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    (Original post by Peanut)
    I'm definitely sticking with it.
    I'm rowing with uni and they've given us an ergs workshop to teach us technique and we're just waiting for them to set up more training sessions for us now.
    Well, good luck
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    (Original post by Kilaskwiral)
    Well, good luck
    Thanks 😀
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    Anyone know what rowing is like at University of Bristol, UCL, Durham, Edinburgh?
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    (Original post by Amapola)
    Anyone know what rowing is like at University of Bristol, UCL, Durham, Edinburgh?
    I rowed at one of the above Unis, so Pm me if you want details/help etc.

    But generally speaking, all the above Uni's are pretty on it as far as rowing goes, Edinburgh not so much, purely because they don't really have a good/big rivers!
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    What's York like for rowing?
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    (Original post by mctruffle)
    What's York like for rowing?
    I'd say its tier 2, in terms of performance, you dont see them much at the big events, but they have a good river, and to my knowledge their kit is ok too.

    Certainly not a bad club.
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    I'd say its tier 2, in terms of performance, you dont see them much at the big events, but they have a good river, and to my knowledge their kit is ok too.
    Thanks, what would you consider the tiers of University rowing to be?
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    (Original post by mctruffle)
    Thanks, what would you consider the tiers of University rowing to be?
    http://c1593.r93.cf3.rackcdn.com/BUCS_Sunday_Div_1.pdf
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    Just look at all the results of the big events, so HORR, Henley etc. BUCS is good, but I know for a fact that it's not a huge deal to a few Uni's so the strongest crews sometimes aren't put out.
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    Getting to try kit on Friday. Gonna spend sooooo much money!
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    I've still got it in me! Did a 2k tonight down the gym, not sure why, guess just to make sure I wasn't slipping too much...

    Pulled a 6:23, and as far as training goes, all i do is lift heavy, circuits and boxing!
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    (Original post by Kilaskwiral)
    Any juniors here? J17-18 area? I get the feeling that most people at this age are quite competitive (whereas at Uni it can be more of a social thing) so they don't want to talk I row where it says I'm from ^^
    I'm J18! If you're from the club I think you are then your club thrashes us at Chester every year Nice to see another junior on here!

    (Original post by mctruffle)
    What's York like for rowing?
    The Ouse is lovely! It's nice and flat, has 20+km of row-able river and is pretty straight. The only downsides are loads of boats and it is quite narrow.
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    oop J18 here too!
    Still 17 though, :s lol

    Last year, when I was J17, I did 5 sessions a week, but I could fit it into my schedule because I was only doing AS levels. Now that i'm doing A2s, (and I decided to keep all 4 subjects- Geography, Chemistry, Maths, and Biology) it is much harder for me to fit it in. So I decided to go down to only 1 session a week, to keep me going, and also to take up swimming so that I can keep my fitness levels up. I really want to compete in the NJIRC in March/April - and I want to get below 7minutes. So I need to keep my fitness top notch until then!
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    (Original post by CurtisDean)
    oop J18 here too!
    Still 17 though, :s lol

    Last year, when I was J17, I did 5 sessions a week, but I could fit it into my schedule because I was only doing AS levels. Now that i'm doing A2s, (and I decided to keep all 4 subjects- Geography, Chemistry, Maths, and Biology) it is much harder for me to fit it in. So I decided to go down to only 1 session a week, to keep me going, and also to take up swimming so that I can keep my fitness levels up. I really want to compete in the NJIRC in March/April - and I want to get below 7minutes. So I need to keep my fitness top notch until then!
    Another J18 and a fellow geographer, fancy that! I know what you mean about keeping up with it though, it's so hard! At the moment I only manage about 3 sessions a week and it's even harder to keep motivated now that we're starting gym sessions. There's something so unappealing about a 2k on a dark, cold evening haha!
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    (Original post by nomdeplumeX2)
    Another J18 and a fellow geographer, fancy that! I know what you mean about keeping up with it though, it's so hard! At the moment I only manage about 3 sessions a week and it's even harder to keep motivated now that we're starting gym sessions. There's something so unappealing about a 2k on a dark, cold evening haha!
    There is never a moment when a 2k seems appealing...!

    Do you not go out on the water at weekends? In the past that has been enough motivation for me during the week. But yeah, winter is a pretty chitty time for training, just those nice crisp/frosty mornings that you can spend on the water make it enjoyable!
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    (Original post by Rugby234)
    There is never a moment when a 2k seems appealing...!

    Do you not go out on the water at weekends? In the past that has been enough motivation for me during the week. But yeah, winter is a pretty chitty time for training, just those nice crisp/frosty mornings that you can spend on the water make it enjoyable!
    We sometimes can, won't be out this weekend though because the river's flooded. We're on a VERY floody river! Are you a junior as well? And yes, I hate 2ks with a passion! Still not as bad as 30 minutes though (this week's treat..)
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    (Original post by nomdeplumeX2)
    We sometimes can, won't be out this weekend though because the river's flooded. We're on a VERY floody river! Are you a junior as well? And yes, I hate 2ks with a passion! Still not as bad as 30 minutes though (this week's treat..)
    Fair enough! I was a junior... Ive stopped rowing now, rowed through Uni, did a few GB bits, henley etc then packed it in!
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    It was my first time sculling in a single yesterday, and I managed to avoid falling in at all. Not so lucky today and I'm left with some killer bruises and quite possibly some disease from the Thames water
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    Does anyone know the length of The Head of the Float course at Liverpool Victoria Rowing Club?
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    (Original post by Peanut)
    Does anyone know the length of the course of The Head of the Float at Liverpool Victoria Rowing Club?
    It used to be something like 1400m times 2. You row one way, turn round then row back.

    Make that 1200m times 2.
    The advert is on the Liverpool Vics website.
 
 
 
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