winning at either end of the competitive ladder.
At the Glasgow Schools Championships, Helena(rowing for St Ninian's High School) won Gold in Championship Girls 1x with Kathleen (Boclair Academy) in Silver medal position.
Paula, Mhairi, Ciara (rowing as St Ninian's High School),Rebecca and Hannah (Bearsden Academy) won theBronze in the "First Year Rowing" coxed quad sculls.
Meanwhile, at Dorney, ex-GRC rower Polly Swann was getting great TV coverage as she and partner Helen Glover (2012 gold medallist) dominated the women's pairs event at the second 2013 World Cup Regatta.
Not quite as much coverage for Sam Scrimgeour, who also won gold, in the Lightweight Pair.
Scottish Championships day 2
GRC finish the regatta with
- 5 Scottish Championships,
- 1 silver medal,
- 2 Schools Champions and
- 1 Intermediate win.
- It's an all-woman show.
On day 2:
- Scottish Champions - Helena and Kathleen cruised to the win in WJu18 2x, leading from start to finish. *
- Scottish Champions - Helena and Kathleen won WJu16 2x, comfortably.
- A win for Beth and Katharina in W Intermediate 2-.
Silver medal - Helena, in WJu18 1x and also becoming
- Scottish Schools Champion racing for St. Ninian's High School.
- Scottish Champions - Beth and Katharina won WVet 'A' 2x, comfortably.
* First win for Helena in the event that sister Olivia won for the last three years - and in the same boat.
Earlier, the J14 girls raced well in their quad, while the other junior girls, in their Novice quad, had a bit of a logistical failure and didn't get to race. Really sorry, ladies.
Scottish Championships day 1
So another Strathclyde Park regatta is under way, and what is there to report?
- Scottish Champions - Helena and Kathleen (along with Laura and Megan from Castle Semple): they were clear winners of the WJu18 4x - and they could have entered Ju16.
Scottish Champion - Helena, an impressive win in WJu16 1x, clear of
- Scottish Schools ChampionKathleen, for Boclair Academy.
Earlier, the J14 girls performed impressively in doubles, with Ciara and Katie narrowly missing out on a final place, while Rebecca and Hannah did make the final and finished strongly in third place, representing Bearsden Academy.
The junior boys were disappointed with fourth in their heat of Novice quads. Bearing in mind that it was Cameron's first race and their third outing as a crew (1st was last Saturday), it wasn't a bad effort.
Well, well, well... done!
Major kudos to Lynne Mac who won Women's Open Sculls at Nithsdale yesterday!
Rumours abound that...
- Peter D won Veteran sculls while
- the Captain picked up another point in Res2 double sculls (composite).
A large number of GRC boats are going to Nithsdale this weekend.
Recently, the Clyde Head had a number of good performances from GRC crews, including wins for
- Helena in WJu16 1x
- Peter C in MVet 1x
- Jonathan (composite) in MNov 2x
- PC & PT in MVet 2x
Results: on the Clyde web site.
Strathclyde Park Regatta - April 27/28
Entries close next week (probably in a day or so by GRC reckoning!), so think about what you're racing in.
ALSO - we are providing the catering, so will need YOU to help out on both days!!!
World Cup success for Scotland!
No, it's true! If you were watching the World Cup regatta from Sydney this past week, you would have seen ex-GRC rower Polly Swann in the stroke seats of two of the GB boats.
The women's eight were fourth in their final, while earlier, Polly and (Olympic Champion) Helen Glover won a comfortable victory over a strong field in the W 2- event.
View the race online. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen to choose the race you want to see. (Europe only)
Don't you love a palindrome?
Steve has created a separate spreadsheet for the vets to sign up to when they're ready for the Saturday morning punishment.
Busy, busy, busy.
As the main season for regattas nears, there is one bit of unfinished 'head-race' business, with the Clyde ARC heads rescheduled to Saturday 30 March.
You need to be prepared well in advance, if you want to race for GRC.
Sadly I have to report that Malcolm Prescott passed away in hospital on Wednesday.
We will remember Malcolm as a big strong man whose background prowess in weight lifting translated into power in the boat. He also introduced his son to rowing and was proud to see Daniel achieve National honours in a Scull. He was always willing to share his vast knowledge of every stretch of water in Scotland where the fishing was good. Not content with that, he took his camera with him and produced some amazing photographs of wildlife he encountered.
Our thoughts are with Teresa and his family.
Following a private family funeral, an open service of thanksgiving for friends and family will be held at 1pm on Wednesday 27th March at Killearn Kirk, Balfron Road, Killearn G63 9NL. Flowers from family only, but donations to the Beatson Cancer Care Centre will be welcome at the service.
Racing on Saturday
This week it's the GUBC Western Eights Head, over 5k on the Clyde.
There are 2 GRC crews racing, one in each division.
The provisional start list is here.
- At the C'dale Head, GRC's only crew finished winners of the pennant for WRes2 fours. A first race and first win for new cox Morgan! (...and Beth, Kat, Lynne and Sally.)
- Meanwhile, at sunny (ha! - Ed.) Boston, Helena was 14th and Kathleen 22nd in J16 1x at the GB long distance trial. Tomorrow's 2x event will give them another chance to shine!
- Kenny and Sandy are trucking today, on a mission to collect a shiny new toy for Beth and Kat...
- More motorway miles will be pounded out as Helena and Kathleen head down to Boston, Lincolnshire, to take part in the GB junior trial. Good luck!
Head race this Saturday
There are 2 races on the river on Saturday, at 12:00 and 2:30. There is one GRC crew racing in the later division.
Inverness - plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
GRC only took 2 boats to Inverness, instead of a fleet of eights as in some previous years. All change.
All GRC competitors returned with prizes, unbeaten. No change.
- Graeme and Jonny were in the composite eight that was Fastest in Division 1.
- Beth and Katharina won Women's Open 2x.
- Kathleen won Women's Junior 1x.
In Division 2, all 3 boats remained unbeaten, although Beth and Katharina were unchallenged in W Vet 2x, finishing only 41 sec behind the winning WRes2 eight!
- Graeme and Jonny were in the composite eight that was Fastest in Division 2.
- Kathleen won Women's J16 1x.
Results: (IRC web site)
Events, dear boy - events!
SUBC Head this Saturday... maybe.
Provisional draw is on GRCMembers. Only 2 GRC entries - Hel-Kat (J18 2x - makes one feel old!) and Steve in Res2 1x. Both are in Division 3 at 2:30 pm.
Weather will be a big factor, though - the river level has been consistently high this week.
Happy New Year!
Sorry about the extended web-silence. Webmaster has been focussed on other things... maybe it's time for a change?
Anyway, here's the latest:
- On Sunday (20th), GRC had 3 competitors taking part in the annual chain-yanking extravaganza know as the Scottish 'indoor rowing' Championships, Kathleen won a hard-fought silver medal in the J16 girls event. Her time would have got bronze in J18, too.
SUBC rescheduled Head - entries to
Remember that Racing Licences need to be renewed online prior to competing - see rowing.ismysport.org.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM was on Wednesday 14th November at 7:30pm in the Boathouse, Silverfir Street.
- No change to subs
- New 'Coaches' membership - a snip at £1!
- We will pursue 'Clubmark' accreditation.
On Saturday at Dorney, in the combined W 2x events, GRC/Vesta were winners of the 'E' final (3rd U19 crew) and GRC were 3rd. On Sunday, in the combined 4x event, GRC/Vesta won the 'C' final (13th overall).
At time of writing, no results are posted on the regatta site, but some results sheets are here.
When shall we three meet again?
A source close to the enchanted three said:
It's hard to imagine that they actually hold down “responsible” positions in the workplace...
HelKat got Silver at Nat Schools!
Photos: Iain Weir
Helena and Kathleen raised their game just when it was needed and produced their best performance so far to win the Silver medal in WJu16 2x at the National Schools Regatta.
Nice, too that their hard work and dedication has seen some recognition:
- Teenagers take silver award at national rowing contest
- Glasgow loses Clydeside battle against Edinburgh in city clash ... (The title refers to the wish-we-were-a-boat-race between Edinburgh and Glasgow universities, but photos are good.)
HelKat and GRC would like to offer their sincere thanks for his generous sponsorship to local businessman William Fulton:
GUBC Western 8s Head
GRC boated a 'development boat', with a mixture of experienced and novice women rowers, in both divisions.
More photos from David Nolan:
Inverness 8s & Small boats.
All GRC rowers returned with medals, including Jonny and Graeme, pictured in the multi-composite eight that was fastest crew in both divisions.
Glasgow Fours Head 2012
GRC only had 2 crews entered at our own event this year, winning the women's R2 coxed quad in a close-fought contest where good coxing counted. Well done Jules (and Beth, Katharina, Lynne and Kathleen).
Other GRC-related success came from the SUBC win in MRes2 Fours, with Cap'n Don as a late sub in the crew coached by Race Secretary Doug.All photos.Race results.
Junior LTR final exam
The juniors who survived the "crash course"* got a taste of racing in their final session, along with the delights of ergo competition.
* well, not quite!
PD even gave them a masterclass in the dangers of "bending the rules"...All photos.
Junior Learn-to-Row Saturday
Some of the host of new rowers, enthused by the Team GB performance at London 2012, take to the water at one of the Glasgow Rowing Club 'introduction to rowing' sessions.
GRC, in common with every other rowing club in Britain, has had a huge surge in
applications and enquiries. Here are some photos from the Saturday junior sessions.
HIR 2012 - a Scottish win!
Emma and Helena in their favourite place - top step of the podium.
GRC got into 2 of the winning Scottish boats at HIR 2012. Pictured is the WJ4x of Rowan (Broxbourne), Emma, Helena and Pauline (Clydesdale).
Earlier, Rowan and Emma had won the WJ2-.
British Championships - British Champions!
GRC were victorious at the British Championships - Helena was on the podium to collect a Bronze medal in WJu15 1x, then one hour later she and Kathleen were back, this time on the top step as the 2012 British Champion WJu15 2x.
The first big tranche of photos has appeared; from David Nolan
Before that, just a few pictures from Malcolm from part of Saturday - excellent pictures they are, though!
Niall Darroch has some, too.
Bronze medals at Nat Schools
Hel-Kat shone brightly at 2012 National Schools', on the sunless lake at Holme Pierrepont.