Category Archives: Events

Good Friday Opening

There was some close racing today at the traditional Good Friday Opening.

The Club President, Town Mayor Sue Ayres, opened the season by raising the flag, and handing out prizes of Easter Eggs to the winning team of the day, the ‘Cross Bunnies’ !

It was also an opportunity for some of the ‘Old Boys’ to test out the new equipment…

Pudding Races (2018)

Sudbury Rowing club held its annual Pudding Races on the 22nd December.

The event, which saw the rowers compete against each other in a bid to win the grand prize of Christmas Puddings (and the honour of best fancy dress) was again well attended.

Many friends, family and past members came along to cheer on the 40 rowing competitors who were split into two teams of 20, namely Team Chestnut and Team Sprout.

The teams were split into different boats, eights; quads; double sculls and an adaptive single, and each pair of competing crews raced along Friars Meadow three times, with the start adjusted each time to accommodate the winning margin from the previous race. The winning team was decided by the number of crews on each that won their ‘best of 3’ races.

The winning rowing team of SRC’s 2018 Pudding Races were ‘The Sprouts’!

The best fancy dress prize in the Junior squad was awarded to Amelia Moule and Pete Donovan won the title in the adult squad.

Great fun was had by everyone and the Sprouts all took home their puddings!

Amanda Ashton.

Good (Friday) News

Sudbury juniors Martha Bullen and Amelia Maskell will be representing the Eastern Region at the Inter-Regional Championships later this month in Nottingham. Their previous results were used in the selection process and they will compete in the girls Under 16 double sculls category.

Six members of Sudbury Rowing Club completed the Sudbury Fun Run before attending the Rowing Club Good Friday Opening. Club Captain Sean Moriarty led the way, followed by Sam McLoughlin, Amelia Moule, Byron Bullen, Martha Bullen and Amelia Maskell.

They then joined other club members at the Rowing Club to celebrate the official start of the season and competed in some very exciting races along Friars Meadow.

Back at the Clubhouse the Deputy Mayor raised the flag, Club Chairman Stephen Nichols gave an inspiring pre-season speech before Easter Egg prizes were presented to the winning crews and Hot Cross Buns were enjoyed!

The next event will be Bedford Small Boats Head.

Susie Moule.

Sam McLoughlin, Byron Bullen, Martha Bullen, Amelia Maskell, Sean Moriarty and Amelia Moule.

BRIC and Pudding Races

Sudbury Rowing Club had six junior members travel to the London Olympic Velodrome to compete at the British Rowing Indoor Championships.

They competed in different age groups, some completing a set distance of 2000 metres and the younger members took part in a 3, 4, 5 or 6 minute challenge.

Byron Bullen competed in the Sixth Form Boys 2000 metres, finishing in 7 minutes 13 seconds.

Amelia Moule competed in the Sixth Form Girls 2000 metres. She finished in a Personal Best time of 8 minutes 12 seconds.

Martha Bullen competed in the Girls Year 10 – 5 minutes category. She completed 1315m (PB) and finished seventh in her group.

Sam McLoughlin competed in the Boys Year 11 – 6 minutes category. He achieved a distance of 1646m (PB).

Harry Moule raced in the Boys Year 8 – 3 minute category, finishing 7th in his category, clocking up 790m, another PB.

Owen Moriarty raced in the Boys Year 10 – 5 minute category. He completed a distance of 1210m (PB).

The juniors had an enjoyable day, mixing with rowers from clubs all over the country and meeting GB rowers, who were also competing.

Back on home turf, Sudbury Rowing Club held their annual Pudding Races.

Members of all ages and abilities joined together and made up scratch crews in eights, quads, doubles and singles to race the length of Friars Meadow, and successful crews won Christmas Puddings!

Prizes were also given out for the best fancy dress outfits. Festivities carried on in the clubhouse with mulled wine and mince pies.

Training continues over the Christmas period and the first event of 2018 will be Bedford Star Head Race on 14th January.

Susie Moule.

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.


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 Year Report

As the Rowing Club changed from regatta racing to Winter head racing, they celebrated another successful year at their Annual Dinner where their awards were presented to deserving members.

Junior Award – Natasha Treagust and Amelia Moule
Senior Award – Rosemary Hogsbjerg and Sarah Watts
Andrew Foster Memorial Award – Jeremy Milbank and David Wasse
Most Improved Rower – Teresa Moriarty
Stour Shield – Chris Jillings
Best in Regatta – Andrew Blit

The club has now held its AGM and a new committee has been elected, including new Club Captain Sean Moriarty and co-Captain Helen Sharp, who will be looking to steer the club towards more success in the coming year.

Anyone interested in learning to row, or to getting back into rowing after a break, can contact for more details.

Susie Moule.

Andrew Blit, Chris Jillings, Teresa Moriarty, Rosemary Hogsbjerg, Sarah Watts, Amelia Moule, Natasha Treagust, Jeremy Milbank, David Wasse and Catherine Smith – winners of awards.


Sudbury Regatta – 6th August 2016

Sudbury Regatta Saturday 6th August 2016 – free entrance

The Sudbury Rowing Club Regatta will take place on Saturday 6th August 2016 on the beautiful River Stour at Friars Meadow in Sudbury Suffolk. Free parking is available on the day on Friars Meadow.

Come and watch rowing clubs from all over the South East of England and beyond compete. There is always a wonderful atmosphere. We have a tea tent, hog roast, ice cream stands, beer tent, burger stall and children’s rides. There will be live music playing during the afternoon.

New this year – take part in our Rowing machine challenge. The winner will be the person rowing the furthest in 1 minute. Minimum age 13 years.

Prizes for winners in the following categories:

Non rowers – rowing taster session at Sudbury Rowing Club
Junior girls
Junior boys

Rowers – a cup for each category
Junior girls
Junior boys

The first races start at 8.00am with final racing finishing the day at around 7pm. Bring your picnic rugs and sit along the edge of the river for a great view of the rowing. Join us for a fun day out.

Flyer (2016)