|Rutherford Head 30th November 2013 on the river Tyne|
went down to England to race over 5000m on the river Tyne from
Scotswood to Newburn in a coxless quad with Gill Prescott from
Duham and Ailie Ord and Liz Davidson from SPRC. The conditions were
sunny (in the first division), but cold, specially on the start and a slight headwind!
|In the 1st Dev. the quad was the fastest WIM2 4x in 17:36.4min and 44th place overall (out of 106 boats) including men's and women's 8's. |
In the 2nd Dev. the tide, the
flow of the river and the wind were against everyone therefore the
times were slower. The quad rowed as a W veteran D quad in 20:47.5
(19:36.5 with a handicap) and won the D/F category.
Tom Claxton, rowing for Edinburgh University at the moment were the fastest crew in the second division in 16:56.7 - Well done!
|Morrison Construction Inverness Fours and Small Boats Head Race - 16/17th November 2013|
On Saturday Eva
raced in the second devision in a Vet 4x in a composite crew with
Ailie, Liz and Susanne over a 4350m course from Dochgarroch to the
Inverness Rowing Club House. The weather was a bit windy with a
following tailwind. Eva's quad clocked up a time of 17:34.8min, which
was 15th place if the handicap of 55sec is applied (16:39.8min) and the
crew won the WVet 4x.
On Sunday Lucy and Rachel, Heather and Robyn competed in doubles in the WJ 16 2x.
|Heather and Robyn were 5th in 20:00.0 and Lucy and Rachel were 6th in 20:07.2 out of 11 entered. Well done to both of them! Heather
and Robyn than did the 4350m again in the 2nd division in the OJu 16 2x
category and managed to go down the course in 21:02.4.|
Martin competed in both divisions in
his single and he finished in 21:00.8 (handicapped 19:38.8) in the 1st
division and in 21:53.6 in the 2nd division rowing in O R1 1x. all results Roy Sinclair's photos on facebook from Saturday and Sunday photos from Snapper Ron
|GLASGOW FOURS HEAD - 9th Nov. 2013|
a beautiful, sunny, calm but cold Saturday, Robyn, Heather, Lucy,
Rachel, cox: Lily competed as WR2 4x+ going downstream on the Clyde for
They had a very good row and finished 3rd in WR2 4x+ and 21st overall in a good time of 16.00 min. Well Done!!
all results Loch Lomond photos more photos on facebook
|Aberdeen Small Boat Head of the River 3rd November 2013|
Conditions were very challenging with strong gusting winds and a very fast flowing river after lots of overnight rain.
rowed (or battled against the wind and against the flow of the river)
in a double with Les from Clydesdale as Vet F in the 1st division, but
they were the only Veteran boat entered. They were 8th overall in a
time of 15.20minutes. In the 2nd devision it was time only as a Mix Vet
2x in a time of 16.02min.
For all results and photos
Clyde ARC 3 Head race - 12th October 2013
represented Loch Lomond at the 3km head race on the Clyde. The weather
was glorious and he single sculled in the 1st devision in a time
of 12:48 and than bettering himself in the 3rd devisoin in 12:47. All results photos by David Nolan
Clydesdale Scullers Head will take place on the 26th October over 4km down the Clyde - cancelled
World Rowing Masters Regatta in Varese / North of Italy 5 - 8. September 2013
Loch Lomond Rowing Club Athletes (Eva, Martin and Sally who
is a member of Loch Lomond, but registered under Reading for this event) performed well at the
The venue was stunning, an eight lane course on the
beautiful Lake Varese
with the Alps as the backdrop. It was very hot
and the water conditions were near perfect with calm water.
This years entry was the biggest entry the Masters Regatta
has ever seen with 3355 athletes, coming from
633 clubs in 454 cities and
covering 40 nations. There were more than 550 races with the winners being
awarded with a medal. Over 11,000 boat seats were occupied over the duration of
the regatta with many rowers entering up to ten races.
How does the World Masters Regatta work? - Most of the
races, divided into different age categories, have between 20 and 100 entries.
It would be impossible to run the event as a traditional regatta with knock-out
rounds. Therefore each event is sub-divided into a series of 8 boat, straight
finals - so for example the ‘F’ single sculls had 14 ‘finals’ starting with the
younger competitors moving through to the older ones. This means you are often
racing people from the same ‘vintage year’ as yourself.
Anyone can enter, from a novice to an ex-Olympian. The
competition is very fierce. Some clubs ‘cherry pick’ their athletes from right
across their country, and ‘international’ crews which pick the best rowers from
more than one country. So competition with these crews for a club such as Loch Lomond is a tough task
Sally Pollock Morrice WON an amazing 8 races, 3 in her
single in A, B and C, one in the 2-C with Ailie Ord, one in the 4xB, the 4+D,
8+A and the mixed F2x. Well Done.
Eva entered 10 races and WON 3 of them - 1Ex, 2Fx (with
Jacky Darling from England)
and WC4x (with Ailie Ord and Liz from Strathclyde
Park and Gill Prescott from Durham). In 6 races (1Dx, 4xD, 4xE, 2xD, 2xE,
2xFmixed) she was second and in the mixed 4xD quad third.
Martin raced very well in his single E and produced an
outstanding performance in the quad D with Strathclyde
Park and Aberdeen.
HAWCO INVERNESS SPRINT REGATTA 16 August 2013
On the unusually very windy and choppy waters of the Caledonian Canal some of
our novice girls gained their first experience of racing and did not come away
empty handed. In the WNov 2x Heather McKenzie and Robyn Whyte emerged as the
winners with Heather also going on to win WNov 1x in challenging conditions in a
club final against Kirsty Kay, the semi final for which unfortunately resulted
in Hope Hastings tasting the waters of the canal. Hope was still a medal winner
though as despite her coxing a quad for the first time and with a gusting tail
wind she steered a winning course for the generation crew of Andy Summers, Lucy
Bell, Rachel Gillies and Martin Claxton. Lucy also went on to win WJu16 1x by a
length. Andy and Donna Bell were sadly knocked out in the heats of the Mixed Vet
2x but Andy was able to claim a win with Martin in the O Vet 2x and in a club
final beat Martin in the O Vet 1x.
|Photos taken by Donna Bell. For all results go to the Inverness results page. Photos from Roy Sinclaire Photos from Donald Cameron |
Eva travelled down to Talkin Tarn regatta on Saturday 6th July to enjoyed beautiful sunshine and great racing.
A huge number of rowers from across the UK aged between 11 and 75 took part in the event.
After sculling side by side most of the race, Eva WON her single in the IM2 category against a much jounger sculler and she WON her single in the Vet B/D category.
|Scottish Championships 15/16th June 2013 Strathclyde Park |
Lomond Rowing Club had a brilliant Scottish Championships (with all
events being rowed over 1500m) with 3 Scottish Champions, 2 Scottish
School Champions and 1 silver medal. WELL DONE to everyone!|
Day one of the champs was a very cold very windy day. In the Open Vet B/C 4x Loch Lomond quad with Andy, Michael, Eva and Allan was battling with the Stirling quad but had to settle for second place. Martin was in a composite with Strathclyde park and came in third.
|Eva was in a composite with Strathclyde Park (Ailie, Liz and Gillian) in the WVetC 4x and they WON.|
In the WNov 2x Lucy and Rachel were second in their heat and 3rd in the final. Sarah and Donna rowed well in their heat (6th place) but did not make the final.
The boys, Finlay and Oliver, WON the School Boys under 15 double race and were second in the OJu 15 2x. WELL DONE!
Sunday was a better day with calm water and plesent sunshine.
|Finlay and Oliver made it to the final in the ONov 2x and were rewarded a silver medal in the final!|
Martin and Alex were 2nd in the OVet D 2x. The girls, Lucy and Rachel, WON the School Girls under 15 double and were third in the WJu 15 2x. Heather and Robyn were 3rd in the School Girls U15 2x and 6th in the WJu 15 2x.
In the single events we had Allan winning the OVet C and Andy being 3rd. Alek was 4th in the OVet D/E and Martin 5th. Eva was 1st in the WVet D/E. Lucy was 2nd in her heat in the WNov 1x and 6th in the final.
Some LLRC photos collected from various people - thanks to all! all results
9th June 2013 - 180th Durham Regatta
This regatta is one of the premier events in the northern
racing calendar. Racing takes place over 700 metres with the elite men’s and
women’s events being competed over 1800 metres. This 1800 metre course
requires that crews negotiate the historic Elvet Bridge at full race pace.
Eva rowed in a composite with Gill Prescott from DurhamRC in the Vet E
category and they WON
then went over the longer course of 1800m (and going through the narrow
bridge) in WElite 2x
. Eva and Gill WON
their semi final and than the
final! WELL DONE!
|1st June 2013 - Castle Semple Regatta|
The sun was shining and Lucy and Rachel lost their novice status by winning the WNov 2x.
They were only second in their heat, but managed to overtake all the
other boats in the final! WELL DONE! In the WJu15 2x the girls were 2nd
in the heat and 3rd in the final. Lucy was 3rd in the WJU15 1x heats.
Donna and Sarah had their first race ever and did remarkable well by getting 4th in their heat in the WNov 2x.
|British Championships 19th May - Nottingham|
ventured all the way down south and represented Loch Lomond at the
British Masters Champs and she came home with 3 silver medals. She was second
in the WInt3 1x Vet D in 4:22.37 and WVet E 1x in 4:28.4 and in the Mix
Vet F 2x with Les from Clydesdale in 4:03.49. all results
|Clydesdale Regatta 18th May |
the WNov2x Lucy and Rachel got through 2 rounds and than dead-heated
with Glasgow Schools in the semi-finals and narrowly lost the re-row.
Heather and Robyn had a good race in their double.
WNov 4x with Heather, Lucy, Rachel and Robyn unfortunately did not
progress to the next round, but it was good race practice for the girls! David Nolan's photos
|Strathclyde Regatta 27/28 April 2013|
juniors and 2 veterans competed at Strathclyde Park Regatta, which
was held over 2 days. The weather was reasonable on Saturday, though
the wind started to pick up later in the day. Sunday was very windy so
that they had to start to 1000m races at the 2000m start to avoid some
of the white horses in the middle of the course.
Eva WON the WVet4x A-C in a composite with Gill (Durham) and Ailie and Liz (Strathclyde) and her Vet single.
Lucy did really well finishing 2nd in her heat and 5th in her final in the WJu15 1x.
The WJU15 2x with Heather and Rachel were 3rd in their heat and just missed out on a place in the finals.
Oliver and Finlay WON their heat in the OJU15 2x and finished 2nd in the final getting presented with a silver medal!
|Oliver was braving the waves and was 3rd in the OJU15 singles heat.|
The girls (Lucy, Rachel, Heather, Robyn, cox Oliver) had a good race in the WJU15 4x heats, but didn't progress to the final.
Martin was 2nd in the OVet 1x E/F. David Nolan's photos Saturday Sunday all results LLRC results some photos
|13th April 2013 - Nithsdale Regatta|
Lomond was well presented in Nithsdale / Dumfries and came away with
some medals. The weather was very kind to us with no rain!
Oliver in Finlay had a very close race in the OJU152x, but just managed to push their bow ball ahead of their opponents at the finish line and WON!! WELL DONE!
Eva was taking on the younger generation and she WON in the WR2 1x.
|Eva and Ailie (SPRC) took advantage of the new rule, that all men's events are now open events and raced in the OpenVet 2x, beating Martin's composite with Nithsdale in the semi finals and than beating Glasgow's MVets in the finals!|
girls had a very good race in their quad but were beaten by Talkin
Tarn. They than split up into doubles with Lucy and Heather in one
double and Rachel and Robyn in the other, but even they were close,
they did not manage to progress to the final.
Oliver and Finlay both
raced in singles in the OJU15. Finlay had an impressive win in the
heats but lost in the semis. Oliver won his semi finals but
unfortunately his opposition was too strong in the finals.
had a great time and the juniors even had some piggy back, wheelbarrow
and three legged races and challenging SPRC vets.
all results, LLRC photos
|30 March - Rescheduled Clyde ARC 3 Heads River Race over 2500m|
Loch Lomond had 6 juniors competing in doubles and a quad and they all did extremely well.
Oliver and Finlay WON the OJ15 double in 9.40min - WELL DONE!
Lucy and Rachel WON the WJ15 double in 11.17min and Robyn and Heather were 3rd in their first ever race - WELL DONE!
junior W15 quad had to race as a WJ18x- and got 3rd in 11.46min. This
was the first race for this quad and all the hard training is paying
off! Keep it up girls!
The weather was sunny and calm but very cold. LLRC results all results some photos
|9th March 2013|
Head Race - Eva went down to York to row 5100m downstream on the river
Ouse from Rawcliffe Landing to Lendal Bridge in the heart of York. She
was part of the Durham WVetC4x+ crew and they won their categorie and
beating all other women veteran coxless quads.
All results and lots of photos from division 2 and a little video
|Rutherford Head 1st December 2012 on the river Tyne|
went down to England to race over 5000m on the river Tyne from
Scotswood to Newburn in a coxless veteran quad with Gill Prescott from
Duham and Ailie Ord and Liz Davidson from SPRC. The conditions were
sunny, but very cold, specially on the start!
In the 1st Dev. the quad was the fastest veteran women quad, 2 1/2 minutes ahead of their opponent.
|All results |