On Saturday 21 November Isle of Ely club members ditched their lycra for black tie and enjoyed a delicious 3-course meal with plenty of drinking and dancing to a live band to celebrate the clubs 10th Anniversary.
The Maltings, Ely was filled with 145 guests including club members, friends and supporters of the club. A silent auction and raffle helped to raise over £4,000 towards the purchase of new equipment.
Congratulations to Ely rower Leo Lundgren on winning the IM1 2x category and coming 8th overall out of 490 boats at the Pairs Head. Sculling as a composite crew under Isle of Ely colours with Frazer Christie, a Start rower from Bath University, they completed the 4.5km course in 13min 56 seconds.
At the other end of the rowing spectrum (and the other end of the fleet), Trevor and Rodney competed as a Masters Category F pair, clocking 17 min 21 seconds – a time which failed to win them any silverware whatsoever.
On Saturday 27 September Rodney and Trevor travelled to Norwich to compete in the pair at the Yare Cup. They finished a respectable 54th Click on the link to read Rodney's race report.
Congratulations also to Leo Lundgren and Holly Hill who competed in the Wallingford Long Distance Sculls. Leo came 2nd in the IM1.1x category and Holly Hill was the fastest WIM2.1x and 3rd in WIM1.1x. Full results can be viewed here.
Cambridge Filmworks has produced a new film following John Hale, a Mechanical Designer at Cambridge Consultants, getting under the skin of what it takes to succeed both as a top performing sportsman training for the Rio Olympics and as a leading Mechanical Designer within Cambridge’s top product development company.
Filmworks director Adam, who joined John on an early morning training session along The Great Ouse in Ely, commented: "It was a real privilege to capture John as he took to the water on such a superb early summer morning. We used our state of the art UAV camera drone to track his journey along the river and the results were stunning."
To see the film and find out more about John's passion for rowing alongside his work at Cambridge Consultants - the world-class supplier of innovative product development and technology consulting based at the prestigious Science Park in Cambridge - please go to: