Juniors inspired by champion

Members of DARC’s Juniors squad paid a visit to Durham University’s Oriental Museum last week to meet Olympic champion Kat Copeland and be inspired by her gold medal winning achievements in the lightweight double sculls at London 2012. Kat, who has been presented with a Nissan Qashqai by SG Petch, a Nissan dealership in Durham,[…]

Boston Marathon 2015 winners

Durham Amateur Rowing Club had great success at the gruelling Boston Marathon held this year on September 20th. The Marathon route goes over 31 miles, or 50 kilometres, from Lincoln to Boston, initially along a canal and then on to the River Witham, the main problem apart from the distance being the amount of weed[…]

Reflections on a successful World Masters

An eyewitness view from Martin Judson… The World Rowing Masters Regatta 2015 was held at the FISA category A standard course of Hazewinkel, Belgium on September 10-13th. Three and a half thousand rowers from around the world aged 27 to 89 gathered for the event. DARC had 31 entries targeting the D to G (50-70[…]

Bill Grant Memorial presentation

At a presentation on September 13th at Durham Amateur Rowing Club four members of the club handed over funds raised in memory of former rowing coach Bill Grant who died in February after suffering a medical episode that led to him falling from his bicycle into the River Wear in Durham whilst coaching a crew[…]

Great Tyne Row 2015

The 2015 Great Tyne Row took place in glorious sunshine on Sunday September 6th with the record 40 crews enjoying relatively calm conditions throughout the 25km course before having to deal with a degree of swell while crossing the mouth of the river to land on Tynemouth beach. This was the 5th year the event[…]

Durham Sunday League celebrates Rowfest

The weather held fair for round 7 of the Northern Sunday League, brought forward to the August Bank Holiday weekend to avoid a clash with the Great Tyne Row. With Durham’s turn to stage the event also coinciding with British Rowing’s Great British Rowfest week it was decided to offer a BBQ to competitors and[…]