Rowing

  • Gateshead disabled rowing pair Dean Tracey and Carol Downworth on the water.

    A closer look at disabled rowing

    June 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Rowing has become a sport for all and caters for those who suffer with disabilities as well. Para-rowing was first raced in Spain in 2002 and was first raced at Olympic level in Beijing in 2008, as well as being part of competition in the London Olympics in 2012. Clubs […]

     
  • Veteran rower Ian Wagstaff

    Rowing Profile: Ian Wagstaff

    June 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Rowing is a sport for all ages and anyone who wants to take part, no matter your ability. Someone who took rowing to his heart from a young age was Ian Wagstaff. At 75 years of age, he is the oldest rower at Tyne Rowing Club and is part of […]

     
  • Tyne Rowing Club in action.

    Rowing Seat Positions: What does each position mean?

    June 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

    In rowing, you can compete on your own in a single, with one other in a double, and as part of a four man or eight man crew. With four and eight man boats, each person has a certain individual role as part of the team to help the whole […]

     
  • Tynemouth Rowing club training in the gym.

    Rowing: The importance of training

    June 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Training for a sport is a given, done in order to best prepare sportsmen and women for their relevant games or races. In rowing, training is seen as something you can’t do without. There are two main areas to training in the sport – working on technique and stamina, as […]

     
  • Tyne Rowing Club Women's Team

    Women’s Rowing – Boat Race Breakthrough

    June 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

    The gender inequality in rowing is narrowing, but there is still a long way to go for women to be on an equal pedestal as men, according to women rowers at Tyne Rowing Club. The boat race between Oxford and Cambridge has been an annual televised event since 1938, but […]

     
  • Sunderland Rowing Club: Circuit training to Fireworks

    Sunderland Rowing Club: Circuit training to Fireworks

    December 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

    As Christmas approaches and many students prepare to travel home to see their families, SportsByte’s Adam Delicate looks back at how the University of Sunderland rowers have been getting on this academic year so far and gives his personal insight about what goes on in the club. We’ve taken on […]

     
  • University of Sunderland's rowers impress at BUCS rowing regatta in Nottingham

    University rowing society sees jump in numbers

    December 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s rowing club has seen an increase in new people joining compared to last year. The team took on 22 new recruits over the course of last year, but this year the club have already taken on seven more members. Fresher Nick McGurk is delighted with how […]

     
  • Positive day for Sunderland’s rowers on Tyneside

    Positive day for Sunderland’s rowers on Tyneside

    December 4, 2014 at 11:14 am

    A composite men’s 8+ earned a creditable finish at Rutherford’s 2014 Head Race last weekend. The race, which took place on Saturday, was held along the Gateshead stretch of the Tyne and involved a variety of categories in two divisions. The boat was made up of: Abby Harris (cox), Stephen […]

     
  • Rowing president Sarah Hodge is happy with the start to the season Sunderland have made

    Last race of the year for Sunderland rowers

    November 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Sunderland’s City and University rowers will be taking on regional opponents in Rutherford, Tyneside, on Saturday morning. After the strange cancellation of the York Head last week, it gives the new recruits a final chance to prepare for the busier spring and summer seasons next year. Coach Sarah Hodge said: “Seeing […]

     
  • Success for Sunderland’s women in South Hylton LDS

    Success for Sunderland’s women in South Hylton LDS

    October 7, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Sunderland women’s rowing team made full use of their home advantage to win their category in the South Hylton long-distance sculling tournament on Saturday. Alex Robinson, Sarah Hodge, Amanda Jackson and Fiona McClurg won the Intermediate 3 (IM3) coxless quad race to get their season off to a very positive start. […]