Geoff celebrates 60 years at DARC

On October 31st 2016 Geoff Graham completed 60 years as a member of Durham ARC with a small celebration in the clubhouse. Geoff has taken on innumerable jobs around the club over the years, having raced for the club, coached numerous crews and even helped to build the old clubhouse As an oarsman he achieved[…]

Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2016

The 2016 Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships took place on Saturday, 29th October at Bellahouston Sports Centre, Glasgow, where Roger Stainforth competed in and won the age 70+ 1000m race in a time of 3m:28.2s. Later in the day he went on to race over 2k in the open heavyweight category in a time of 7m:26.6s.

Gill takes on the Head of the Charles

This weekend Gill Prescott will become the first representative of the Club to take part in the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR), the world’s largest invitation rowing event with over 9000 rowers participating, and the largest spectator event of its kind with attendances of up to 500,000 over 2 days of competition. Held[…]

Junior Captains appointed

We are delighted to have re-introduced the Junior Captains within the Junior Squads.  The applicants after writing a letter of application stating why they were suitable for the position of Junior Captain, were invited in to be interviewed by a panel headed by Helen McMillan.  The standard of applicants was extremely high and we are[…]

Durham hosts Explore Series finale

The eighth and final round of the 2016 Explore Series took place at Durham ARC on October 2nd with 12 crews in competition for points in 24 side by side sweep-oar races over a 300 metre course. The weather stayed fine and three crews, two from Durham ARC and one from Tyne ARC, finished with[…]

Double launched in Bill’s memory

On Saturday October 1st a group of Old Salopians who where at Shrewsbury School with Bill Grant gathered to launch a Hudson Double scull named in memory of Bill and bought with money donated by the group. The double will be used by the school’s Junior girls. Unfortunately the weather was not kind but his[…]

Two World 100km records for Roger and Hazel

On September 24th in Newquay, Cornwall two DARC members, Hazel and Roger Stainforth were in world record setting indoor rowing activities in their respective age groups. Organised by the Newquay Indoor Rowing Club, two teams of rowers from across the UK – and one man from France – set world records rowing in relay fashion[…]