Junior Inter Regional Trials 2022

Durham ARC enjoyed outstanding success at the Junior Inter-Regional Trials at Cambois Rowing Club on March 5th when all 12 members of the Junior squad who attended featured in the fastest crew in their event. The purpose of the trials is to determine the team to be selected to represent the Northern Region at the[…]

Success for Roger at 2022 Scottish Indoors

Durham’s Roger Stainforth continued his preparations for the World Rowing Indoor Championships with a double success at the Scottish Indoor Championships, held online on January 22nd. Competing from home Roger recorded times of 7.41.6 in winning the Masters 75-79 2k and 1.44.9 to also take victory over the 500 metre distance, on both occasions overcoming[…]

Durham LDS and Autumn SBH returns

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[…]

Matthew medals at BUCS

After the disappointment of defeat in the Lightweight Boat Race in May there was elation for former DARC Junior Matthew Edge winning gold in the A final of the Championship Lightweight Pair at BUCS Regatta at the National Water Sports Centre at Nottingham on Thursday. Representing Cambridge University Boat Club Matthew and crewmate Cameron Mackenzie[…]

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

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[…]

Durham SBH weathers the storm

Durham Small Boats Head went ahead on February 1st after some initial concerns about the weather forecast, Durham’s topography affording sufficient shelter from the elements to prevent an addition to the long list of cancellations over the past year. The decision to go ahead was vindicated, with the moderate south-westerly wind failing to trouble competitors,[…]

Victory for Roger at BRIC 2019

Roger Stainforth may have been Durham ARC’s only representative at the 2019 Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC), officially the largest indoor rowing event in the world, but he returned triumphant with a gold medal and a British record in the Masters age 75-79 heavyweight 2km event! On Saturday December 7th over 1,800 competitors took[…]

Good conditions for Rutherford Head 2019

A large entry of 264 enjoyed some unusually good conditions for Rutherford Head on Saturday December 7th with a breeze in the afternoon providing the only real difficulty. Organised by Tyne ARC the head is the northern region’s premier race for large boats in the winter season and attracts some of the best rowers from[…]

Derwentwater Head trial

The weekend of November 23rd/24th was a frustrating one for rowers on the River Wear with high water levels causing the cancellation of Durham College Rowing’s Senate Cup competition scheduled for Sunday, but it was certainly a busy weekend for club members with plenty of action on offer elsewhere. Three DARC quads went to London[…]

Record for Roger at Scottish Indoors

Having moved up an age category in September Roger Stainforth added to his indoor rowing achievements on Saturday by setting a British record for the age 75-79 heavyweight 2km while competing in the over-70 event at the Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships at the Ravenscraig Sports Centre in Motherwell. His time of 7m 29.7s beat the[…]

Early finish for Sculling Series

The Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) finished a week early after it was decided to cancel the final round at Durham along with Durham Autumn Small Boats Head (SBH), planned for November 9th, because elevated river levels made it impossible to provide safe and fair racing. 2019 has been a difficult year as regards unpredictable[…]

School Games Indoor Rowing Championships

Durham ARC Juniors put in some good performances at the Level 3 School Games County Durham Indoor Rowing Championships at the Graham Sports Centre, Maiden Castle on Thursday, Congratulations to the successful rowers in each year group – WJ13 – Sian Davison 1st in Year 8 girls J13 – Will Terry 3rd in Year 8[…]

Sculling Series nears climax

After the completion of 4 of the 6 rounds of the 2019 Northern Rowing Autumn Series uptake for both the Long Distance Sculling Series (LDS) and associated Small Boats Heads (SBH) has been enthusiastic, with entries for the competitions at Tees, Tyne, Wansbeck and Durham being suspended early when safety limits were reached soon after[…]

Sunday League season ends at TURC

The final round of the 2019 Sunday League took place in rather damp conditions at Tyne United RC on October 6th, with 13 teams taking part in a sculling splash & dash competition. Winners on the day with a maximum 4 wins each were It’s Chico Tyne from Tyne ARC in the open competition and[…]

Pairs Head 2019

The first of the Tideway Heads of the season was the Pairs Head on October 6th. Raced over 4.5km of the River Thames between Chiswick Bridge and Harrods Wall near Hammersmith Bridge the event for doubles and pairs reached capacity a week before the closing date at 450 entries. A forecast of blustery winds and[…]

Boston Marathon 2019

Durham ARC’s Seniors entered two crews for the Boston Marathon on September 15th. In good conditions eighty three finishers completed the 50km from Lincoln to Boston.   The men’s eight was second fastest overall, and the fastest Open 8+, finishing ahead of the Universities of Swansea, Manchester and East Anglia in 3hr 35 04.1sec. The[…]

World Rowing Masters 2019

Durham ARC Masters took 2 trailers and a team of 5 drivers to Lake Valence in Hungary to compete at the World Rowing Masters Regatta, entering 24 races over the 5 days of competition between September 11th and 15th. Located 50km from Budapest, Lake Valence is the second largest lake in Hungary, covering 26 square[…]