Aberdeen Rowers at Henley Royal Regatta
Posted: July 13th 2013
Rowers from University Rowing Aberdeen, a partnership between Aberdeen University, Robert Gordon University and Scottish Rowing took part in the world-famous Henley Royal Regatta last week in glorious sunshine and in front of huge crowds.
Iona Riley and Lewis McCue from Robert Gordon University and Gary Wilson made the 530-mile trip south to compete in crews comprised of British rowers looking to make the Great Britain Under-23 rowing squad this summer. McCue and Wilson raced in the Ladies Challenge Plate, which despite the name is for male crews just below a senior international level and Riley raced in the Rememham Challenge Cup, an event for international-standard women's crews.
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ASRA Inter-schools Regatta
Posted: June 25th 2013
On Sunday 23rd June Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association organised and hosted the 5th Aberdeen Inter-Schools Regatta which sees the wet start crews from their schools project race against each other. All crews had a maximum of 10 weeks rowing experience and raced each other in coxed quads over a 300m distance. There were 49 wet start rowers representing 6 Aberdeen City and Shire schools whilst the 100+ ASRA members had the rare chance to represent their own school with 7 crews representing 17 schools racing in coxed quads.
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Scottish Success at the Samsung World Rowing Cup
Posted: June 24th 2013
Scotland's Polly Swann won a gold medal in the women’s pair rowing with Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover at the World Rowing Cup at Eton Dorney this weekend. It was a great regatta for the Scots with Sam Scrimgeour (LM2-) picking up gold as well as Alan Sinclair (M4-) and Imogen Walsh (LW2x) getting silver. A full report of all the weekend’s racing is available at:
Glasgow Schools Championships
Posted: June 24th 2013
The first Glasgow Schools Rowing Championships for over 30 years was held on the Clyde over a 500 metre course last Saturday. Ten schools took part in six events with championships being won by five different schools. In the invitation eights event guests Albyn School beat Glasgow Schools by half a length.
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Indoor Rowing Champs Pictures
Snapper Ron's plan for 2013 is to beat Willie Brown in the Mens Vet 1x at Scottish Champs. Unfortunately, the only thing that is foiling this plan is the disturbance of his training programmes due to having to spend time processing photographs.
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Scottish Rowing Sculling Camp/GB Rowing Team Sculling Festival
Posted: 20th June 2013
The Scottish Rowing performance team are running a sculling camp on the 10th/11th August at the Scottish Rowing Centre. The camp is open to J16+ athletes who have experience of racing in a single. This is a new camp aimed at supporting the development of our most promising athletes, with a focus on keeping them training throughout the summer months.
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More National Schools News
Posted: 30th May 2013
Glasgow Academy would like to congratulate all Scottish medallists at the National Schools Regatta and celebrate their own success in winning their first ever medal at the event, a silver in WJ14 doubles scull. The combination of India Somerside and Becky Nielson lost Gold by 3 secs to St Neots Rowing Club.
Scottish rowers step up to the challenge at World Rowing Cup
Posted: 28th March 2013
With Katherine Grainger, Heather Stanning and a number of other Olympic Champions missing as they contemplate their futures, a new look GB Rowing Team produced a performance at the opening 2013 Samsung World Rowing Cup in Sydney, Australia, which bodes well for the future of the sport on the road to Rio 2016. Three Scots who didn't feature at London 2012 stepped up to the mark and recorded some impressive results as part of a strong British team performance which delivered four golds, a silver and two bronzes from 14 crews.
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ASRA in Belgium
Posted: 21st April 2013
At the Gent Spring International Regatta on the 13th and 14th April, crews from the Aberdeen Schools Rowing Association won 6 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals over the two days of the competition.
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Walsh leads Scots at GB Trials
Posted: 21st April 2013
Inverness' Imogen Walsh won today's GB Rowing Team trial, justifying her pre-event tag as favourite in the lightweight women's category, to set the mood for the Scottish contingent at the Redgrave-Pinsent Rowing Lake in Caversham, Reading. The 29-year-old, a world champion in 2011 in the lightweight women's quad scull, was an emphatic winner after building a strong lead through the middle of the race, finishing ahead of Ruth Walczak and early challenger Eleanor Piggott.
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