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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.

Curry on up the Clyde – result!

Glasgow Rowing Club’s curry night was a great success. Thanks to Ronnie, Liam, Bill, Ann and Jackie for organising a great night.

pre-curry-group

Pre Curry Posing

pre-curry-group

Pre curry fun

Workers'' table

Workers table

Captain's table

Captain’s table

post curry drinks

post curry drinks

Glasgow Rowing Miles Better

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.

New Ergs - Glasgow Rowing Miles Better

Glasgow Rowing Miles Better

Members Ally and Rebekah are seen here at our Saturday training session.

Curry on up the Clyde

Are you CURRagious enough to SPICE up your life at the great GRC CURRY night?

Book your diaries (maybe not with an old flame) for the HOTTEST date on the calendar – 8th April, 6pm for 7pm.

Follow the spice road from Goa to Giffnock or Bombay to Bishopton as expert chefs and questionable rowers will be cooking up a culinary storm of vindaloos, Rogan josh and Thai Green CURRIES.

Tickets will be at the bargain basement price of £15 for adults and £7.50 for children/students for this burns night without the poetry – Snap them up fast before the price triples on ebay.

Bring your own bottle to sooth your tortured tongue.

The Clyde will be extra CHILLI that night.

If you are interested, can you put your name on the list at the noticeboard and advise how many friends you will be bringing  so that we can gauge numbers? We want to raise funds to make your club better.

Be there or be UNCOOL.

GRC Burns Supper

GRC have had to cancel this weekends Burns’ Supper. If you have paid for tickets, please contact the treasurer for a refund or kindly donate to club funds :-).

We’ll not see you there :-(.

 

or in English if you prefer ;o)

Please contact a member of the committee for refunds.