Isle of Ely Rowing Club


What is the Great Ouse Marathon?

The Great Ouse Marathon is an annual long distance head race over approximately 21.5k. It is usally run on the first Sunday in September, when the weather is still reasonibly kind. The 2016 race will be on 4 September, and the dates for future years will be listed on the British Rowing calendar.

All rowers are welcome to enter, whether you are a competative crew looking for a demanding race or some serious training for the Boston Marathon, a novice boat looking for the experience or an adaptive rower looking for a challenge.  The Great Ouse Marathon is as challenging as you wish to make it.


About us

We are a relatively new club founded in 2004.  The club was born out of the Diamond44 celebrations which marked the 60th anniversary of the 1944 University Boat Race rowed at Ely. The Club colours, dark blue for Oxford and light blue for Cambridge, symbolise this connection. We serve Ely and the area north of Cambridge

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