Cool Heads May 2014

Club Rowing – Wednesday

With effect from May 7th, Club Rowing will now start at 6:30pm.

Debbie Thompson – Sponsored Trek

A message from Debbie:

I and two colleagues are trekking 50 miles across the Pennines in under 24 hours in June.  We are doing it for a charity called MedEquip4Kid.  The JustGiving link is:

Here is a little bit about them:

MedEquip4Kids works with medical staff, community nurses and other registered charities to provide equipment and improve facilities in hospitals. Our policy is to fund items known to improve the care provided to children, but not readily available within the NHS’ limited budgets.

Increasingly, the larger hospitals employ fundraisers to secure extra funds the NHS cannot provide, but smaller hospitals and community teams do not have access to a fundraising officer. It is common to find nurses and paramedics fundraising in their spare time and during their working day.

MedEquip4Kids believe these staff should be focusing on caring for children and the charity’s aim is to fundraise on their behalf. The money raised is spent directly on the items they request and no money is passed on to any third party.

Patrick and Ros Adams – Bicycle Tour

Since Patrick retired in March, he and Ros and their two dogs have been touring europe on their tandem bicycle (with trailer for the dogs!). Ros has posted a blog entry now they have arrived in Greece.

Evesham Regatta Report – Ron Paterson

Jo and Linda made their first appearance of the season in a Masters double sculls event at Evesham Sprint regatta on Sunday 4 May.  They were drawn against a much younger crew who had come all the way from Carlow RC in Ireland, and were given a handicap start to reflect the difference in the age groups.  Unfortunately, they had a rather sluggish first half of the race – this allowed the Irish crew to catch them very rapidly and take the lead before the halfway mark – but after that they found a good rhythm and pushed Carlow all the way to the line, losing in the end by just half a length.  Carlow were actually a pretty impressive crew and went on to win the event easily, beating an Evesham crew by some distance in the final.  So Jo and Linda were left pondering what might have been if they had managed to get into the race more effectively from the beginning.  All good experience for the future, however!Evesham 2 small

British Rowing Tour 2014 – River Severn

In 2014 Upton RC are delighted to be hosting the 21st British Rowing Tour. The tour will pass through to Upton on it’s journey along the River Severn, starting at Worcester and completing at the southern end of the Sharpness Canal near Gloucester, a distance of 70.5 km. The tour takes place from 28th to 31st August 2014.

Download further details and an application form here.

Learn2Row – 2014

The club is looking for volunteers to assist the coaches with this years’ Learn2Row programme. The sessions will start in April and will be run alongside Club Rowing sessions on Wednesday evening and Saturday and Sunday mornings. Will those willing to help please contact Steve Cox at

Reminder – URC Supper and Quiz Night

Supper and Quiz Night on 29th March.  The closing date for replies is Friday, 21st March.  If you would like to attend, please let Pauline me know at:

Saturday 29th March 2014

at 7:30pm

Supper and Quiz Night

at the

Ye Olde Anchor Inn, Upton-upon-Severn


Please choose one of the following


Homemade 100% beef Lasagne

Mascarpone & Pancetta Bacon Penne Pasta

Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne

Breaded Chicken Fillets with Chips

Steak & Kidney Shortcrust Pie

Wholetail Scampi, Chips & Peas


Supper followed by a fun quiz !


Teams of up to 4 players

(You can pick your team before or on the evening!)

£10.00 each