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Henley Women’s Regatta

In recent years, the women’s squad have proven themselves to be formidable. From multiple wins at Women’s Head of the River to outstanding results BUCS, this year has been their most successful in the history of NUBC. The post-BUCS honeymoon period was short, as attention was already turned to preparing for Henley Women’s Regatta, and …

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Medals galore at BUCS

Last Friday morning, the Blue Star convoy set off, filled to capacity with lycra, pasta, and nervous athletes. For some, it was their last BUCS weekend racing for the Blue Star, for others it was their first experience racing side by side. For all it was a chance to prove to the country the hard …

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NUBC success at GB Trials

Last weekend, as the rest of the squad was getting stuck into our Easter training camp, six of our top athletes travelled down south to compete at the GB Senior Trials. From the men’s squad we had heavyweights Tom Ford and James Rudkin, and lightweight George Patrick, and from the women’s squad Nicole Lamb and …

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Heading on Up

As the sun rose on Saturday 29th you might’ve been forgiven for thinking that a beautiful day lay ahead. Looking across the Tideway Scullers boathouse, the usual sea of splash-jackets, fleeces and woolly hats were replaced with vests, visors and enough polished sunglasses to make an industrial sized disco ball. And don’t get me wrong, …

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Records Set at Women’s Head

The senior women have gone from strength to strength in the past few years, and the amazing results at this year’s Women’s Eights Head of the River are testament to their dedication to the programme since September. Throughout the previous few months there was a cloud of uncertainty as to whether the race would go …

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Stan Calvert Domination

NUBC played our part this week in the epic that is Stan Calvert, a week of competition between Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, across all sports. As one of the top rowing Universities in the country, it was little surprise that our athletes decimated Northumbria, winning by a devastating 4-0. First up were the men’s novices, …

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Success on the home front

This weekend, as BUCS Head was cancelled due to the inclement weather, NUBC competed at Tyne Head, a 5k race on home turf. Despite a ferocious wind and sporadic rain, we had a great turnout of Blue Star-adorned supporters. Division 1 saw the men’s eights and women’s fours, with the 1st 8 (Sam Arnot, Tom …

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Dominating on Home Turf

This weekend NUBC gathered at Newburn to take part in Tyne United’s New Years Head, a 5k race down the home stretch. Racing in division one, the men’s 1st VIII (Reinecke, Holst, Ford, Rudkin, Reeder, Stroud-Turp, Ronaldson, Smith, cox McRoberts) won Elite VIIIs, and posted the fastest time of the day, a breezy 15.35. The women’s …

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Success at Rutherford Head

Last weekend, NUBC opened the season with a day of racing on home ground, at Rutherford Head. The 5k head race from the bridges to the boathouse is a brilliant opportunity to dust off the cobwebs and try out some new combinations. Looking out of the window on Saturday morning, many fears were confirmed when …

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GB Trials

We’ve had a pretty cracking weekend overall, with testing galore in Newcastle (with more than a few pbs), and some impressive results at GB Trials. A huge congratulations is in order to Gemma Hall, who was the fastest U23 LW1x over 5k, coming 5th overall. Emily Ford and Nicole Lamb came 14th and 15th respectively …