Silver for Roger at World Rowing Indoor Championships

Silver for Roger at World Rowing Indoor Championships

Roger Stainforth of Durham ARC rounded off another successful indoor rowing season with a magnificent silver medal-winning performance in the finals of the 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships held between February 23rd and 27th. The Championships attracted 935 finalists from 63 countries who over the preceding three months had come through five Continental Qualifiers to[…]

Roger wins at Canadian Indoors

Roger wins at Canadian Indoors

Without leaving home in Durham, Roger Stainforth continued his preparations for the 2021 World Rowing Indoor Championships by sealing victory at the Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday, February 6th, recording a time of 7.35.9 for the 2km distance in the Masters 75-79 age group event on his Concept2 Model C ergometer. The Canadian Championships[…]

Club closure for Lockdown 3

Club closure for Lockdown 3

The Prime Minister announced on the evening of January 4th that nationwide restrictions in light of rising numbers of Covid-19 cases will come into effect immediately. The club is therefore now closed in order to follow the Government’s National Lockdown rules. All access to the club building and boathouse will be closed and the key[…]

2021 starts in Tier 4

2021 starts in Tier 4

In response to a rapid rise in infections attributed to the spread of a new variant of Covid-19 the Prime Minister announced the introduction of a new Local Alert Level Tier 4 (Stay at Home) on December 19th 2020. The next UK Government review of Tiers on December 30th moved the whole of the North[…]

AGM takes place via Zoom

AGM takes place via Zoom

2020 has been a year of firsts and the Club’s first virtual Annual General Meeting was another. Expected to have taken place in July the lengthy delay was unavoidable because of the lockdown and enforced closure of the clubhouse, so the only option was for it to take place online as has become the norm[…]

River closure to continue into January

River closure to continue into January

Last week the club was informed that, apart from a Christmas break between December 18th and January 4th, the river will continue to be closed at New Elvet Bridge from Monday to Saturday each week between the hours of 0730 and 1700  until January 23rd 2021 while bridge repairs are ongoing. This will come as[…]

Roger takes silver at BRIC 2020

Roger takes silver at BRIC 2020

Following his gold medal success of 2019 Roger Stainforth rounded off the year with a silver medal at the 2020 British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC) on December 5th, adding to the silver he won at the Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships two weeks earlier. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic both events took place online with entrants[…]

Club set to reopen after second lockdown

Club set to reopen after second lockdown

On December 1st MPs backed the introduction of the tougher system of Covid-19 tiers for England, announced by the Government on November 26th, which placed the north-east into the Very High alert level Tier 3 as the second national lockdown ended on December 2nd, having entered it in the High alert level Tier 2. As[…]

Clive Hole 1940-2020

Clive Hole 1940-2020

Tributes have been flooding in from the rowing community in memory of long time member Clive Hole who died on Thursday, October 29th at the age of 80 following a short illness. Clive was a true gentleman and an endearing character whose interests were many and varied He lived life to the full, devoting much[…]

Winter timetable introduced

Winter timetable introduced

As the clocks go back and the hours of daylight shorten the club has made some changes to the timetables for members using indoor training facilities as well as to on-water schedules, so as to accommodate as many members as possible within Covid-19 guidelines. Eights can now return to use and on Saturday, October 24th,[…]

Learn to Row courses 2020

Learn to Row courses 2020

The first of the Club’s Learn to Row courses this year was completed successfully in September. The course has had to adopt a different approach from that of previous years because of Covid-19 restrictions, and coach Tim Morris has therefore devised a series of 2-hour sessions using the club’s Glide One single sculling boats that[…]

Cancellation of Autumn Small Boats Head and LDS Series

Cancellation of Autumn Small Boats Head and LDS Series

Following the cancellation of Durham Autumn Sprint Regatta on September 26th the club has taken the decision not to go ahead with Durham Autumn Small Boats Head which was scheduled for November 7th 2020. There were a number of reservations about the feasibility of staging such an event during the Covid-19 pandemic, including the need[…]

Partial river closure

Partial river closure

We have had confirmation that the river will be closed under New Elvet Bridge from September 1st to September 30th 2020. All rowers will therefore have to turn after Baths Bridge and will not be allowed to proceed any further. There may be days where we can row through Elvet Bridge but we are not[…]