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.

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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:

Commonwealth regattaRowing for England in the Commonwealth Regatta at Strathclyde today:

* Dan Clift won Silver in the single sculls.

* Dan and John Hale won Gold in the coxless four. 

Many congratulations from fellow members of IoERC.  

The club had a good entry from both seniors and juniors. The mixed masters 4+ (picture) made it through to the final but sadly lost to a very good (and younger) crew from Broxbourne while Nick steered a beautiful course in his single to avoid the greenery unlike many of his fellow competitors.
The juniors had two single scullers (Callum and Bea) and two doubles (Bea and Yasmin) and (Emma and Emily), all of whom raced well. Honours went to the J15 quad (Yasmin, Abbie, Emily, and India, coxed by Bea) won their final and were rightly proud of their rather smart pewter tankards.
The seniors faired less well in terms of silverware, although all entrants completed the course without excursions into the bank.
So, a great day out for the club and definitely a regatta to pencil in for next year.