Articles by: UELBC

UELBC W4x+ finishes 3rd at Heineken Roeivierkamp, Amsterdam

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March 16, 2014

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UELBC W4x+ finishes 3rd at Heineken Roeivierkamp, Amsterdam

It’s been an amazing weekend for UELBC’s first ever crew to compete at the Heineken Roeivierkamp which took place in Amsterdam on the 15th and 16th of March 2014. In the UELBC W4x+ Monica George, Laurel McCaig, Jen VanderMaarel, Felicia Izaguirre-Werner and Nick Barnett (cox) raced a total distance of […]

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An Insight into UELBC’s Altitude Training Camp

An Insight into UELBC’s Altitude Training Camp

Most rowers when they hear the words “training camp” immediately think of really really long rows, and lots of blisters. As an athlete who comes from a program where training camp means rowing 2-3 times a day (averaging 35km-40km) and doing casual 3 mile warm up runs for 9 days […]

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Rowing Scholar Meg George speaks about her UELBC experience so far

Rowing Scholar Meg George speaks about her UELBC experience so far

If you have spent any time at the SportsDock at UEL Docklands, you have probably seen between 1 and 4 loud women walking around in lycra wearing at least one article of burnt orange clothing. This is a very specific color; not rusty orange, not pumpkin orange, not construction orange. […]

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Oympian inspires next generation of UELBC rowers

UEL and Queen Mary University students being awarded their medals by double Olympic Gold Medallist and treble World Champion Andrew Triggs Hodge MBE

  Double Olympic Gold medallist Andrew Triggs Hodge was in Newham to inspire a new generation of rowers at an event held at the London Regatta Centre. Rower Andrew, a double world champion presented the medals at the ‘Freshers Fun Races’ to first year students from University of East London […]

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How UELBC Scholar Alan Sinclair prepared for World Rowing Championships with Team GB

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October 28, 2013

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John Collins (left) and Alan Sinclair (right) at the EUSA 2011

Pre squad and winter season During a x-training game of football in the run up to the European Championships last summer, which was to be my first GB vest, I had less than fortunate accident. Thanks to an over ambitious effort in goals I managed to break my own leg […]

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UELBC rowing scholars cruise to victory at BUCS 4’s & 8’s Head

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March 5, 2013

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UELBC rowing scholars cruise to victory at BUCS 4’s & 8’s Head

UELBC’s elite rowing scholars won gold at last weekend’s British Universities Colleges Sport (BUCS) 4s & 8s Head, following a dominant display on the River Witham, Boston.UELBC’s boat, which consisted of Peter Hardcastle, Alan Sinclair, Martins Etem and Tom Wilkinson, completed the 5,000 meter course in an impressive time of […]

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Altitude Training Camp, French Pyrenees

Altitude Training Camp, French Pyrenees

3:30 AM. I awake, look around the room, and eventually locate the origin of the shrieking emanating from my alarm and terminate it. Sluggishly I pull myself out of bed, already half dressed for travel, don the rest of my attire and wolf down my breakfast, a pitiful excuse of […]

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UELBC Fresher Head with Boat Christening Ceremony

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December 17, 2012

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UELBC Fresher Head with Boat Christening Ceremony

Temperatures had been at a bitter low running up to Saturday, the early morning practices the crews had endured for the past few weeks could only be described as arctic, the worst coming in the form of a raw 7am water session at -2 degrees with unforgiving 17 mph crosswinds […]

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