Friday, 23 September 2011
- 144 KM
- 60 rowers
- 31 locks
- 7 stops
- 6 quads
- 2 buses
and one common aim: to have fun.
We hope that by now all competant rowers will have signed up and begun fundraising. We would appreciate if everyone set themselves a target of £75. Although this may seem like a large figure if you get a little from a lot of people it will add up! Our top fundraiser last time raised around £600, so the competition is on!
As well as supporting out club in our endeavour to buy new boats to allow everyone a fair opportunity on the water, we will also be making a very substantial donation to a local charity which supports people with ME. For infromation on the disease please follow this link to the ME association:
Thanks to everyone for your support; parents, sponsors and rowers alike. We look forward to seeing you all in Oxford!
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
The Fawley Cup is a popular event at Henley for junior quads so this year the fastest 8 crews outof the 61 entries were to qualify. It wasn’t the best of conditions with the rain persistent but theylooked strong along the 2112 metre course.
The results came and disappointment was written on all their faces. They came 18th out of 61which was a fantastic result given the stature of the crews from around the world competing. Theycan be nothing but proud of their achievements as they have certainly put TSBC out there as aserious contender.
Friday, 1 April 2011
Friday, 11 March 2011
If you are able to help in any way. either on the stall or by baking cakes or biscuits that would be fantastic. Just let me know approx what times you can be there and we can set up a rota.
If cakes could be cut and wrapped in a saleable slice, that would help, and can be brought along in the morning or if easier can be brought to me on the Friday. Don’t forget to label any boxes that you want returning.
Thank you in advance for your culinary donations!
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
The week consisted of two sessions a day, and when the river froze over on day four, like amphibious ghouls, drained of any energy we once had, we took to the land for training. After two days on the water, racking up around 75 kilometres on the water, we were set a 30 minute test on the ergo. Naturally I took the corner erg, not wanting to show anyone else up. I expected to be somewhere near the back of the group, however I managed to break my PB by a fair margin, impressing the coaches in the process.
A great thing about doing a camp such as this is getting to know everyone, most of them I will be rowing with nearer the end of the year when they are looking at crew boats for the championships.
Last year all but two rowers that went to Nantes ended up competing for GB at the end of the year. Hopefully successful results at Trials on the 19th and 20th February will leave me in good stead for the World Championships held this year at Dorney Lake, Eton (some second rate school near Windsor). Obviously it’s a bit early to be buying tickets but if everything goes to plan, I’d like to think I have what it takes.
Monday, 31 January 2011
Over Christmas while everyone was gorging themselves with mince pies and roast turkey, Ed was training relentlessly. Unfortunately for him, he chose skiing and due to his vulnerability to injury, his knee broke like a Lib-Dem promise. Leaving him hospitalised and forced to spend his days in misery playing halo, while being tormented at the thought of being incapable to train. Meanwhile the quad was lucky enough to have the privileges of training in sub zero temperatures and the skin piercing rain. The quad is looking forward to kicking the competition in their bow balls at Hampton Head. Prepare to have your new boatclub socks thoroughly rocked off!
By Guy & Ed, J16
In the afternoon they were joined by Harry Lonergan and James Rudkin, also from Tideway, to win the J18 4x and with a time of 6.35:36, beat Windsor boys quad to the line by 7 seconds. Not only did they win the category and another medal but they also clocked up the fastest time of the day.
Well Done to you all!
Full results can be found on: http://www.mikrotime.com/rowing/row2011/martvth11.html
Recently, I have been training at Molesey Boat Club under the watchful eye of Neasa Folan, who is an incredibly successful coach, having led numerous crews to victories at all abilities from club to international level.
Since being at Molesey, there has been a definite increase in the intensity of my programme and I am currently training 9 times a week. Having learnt lots of new aspects of the sport I never even knew existed before I feel I have progressed into a more competent rower.
With 7 World Class Start camps a year in Nottingham, these are times when you are required to perform, preparing you for the intensity needed at GB level and I feel that with every session undertaken, I am one step closer to achieving my aim of representing my country.
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
16 APR RETURN FROM CAMP
30 APR CHISWICK (bank holiday w/e)
7 MAY THAMES DITTON
27-29 MAY NATIONAL SCHOOLS
11 JUNE MARLOW TOWN
24 JUNE HRR QUALIFIERS (top quad only)
29-3 JULY HRR
9-10 JULY KINGSTON
15-17 JULY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, MOLESEY
18 JULY HOUSE REGATTA
22 JULY END OF TERM