Category Archives: Racing

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.

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.

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.

AGM

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.

 

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.