Pairs Head of the River Race

Jen Titterington and Bev Goodchild (Ipswich RC) raced on the Thames at the weekend 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.

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.

St. Neots Regatta

Sudbury Rowing Club competed at the St. Neots two day regatta in very changeable weather over the weekend.

Saturday’s racing was over a distance of 1000 metres, which included a challenging bend. Seventeen crews raced on Saturday including two men’s eights, a mixed eight, three coxed fours, three women’s quads, a coxless pair, four double sculls and three single sculls.

There were some excellent races – some in very heavy rain. Winning crews were Amelia Maskell and Amelia Moule in the Women’s Junior 16 double sculls event. Winners of Women’s Double Sculls event was a composite crew of Jen Titterington (Sudbury) and Bev Goodchild (Ipswich).

Racing started early on Sunday, some of the Sudbury crews took to the water before 9.00. The course was more of a sprint event with the distance being 500 metres. There were fifteen Sudbury crews competing – a women’s coxed four, a women’s quad, six double sculls, and seven single sculls.

The most exciting race of the day came from Junior 16 Double scull of Byron Bullen and Sam McLoughlin who had such a close race in the semi final against Peterborough, it was declared as a dead heat. The crews returned to the start for an immediate re-race. The Sudbury crew were triumphant the second time round and earned a place in the final.

Winning crews were Women’s Masters C double scull of Susie Moule and Sophie Lovegrove in their debut race together, Amelia Maskell and Martha Bullen in the Women’s Junior 15 double sculls event, Martha Bullen also won the Womens Junior 14 single sculls event. Amelia Moule continued her winning streak, taking her second win of the weekend in the Women’s Junior 16 Single sculls event.

Sudbury Regatta will be held on Friars Meadow on Saturday 5th August. Spectators and supporters welcome. Enjoy live music, BBQ, hog roast and beer tent with local ale and Pimms whilst watching the racing. Entertainment for the whole family !

Susie Moule.

Sudbury Regatta 2017

Owing to the popularity of the Regatta we have now closed entries to any further crews. The Draw will take place, as advertised, on Monday and we will be trying to arrange as much entertaining and competitive racing as we can.

We will be writing to clubs where we have problems accommodating your crews and please do not hesitate to get in touch with us with any queries or information you have – the best email address is on the poster.

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