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Start Rowing at Sudbury

Come for a free taster session on either Saturday 24th or Saturday 31st March at 10.30a.m.

Please email: learn2row@sudburyrowingclub.org.uk, to book a place.

The next Learn to Row course for adults (18+) will be held in April 2018. The course will run for 6 sessions of 2 hours each.

Dates:
Saturdays (April 7th, 14th and 21st) from 10.00am.
Tuesdays (April 10th, 17th and 24th) from 6.30pm.

Ideally you should try to make all the sessions, but if there are difficulties please ask.

Cost: £100.

For enquiries, or more information, email learn2row@sudburyrowingclub.org.uk.

Norwich Head

Sudbury Rowing Club competed in the Norwich Head at the weekend with various different crew combinations racing in 19 different categories. Weather conditions were bright and breezy and extremely cold.

Division 1 Short Course (Distance 2000 metres).

Sudbury had one winner in this race – Owen Moriarty competed in the Junior 15 single sculls event finishing in a time of 11 minutes 27 seconds.

Byron Bullen and Sam McLoughlin both raced in the Junior 17 single sculls event. Bullen finished second in a time of 9.29 and McLoughlin finished third in 10.11.

Kate Wallace competed in her first single sculling race finishing second in the Women’s Novice sculls – a very respectable 19 seconds behind the winner.

Division 1 Long Course (Distance 5000 metres).

Two winning crews in this race – Amelia Maskell and Martha Bullen raced in the Women’s Junior 17 double sculls event beating three crews and finishing in a time of 23.16.

Gareth Moriarty and Henry Tullin competed in the Men’s double sculls category beating two crews and finishing in a time 22.41.

Sean Moriarty and Alan Muir raced in the Masters E double sculls event finishing in third place in a time of 27.20.

Jen Titterington raced in the Women’s single sculls event finishing in a time of 23.50, three seconds ahead of her only opposition.

Amelia Moule, Helena Griffiths, Freya Evans and Tilly Barnard raced in the Women’s Junior 18 quad sculls event finishing in a time of 23.25 – no opposition in the same category.

Division 2 Short Course (2000 metres).

Three Sudbury winners in this race. Sam McLoughlin and Byron Bullen teamed up to race in the Junior 17 double sculls event finishing in a time of 8.25 beating two other crews, including another Sudbury crew – Henry Tullin and Gareth Moriarty who finished second in 8.43.

Martha Bullen won the Women’s Junior 15 single sculls event finishing in a time of 9.24, beating 5 other crews. Helena Griffiths also competed in this event finishing 5th in a time of 10.58.

Amelia Moule won the Women’s Junior 17 single sculls event finishing in a time of 9.46, beating 2 other crews.

Division 2 Long Course (5000 metres).

Stephen Nichols competed in the Masters C-F single sculls event finishing fourth in a time of 23.47. Jeremy Milbank raced in the same event finishing fifth in a time of 26.31. Sean Moriarty was also in the same event finishing sixth in a time of 27.51.

Bev Goodchild (Ipswich) and Jen Titterington were first in the Women’s double sculls event, in a time of 20.47.

Amelia Maskell and Freya Evans raced in the Women’s double sculls event. With only one other crew competing, they finished in second place, in a time of 25.35.

Rosemary Hogsbjerg, Sarah Stirling, Teresa Moriarty and Tracy Muir raced in the Women’s Masters A-E quad sculls event. They finished in fourth place in a time of 22.51.

All the Sudbury wins, along with Deben and Ipswich, contributed to Suffolk winning The Deuchar Norfolk and Suffolk Challenge Cup, which was awarded to Suffolk. This challenge trophy between Norfolk and Suffolk was first presented in 1909, and this is the first time Suffolk have won it in 70 years !

Susie Moule.

From left to right in photo –
Sam McLoughlin, Gareth Moriarty, Owen Moriarty, Amelia Maskell, Byron Bullen, Martha Bullen, Amelia Moule and Freya Evans – some of the Sudbury Rowing Club winners with the Deuchar Cup.

Star New Year Head

Sudbury Rowing Club competed at the Bedford Star New Year Head race with singles, doubles, quads, coxed fours and an eight taking part.

It was a very successful day, with six wins for the club.

Single scullers were Owen Moriarty (Junior 15), Harry Moule (competing up a year in Junior 14), Martha Bullen (winner of Junior 15), Jen Titterington (winner of Women’s Open), Sophie Brown (Adaptive).

Double scull crews were Tracy Muir and Teresa Moriarty (Women’s Masters D), Bev Goodchild (IRC) and Jen Titterington (winners of Women’s Open) and Jen Titterington and Stephen Nichols (winners of Mixed Open event).

Amelia Moule, Tilly Barnard, Freya Evans and Amelia Maskell (Women’s Junior 18 coxless quad), Martha Bullen, Tilly Barnard, Freya Evans and Amelia Moule (winners of Women’s Open coxless quad event).

Gareth Moriarty, Henry Tullin, Byron Bullen and Sam McLoughlin (winners of Men’s Junior 18 coxless quad). The same crew also raced in the Men’s Open coxless quad.

Paul Adams, Lee Adams, Stephen Nichols, Tim Hysom and Owen Moriarty (cox) – Mens Masters C coxed four.

Mike Arnott, Mark Tyrie, Sean Moriarty, Andrew Blit and Gareth Moriarty (cox) – Mens Masters E coxed four.

The two men’s fours also rowed together in a Masters D eight with Amelia Moule coxing.

Training will continue until the next event which will be Bedford Fours and Eights Head in February.

Susie Moule.

Winners of Junior 18 coxless quads. Gareth Moriarty, Henry Tullin, Byron Bullen and Sam McLoughlin.

Winners of Mixed Double Sculls – Stephen Nichols and Jen Titterington.

Winners of Women’s Coxless quads – Amelia Moule, Tilly Barnard, Freya Evans and Martha Bullen.

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.

The Scullers Head

Three members from Sudbury Rowing Club took part in the Scullers Head of the River Race on the River Thames at the weekend.

It was the first time that any of them had competed in the event – which included over 500 scullers from all over the country as well as overseas.

Scullers have to be over 16 years old and have significant experience to compete, as the Thames can be gruelling on a bad day.

The four mile stretch of the Thames is a difficult course to navigate for scullers as the stream, tide and weather conditions are changing constantly.

Fastest out of the three Sudbury scullers was Byron Bullen, who had a very strong row, steering well and finishing in a time of 20 minutes 40 seconds, competing in the Men’s Junior 17 category.

Jen Titterington finished in an excellent, category winning time of 21 minutes 11 seconds, beating 8 other scullers in the Senior Women’s event.

Amelia Moule raced in the Women’s Junior 17 category, again having a superb race and finishing in a time of 22 minutes 3 seconds.

All three scullers enjoyed the race experience and felt a sense of achievement in completing one of the country’s biggest sculling events.

The next event will be the British Rowing Indoor Championships.

Susie Moule.

Amelia Moule, Byron Bullen and Jen Titterington – winner of Senior Women’s category.

Cambridge Winter Head

Sudbury Rowing Club competed at the Cambridge Winter Head, racing over a distance of 2500 metres.

Weather conditions were dry but breezy and the course had some challenging bends, especially for the coxless crews.

The club had three triumphant crews on the day – the first being the Women’s Junior 17 coxed quad of Martha Bullen, Freya Evans, Helena Griffiths, Jemima Savage and Amelia Moule (cox) who won their event in a time of 11.33.

In the Women’s Junior 18 coxless quad were Amelia Moule, Tilly Barnard, Freya Evans and Amelia Maskell who also won their event in a time of 10.53.

The crew swapped Freya Evans for Martha Bullen to then compete in the Women’s Intermediate coxless quad category, winning again in a time of 10.35.

Harry Moule was also successful on the day by coxing a crew from Essex University to victory.

Other Sudbury crews to race included a Men’s coxed four of Henry Tullin, Byron Bullen, Sam McLoughlin, Gareth Moriarty and Harry Moule (cox), who finished third in their category in 10.35.

The same same crew also raced in the Men’s coxless quads category, finishing second in a time of 9.48.

The Men’s coxed four of Paul Adams, Mike Arnott, Tim Hysom, Stephen Nichols and Helen Sharp (cox) finished in a time of 10.04, second in the Masters event. They raced again in the Men’s Intermediate category finishing third in a time of 10.36.

The Women’s coxless quad of Jen Ward, Linda Newbigging, Tricia Fincham and Mary-Jane Budd finished in a time of 11.59.

The next event will be the Scullers Head of the River Race on the Thames, followed by the British Rowing Indoor Championships.

Club members will then have some festive fun at their own Pudding Races – scratch racing in Christmas fancy dress, followed by seasonal refreshments.

Susie Moule.

Amelia Moule, Tilly Barnard, Freya Evans, Amelia Maskell.

Jemima Savage, Helena Griffiths, Freya Evans, Martha Bullen, Amelia Moule (cox)

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.