University of Southern California (USC) women’s rowing class of 2017
- Published on 07 January 2017
Alice Thompson will join the USC women's rowing team for the spring semester beginning in January 2017. She competed for the Isle of Ely Rowing Club with the GB Start Programme. Alice earned a bronze medal in the JW4x at the British Rowing Junior Championships as well as a bronze at the Henley Women's Regatta.
"USC has fantastic opportunities for athletes and offers rowing and academic success" said Thompson. "It facilitates my needs of a group of highly driven, determined and mentally tough individuals like myself and has an excellent psychology program."
You can read more here.
We wish Alice success in the future.
British Rowing Indoor Championships
- Published on 10 December 2016
Golds galore for Isle of Ely talent Seren
Congratulations to Seren Palmer on winning Golds at the British Rowing Indoor Championships. Seren returned from the London Velodrome with two gold medals after she eased to victory in the Year 8 Girls 500m and the Year 8 Girls three-minute race categories. She beat a large field of athletes from as far afield as Exeter and Newcastle.
The club’s Welfare Officer, Lynda Haynes, said: “It had been her ambition to take part in the BRICs since she first started indoor rowing during the Isle of Ely’s rowing training sessions last January.
“She never dreamt of doing so well. The atmosphere at the event was amazing – loud friendly, well organised and great fun.”
Seren capped her success by meeting Team GB’s Olympic rowing hero Mo Sbihi.
Click here for the results.
Club’s Late Vice-President Remembered
- Published on 31 October 2016
On Saturday 29th October our Janousek 4x was named ‘Dick Pryce-Jones’ in memory of our much loved Vice-President who died last year.
Dick’s widow, Reine Pryce-Jones, and his sister, Catherine Sheppard, made long journeys specially to perform the naming ceremony and to join us in paying homage to someone who had a major influence in the foundation and development of the Club.
Club chairman completes 5km swim raising funds for club
- Published on 21 September 2016
Teresa our club chair took to the water – but without her oars – raising over £1100 to improve club facilities.
On Saturday 8th October Teresa swam 5kms in open water at Hannam’s Wake Hug, Streatham on the A10.
Teresa said “I wanted to do something that I find difficult. Back in June I could swim the length of a pool - say 25m so, I thought a good challenge would be a 5km open water swim. It wasn't until I started to train that I realised how hard distance swimming is!“
GREAT OUSE MARATHON 2016
- Published on 05 September 2016
The FINAL results and course records have been updated in the Events section.
Despite the tricky conditions several course records have been broken and new records set. Well done to everyone who competed.
We'd also like to say thanks to all our volunteers. Without them, this event would not be possible.