10th Anniversary Celebratory Dinner & Auction
- Published on 20 November 2014
On Saturday evening members of Isle of Ely Rowing club will ditch their lycra for black-tie to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the club at a Gala Dinner and Dance. Guests will enjoy a drinks reception, delicious 3-course meal with plenty of drinking and then dancing to a live band. During the evening we hope to raise lots of money for the club from a raffle and silent auction.
Since the formation of the club in 2004 we have grown from modest beginnings into a thriving rowing community. Everything that the club owns today has either been generously donated or the money raised through grants and by members of the club. In this our 10th anniversary year, we need now more than ever to raise funds for the club so that Derek’s aim to introduce as many people to rowing as possible can continue to be fulfilled.
We would like to thank G's fresh for sponsoring the drinks reception and to all the local businesses who generously donated items for the auction and raffle.
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:
Great Ouse Marathon 2014
- Published on 08 September 2014