On Saturday 24th April, fourteen Maidenhead Rowing Club junior squad members travelled to Nottingham to compete in the Junior Inter Regional Regatta representing the Thames Upriver region against the 11 other British Rowing regions.

The four Maidenhead crews had qualified to represent the region following tough selection trials held at Dorney Lake in March.

The event is run on a points basis with two six-boat heats in each age/boat category racing over 1500m. From the heats, crews qualified either for the 'A' or 'B' finals with 12 points awarded for the winners of the 'A' final all the way down to 1 point for last place in the 'B' final. In addition, medals were awarded for the first three places in the 'A' final.

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A local protein drinks company based in Maidenhead has chosen to support the club by branding a junior boys Hudson racing boat. UFIT is a protein-rich drink created by The Protein Drinks Company and their Commercial Director Austin Bailey said, "We're very happy to be supporting our local sporting community and putting something back into Maidenhead"

Two of our founding business partners GCD Security and Cliveden House & Pavilion Spa have chosen to renew their partnerships with the club for another season. 

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Last year GCD Security chose to name and brand one of our new Kanghua quads and this year the GCD team has extended their support for the club.

Another of the founding partners in our business programme, Cliveden House & Pavilion Spa, has also pledged their support for the club for this coming season.

Laura Lion, Commercial Officer for Maidenhead Rowing Club, commented "It's great that we continue to have the support of local businesses as it's vital to the success of our club. All of our coaches and support staff are volunteers and they give their time to support the development of our athletes. We'd like to say a big thank you to our partners who continue to work with us".

If you are interested in joining our business partner programme, you can find out more here.

Dear All,

I hope you are all well and have been enjoying the few days of sun (hopefully to be more). Sorry for the lack of update last weekend god knows where the time goes! We have some good racing updates and club notices today.

Racing

Firstly Last weekend, it was the turn of Reading university head which is a very competitive race where many clubs tend to showcase how the winter months have gone for them. We had two crews entered to this event one quad from the women’s squad and one eight from the vet mens squad. Both these crews won in great fashion the women’s quad walked away being the fastest women’s quad of the day and crushing the competition of which was very strong. The Vet men’s eight beat local rivals Marlow in a convincing time which sets them up for a good stab at the up and coming vets head in just under two weeks. Full results can be found HERE 

Yesterday saw the Women’s Head of the River. We originally had two crews entered but due to injures and other issues one of our crews had two bow out but never the less we still were represented in fine fashion by our IM3 women’s eight that finished 25th out of 125 in their category. This is a great leap forward for these girls who have been patently pounding out the miles on the water and ergs this winter. These girls are a unit to keep an eye on in the coming months as I think we will see their continual hard work paying off.

So on to this week and we have Schools head of the River tomorrow in London and The Scullery at Dorney lake on Tuesday. Unfortunately we don’t have any of our crews at the Schools Head tomorrow though Claires Court will be fielding two crews, a quad and a eight which is kudos to their continuing effort. We will however have many of our crews racing at Dorney on Tuesday for the Scullery. As a side note the junior squad will be having a pasta meal on Monday at the club in preparation for the big day, we wish them all good luck and I will be updating you all on results from these events next week.

Next saturday is the turn of Kingston Head where we have some crews planning on racing, we wish you good luck.

Notices

As you may or may not have seen we have some heavy flooring in the reception area, this is in preparation to being fitted this week into the ergo room. The ergo room will be relocated this week (Wednesday evening to Friday) into the function room for the fitting of the new floor and the refurb. The ergo room will be a cleaner more hygienic room and a better space to train in. We hope you will like it but we do apologies for the very short term disruption but it is for the best!

Carolyn Smithson asks if anybody knows of or is removing the notices from outside the reception as its becoming a issue as these notices are disappearing and we don’t know why.

Ally Brooks has very kindly put up some sheets to place your results on if you wish to take on the club wide ergo plan (see last email for details) you can find these in the hall way outside the changing rooms.

And finally a BIG thank you to Sean Kerns for the work he’s put into tiding our boathouse, our boathouse is something to be proud of so in all It must remain tidy and an aspect of our club to show off. So please lets keep it tidy.

So to all our racing crews this week we wish good luck and to all I hope you all have a good week on and off the water.

Yours as always,

James

Dear All,

Well its been a very busy week for MRC lots of events and lots of great results. Our athletes results this week show that Maidenhead is beginning to flex its muscles for the 2015 season. Before I go into the results I think its worth thanking all our supporters, parents and coaches for the amount of work they put into providing the strong team we all need as members and competitors.

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Oarsport Junior Sculling Head.

Firstly a massive well done to our J17 quad who won their event by 14 seconds this result would have also got them into the top 7 in the j18 quad division. Our j16 boys quad came 8th in their division whilst the junior girls j16 quad came in 6th respectfully. The junior girls j15 quad came 5th and the junior girls j14 quad came joint 2nd with Marlow RC. These are some fantastic results for the ever strengthening Junior squad and thank you for representing the club so well.

Kingston Head of the River.

We only had one crew entered into this event this year being the women's HP quad. The girls won the event by a big margin showing their dominance in this event early on in the season. The race was interesting due to the massive head winds on the course, this included the bow woman (Maddy Dobson) ending up feet up after nearly being ejected from the boat, but the crew came through it all and won in great fashion.

Junior Inter Regional Trials.

Well if the Juniors hadn't already impressed us on Tuesday they again brought back some great results from JIRR at Dorney lake yesterday. Maidenhead athletes recorded first places in the j15 1x, wj14 4x, j16 4x, not to mention a few 2nd and 3rd places. A great job again by the athletes and coaches.

And Finally,

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