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Heads we win !

More success for Sudbury Rowing Club when they attended Norfolk Long Distance Sculls and Huntingdon Head.

Norwich Head has four divisions, 2 short – 2100 metres and 2 long distance – 4100 metres.

All the wins came from junior crews and firstly in the long distance division, the newly formed Women’s Junior 18 coxed four of Amelia Maskell, Julia van Zyl, Tilly Barnard, Amelia Moule and Harry Moule (cox) raced in the Women’s category, finishing in a time of 19 minutes and 22 seconds, a minute ahead of their competition.

Also in the long distance division was the Women’s Junior 17 double scull of Amelia Maskell and Amelia Moule who won the event in a time of 19 minutes and 41 seconds.

Next was Martha Bullen who competed in the Women’s single sculls event over the short distance course. Martha finished in a time of 11 minutes and 38 seconds.

Helena Griffiths made her debut appearance in the Junior 15 single sculls event, finishing in a time of 13 minutes and 11 seconds (short division).

Byron Bullen had a good race in the Junior 17 single sculls event (short course). He finished an impressive second in the category in a time of 11 minutes and 2 seconds.

Also racing the long course were Jen Titterington and Bev Goodchild – 18.18, Byron Bullen and Henry Tullin – 18.24, Tracy Muir – 23.19, Tilly Barnard and Julia van Zyl – 22.19, Jen Titterington – 20.27 and Jeremy Milbank – 23.25.

Two crews won at the Huntingdon Head, raced over a distance of 4km.

The Men’s Masters C coxed four of Lee Adams, Tim Hysom, Stephen Nichols, Paul Adams and Helen Sharp (cox) won their event in a time of 15 minutes 38 seconds.

Mike Arnott competed in the Men’s Masters G single sculls event winning in a time of 19 minutes 34 seconds.

The next event will be the Cambridge Winter Head.

Susie Moule.

Pairs Head of the River Race

Jen Titterington and Bev Goodchild (Ipswich RC) raced on the Thames on 14th Oct in the Pairs Head of the River Race.

They won a National class pennant in their event, Womens Club double sculls, winning by a massive 17 seconds, ahead of 11 other crews in their category.

They finished in a time of 15 minutes and 30 seconds, an overall 221st out of 480 crews.

They were presented with their prizes at a special presentation in London, by double Olympic oarsman George Nash MBE.

Annual Dinner and Other Stories

Annual Dinner

Sudbury Rowing Club held their annual dinner and presentation evening where the Chairman introduced the nominees for the various awards, the year was reviewed in song by the captain and the list of club wins was celebrated.

Awards went to :
Jen Titterington – Senior Award
Martha Bullen – Junior Award
Angela Colclough – Stour Shield
Amelia Moule – Andrew Foster Award for Sculling
Nicola and Colin Swift – Best in Regatta award
Amelia Maskell – Most Improved
Hannah Lodge – Special Award

Bedford Small Boats Head

A number of members attended the Bedford Small Boats Head where various crews raced over the 2000 metre course.

Winning crews were Amelia Maskell and Martha Bullen in the Junior 16 double sculls, Masters E double scull of Simon White and Robin King, and Jen Titterington won the Women’s Open single sculls event.

Other crews racing were Jen Titterington and Sophie Lovegrove in the Women’s double sculls, who finished fifth in their event. Henry Tullin, Gareth Moriarty, Sam McLoughlin, Byron Bullen and Harry Moule (cox) raced in the Men’s Open coxed fours event, finishing fifth and ahead of another Sudbury crew of Sean Moriarty, Gregg Brown, Kevin Fish, Pete Donovan and Michelle Risby (cox).

Robin King, Simon White, Andrew Blit, Paul Spencer and Holly Adams (cox) raced in the Men’s Masters E/F coxed fours. Lee Adams, Paul Adams, Stephen Nichols, Tim Hysom and Helen Sharp (cox) competed in the Men’s Masters C/D coxed fours event, finishing two seconds behind the winning crew.

Keith Paxman and Mike Arnott competed in the Masters E/G double sculls, with Alan Muir and Sean Moriarty in the same event.

Women’s Masters C/D double scull Teresa Moriarty and Tracy Muir.

Rosemary Hogsbjerg and Sarah Stirling raced in the Women’s Masters E/F double sculls event.

Owen Moriarty raced in the Junior 15 single sculls category, Amelia Moule raced in the Women’s Junior 17 single sculls and Tracy Muir raced in the Women’s Masters D single event.

Sophie Brown completed a shorter distance in the Adaptive category.


Sudbury Rowing Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on the 19th October at 7.30pm at their Clubhouse in Quay Lane where a new committee will be elected.

Amelia Maskell, Jen Titterington, Amelia Moule, Hannah Lodge, Martha Bullen with their awards at the Sudbury Rowing Club Annual Dinner.


Slipway Refurbishment

Sudbury Rowing Club has recently undertaken the refurbishment of their boating slipway.

After more than 50 years, the old one had become cracked, dangerous and no longer fit for purpose. The repair has made the boating area safer for all members and also gave the club the opportunity to make access to the water for rowers with disabilities easier, particularly for athletes in wheelchairs.

Work was carried out by Gunite Solutions Ltd, who are concrete specialists, and Sudbury Rowing Club Facilities Manager, Hannah Lodge, oversaw the project.

The new slipway was used earlier this month by participants in the annual “Sudbury to the Sea” event who boated their canoes, kayaks and paddle boards.

A large amount of money came from club funds which had been saved over the past few years to help pay for the maintenance of club facilities. Angela Colclough, Fundraising Officer, has worked hard during this year to secure grants from various sources to assist the funding and which has subsequently allowed the club to carry out the repair work.

Special thanks goes to: Awards for All Big Lottery Fund, Babergh District Council, Ganzoni Charitable Fund and Geoffrey Burton Charitable Trust.

There was also funding from two Suffolk County Councillors, Richard Kemp and Colin Spence, who kindly donated money from their Locality Budget.

The club is very grateful to the above mentioned for all their support and without their generous funding the project could not have been completed.

Team Building Day

SRC were pleased to welcome Alex Gregory and the team from Track Record Coaching to host a team building afternoon for Virgin Active recently. 16 members of the club joined the Virgin Active team in three eights to give them a taste of the sport and to commence three days of team coaching at Stoke By Nayland Golf Club and Conference Centre, facilitated by Track Record Coaching.

‘I can’t thank all the members of Sudbury Rowing Club who made our corporate rowing experience so special. Giving people the opportunity to try out rowing for the very first time is something important to me, I’m passionate about the sport and want everyone’s first experience on the river to be wonderful. Sudbury Rowing Club made this happen. Thank you for your tireless work and infectious enthusiasm, I will be sure to recommend you in the future.’ – Alex Gregory MBE. 2 x Olympic Gold Medalist.

End of Season Race Report

Sudbury Rowing Club have had a busy few weeks with members attending Peterborough Summer Regatta, Great Ouse Marathon, World Masters Chamionships in Bled, Slovenia and Cambridge Autumn Regatta.

David Wasse and Jeremy Milbank won the Masters G double sculls event at Peterborough Summer regatta. Other competitors included Sophie Lovegrove in her debut single scull, Jen Titterington and Asha Thobhani in a composite quad scull. Nell Belcher and Amelia Maskell also competed in single sculls.

The Great Ouse Marathon, from Ely to Denver covers a 21km course and various crews competed. An impressive race from mixed double scull of Sophie Lovegrove and Pete Donovan in a time of 1 hour 55 minutes, winning their event. Competing in the same category were Tracy Muir and Tim Hysom who finished in a time of 2 hours. The Masters F coxless four of Mike Arnott, Keith Paxman, Andrew Blit and Steve Nichols finished in a time of 2 hours 1 minute. The composite crew of Jen Titterington (Sudbury) and Bev Goodchild (Ipswich) raced in the Women’s IM2 double sculls and finished in 2 hours 4 minutes. The Masters E double scull of Sean Moriarty and Alan Muir finished in 2 hours 9 minutes. Sophie Brown competed in the Adaptive TA category and finished in 3 hours 16 minutes.

Some of the clubs veteran rowers travelled to Bled, Slovenia to compete in the World Masters Championships. The regatta was held over 5 days and conditions varied from day to day. David Wasse and Jeremy Milbank competed in the Masters G doubles. Women’s Masters E double scull of Rosemary Hogsbjerg and Sarah Stirling finished in bronze medal position in their race. Also racing were Tracy Muir and Teresa Moriarty in the Masters D doubles, Alan Muir and Sean Moriarty in the Men’s doubles event and Tracy Muir also doubled with Jeremy Milbank in the mixed doubles.

Cambridge Autumn Regatta saw more success, firstly from the Men’s Masters C coxed four of Lee Adams, Tim Hysom, Steve Nichols, Paul Adams and Helen Sharp (cox). The juniors had two wins – Harry Moule won the Junior 13 single sculls event and Amelia Maskell and Martha Bullen won the Junior 15 double sculls category. Amelia Moule reached the final in the Junior 17 single sculls event as well as reaching the semi-final in the Junior 18 double sculls with partner Lucy Edwards. Amelia also coxed a Peterborough four to victory for the second time this season. Sam McLoughlin reached the final in the Junior 15 singles sculls, as did the Junior 16 double of Byron Bullen and Sam Mcloughin.

This was the last regatta of the season and crews will now be focusing on longer distance Head races over the winter and training will continue on and off the water.

Susie Moule.

Martha Bullen, Amelia Maskell, Amelia Moule , Harry Moule, Sam McLoughlin and Byron Bullen at Cambridge Autumn Regatta.

Winning crew of Lee Adams, Tim Hysom, Steve Nichols, Paul Adams and Helen Sharp (cox)

Rosemary Hogsbjerg, Jeremy Milbank, Sarah Stirling, Alan Muir, Tracy Muir, Teresa Moriarty, SJ Gibbons and Sean Moriarty (front) at the World Masters Championships in Bled, Slovenia.

Sophie Lovegrove and Pete Donovan after winning their event at the Great Ouse Marathon.