Suffolk Holiday Cottage, Sleeps 6, to be let in support of the Save the LEA Campaign

Recreational rower, John Drummond, has a holiday cottage near Aldeburgh. He is generously making it available to let to club members over the summer. Double, twin and double bunk rooms. Kitchen, Sitting room and Dining room. Great position overlooking Common. Parking and Garden. Dog friendly. £430 per week. 70% of the rental will go to [...]

Hammersmith Head (2014) report

With the mere matter of three weeks to go before the culmination of the head racing season, at the annual Head of the River Race, Lea RC men’s squad once again set out to test their wits against other clubs and different river conditions. After the last, successful, outing on the Thames in east London [...]

WEHORR 2014 – 23rd place for Lea top crew in star studded event

For yet another year the gods smiled on the weekend of the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race (they seem to look less favorably on the men’s race which has been cancelled 3 times in the last 10 years). A balmy sixteen degrees and there was more flesh on show than during an evening [...]

Learn2Race crew completes 200 mile fundraising cycle to Paris!

WE MADE IT! The Learn2Race crew successfully completed our 200mile fundraising cycle from the Lea Rowing Club to the Arc de Triomphe (video here), over 2 days – between 27th Feb and 28th Feb 2014. So far we have raised approx. £3900 before gift aid. This is an amazing effort from everyone. (link to JustGiving) [...]

Call to arms!

Happy New Year to all! Following a fantastic year of training, racing, coaching, spectating, fundraising, celebrating, eating and drinking together, culminating in a great day at the Bear’s Head which featured all of the above, we hope there is no need to remind you how important Lea Rowing Club is to every member and supporter. [...]

Win at scullers head for WIM3.LWT

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 [...]

Brit Champs 2013 – “oh my god is that an olympian”

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 [...]

A handful of wins (or not?) at Cambridge autumn head

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 [...]

Lightweight Double triumph at pairs head

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.

Wallingford long distance sculls 2013: Wins for W.IM2.1x, W.Nov.1x, W.MastersE.1x and W.IM1.4x

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 [...]