10th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner & Auction
- Published on 20 November 2014
Total Raised £4300!
On Saturday 21 November Isle of Ely club members ditched their lycra for black tie and enjoyed a delicious 3-course meal with plenty of drinking and dancing to a live band to celebrate the clubs 10th Anniversary.
The Maltings, Ely was filled with 145 guests including club members, friends and supporters of the club. A silent auction and raffle helped to raise over £4,000 towards the purchase of new equipment. The prizes were generously donated by local businesses plus club members themselves donated a few of the auction lots on the night, including a one-on-one coaching session from Peter Lee, GB Start Coach and a session with a Start athlete of your choice!
Throughout the everning Jill McCulloch, with the help of other club members, ensured that the bidding frenzy on the silent auction continued and kept everyone updated with the latest bids.
Club Chairman and founder member, Derek Pickersgill was presented with the ‘Pickersgill Porthole’ as a thank you for his work over the last 10 year years from starting the club and turning it into the thriving community club it is today. Flowers were also presented to Vicky Parry and Club Captain Teresa Aslett.
Teresa summed up the evening "Absolutely everyone I spoke to said how much they'd enjoyed the evening and I can only add to that. From start to finish it was a top class event. The venue was great, the food was excellent and the band was great fun. Added to this the bonus of the fundraising part of the evening which I think everyone enjoyed"
Photos from the event can be viewed here.
The club would like to thank everyone who attended for their generous support and to G’s for sponsoring the drinks reception and Horizon Retail Marketing Solutions Ltd for their continued support of the club.
Race report – Pairs Head
- Published on 12 October 2014
Congratulations to Ely rower Leo Lundgren on winning the IM1 2x category and coming 8th overall out of 490 boats at the Pairs Head. Sculling as a composite crew under Isle of Ely colours with Frazer Christie, a Start rower from Bath University, they completed the 4.5km course in 13min 56 seconds.
At the other end of the rowing spectrum (and the other end of the fleet), Trevor and Rodney competed as a Masters Category F pair, clocking 17 min 21 seconds – a time which failed to win them any silverware whatsoever.
Yare Cup and Wallingford Long Distance Sculls 2014
- Published on 29 September 2014
On Saturday 27 September Rodney and Trevor travelled to Norwich to compete in the pair at the Yare Cup. They finished a respectable 54th Click on the link to read Rodney's race report.
Congratulations also to Leo Lundgren and Holly Hill who competed in the Wallingford Long Distance Sculls. Leo came 2nd in the IM1.1x category and Holly Hill was the fastest WIM2.1x and 3rd in WIM1.1x. Full results can be viewed here.
Filming with a Commonwealth Champion
- Published on 24 September 2014
Cambridge Filmworks has produced a new film following John Hale, a Mechanical Designer at Cambridge Consultants, getting under the skin of what it takes to succeed both as a top performing sportsman training for the Rio Olympics and as a leading Mechanical Designer within Cambridge’s top product development company.
Filmworks director Adam, who joined John on an early morning training session along The Great Ouse in Ely, commented: "It was a real privilege to capture John as he took to the water on such a superb early summer morning. We used our state of the art UAV camera drone to track his journey along the river and the results were stunning."
To see the film and find out more about John's passion for rowing alongside his work at Cambridge Consultants - the world-class supplier of innovative product development and technology consulting based at the prestigious Science Park in Cambridge - please go to: