With the prospect of some dry weather after a very wet winter Upton RC was joined by Birmingham RC and a crew member from Bewdley RC, for the St George’s Day Row.  The members of Birmingham RC, normally restricted to a 500m course, were looking forward to their long row on the first leg of the event down to, Tewksbury and back.

Full Report



Well done to everyone who participated in the mini-head.   A a big thank you to our coxes Ian, Peter and Freya and timekeepers Jeremy, Sandra, Bruce and Marc.

Here are the results:

Crew Boat Boat Type Time Basic Ranking Adjusted Time Adjusted Ranking
James, Dan, Andrew, Stuart, Keith, Chris H, Steve, Matt, Peter B Ok Dave M D 8+ 00:18:40 1 00:17:53 3
Jules, Tabs New Boat Mx D 2x 00:19:28 2 00:16:00 1
Deirdre, Sue, Pippa, Paula, Debs, Jo, Liz, Maggie, Freya Torquing Heads W D 8+ 00:20:06 3 00:17:30 2
Linda, Olly, John D, Malcolm Kay Mx F 4x 00:22:56 4 00:19:22 5
Annie, Daisy Baz W J16 2x 00:23:22 5 00:19:08 4
Peter S, Bob, John A, Richard W, Ian Steve Cox M E 4+ 00:28:09 6 00:24:48 6

Last night, Peter Barker was awarded 2017 British Rowing Volunteer of the Year at the annual British Rowing volunteer and coach awards dinner at Henley upon Thames.

This is a fantastic yet thoroughly deserved achievement which rewards all of the hard work that Peter has provided to both our club and to British Rowing.

We hope everyone will continue to support Peter and all of the other volunteers that help run this great club.

Upton RC Committee

Winners of the 2017 British Rowing national Volunteer of the Year awards announced



Well done to Peter for winning the British Rowing West Midlands Volunteer of the Year! (and for being the Poster boy on the British Rowing article)

Peter will be presented with his award at a special dinner on Saturday when British Rowing will also announce the winner of the National Volunteer of the Year.

British Rowing’s 2017 Volunteer and Coach of the Year Award winners announced