The 2023 Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) finally reached its conclusion with a rearranged date in Durham on November 11th, after suffering consecutive cancellations at Tyne, Berwick and Wansbeck brought about by too much water, too much wind or both. Hence only three of the six scheduled LDS rounds and two of the four associated[…]
Results of the 2023 Durham Long Distance Sculling head are available here, and those from the Autumn Small Boats Head, combined over the two divisions are here, showing finish times, handicap adjustments and event winners.
The annual fireworks display on Sunday, November 5th proved a great success with tickets selling out online days in advance and attracting around 1500 on what was a very busy weekend. Food and drink was on sale throughout the evening. Thanks to everyone for their their continued support.
The poster for the 2023 Durham Autumn Small Boats Head (ASBH) and the Durham round of the Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) on Saturday, November 4th is available here. Racing in the LDS will take place in the morning followed by two divisions of the ASBH in the afternoon, all over 1800 metres, Entries will[…]
The draw for Durham City Coronation Regatta (Sunday) and Coronation Sprint (Monday), and instructions for competitors are now available on the City Regatta page. We look forward to welcoming you to the River Wear on May 7th and 8th.
Roger Stainforth was delighted this week to receive a belated Christmas present in the post from British Rowing in the form of a Full House of medals from the online Festival of Indoor Rowing! The four-event Festival comprising 1 minute, 500 metres, 4 minutes and 2000 metres events was quickly organised when the 2022 British[…]
Durham University Boat Club (DUBC) held its annual North East Indoor Erg Championships (NEIEC) at Maiden Castle on November 12th which happened to coincide with the Long Distance Sculling and Autumn Small Boats Head competitions in Durham – not great planning given that DUBC wished to attract more club and gym competitors and moved the[…]
Results from Durham Autumn Small Boats Head 2022 (combined over the two divisions) are available here. Durham Long Distance Sculls 2022 results are here.
Two rounds of the 2022 Long Distance Sculling Series remain before the focus shifts to the final round at Durham which combines with Durham Autumn Small Boats Head on November 12th. Although the Tees and Tyne rounds attracted almost the full complement of 200 and 130 entries respectively numbers are down a little for South[…]
One of the biggest nights in our events calendar returns once again. Fireworks in the City Centre are back on Sunday, November 6th – Gates open 5pm. With the huge growth in interest over the years we are once again ticketing this event for the safety and enjoyment of visitors. Tickets will be available via[…]
Linda Forwood and Julie Kitson from Durham ARC were among 85 participants on the 28th British Rowing Tour which this year took place over 85km of the River Great Ouse between St Neots and Denver. Organised by Isle of Ely Rowing Club 14 touring quads were joined by three crews from the local club over[…]
Durham Kingfishers recorded a clean sweep of four victories from four races in round 5 of the Sunday League as it returned to Tynemouth on August 7th – the first visit there for four years. Hosted by Tynemouth Rowing Club at Priors Haven where the River Tyne meets the North Sea the event is very[…]
Results from the 2022 Durham City Regatta are available here for Saturday and Sunday racing.
The weather as usual played its part in Durham Small Boats Head as the 2022 version returned after a year’s absence due to Covid, the wind forecast for February 5th casting doubt until clearance was given the day before. With Elvet Bridge having been cleared of debris by club members the previous week and the[…]
The poster for Durham Small Boats Head on February 5th is available here. Entries will close at 7pm on Saturday, January 29th, or earlier if the safety limit is reached. Any queries can be sent to Carole McCarthy at email@example.com.
Roger Stainforth recorded a double success at the 2021 Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC), winning the 2000 metres and 500 metres events in the 75-79 age group on Saturday, December 4th. Roger recorded times of 7.44.5 for 2000m, finishing ahead of Bruce Slade (GBR) and Gerald Grayce (USA), and 1.42.1 for 500m, again beating[…]
Initial concerns about the weather proved unfounded as the final round of the Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) and Durham Autumn Small Boats Head (SBH) went ahead on Saturday, November 6th. Nearly 300 entries took to the water for the first home competition to be hosted by Durham ARC since February 2020, the breeze not[…]
The results and times from Durham Long Distance Sculling Series and Autumn Small Boats Head, combined over 2 divisions, are available in pdf format with winners indicated.
Children’s Halloween Teepee Parties will be taking place at 11.30am and 2pm each day between Thursday, October 28th and Sunday, October 31st in the 1860 Bar & Kitchen riverside garden, with food treats and activities included. You are invited to spend one and a half hours in our spooky teepee with food, treats and activities.[…]
After last year’s total washout due to Covid-19 the 2021 Long Distance Sculling Series was due to get underway at Berwick on October 2nd but it became another weather casualty, and the Berwick round was cancelled on September 28th because of the forecast of high winds. The forecast also meant the cancellation of the Pairs[…]
The head racing season got underway on September 18th with 16 entries from Durham ARC contesting the 4 divisions of Tyne Single Scullers Head over a 3000-metre course finishing at Newburn opposite Tyne Amateur Rowing Club. The competition is organized by Newcastle University Boat Club and last year was British Rowing’s test event for the[…]
There was a double success for Durham ARC’s Roger Stainforth at the second British Rowing Virtual Championships (BRVC) on September 11th, sponsored by asensei. Roger entered the Men’s 75-79 2k and 500 metre events, winning against his opponent Patrick Wright of University of London Boat Club on both occasions, posting times of 7.46.6 for the[…]
The staff of 1860 Bar & Kitchen would like to invite all of the members who have supported the club through the last 18 months to a BBQ on Friday, 10th September. The BBQ will be complimentary but we would still like people to sign up so we know how much to cater for. The[…]
The inaugural Centurion Challenge takes place on Sunday, September 12th 2021 at rowing clubs across the UK. This new community project will be an annual event celebrating the transformative impact of rowing. It has been brought about by London Youth Rowing and is the brainchild of three times Olympic Champion Andrew Triggs-Hodge. Each year up[…]
It has been decided for various reasons, some stemming from Covid-19, to cancel Durham Autumn Sprint Regatta for a third consecutive year. The competition was due to have taken place on September 25th, 2021. The Autumn Sprint Regatta developed from the Veterans and Juniors Regatta and then replaced the Primary Regatta that was last held[…]
The Northern Rowing Council, along with Tyne ARC, Tyne United RC and Gateshead CRC is organising an event to replace the cancelled Great Tyne Row on August 1st. This is the 200th anniversary to the day of the first formal recorded rowing race on the Tyne. The race was put together to mark the coronation[…]
Five trailers and 24 crews headed to Hexham on Saturday, June 5th, bringing to an end what was, for most, an enforced break from competitions over the previous 18 months. Coming the week before Durham Regatta, Hexham Regatta is always very popular with college rowers, and this year was no exception, with 48 entries from[…]
A year into the Covid-19 pandemic it has been decided that the 2021 Durham City Regatta will not go ahead. Restrictions to travel and accommodation will remain in effect on May 8th and 9th when the regatta was due to take place. Coupled with the risk of unrecoverable expense another consideration is that most people[…]
As no rowing events are allowed to take place during the lockdown the 2021 Durham Small Boats Head, due to run on Saturday, February 6th, has had to be cancelled. In its place the Club organised a free to enter Virtual Small Boats Head on the same date, to which members, friends and families were[…]
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[…]