Pre-Season Training Camp: September 2018, Lake Sarnen

For the third year in a row, we returned to Lake Sarnen in Switzerland for a pre-season training camp in early September 2018. A squad of 14 athletes comprising both returners and new recruits set their alarms for the horribly early time of 0245am to head from Oxford –> Luton –> Zurich –> Sarnen.  Greeted by glorious …

Start of the 2018-2019 season

As the new academic year draws closer, we are pleased to announce the start of our 2018-2019 Lightweight Boat Race Campaign.  All rowers and coxes interested in trialling with OUWLRC are invited to an introductory meeting and training session on Wednesday 19th September, at 5pm in the Rowing Gym at Iffley Sports Centre. We understand …

Successful pre-season camp

Following the success of the 2016 pre-season training camp, we returned to Lake Sarnen in Switzerland with a mixture of returning athletes and a selection of new recruits from our summer development squad. Although we were greeted with pouring rain on the first day, which made for the first character-building moment of the season, the …

2016 Trial VIIIs

Video of the race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iatlvHtL0uA&feature=youtu.be. Many thanks to 247.tv!   On Sunday 11th December, OUWLRC had their Trial Eights race at Henley. This race was the final event of what had been a packed and productive winter season. The athletes have competed in a variety of regattas in the last few months. OUWLRC had two crews racing …

Pre-Season Training Camp to Lake Sarnen, Switzerland – 2016

by Jade Bogart The 2016-17 season was off to an exciting start, with a small group of returning and new athletes going to Lake Sarnen in Switzerland for pre-season training camp. The 7.5 km² large lake is roughly 85km south of Zurich, surrounded by gorgeous mountain and forest scenery. It was an incredible location. We …

Pre-Season Sculling Camp, Wallingford – 2016

This year, two pre-season training camps took place: A Pre-Season Training Camp to Lake Sarnen, Switzerland (see next post): with a small group of athletes – a mix of returning rowers and a select few of this summer’s development squad. Coaches: Chris and Jill. A Pre-Season Sculling Camp, in Wallingford. Coach: Andrew. Julia was one of the …

EUSA 2016

After a fighting performance and bronze medal this May at BUCS, the club qualified a lw4x for the European University Sports Association Rowing Championships this summer. The club are pleased to announce that the four athletes racing in this event will be Dani Edmunds, Laure Bonfils, Jowita Mieskowska and Anna Robotham. The girls, along with …

Training Camp 2016

By Anna Corderoy On January 3rd 2016, OUWLRC flew out to Ourense, Spain for a 10-day training camp on the River Miño. We stayed in the Laias Caldaria Hotel Balneario, part of the Cerla training centre which is tailored specifically for athletes and has attracted a number of national squads over the past year, such as …

The Fishlock Boat Shed

The Blue Shed is no more – now replaced on the same site by a new beautiful purpose-built boathouse. The “Fishlock Boatshed” was inaugurated with a celebration on Saturday 24 October, including a barbecue and obligatory cake. OUWLRC members past and present are profoundly grateful for the efforts made by Richard Fishlock to secure the …

Cross-Training at Blehnheim Palace – 6th October 2013

The Run… Instead of heading to Wallingford on Sunday 6th October, the OUWLRC minibus arrived at Blenheim Palace with the squad ready to cover some miles.  However, on this beautiful Sunday morning, the river was switched for the beautiful Palace grounds; boats were swapped for trainers; and lycra replaced with running kit. Ready for some …