Mens’ Squad Report – November 2016

Men’s squad continues to grow. In the past 2 months we have taken on 3 new seniors from Exeter University, all of whom have been great additions to the squad and James has been particularly helpful with coxing even while limping around with a broken foot!

Continually getting 2 solid senior fours out for water sessions as well as a gradually growing consistency from the novice seniors, turning out for an 8+ most sessions. A limiting factor here has been the availability of coxswains. But c’est la vie and members are actively trying to encourage people down to cox.

New inquiries are coming through as well – trying to steer them into getting involved with the ergo/off water sessions for the time being while we don’t have L2R courses running.

RACING

For what was my first full club event, we had a great turn out for Gloucester Autumn Head across all sections of the club.

Senior men winning in both divisions and setting course records. The quad with a mix of some of the more senior Juniors and Seniors had a blistering div 1 result setting the fastest time of the day, but encountered equipment problems in the 2nd. (N.b. Need to order replacement grips).

Representation from the masters squad as well, unfortunately classic canal conditions meant they had a closer than wanted encounter with a barge! Sue is to stand close to the start next year for better photo opportunities.

Sorry no record of times/finish orders as no results online yet!

Unfortunately due to lack of availability no racing for the Novice men.

LOOKING AHEAD

Next upcoming race – FOURS HEAD 12th November
Senior men racing Saturday and Sunday, Junior 4x- racing Saturday.
Noted on the draw that the quad are boating from BBL and Senior crews are boating from Cygnet…query?
Racing again on the Sunday for Veteran Fours Head IM3 4+ x 2

TOTNES MINI HEAD 26th NOVEMBER

Would love to get the novices a race! Not sure if we have enough numbers for an 8+, too soon for a 4+? Limited by availability of coxes? Is having a small selection of novices to go out on erg evenings (master’s water evenings) a solution? I am aware they have been erging a LOT recently, so would love to get them on the water with more of an aim. I will email around again to try and getting some indication of commitment.

OTHER

Having noticed a lack of representation from DTARC senior squads at GRC Head, I am going to contact DTARC and inquire about the possibility of borrowing their Filippi 4+…if you don’t ask you don’t get.

Final little point, having come from DTARC where they were avid cleaners of salty river water off the boats. Would be nice if boats turned up to events having had a good wash and inspection before loading.

Ben Bryon-Edmond

Junior Squad Report – February 2017

Very well done to all those who raced and supported our crews at the Head of the Taff on Sunday 29th January – especially Team KP and their parent helpers and Kevin for towing for us. The weather was horrendous with non-stop rain. No fun for all those who raced twice with little opportunity to dry out or warm up. Despite this the team had a successful day, as did the masters ladies coxed quad. All crews won in style.
IM3 8+ Abbie, Jaz, Evie, Molly, Rebecca, Phoebe, Emily, Bree, cox Danielle

IM2 4x- Evie, Molly, Rebecca, Bree

WJ16 2x Phoebe, Emily

WJ15 2x Jaz, Abbie

J14 2x Ed, Ollie

J14 1x Ed

J13 1x Tom
Trials for the Junior Inter Regional Regatta were held at Totnes on February 4th.   All those entering had to submit a 1500m ergo time beforehand and race over 1500m. Our crews all raced in Division 1.

Evie was part of the Castledore/Wimbleball/Exeter WJ16 8+ which was the fastest crew in Div. 1.

WJ 15 2x, Phoebe and Emily finished in 6.00

J14 1x, Ed 6.23

J16 2x, Fin & Jordan (Dartmouth) 6.18

All are to represent the western region at JIRR, Nottingham, in April. Well done everyone! Many, many thanks to Kevin – and his exetremely efficient assistant Emily – great job with the trailer!

Our core training sessions with Jane Silver are developing well with correct technique being the emphasis. Many thanks to her for helping all those who are able to attend improve their core stability in a safe manner. Hamstring stretching is also being emphasised (boys!) so apologies to parents who hopefully may come across their children lying in doorways with one leg up the door jamb.

Can I please remind all juniors to keep anti-bacterial wipes in their bags for ergo cleaning in these virus ridden months? Also they should NOT share water bottles and must remember to bring hi-viz tops if they wish to go on the water.

Unfortunately our Welfare Officer Phil was unable to meet the juniors on Sunday 15th January. Another date for a meeting will be arranged asap.

Junior Squad Report – January 2017

 

A great day was had by our junior participants in BRIC 2016.

Emily and Ed got gold in their 500m sprint races and went on to get silver, (Emily 2/58) and bronze, (Ed 3/47) in their 5 and 4 minute tests.

Rebecca had really stiff opposition having moved into the sixth form girls (WJ18) group with lots of triallists and the first three finishing under 7 minutes! Wow! Rebecca was 14/53 girls in 7.28. Lily was fourth in her sprint and 5/25 in her 3 minute test.

Really well done all of you! A great effort all round and we’re really proud of you all.

Christmas break with lots of home based core training planned…

Most juniors have now completed their relevant test pieces and PGM scores have been calculated. The Café Nero gold awards will be given to those who beat the system by scoring 100%+ on their tests (Emily, Phoebe and Sam). In addition to their excellent standard scores are the additional 2k scores from Emily (WJ15) 7.47, Phoebe (WJ15) 7.34.8 and Ed (J14) 7.14.

A girls eight has been going on the water on Sundays, looking towards some entries up country as the season progresses. Several entries have been made for the Head of the Taff following the necessary cancellation of our own head race. Some juniors will be attending the JIRR trials at Totnes on 4th February.

Our Welfare Officer Phil will be meeting the juniors on Sunday 15th January. She will be discussing the use and potential pitfalls of social media and making them aware of our bullying policy and grievance procedures.

Susan Brooks

 

Juniors Row Hard at Totnes Head Race

Our small competitive junior group represented the Club well at Totnes Head Race alongside the senior and masters squads. A great day for the club all round. Great family support and many thanks are due to Stu and Ben for taking on towing duties.

Division 1 saw fantastic times from Phoebe Muir and Emily Vater in the WJ15 2x which they won finishing in 14th place overall (67 crews). Ed Fuller was the sole entrant in the J14 1x and finished 29th. However only the MSA single scullers beat him on time with his time 26 seconds ahead of the men’s novice winner.

Division 2 saw two more junior wins. The WJ15 4x+ saw Emily and Phoebe teaming up with Jasmine Stanbury, Abbie Johnson and cox Tom Shipton finishing first in their event just ahead of our WJ18 4+ of Bree Spivey, Molly Batchelor, Rebecca Vater, Evie Drew and cox Danielle Stuart.

Division 3 saw Jack Doble and Seb Dohany win the MJ18 2x and Emily got her third win of the day by winning the WJ15 1x. Well done Emily!

British Rowing Indoor Championships 2016

Great day for our junior participants in BRIC.

Emily Vater and Ed Fuller got gold in their 500m sprint races and went on to get silver, (Emily 2/58) and bronze , (Ed 3/47) in their 5 and 4 minute tests.

Rebecca Vater had really stiff opposition having moved into the sixth form girls (WJ18) group with lots of triallists and the first three finishing under 7 minutes! Wow! Rebecca was 14/53 girls in 7.28. Lily Allen was fourth in her sprint and 5/25 in her 3 minute test.

Really well done all of you! Great effort all round. Really proud of you all.

 

BRIC 2016

Great day for our junior participants in BRIC.

Emily Vater and
Ed Fuller got gold in their 500m sprint races and went on to get silver, (Emily 2/58) and bronze , (Ed 3/47) in their 5 and 4 minute tests

Rebecca Vater had really stiff opposition having moved into the sixth form girls (WJ18) group with lots of triallists and the first three finishing under 7 minutes! Wow! Rebecca was 14/53 girls in 7.28. Lily Allen was fourth in her sprint and 5/25 in her 3 minute test.

Really well done all of you! Great effort all round. Really proud of you all – Susan Brooks

 

Junior Squad Report – December 2016

Junior training is progressing well with our newer members showing improvement both on the water and in land training. If there was one the WJ14 group definitely would win the prepared for the water prize – hats, hi viz etc. Well done Girls

Following on from their successes at Gloucester our competitive group represented the Club well at Totnes Head Race alongside the senior and master’s squads. A great day for the Club all round. Great family support and many thanks are due to Stu and Ben for taking on towing duties.

Division 1 saw fantastic times from Phoebe and Emily in the WJ15 2x which they won finishing in 14th place overall (67 crews). Ed was the sole entrant in the J14 1x and finished 29th. However only the MSA single scullers beat him on time with his time 26 seconds ahead of the men’s novice winner.

Division 2 saw two more junior wins. The WJ15 4x+ saw Emily and Phoebe teaming up with Jasmine, Abbie and cox Tom finishing first in their event just ahead of our WJ18 4+ of Bree, Molly, Rebecca, Evie and cox Danielle.

Division 3 saw Jack and Seb win the MJ18 2x and Emily got her third win of the day by winning the WJ15 1x. Well done Emily!

Reminders have been sent out to all juniors about being prepared for the colder weather with most accepting the advice given. I have pointed out that if coaches do not consider their athletes are appropriately dressed for our activities they will be sent home. Hopefully this won’t happen! Raffle tickets have been given out and some donations for prizes have been offered.

Good luck to our four competitors at BRIC on 10th December. Lily, Ed, Emily and Rebecca are all heading off to the Olympic Velodrome and representing the Club on Saturday.

Junior Squad Report – November 2016

Our final Junior Learn to Row course this year was taken by Stu 24th -28th October. Thirteen potential juniors took part and Danielle Stuart assisted Stu throughout the week. Thanks to all those, adult and junior, who helped to make this another successful course.

Well done everyone who competed at Gloucester… some racing 1750m and some 5000m and some potential course records.
Jack, Seb and Robbie did well in their almost J18 4x-. Georgia won WIM3 4+ with the senior ladies in the morning division and raced with Hannah in the WIM 3 8+ in the afternoon. Hannah and Kate raced with the ladies Nov 8+ Division 1 and Tom and Danielle took on coxing duties for the seniors.

We also had great performances from the girlie coxless quad of Evie, Rebecca, Molly and Bree who won J18 4x- comfortably, Jaz & Abbie who won WJ15 2x, Emily with wins in WJ15 1 x and W Nov 1x, Ed who won J14 1 x and Kate & Abbie who came second in WNov 2x.
Matt and the girlie 4+ of Evie, Rebecca, Molly, Bree and Cox Frankie raced for time only as there were no other entries in their categories – good times from both crews.

Great to see that all that nasty stuff in the ergo room (and the extra that they do at home) pays off – good technique and fitness combined gives good results.

Many thanks to Team KP for all their help this week and to the junior Team KP members who helped considerably with trailer duties. Thanks also to Team Parents and to Stu for taking on the towing duties.

Our next competitive event will be Totnes Head with some juniors taking part in BRIC.

Sue Brooks

Juniors at Gloucester Head 2016

Well done everyone who competed at Gloucester today… some racing 1750m and some 5000m and some potential course records.
Jack, Seb and Robbie did well in their almost J18 4x-.
Georgia won WIM3 4+ with the senior ladies in the morning division and raced with Hannah in the  WIm 3 8+ in the afternoon.
Hannah and Kate raced with the ladies Nov 8+  Div 1 and Tom and Danielle took on coxing duties for the seniors.

We also had great performances from the girls coxless quad of Evie, Rebecca, Molly and Bree (won J18 4x- comfortably), Jaz & Abbie won WJ15 2x, Emily WJ15 1 x and W Nov 1x, Ed J14 1 x, Kate & Abbie came second in WNov 2x.
Matt and the girls 4+ of Evie, Rebecca, Molly, Bree and Cox Frankie raced for time only as there were no other entries in their categories with good times for both crews.

Great to see that all that hardwork in the ergo room (and the extra that they do at home) pays off – good technique and fitness combined gives good results.

Many thanks to Team KP for all their help this week and to the junior Team KP members who helped considerably with trailer duties. Thanks also to Team Parents and to Stu for taking on the towing duties.