Liverpool Victoria Rowing Club http://www.lvrc.co.uk Performance Rowing Tue, 23 Oct 2018 09:51:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 http://www.lvrc.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/cropped-logo-32x32.png Liverpool Victoria Rowing Club http://www.lvrc.co.uk 32 32 Winter Training Starts http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/10/winter-training-starts/ http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/10/winter-training-starts/#respond Tue, 02 Oct 2018 12:11:10 +0000 http://www.lvrc.co.uk/?p=892 Now that the nights are drawing in and crews can no longer get out, under normal safety conditions, their minds turn to the delights of ergos, circuits and core exercises….!! Monday night saw the start of club winter training, for the adult squad. With 20 members down they split into 2 groups. Starting with the […]

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Now that the nights are drawing in and crews can no longer get out, under normal safety conditions, their minds turn to the delights of ergos, circuits and core exercises….!!
Monday night saw the start of club winter training, for the adult squad. With 20 members down they split into 2 groups. Starting with the first batch doing a group warm up and then a 2K test, they then switched to mats whilst the second batch completed their test. Lesley then put everyone through her, world renown, clam and core routine followed by a stretch session.
Lesley does not come to every adult training session but has left a comprehensive timetable and programme on the gym notice board to your left, as you come through the door. It is your choice to do as much or as little as you want but I know the competitive spirit that rowers have, and would be surprised to find anyone “coasting”.

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Boston Marathon http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/09/boston-marathon/ http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/09/boston-marathon/#respond Sat, 15 Sep 2018 21:19:04 +0000 http://www.lvrc.co.uk/?p=858 Congratulations to Mike Vick and Kate Wilson whose training paid off with a win at the Lincoln to Boston Marathon. This 31 mile epic is run each autumn and is a real test of stamina. Mike and Kate posted 4hrs 47 minutes to win their class. Sam Fairbanks had a harder time in Open 1x, […]

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Congratulations to Mike Vick and Kate Wilson whose training paid off with a win at the Lincoln to Boston Marathon. This 31 mile epic is run each autumn and is a real test of stamina. Mike and Kate posted 4hrs 47 minutes to win their class.

Sam Fairbanks had a harder time in Open 1x, where there was a wide range of competitors.

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North of England Sprint Regatta – Hollingworth Lake http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/09/north-of-england-sprint-regatta-hollingworth-lake/ http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/09/north-of-england-sprint-regatta-hollingworth-lake/#respond Sun, 09 Sep 2018 18:48:56 +0000 http://www.lvrc.co.uk/?p=841 As usual, Vics entered a lot of crews at the last regatta of the year at Hollingworth Lake. In the past, we have won the Victor Ludorum, both for the Juniors and the Seniors. This year however, there was stiff competition for our 25 entries. In spite of the competition we had 16 finalists and had 7 wins. Unfortunately, no Victor Ludorum this year!

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As usual, Vics entered a lot of crews at the last regatta of the year at Hollingworth Lake. In the past, we have won the Victor Ludorum, both for the Juniors and the Seniors. This year however, there was stiff competition for our 25 entries. In spite of the competition we had 16 finalists and had 7 wins. Unfortunately, no Victor Ludorum this year!

The wins were: Mixed Mas C 2x, where Mike Vick and Kate Wilson beat Tees by 2 seconds; W1x Band 2, Kate Wilson beat Lancaster John O’Gaunt by 15 seconds in her semi final and John O’Gaunt (a different sculler) by 3 seconds and Bradford by 8 seconds in her final; Mike Vick again in Mas F/G 1x, where Mike won his straight final by 15 seconds over Lakeland and 21 seconds over Bradford. Both of Mike’s opposition were Mas F and therefore 5 years younger. Mike and Kate’s wins prove the value of long-distance hard training, as they are competing at the Lincoln-Boston Marathon over 49.2 km (30.6 miles) and have been putting in the miles on the dock.

In double sculls, Jayne Pumford and Michelle Fisher continued their season’s wins with WMas B 2x, where they beat Tees by 5 seconds in their final. Unfortunately, Jayne and Michelle were not so fortunate in their W2x Band1, where they lost to Runcorn in their semi-final. In Open 2x Band3, Arvind Mahendran and Sam Crowe beat Windermere by 5 seconds and Hollingworth Lake by 10 seconds to win their final.
John Davies showed the form that he has developed over the years by winning Mas B 1x, beating Coyne from Mersey by 5 seconds in a straight final.
The Mens Mas B/C 4+ of Mike Egan, Matt Myers, Chris Rycroft and Andy Jones beat Northwich to win their final.

Of the other finalists, the Mixed Mas B 4x- (Pumford) lost to Doncaster by 2 seconds in their final; Mixed 2x Band2 (McWilliams) lost to Mersey by 4 seconds in the final but beat Windermere into third place; J17 2x (McEvoy) lost to Hollingworth Lake by 4 seconds in the final, with a second Vics double (Walters) in third place; J14 1x (Smith) lost to Tees by 13 seconds in the final; WJ15 1x Band1 (McFarlane) lost to Trafford by 4 second in the final, with a second Trafford sculler in third place; WJ16 2x (Jones) beat Hollingworth Lake in the semi final but finished third in the final to two Trafford crews.

For the first time in many years, the club had three eights in finals at Hollingworth Lake. A mixed eight (Smith) lost to Hollingworth Lake by 1 second but beat Mersey into third place by 16 seconds. The Mas C 8+ (Jones) unfortunately came up against a very strong Hollingworth Lake crew with the Price brothers on board (long standing Elite oarsmen) and lost by 30 seconds. A great performance however, from the Open 8+, where a Vics Junior crew lost by 8 seconds to a powerful Lancaster John O’Gaunt crew and beat Trafford into third place by 4 seconds.
Those losing in earlier rounds and semi finals included Sam Fairbanks in Open 1x Band3, who lost by 1.5 seconds to a Lakeland sculler; WJ16 4x- (Semple) who lost to Trafford/Hollingworth Lake by 2 seconds in their semi final but beat Lancaster Schools into third place by 8 seconds; W2x Band3 (Kelly) came third in their semi final; J18 2x (Osbourne) also came third in their semi final, whilst the J17 1x of Smith and Walters finished second and third in their semi final to a sculler from Tees.

Hollingworth Lake ran Explore coxed quad races for beginners within the Sprint Regatta and Vics new members raced in ‘A’ and ‘B’ crews. The ‘B’ crew beat Lancaster John O’Gaunt but lost to Windermere and the ‘A’ crew lost both their races to Warrington and Lancaster Schools.
All in all, a good day for Vics, with participation across the club and the promise of a productive winter season for all. The close finishes to so many races shows that Vics crews are in the frame and just need that extra little push to win more events.

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Ross Regatta http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/08/ross-regatta/ http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/08/ross-regatta/#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2018 21:49:59 +0000 http://www.lvrc.co.uk/?p=795 Vics try to attend the annual August Bank Holiday regatta at Ross on Wye, although this year the weather was not as favourable for camping as it has been in previous years! On Sunday we had 10 entries, with 4 crews reaching Finals. The WJ18 2x had the closest race of the day, losing to […]

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Vics try to attend the annual August Bank Holiday regatta at Ross on Wye, although this year the weather was not as favourable for camping as it has been in previous years! On Sunday we had 10 entries, with 4 crews reaching Finals. The WJ18 2x had the closest race of the day, losing to Worcester again by ½ length this time. On Sunday we had 9 entries, with 4 losing finalists. However, the W2x (Rogers) won their Final against Worcester by 4 lengths, having beaten Evesham (2 lengths) and Ironbridge easily. Pumford and Fisher in the other Vics W2x beat Taunton by 11/2 lengths but lost to Worcester in their semi final. We had crews ranging in age from J13 to Masters C at Ross this year and everyone benefitted from the experience of racing on the River Wye. Ross on Wye is a long way to go for a weekend regatta and we must give full support to all the rowers that we send to such events. Our thanks should go to Brigid for towing so far and for having supported the club’s rowers by towing for so many years. Lesley Kuguloglu has also gone far beyond her normal coaching activity, particularly in getting the juniors to these distant regattas.

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Club BBQ (Sunday 2nd September) http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/08/club-bbq-sunday-2nd-september/ http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/08/club-bbq-sunday-2nd-september/#respond Sun, 26 Aug 2018 07:15:28 +0000 http://www.lvrc.co.uk/?p=782 After training and re-rigging on Sunday 2nd the Club will host a Summer BBQ. Everyone is welcome, all you need to do is bring food to throw on the BBQ. The bar will be open and people can get the chance to talk (maybe even row?!) with other club members that perhaps you don’t always […]

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After training and re-rigging on Sunday 2nd the Club will host a Summer BBQ.

Everyone is welcome, all you need to do is bring food to throw on the BBQ. The bar will be open and people can get the chance to talk (maybe even row?!) with other club members that perhaps you don’t always get the chance to see.

Any questions, please contact Kate Wilson.

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Stourport Regatta http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/08/stourport-regatta/ http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/08/stourport-regatta/#respond Sun, 12 Aug 2018 21:46:36 +0000 http://www.lvrc.co.uk/?p=791 A big entry from Vics to the West Midlands two day regatta at Stourport. We always have a great time at Stourport, with the opportunity to race crews from across the country. We had 8 crews entered on Saturday, with 3 wins – WmasB/C 2x of Michelle Fisher and Jayne Pumford, who beat Evesham by […]

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A big entry from Vics to the West Midlands two day regatta at Stourport. We always have a great time at Stourport, with the opportunity to race crews from across the country. We had 8 crews entered on Saturday, with 3 wins – WmasB/C 2x of Michelle Fisher and Jayne Pumford, who beat Evesham by 13/4 lengths, WJ16 2x (Carter) also beating Evesham by 4 lengths and WJ14 2x (McFarlane) beating Stourport by 21/2 lengths. On Sunday, 10 crews were entered, with 4 finalists but unfortunately no wins. The Vics WJ16 4x- were unlucky to come up against a Worcester crew that had finished 6th in the British Junior Championships, whilst the WJ18 2x lost by 2 feet to a Worcester crew that had finished 3rd in the C Final of the Junior Championships.

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Warrington Regatta http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/07/warrington-regatta/ http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/07/warrington-regatta/#respond Sat, 28 Jul 2018 21:45:20 +0000 http://www.lvrc.co.uk/?p=789 Vics entered 7 crews at Warrington Regatta, with 4 losing at the semi final stage and two finals. The Open 1x was an all Vics final between Sam Crowe and Arvind Mahendran, with Sam winning. The WMasC/E 4+ stroked by Joanne Harrison lost in the final to Trafford.

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Vics entered 7 crews at Warrington Regatta, with 4 losing at the semi final stage and two finals. The Open 1x was an all Vics final between Sam Crowe and Arvind Mahendran, with Sam winning. The WMasC/E 4+ stroked by Joanne Harrison lost in the final to Trafford.

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British Junior Championships http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/07/british-junior-championships/ http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/07/british-junior-championships/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2018 21:48:27 +0000 http://www.lvrc.co.uk/?p=793 This year the Junior Championships were held at Nottingham and again Vics had a strong entry. In WJ14 2x Bernhem and McFarlane were placed 8th out of 62 crews in their event, showing what a crew these two girls are becoming. WJ15 2x (McNulty and Myers) finished 38 of 41 in their time trial, WJ15 […]

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This year the Junior Championships were held at Nottingham and again Vics had a strong entry. In WJ14 2x Bernhem and McFarlane were placed 8th out of 62 crews in their event, showing what a crew these two girls are becoming. WJ15 2x (McNulty and Myers) finished 38 of 41 in their time trial, WJ15 4x+ (Adams, Foster, McNulty, Myers and Semple) finished 35 of 39 in their time trial. Two crews progressed beyond the time trial stage, WJ16 2x (Carter and Rogers) finished 11 of 20 in their time trial, 4th in their semi final and 6th in Final B. The WJ16 4x- (Carter, Crowe, Rogers and Hutson) finished 9th in their time trial, 5th in their semi final and 3rd in Final B, putting them 9th in the country in their event. Thanks to Lesley Kuguloglu, the Junior Co-ordinators, parents and members who helped get the crews to Nottingham.

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Ironbridge Regatta http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/07/ironbridge-regatta/ http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/07/ironbridge-regatta/#respond Wed, 04 Jul 2018 23:18:14 +0000 http://www.lvrc.co.uk/?p=715 We had 13 crews on the Saturday and 11 on the Sunday: MASG1x Vick lost heat WMASB2x Pumford won heat lost in final WMASC2x Walters lost in final WJ152x Large lost heat WJ142x Bernhem won heat WIN final Mx2x Wilson/Peterborough won heat lost final J161x Smith lost heat J161x Walters lost heat WJ164x- Semple lost […]

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We had 13 crews on the Saturday and 11 on the Sunday:

MASG1x Vick lost heat
WMASB2x Pumford won heat lost in final
WMASC2x Walters lost in final
WJ152x Large lost heat
WJ142x Bernhem won heat WIN final
Mx2x Wilson/Peterborough won heat lost final
J161x Smith lost heat
J161x Walters lost heat
WJ164x- Semple lost final
WJ14 4x+ Wilkinson lost in final
W4x- Pumford won heat lost in final
Op2x Mahendran lost heat
MASC2x Myers lost heat

J13 1x Smith lost heat (well done on first race on a river!!)
W4+ Adams lost heat (good first race by the juniors)
W4x-Pumford lost heat
WJ141x McFarlane lost heat
W2x Pumford lost heat
MasC 4+ lost heat
J162x Jones lost heat
WJ152x McNulty lost heat
W2x Walters lost heat
WJ142x Large lost heat
WJ142x Bernhem won 2 heats WIN final

Massive thank you to Paul Fegan who fixed the heavyweight trailer lighboard last minute, which enabled both trailers to attend the event. All club members need to remember the importance of reporting any damage to boats, trailers or any other equipment.

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Chester Regatta http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/07/chester-regatta/ http://www.lvrc.co.uk/2018/07/chester-regatta/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 23:22:38 +0000 http://www.lvrc.co.uk/?p=717 We had 7 entries into this event: Op2x Myers lost heat Op2x Mahendran won 2 heats lost in final Op1x Vick lost heat WJ152x McNulty won heat lost in final Op2x McWilliams lost heat W2x Pumford won 2 heats lost in final WJ142x Bernham won 2 heats and WIN final

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We had 7 entries into this event:

Op2x Myers lost heat
Op2x Mahendran won 2 heats lost in final
Op1x Vick lost heat
WJ152x McNulty won heat lost in final
Op2x McWilliams lost heat
W2x Pumford won 2 heats lost in final
WJ142x Bernham won 2 heats and WIN final

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