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Henley Women’s Success

Two weeks ago, the Newcastle Academic eight stormed to victory beating Oxford University Women’s crew by 1 ¼ lengths in the final at Henley Women’s Regatta 2016. It was a stunning end to an extremely successful weekend for NUBC, with all racing crews progressing to the latter stages of the regatta. There were 3 boats …

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19 Medals and Victor Ludorum Victory: BUCS 2016

      Newcastle kick-started the summer racing season with a phenomenal performance at BUCS. The club demonstrated tremendous depth, hauling a total of 19 medals across a huge range of events. Gold medals were won in several events that NUBC has been targeting for a number of years, notably the men’s champ quad, women’s …

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Boat Race of the North 2016

SATURDAY 7th MAY 3.00PM: Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside     On Saturday 7th of May the Boat Race of the North will return to the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside. The annual event, which was relaunched last year, will see two giants of university rowing in the UK – Durham University Boat Club and Newcastle University Boat Club – racing …

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BUCS VL Winners and Two Tideway Pennants: a Successful Winter for NUBC

  The 2015-16 head racing season saw Newcastle crowned overall university champions on home water, and win two pennants on the Tideway. NUBC also demonstrated their ever-improving depth, with three women’s and four men’s eights placing in the top 100 at WEHORR and HORR. After eventually racing Rutherford Head (which was postponed due to adverse weather conditions), …

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NUBC Produce Fastest U23 Pair at Trials

  This year NUBC were victorious in the men’s U23 pair at the final stage of the GB Rowing Team trials. In a composite boat with Lewis McCue, from Robert Gordon University, James Rudkin saw off tough competition from rival universities to claim victory in the U23 pair, as well as second place overall. There …

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February Trials

Over the weekend, rowers hopeful to represent Great Britain descended once again on the small Lincolnshire town of Boston, to compete in the third round of GB rowing trials. Amongst them were 16 athletes from NUBC, looking to capitalise on the hard months of winter training. The assessment consisted of a 5km time trial, the …

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GB Rowing Trials: First Assesment

This weekend 21 Newcastle rowers competed in the first assessment of the GB Rowing Team trials in Boston, Lincs. Being an Olympic year, our athletes were up against all the might the GB Rowing senior squad had to offer. Nonetheless there were some fantastic Newcastle performances, standing some of our athletes in good stead to …

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Title Defence at Brit Champs

  The British Rowing Championships is the first race of the season, and a chance for our new squads to get some racing under their belts before the long slog of winter training. With entries from top UK clubs and senior international athletes, it is also a great opportunity for our rowers to compete against …

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Medals Galore on the World Stage

For many UK student rowers, Henley Royal Regatta marks the end of the summer racing season, with several weeks of long-awaited rest and recovery in store to recuperate ahead of Autumn training. However, for a number of Newcastle students, the summer racing season was only just beginning, with the prospect of representing Great Britain on …