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The biggest day in the history of Marlow pararowing this past Sunday.

  • BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – Enormous congratulations to our very own Kingsley Ijomah, who secured a silver medal at the Brit Champs in Nottingham with a superb performance over his first ever 2k race in quite demanding conditions.

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  • HEAD OF THE CHARLES REGATTA – Ben Marsden and Bruce Lynn came in a respectable 6th (out of 13) in the Inclusive 2x at the Head of the Charles in Boston, Massachusetts.  They were third 3/4s through, but faded coping with  a crazy headwind (20 mph with gusts up to 30!...).

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Ben’s and Kingsley’s great results are something we can all be proud of.  Without the logistics, infrastructure, volunteer and financial support of the Marlow RC none of us could enjoy the sport much less achieve these results.  And without the camaraderie, rivalry, and encouragement of the whole squad, no one could survive the long, tedious, exhausting training required to achieve these results.

Huge congratulations to Kingsley and Ben.......and Bruce!!

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Kingsley was recently interviewed about his rowing by Adrian Chiles on Radio 5 Live....checkout his interview here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07z3z43  

(from about 55 mins in)

 

Higginson Park played host to our local Olympians and Paralympians last weekend with a 'meet and greet the public' event in the Park, followed by a reception in Court Gardens hosted by Wycombe District Council.  Marlow Rowing Club members formed a Guard of Honour along with Marlow Hockey Club.  

It is with regret we have to announce Adrian Kerridge passed away last week after suffering a heart attack.

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Adrian had been a member of Marlow Rowing Club for over 40 years and was a generous man; benefactor and donor to the club. He was keen on seeing the juniors of the club develop and prosper and was one of stalwarts of the Marlow Regatta Committee. In this latter role Adrian was normally charged with organising the public address and communications systems which he discharged professionally each year (Adrian owned and ran a successful recording studio as his profession). Adrian rowed and sculled in a wide variety of crews and successfully competed for the club. In the 80's he rowed in a successful four which included Peter Blaseby, John Ladbon and Peter Bayfield. Other occasional members of this four were John Gill and Chris Lenton. More latterly he sculled with Peter Blaseby in a double.

Adrian’s generosity to the club was immense - it included financial support for a variety of projects and boat acquisitions over many years and more recently he was a Gold Donor in the scheme to rebuild the club after the fire. He also donated the Kerridge Cup which was awarded each year to the overall winner of the Marlow Fours and Pairs Head normally held in October. Adrian was elected Vice President for his services to the club. 

The funeral will be at 1.30 p.m. on Friday 14th October at St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Peter Street, Marlow. The Wake will take place at MRC from 2.30 p.m. There will be a private family burial and I think the family will arrive at MRC at approx. 3.15.

There are two specific requests

1.       No black so blazers are in order

2.       No flowers, donations to Marlow RC President's Fund - by post to MRC marked for the attention of Peter Blaseby.

We held our 2nd August Bank Holiday Splash and Dash event on Sunday, with five scratch crews from different squads vied for first place!

Our Paralympian Naomi Riches' crew (Marilena Borghini, David Plaskitt and Tony Buzan) just pipped the other boats to win.

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Congratulations to Heidi Long, selected as stroke of the GB U23 8+.

She will be racing at the World Championships in Rotterdam 21st-28th August.
Heidi has just finished her first year at the University of Virginia 
(http://www.virginiasports.com/…/…/mtt/heidi_long_983074.html)

where she was ACC Freshman of the Year. 
She was in the Marlow crew that reached the final of the Diamond Jubilee Cup at HRR in 2014, going on the race in the GBR J4- in the 2014 World Championships.

Congratulations to Maggie, Alex, Marie Lou and Sally for their win at Weybridge Ladies Regatta last weekend.  

A great start to the season for MRC Womens Masters squad.

When you're representing Marlow Rowing Club at events you want to look your best. 

Congratulations to our Womens Masters Novice 8+ crew, who had a great win at the Vesta Veterans' Head of the River Race yesterday.

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The crew (from stroke): Belinda, Jayne, Steph, Helen, Alex, Suzie, Maggie, Kate (coxed by Charlotte Crane from Pangbourne).