The Lea sent 13 single scullers to the 2013 Vesta scullers head, some more seasoned than others. On a beautiful crisp clear day the author’s near two hour wait on the water, slowly creeping down to Chiswick bridge was rewarded with a win of the WIM3.LWT catagory and 18th Woman overall. Going off last and [...]
The British rowing championships is serious stuff. There is no brass band or beer tent, not an outrageous blazer in sight and certainly no ladies offering you perfume in the toilet. Olympians mingle among mere mortals, both on and off the water. This is the one chance that top club crews get to measure themselves [...]
Most of the Fleax and Learn2race squads got their racing heads on for the first time this season, down Cambridge’s somewhat testing river. Always a pot hunting exercise for the Lea, the men’s squad decided to try and spice it up this year and row it without blades. Needless to say it didn’t work. Many [...]
Tom and Matt take the LWT.IM3 2X at Pairs head, by miles. All that wei-ght training paid off. Full report and photos to follow.
A mild September Saturday saw the first outing of the new season for the Women at Wallingford long distance sculls – a 4250m time-trial raced upstream from Moulsford Railway Bridge to the OUBC boathouse. On a very picturesque course it is both a test of fitness and ability in avoiding logs, trees and getting trapped [...]
Dear Clubs, Colleges & Schools, I’m pleased to announce that the Eastern Region Rowing Council have designed and developed their own Regional website aimed at promoting the region’s rowing activities and supporting its clubs, colleges and schools in their development. I’m very privileged to lead up our new venture into information technology. Ever since I [...]
Sunday, 1st September saw this year’s Lea Autumn Regatta. Once again we were blessed with perfect, sunny weather for the event. Conditions on the water were as always benign, with flat water and only the whisper of a breeze. The club’s 40 volunteers assured the regatta’s success. We are aiming to make this a larger event in future, but [...]
The draw and the regatta documents can be found here. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
As The Wall marks the Northern boundary of the hospitable lands of Westeros, so Tottenham Lock defines the limit of the Lea’s rowable waters. Beyond, according to popular mythology, is a savage and uncharted wilderness. Against all advice and common sense, on July 12th three intrepid crews, led by the indomitable Sandra, embarked on a [...]
The link to the regatta poster can be found here: Lea Autumn 2013 poster v2