Bob Reid

It is with great sadness that we share the news of our dear friend and fellow rower Bob Reid who passed away in hospital earlier this week.  Our thoughts are with Shona and their family at this very sad time.

Bob’s rowing career started whilst at school at the Aberdeen Academy in the late 1960’s, and following his move south to Glasgow to attend RSAMD, he rowed with Clyde ARC before moving up river to join GUBC and the Glasgow Argonauts BC.

1975 was a particular highlight of Bob’s rowing career when he competed for Club and Country for the Silver Goblets Challenge Cup at Henley, the winning crew in coxless 4 at the Scottish Championships and for Scotland at the Home International Regatta.  

Bob was also one of the founding members of Glasgow Rowing Club, created when Glasgow Argonauts BC joined with the City of Glasgow RC in 1983.

Following his competition success, he went on to manage the Scotland Team at HIR, serve on the SARA Executive and was the Lead Commentator for the 1986 Commonwealth Games where he met HRH Princess Anne.  In 2002 he began his 15 year career as an Umpire whilst continuing to support GRC as President and active member.  Many younger GRC members will remember Bob as the driving force behind blade painting and boat maintenance. He was committed to the the annual blade painting effort, to the fixing of boats and assisting others with their repair attempts and upkeep.  His gentle wisdom and wit will be missed by all of us here at GRC and the wider Scottish rowing community.

Scottish Indoor Championships 2020

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.

GRC Virtual Book Club

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 Reading List

GRC strava Link

For those athletes amongst us who wish to share and compare their training efforts Katie and Ronan have set up our link to the strava site.

GRC strava

Scottish Rowing – Club of the Year

It’s official and something we all knew already but GRC have just been awarded Scottish Rowing’s Club of the Year 2018/19. Well done GRC.

Club Of the Year

#ScottishRowingAwardsOur final award goes to Glasgow Rowing Club, Scottish Rowing Club of the Year 2018/19!Glasgow Rowing Club have been working with with schools to provide new opportunities for local children, engaged with Glasgow Sport to achieve their Club Mark Accreditation and have established a thriving recreational rowing squad. Congratulations to everyone at GRC!

Posted by Scottish Rowing on Wednesday, 8 April 2020