The Women’s squad presently have over 30 active members between the ages of 27 & 70+ years. Some have been rowing for a number of years, whilst others have graduated from Learn to Row courses run annually at the club since 2012. Over the last couple of years, the squad have competed in a variety of national and local events as well as some longer distance events, with great success.
Women’s Head and Vets Fours Head
Vesta Vets Head – MRC has been represented with a number of crews over last 5 years
National Masters Regatta – The women’s squad compete in force at this regatta with a number of Masters 4+, 8+, 4x- and novice crews competing.
Local Heads and Regattas:
At local events the squad is able to mix together in both ages and abilities, and will compete in an event approximately once a month.
WC8+ Worcester Heads February 2016 WC4+ celebrating losing their Novice status at Llandaff Regatta 2015
Longer Distance Events
Following success at the Boston Marathon in 2010, the women’s squad enjoy the challenge of longer distance events, linked with a social weekend away! In April 2015 we raced in the 14 Km Head of the Dart (our third time) completing the course as the fastest Women’s 8+
WE 8+ at the Head of the Dart 2015 and ‘relaxing' after the race
In September 2015 a WD8+ and WC4+ took on the Great Ouse Marathon (22km).
Training takes place both on and off the water, with erg sessions during the winter months on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and water sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings. There has also been the opportunity to take part in yoga classes this winter.
During the year the squad hold various social events and in December the women’s squad hold their Christmas social, which involves many competitive games, a fantastic meal and the notorious Secret Santa – an event not to be missed!
The squad relaxing during a training weekend in 2013.