Mens Senior Squad

GB National Rowing Championships 22-23 October 2016

KRC men competed at the British National Rowing Championships at Holme Pierrepoint Nottingham on the weekend of October 22/23. We entered in a new 'Club Shield' category for 4- and 8.

National Championships Nottingham 2016 KRC 4- winners

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Senior Men's Squad Regatta Season Report, 2016

The senior men began their Henley campaign after camp in Seville with a squad of 16 rowers and 2 coxes. A good addition to the squad was Leon Taylor who joined in early March. Leon previously won the Britannia Cup in 2012 with Star Club.

Our first races were Wallingford Regatta at Dorney and BUCS in Nottingham. In windy and rough conditions at BUCS we finished a creditable 6th in Championship 4- (Bow James Marsden, Hal Bedford-Payne, Jonty Webber, Str. Rich Sharratt). James and Hal also finished 7th in the Championship 2- time trial and Emil Biese and Ed Davies coming 15th/42 in the Int 2- time trial. Decent performances against top level opposition.

At Wallingford, both boats were entered into the premier Challenge events. Both rowed hard but were slow off the start and finished a bit off the pace. 8+ Bow. Tom Hopkins, Sam Tunbridge, Nick Pepper, John Coughlan, Leon Taylor, Andrew Bedford, Ben Handy, Str. John Ciccarelli, Cox: Adele Hing. 4+ Bow. Nick Pepper, Andrew Bedford, Ben Handy, Str. Sam Tunbridge, Cox: Prue Seaward

The Met regatta was up next, 4 weeks later:
Sen 4- Bow. Leon Taylor, John Ciccarelli, Hal Bedford-Payne, Str. James Marsden
IM2 8 Bow. Tom Hopkins, Sam Tunbridge, Nick Pepper, Ivan Zovich, Andrew Bedford, Jonty Webber, Ben Handy, Str. Rich Sharratt, Cox: Adele Hing
IM3 4+ Bow. Manny Powell, Marko Manning, Ed Davies, Str. John Coughlan, Cox: Prue Seaward

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Head of the River Race, 19 March 2016

Two Senior Men's Eights took part in the Head of the River Race on Saturday March 19. Conditions were relatively benign by Tideway Standards with a 10mph north easterly wind.

The 1st 8 finished 29th, which is the best result for KRC for about 10 years. Going over the course at about 35, they built from Barn Elms in and crossed the line at 38, having moved away from the Newcastle crew following, and gaining on the Lea 1st 8 ahead by some distance. This was a mature performance from a young crew. We had a 17 year old junior at bow, a 2nd year rower at 2 and a lightweight novice at 3. The stern five and cox were part of our squad from the past two years. 

The 2nd 8 that raced on the day was compromised exclusively of new members to the senior squad apart from returning cox Prue Seaward. The majority came from other clubs and a couple from our novice squads from last year. They were unlucky to lose their leader and stroke man Rich Sharratt, the only returnee from last senior's squad, to illness before the race. His absence required a major line up rearrangement and inclusion of a substitute. Their position of 135th did not reflect the true quality crew. They will be back!

Overall the squad had a decent performance giving us optimism and encouragement for the upcoming season. 

Crew Lists: 

1st 8: Josh Burrows (Bow), Sam Tunbridge, Nick Pepper, Andrew Bedford, Ben Handy, John Ciccarelli, James Marsden, Hal Bedford-Payne (Stroke), Adele Hing (Cox)

2nd 8: Tom Hopkins (Bow), Manny Powell, Marko Manning, John Coughlan, Jonty Webber, Ivan Zovich, Emil Biese, Ed Davies (Stroke), Prudence Seaward (Cox)

KRC 1st 8 HORR 2016

KRC 2nd 8 HORR 2016

Senior Men's Squad Results 2015

Hammersmith Head, March 2015

Win at IM1 8+, (9th overall)

Kingston Head, March 2015

6th Overall, 2nd in IM1 8+

HORR, March 2015

1st 8 43rd 2nd 8 133rd

Wallingford Regatta, May 2015

3rd in Elite Challenge 8’s final

BUCS Regatta, May 2015

5th in Final of Championship 2-  (Kingston University) 

Metropolitan Regatta, May 2015

4th Sen 4+ Final (Saturday)
3rd Sen 4+ Final (Sunday)

Marlow Regatta, June 2015

3rd Sen 4+ Final 
Placed into the B final in a 30 strong field in IM2 8's

Senior Men's Squad Results 2014

British Championships, October 2014

4th Fastest U23 4- and won respective final.
Open 8+ time trialled and drawn into the C final, before the event was cancelled due to high winds. 

Fours Head, November 2014

2nd in Sen 4- (7th fastest 4- overall, overall race placing 43rd),
6th in IM1 4+ (132nd overall)
3rd club boat 13th in IM1 4- (127th overall)

Kingston Small Boats Head, November 2014

Win, Sen 4-, and overall Head Win
Win, Sen 2- 
Win, IM1 4+ 
IM1 4-, division winner

Remenham Challenge, December 2014

2nd in Elite 8, 4th overall

Hammersmith Head 2014

The Senior Men raced at Hammersmith Head on Sunday 9th March in glorious spring sunshine. The weather was in stark contrast to the preceding 2-3 months which had confined the squad to the ergs. The race was only the 7th water outing for the squad since 20th December! KRC I went off 13th which is where they would finish (3rd out of 8 in IM1). KRC II went off 18th and finished 56th (13th out 18 in IM2). The expectation within the squad this year meant that the crews were slightly disappointed with their result but perhaps not too surprising given the lack of water time. The stroke rate of both crews was significantly lower than the opposition. However, with the river now off Red Boards, a reorganisation of the crew line ups and more water outings, both crews have every hope to be able to significantly improve on the Hammersmith results at Kingston and the Tideway Head. 

Crews:

  • KRC I   (Matt Piechowicz, Chris China, Ali Lee, Andrew (Jeremy) Bedford, John Keen-Tomlinson, Ertan Hazine, Jon (Mac) Mackinney, Hal Bedford-Payne, JP Salter (cox).
  • KRC II (Rob Blackie, Tom Rawlins, Adam Dracott, Piers Morgan, Elan Schoonmaker, Chris Churchett, Jonny Davies, Sam Richards, Mikey Lowarth (cox).

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