Sad news – the passing of Sally Lawrence

May 2, 2020
It is with great sadness that I have to report that Sally Lawrence passed away on the afternoon of May Day. She was diagnosed with cancer 8 weeks ago and had come home from hospital to be with her family and her cats for the last fortnight. Sally worked tirelessly for Lea RC, as an

Safety Updates and Quiz

May 1, 2020
The latest report from Stephen Worley, Honorary Rowing Safety Adviser to British Rowing has been published and is available here . It contains, amongst other things, sensible advice for those running virtual indoor rowing events and , for our much desired return to the water, guidance for those charged with steering. A short, fun quiz

Robin Williams on technique

April 28, 2020
Robin Williams has produced a series of videos on technique on the rowing ergometer. There are three  10-minute videos so far which have been shared with the coaches who attended his workshops last year. Robin is happy for the videos to be shared with other coaches so, if you are a qualified coach working in

Isle of Ely Erg against Covid

April 9, 2020
Members of Isle of Ely Rowing Club who have their ergs at home have come together to do a sponsored indoor row to raise money for the fight against Covid-19, specifically at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Rowers will be attempting a variety of distances up to and including the full marathon of 42,195 metres – over £600

British Rowing Report to the Region – April 2020

April 7, 2020
The latest Report for April from BR to Eastern Region is now available here It contains much useful information including Governing body update British Rowing support for clubs British Rowing club affiliation Sport England support for clubs Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice Keeping your club safe and secure Howden Club Insurance Offer Updated Rower Development Guide Keeping

BR Webinars and advice for athletes

April 5, 2020
British Rowing have launched a series of webinars to help us all through these troubled times, and you can find them here If you have ideas about what these might contain in future please put your suggestions up here. Separately, Dr. Anne Redgrave, Chief Doctor to the GB Rowing Team has issued guidelines for rowers

Safety, Safeguarding, Funding and latest news

April 3, 2020
Safety The latest issue of the  British Rowing HRSA’s monthly report is out and available here. Amongst a number of incidents it reports on another serious medical incident arising from indoor rowing. Under the current circumstances many more people are on machines and separate, helpful advice has been issued also available from this page. Safeguarding

Support, Safeguarding, Events – 27th March

March 27, 2020
Support for Clubs from British Rowing The Board of British Rowing met on 25th March and agreed to use a portion of the financial reserves held in order to support clubs through the difficulties we face owing to the novel coronavirus. Please see the full announcement here. In order to identify the needs of Clubs

BR Advice 20th March

March 20, 2020
Latest BR Advice issued this evening here – text below. Advice for Clubs Following today’s announcement by the Government, British Rowing advises that all Affiliated Clubs should cease all club-based activity as soon as reasonably possible tonight and not reopen tomorrow until further notice. This advice will be reviewed, on an ongoing basis, in line

BR Advice March 17th

March 17, 2020
In response to the latest public guidance and information British Rowing have issued the following advice to Affiliated Club today, March 17th – the full statement is available here Update on March 19th here It would be very helpful for Clubs to know what measures others are taking. If you are able to, please describe