DUBC is proud to host the BUCS endorsed NEIRC each November. Short for North England Indoor Rowing Championships, it is usually off the back of GB Trials, with the club hosting a set 2k races open to university students from both internal Durham colleges, and other neighbouring universities: usually the likes of Sunderland, Northumberland and Newcastle…

NEIRC is the Club’s first opportunity to run an event under the newly inaugurated exec and committee, with the vice-president taking the lead reins on the project. Great pride is taken in running this event as it encourages the North to come together for a bit of healthy competition as the winter nights start to draw in. It is also an opportunity for both returning seniors and freshers’ to prove to themselves, the coaches, and their peers that they’re worthy of a place on the team. 


There are categories at NEIRC to cater for all abilities and ages – the event isn’t solely for student athletes.

Categories are as follows:

    • Championship Open Men (2,000m)
    • Championship Open Women (2,000m)
    • Championship Beginner Men (1,000m)
    • Championship Beginner Women (1,000m)
    • Lightweight Championship Open Men (2,000m)
    • Lightweight Championship Open Women (2,000m)
    • Masters Men (2,000m)
    • Masters Women (2,000m)
    • Team Relay (4,000m) 


NEIRC is an important date on the DUBC calendar as it provides a benchmark test for those athletes not competing at trials to compare their current season’s progress, and for the development squad to be introduced into a racing environment and the buzz of race day!

Event photos are uploaded to the Durham University Boat Club Facebook page.


To enter, please download the form, complete it and send it back  by e-mail to vicepresident@dubc.co.uk. Please find details for payment attached on the form. N.B. For further clarity when entering the Masters event please put ‘Masters’ followed by your category, for example ‘Masters A’ or ‘Masters B’.



NEIRC 2019 Results

NEIRC results 2017

2018 University Indoor Rowing Series

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