Men’s Squad 11th November 2013
The Men’s squad have a new squad developing, with a dozen athletes in training - and we are actively recruiting – see below and Men’s section.
The four main training times are Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm and Saturday and Sunday mornings 9am
We are training in both sweep and sculls, and are expecting to enter the Northern Region Long Distance Sculling races and the Small Boats Heads in October and November.
This squad usually consists of oarsmen with racing experience, and a desire to improve their skill, fitness and boat speed.
Men’s Coach DARC
Durham Amateur Rowing Club has over 400 members of all ages.
Safety on the river is a primary consideration, and we recommend that all members and visitors read, Safety/River Wear, understand the Rules of the River, and have demonstrated the required skills and watermanship, before going out unaccompanied.
In recent years, the Explore rowing learn to row programme, has introduced a new group of people to the club. The Recreational rowing section has grown from this base with members enjoying regular morning outings on the river, just for the pleasure of it, and for health and fitness. The sessions are invariably followed by coffee and chat in the bar. There are also fun regattas at local clubs. Many of the Development squad have come into rowing through the Explore route and now want to experience competitive rowing.
The Juniors squad benefit from talented coaches, and are committed to a rigorous training schedule, they have enjoyedconsiderable success, this season.
Those who ‘are verging on, or have passed the meridian of life’ compete in ‘Masters’ events in 5 year age bands.
The Masters squad, both Mens and Womens, are regular competitors at the National Masters, Henley Masters, and World Masters regattas each year, and have won several silver and gold medals in eights, fours, and sculls in recent years.
We also have several medallists at Indoor rowing including Gill Prescott, who recently broke the world record for her age group, and Aidan Rushforth who produced a great performance to take the silver medal for Junior 14 boys.
For an insider view of what it’s like to be a member of the various squads please see the relevant section.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the club please go to:-