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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 …

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Victory at Henley Women’s 2015

In the middle of June our women’s squad headed down south to compete in one of their biggest races of the season, Henley Women’s Regatta. A host of crews progressed to the latter stages of their events, with one composite crew taking the win, in what turned out to be another strong performance for NUBC …

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Henley 2015

At the beginning of July, Newcastle University Boat Club were out in force, competing at the world-famous Henley Royal Regatta to culminate the domestic racing season. With 21 competitors qualifying for the regatta across 3 events, including the UK’s most successful fully student crew, Newcastle proved once again that they can compete successfully at the …

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Newcastle Retain Title in Boat Race of the North

It’s back. Yes, you heard right. After a five year hiatus the fiercely-contested Boat race of the North returned to Newcastle’s Quayside at the beginning of May, with Newcastle and Durham university boat clubs battling it out to be crowned the premier rowing university in the North of England. The race saw crews from each …