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.

Racing

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,

This weekend saw two of our juniors head up to Boston for the GB squad February Assessments. Abbie Bird and Sean O'Mahony had a tough two days of competition racing against the best in the country.

Boston

Tim was tragically killed at Ely in a car accident on 18th February.

He was a talented junior sculler  at MRC for several years, before moving to Ely, where he became an inspirational junior coach  and whose kindness, skill and commitment will be greatly missed.

Maidenhead Rowing Club extends its deepest sympathy to Tim's family and friends.

TimW

Dear All,

I must start with some apologies to a few members whom I didn’t mention in last weeks email regarding the British Rowing Indoor Championship. The other members who represented our club with results were Lewis - equal 9th Yr9 boys, Henry - 10th in yr9 boys, Beth - yr 9 girls: thank you to Maggie for flagging that up for me.
 
Well done to all our members who competed in this event, the Maidenhead advertiser did a piece on which can be found HERE . 
 

Hello All,

I hope you all have had a great weekend and couple weeks full of some good training. Things are busy at the club with squads well into Head season training and competing at the local heads all in the run up for the big heads on the tideway in about a months time.

Unfortunately I must start on a sad note, as some of you may know a coach lost his life on the tideway this week having become separated from his launch. This is a tragic event and our thoughts go out to all effected. This incident does bring it home that things can go wrong and we must make sure they don’t. This maybe a good time to take a step back and asses how you go about safety at the club and personally as a rower. We have a great safety team at the club ready to help and advise, they work hard to keep what we do safe. So please make sure you reacquaint yourselves with basic safety in our sport it doesn’t take long you may need it one day.

Racing

Last weekend was Quintin Head on the tideway and we had one crew racing from the Vet Mens squad. They had a strong race after a long wait at the start, they raced in MAS E and out of 8 in their class they came in 6th in 14.32. This was the first head for the Vets this year and the first tideway head of the year experience from this will be valuable for the up and coming Vets Head.

BIRC

Today was the British Indoor Rowing Championships at the Olympic Velodrome. We had a strong contingent of Maidenhead athletes and some great results. This is a fantastic event in the most awesome of arenas and was a real eye opener for indoor rowing. Who knew ergo racing could be edge of the seat stuff!!! Maidenhead athletes brought home a Silver and 4 Bronze medals. Well done to Marcus,Matt,Charlie,Amaia,Zoe,Emma,Maddy,Catharine,Millie,Abbie,Claudia,Kate,Ella,Rav and Alexandria. It was great to have so many Maidenhead athletes at such a great event well done to all. Next year we will be pushing the BIRC even harder it would be great to get even more Maidenhead athletes performing at this national level. For results please go HERE

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