Happy New Year to all involved with GRC and anyone fancying joining us. See you during the year.
Happy New Year to all involved with GRC and anyone fancying joining us. See you during the year.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glasgow Rowing Club’s curry night was a great success. Thanks to Ronnie, Liam, Bill, Ann and Jackie for organising a great night.
A big thank you to the Sports Council for Glasgow for the grant that has helped the club to purchase a new rowing machine.
The new machines have been a welcome addition to the club and members have been using these to improve both technique, fitness and speed, especially over the winter months.
Members Ally and Rebekah are seen here at our Saturday training session.
Club kit from Godfrey Sports Clothing. You can order individually, or take part in a club order window to take advantage of our club discounts on items.
Windy and wet conditions all week. Fast flow following previous week flooding, GRC did fantastically managing to race 2 veteran eights. Though we didn’t get very high on the results page, we raced valiantly and showed determination against some fitter and (much) younger crews.
GRC filled a trailer with 6 fours, 5 doubles and 4 singles and headed off up to Inverness with Strathclyde University Boat Club to race.
After recent inclemant weather and the water leaving the Clyde, a tree had made it’s way to the Dalmarnock bridge and got lodged just below it. Due to this raising safety concerns, they shortened the course to a meagre 3k. GRC battled hard and noted some good results with several new entries for this years event. GRC’s Scotland Rower Calum managed to pull out the stops in the clubs Empacher single (due to Calum’s usual boat being broken the previous week) to finish fifth. New member and former Castle Semple sculler and rower, Steve Conner, took a slight detour after Rutherglen bridge embedding himself firmly in a tree which took several minutes to get free of (this is quite serious in a time trial event). Steve and captain Steve took to the double in the second division and succeeded in completing the course to finish in a respectable 15th place.
This year’s Nithsdale Regatta was an absolutely glorious day with some extremely fun racing and delicious cakes on offer. The course, with it’s excessively tight course, proved quite daunting for many competitors with steering being the letdown of many a capable competitor.
GRC had limited representsation with the 3 veterans, 2 seniors and 1 junior representing the club in a number of events. Combining with SUBC, ABC and CARC made for quite a busy event for us. Having an early departure (4:30am), we utilised the towing hire services of 4×4 Hire Scotland to get a vehicle capable to dragging ours and Strathclyde Uni’s fleet of boats all the way to the South Scotland town through their Guid Nychburris celebrations (24hr drinking and horse riding event – they don’t go together 🙂 ). We managed to come away with a number of successes on the day.
Racing at the Scottish Championships at Strathclyde Park on the 9th, 10th and 11th June was quite a daunting task this year with winds billowing and waves growing, there was no let up. Eventually the organizers switched it to a time trial event where there was a free start and racing timed between start and finish. This led to some confusion but there was some good results and some of our younger competitors did amazingly well.
Fantastic weather, glorious sunshine and a very gentle tail wind gave play to some fantastic racing on the Saturday. The wind started to get up a little on Sunday but this didn’t dishearten the GRC massive. Great congratulations have to go out to our J15 sculler, Adam, who brought home a win in a mixed double with Clydesdale ARC on the Saturday. Congratulations also to Robyn who managed to lose her Novice status at this years SPR. Never mind Robyn, you’ll still be able to race novice again at the Scottish Champs :-Þ.
Great thanks go to those who helped and supported the rowers competing at this event and to those who helped get them there and back. We’ll be looking to get all our boats re-rigged by this Saturday morning so please make sure you lend a hand then too. Thanks also go to Clarkson’s van hire from whom we hired a Bi-Turbo van which pulled our trailer with ease.
Congrats to all those competitors who managed to make it across the start and finish lines at this years SUBC HoRR on the Clyde. GRC had a couple of exciting entries of which we had 2 veteran double sculls competing in the Masters event.
Bryan and Peter managed to pull a powerful shortened course in a time of 9 minutes and 16 seconds having had to suffer freezing temperatures and lengthy weights in tough water conditions before being set off.
Pinoke and PT (we have to name all our Peters differently :-D) set off shortly after and stormed down the course in a quick time of 9 minutes and 19 seconds and with the correction of the Masters Handicaping System, managed to lift the pot for the event.
Our university students, Katie and Robyn were down to compete in the Women’s open singles event (far above their points tally) to get a measure of each other in the time trial event. Unfortunately Katie was unavailable due to illness but hopes to be back to fitness for the next races and trials. Robyn powered down the course in a time of only 9 minutes and 34 seconds. Here’s looking forward to the rest of the season for this competitive pair.
An absolutely outstanding result for our 2 members attending the Inverness Fours and Small Boats Head accompanying Strathclyde University Boat Club. Robyn and Katie managed to win every event they entered with them bringing home pots for Mixed R2 Quad, Women’s Novice Single, Women’s R2 Single, Women’s Open Single and finished off teaming up with a win in the Women’s R2 double.
Congratulations to Katie and Robyn and we all cheer you on to keeping the winning spirit burning. For the list of all winners and times from Inverness, read on:
Fantastic day at on the Clyde today. Over 90 crews raced over the 5km race course from Belvedere (nr the Cris Hoy Velodrome) to the monument on the Glasgow Green where the Glasgow City Council were setting up the fireworks for the evenings display. GRC had 2 rowers in the competition with Adam Robertson competing in the Open Junior 15 Coxed Quad with Strathclyde Park RC and Rebekah Kitteridge competing in the Womens Restricted 2 Coxed Quads with Stirling ARC.
We had a contingent travel to Strathclyde Park this weekend to compete in the Scottish Rowing Championships 2016. We had mixed results with Katie and Robyn getting a Silver medal in the Women’s Novice Double Sculls and subsequently getting 1st and 2nd in the Women’s Novice Single Sculls.
On the flip side, our vets were a little less successful, mainly due to mess ups in registration….