Newsletter 27/10/15

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Dear Parents and Alumni

As promised last time we can now confirm that Ian Shore will be filling the role of Women’s coach. With 22 wins at Henley women’s regatta and a wealth of international level athletes in his history we welcome Ian as a valuable addition to the coaching team and look forward to seeing what results he can produce this year.

Last week the club attended the British championships at Holme Pierrepoint, an unfortunate bout of illness meant that unfortunately the women’s eight had to withdraw, while the men’s heavy quad made do with coming together for one training session before racing. Across the board the other boats had good results and made a good position to move forward as the season goes on. Special mention should go to the U19 quad that not only won their category but also came 14th across all the women’s quad on the day in a very strong field.

Category Crew Result
Lw U23 2x Katy Denham, Rebecca Knowles 3rd
U23 2x Rosalind Wilson, Hanna Gallis Inntjore 3rd
Lw U23 4- Will Crossley, Finn Abberton, Angus Lee, Rob Eyres 3rd
O 4- Chetan Chauan-Sims, Rob Lewis, Edward Gleadowe, Ben Weston 8th
U19 4x- Katy MacDonald, Rosalind Wilson, Lauren Irwin, Hope Cessford 1st
Lw O 4x- Scott Oslinav-Harris, Steve Parsonage, Hugo Coussens, Stephen Griffiths 3rd

Moving on from Brit champs our focus turned to the U23 British rowing trials at the end of the month, followed by the North East Indoor Rowing Championship hosted by DUBC. In reality this meant everyone had another 2k to look forward to as well as a trip to Boston for those headed to trials. The new coaching team is really getting into the groove and the new set up is moving quickly towards the professional standards that we want to see during training, making more time for our athletes to manage their myriad other commitments.

Another week of training down, DUBC attended the Tyne long distance sculls and small boats head this Saturday. A stiff breeze running against the rising tide on the Tyne made for a choppy run in the morning, our scullers struggled through and achieved some good preparation for next week’s trials. In the afternoon the conditions eased as the tide turned and our sweep rowers had a chance to show what they could do. Partly due to an absent Newcastle, Durham cleaned up in their events. Many people earning their first wins for Durham and a DUBC boat winning in every category we entered.

 

Category Crew Result
IM2/3 4x- Will Crossley, Angus Lee, Matt Roe, Finn Abberton 1st
Nov 4x- Joe Johansen, 1st
Eli 1x Scott Oslinav-Harris 1st
W.Eli 1x Katy Denham 1st
IM3 1x Angus Lee 1st
W.IM2 1x Katy MacDonald 1st
W.IM3 2x Lucinda Ellway-Bell, Helena Lang 1st
IM2 2x Hugo Coussens, Steve Griffiths 1st
IM3 4+ Neil Connell, Matt Cantelo, Will Toogood, Jack Kitching, Theo Gibson (cox) 1st
W.IM2/3 4x- Becky Hodson, Hanna Gallis Inntjore, Kiera Rosenwold, Becky Knowles 1st
IM2/3 2- Evan Bolle Jones, Andrew Aitchison 1st
W.IM3 4+ Katherine Aird, Evie Harrison, Francesca Quinn, Helen Probert, Abi Riley (cox) 1st
NOV 1x Daniel Gorenkin 1st

Back in Durham, our Learn To Row programme is shaping up for another successful year. Under the guiding hand of Allen Bashford, over 300 students signed up for sessions. With a little help from our athlete volunteers, and assistants Harriet Tebbs and Steve Jones, Allen has run sessions all day Monday to Saturday for two weeks, with another week to go! From the end of the three weeks we will be selecting our development group for the coming year. They will be making their debut for the club at the North East Indoor rowing championships in November and as a graduate of the development programme myself; I can’t wait to see what this year has to offer.

All the best until next time,

Edward Gleadowe
DUBC President 2015/16

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