Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Row To Health Starts In June, Volenteers Needed!!

Are you looking for an activity which is fun? Where you go at your own pace and at each session you improve on the last one? Then if you’re 3 months or more post initial cancer treatment, rowing could be for you. 

Rowing has been found to be a great sport to aid recovery, it is low impact, you work in a team and you are outside in the fresh air!  Row To Health  is a new initiative from members of Twickenham Rowing Club designed to introduce you to rowing. This initiative is a joint venture with the Mulberry Centre 

The Dates 

We are looking at running a 8 week learn to row course on June 2014 every Sunday from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm. The format of the sessions will be
  • 6 week learn to row program (1.5 - 2hrs)
  • Post session coffee & cake (1 – 1.5hrs)

The Cost

£40 per person for the 6 week course and if you want to keep rowing then you will be able to join the club and British Rowing at the same time

What is Needed?

This course is being run by a group of TwRC volunteers who would very much appreciate all the help they can get to ensure this course runs smoothly. If you can help us we would love to hear from you. Please email us and we will get in touch with you.


TWRC March Racing News and Results

Hammersmith Head - March 9th:

  • Men’s 1st VIII (Sirmon, Meredith, Perry, Sandhu, Parker, Maccabe, Van Wachem, Lines, cox Burkitt) - 44th overall and 10th is IM2 eights Women’s 1st VIII (Smith, Kruimel, Walters, Hill, Taylor, Nicholls, Batchelor, Grant, cox - Malik, F) - 142nd overall and 6th in womens IM2 eights

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

No More Circuits on Thursday Nights!

Now that the weather is sunny and nights are longer, its time to put what we have practiced in the last 6 months into action. Therefore please do not come to Orleans School on Thursday nights expecting Circuit training as we will all be out rowing on the river. See you all soon! 

Monday, 24 March 2014

Recent Racing: Hammersmith Head, WHORR & Kingston Head

Our Women's First VIII at WHORR
Hammersmith Head - March 9th:
  • Men’s 1st VIII (Sirmon, Meredith, Perry, Sandhu, Parker, Maccabe, Van Wachem, Lines, cox - Burkitt) - 44th overall and 10th in IM2 eights
  • Women’s 1st VIII (Smith, Kruimel, Walters, Hill, Taylor, Nicholls, Batchelor, Grant, cox - Malik, F) - 142nd overall and 6th in women's IM2 eights

The senior squad raced the Hammersmith Head in scratch crews having been off the water since the middle of December due to the very strong streams that we have had. Our men’s and women’s first eights looked understandably rusty but raced creditably and proved that there is real promise there for the coming season.

Women’s Head of the River - March 15th: 
  • Women’s 1st VIII (Smith, Kruimel, Walters, Hill, Taylor, Nicholls, Batchelor, Grant, cox - Malik, F) - 138th overall and 11th in IM3 Club

The following weekend was the Women’s Head of the River where our 1st VIII came a promising 138th overall and, perhaps more importantly, 11th in their category. The crew had just two outings and the Hammersmith Head from which to gel and were missing a couple of athletes through injury. Despite this, they were still just 15 seconds off being up where last year’s crew was, proving that there is much to play for in the summer:

Kingston Head of the River - March 22nd:
  • Men’s First VIII (Dixon, Meredith, Perry, Nelson, Parker, Maccabe, Moonen, Lines, cox - Malik, M) - 8th in Division 2 and 5th in IM2 eights
  • Men’s Novice VIII (Palmer, Beard, Baines, Hunt, Jones, Hannon, Warren, Messa, cox - Claiden) - 35th in Division 2 and 8th in Novice eights
  • Men’s Second VIII (Traynor, Skeels, Delph, Bannister, Guest, Watson, Wood-Robinson, Boston, cox - Llewellyn) - 43rd in Division 2 and 10th in IM2

Our men then headed off to the Kingston Head with the luxury of a little water time under their belts. Problems struck the First VIII though, with two stroke siders having to drop out at the last minute through injury and illness. However, the crew still got a very pleasing result despite rowing a long way below what they have shown in training. The Second VIII, made up of equal numbers of subs and crew members, had a difficult day being held back by a marshall on the way up to the start after the six man’s footplate fell apart and being made to start last before seeing that they had been bested in the final standings by our Novice Men. Olly Cobb’s crew are a huge credit to him and rowed like tigers at Kingston. All eyes will be on them to see if they can beat the Second VIII at the Head of the River this saturday.  

Men’s Head of the River - March 29th:

We have three crews entered into this year’s head…
  • Men’s First VIII (Dixon, Maccabe, Perry, Sandhu, Parker, Banerjee, Moonen, Lines, cox - Burkitt) racing IM2 and starting at 170
  • Men’s Second VIII (Traynor, Skeels, Walesby, Meredith, Guest, Watson, Sirmon, Boston, cox - Llewellyn) racing IM2 and starting 182
  • Men’s Novice VIII (Palmer, Beard, Lester, Hunt, Jones, Hannon, Warren, Messa, cox - Claiden) racing novice and starting 373

Please come down and give the crews a cheer. 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Easter Learn to Row at Twickenham Rowing Club

Looking to try something new this Easter? Places are still available on our Learn to Row Courses. For further details have a look at our Learn to Row page at the top or for questions and to sign up, e-mail the club Manager at .

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Thames Safety Warning as Heavy Rain Causes Strong River Flows

From the PLA website:

The persistent heavy rain in southern England is causing very strong and fast flows in the Thames west of the capital. The abnormally high volumes of water flowing off the land has resulted in flows on the tidal Thames between Teddington and central London many times greater than normal.

This very strong ‘fluvial flow’ – up to four times stronger than normal during the ebb tide especially - has led to a number of accidents involving man-powered vessels. In January there were 20 rescues of which four were capsized rowing boats. So far fifteen rowers have been pulled from the water.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Junior Success at The South Of England Indoor Rowing Championship

Jess Nicholls-Mindlin winning gold

Great results for the 6 juniors at the South Of England Indoor Rowing Championship (SEIRC). 

  • WJ16 2k - Gold - Jess Nicholls-Mindlin
  • WJ16 2k - 14th - Niamh Hyland

  • MJ14 4mins - 7th - Michael Brandick

  • WJ14 4mins - 6th - Orla Humphries
  • WJ16 4mins - 14th - Grace Jacobson

  • MJ13 3mins - Silver - Ben Nicholls-Mindlin
More details can be found in the Captains Log