Patrick V

Patrick V

We are very pleased and grateful that Rowing Foundation have made a grant to TURC which will enable us to buy a new coxed quad/four for the junior squad, relieve the shortage of boats and enable us to get more of our growing junior squad out on the water. We are hoping that the boat will arrive soon and will post photos when it does. Watch this space!

This weekend saw TURC juniors competing in the Northumberland Indoor Rowing Championships and also at BRIC (British Rowing Indoor Championships) winning a record number of medals in both competitions and Michael breaking a World record for the 500m (13 to 14 years) and Jamie breaking the previous British record for 500m under 12.

Sunday, 27 November 2016 08:30

Rutherford Head - Saturday 26th Nov 2016

Well done all crews.

W.J16A.4x- (Division 1)

  • Lucy F, Daisy, Hannah H and Dulcie - 1st place

J16A.4x- (Division 2)

  • Michael, Will, Matt H and Ethan T-F - 3rd place (only 1.1 secs behind York in 2nd)

W.Nov.4x+ (Division 1)

  • Catherine, Taylor, Harriet and Emily. Cox Elysia - 1st Place

IM3.4x+ (Division 2)

  • Max, Tom H, Chas and Luke. Cox Taylor  - 3rd place
  • Jed, Sam B, Mark and Mathew R. Cox Lucy F - 1st place

The above IM3 crews had been upgraded a category as there was insufficient competition in their original category so very well done.

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Saturday, 12 November 2016 21:19

Durham LDS / SBH - 5th November 2016

The results for our crews in the Durham LDS are:

  • J16 4x- 2nd to CLS by 1 second at 6th overall out of 124 crews in the LDS which is fantastic. That's Mathew R, Jed, Sam B and Ethan F.
  • J16 2x Matt H and Tom 1st and 10th overall in the LDS. 2nd double in the LDS which is fantastic as well.
  • J15 1x Michael 1st and 27th out of 124 boats overall.J15 1x Will 4th (47th overall)
  • WJ16 4x+ 2nd to QE by 3 seconds but beat CLS by 0.6secs (54th overall). That's Dulcie, Hannah H, Daisy and Catherine (it was Catherine's first race).
  • WJ16 1x Lucy F 1st (71st overall)
  • J14 2x Sam L and Ethan K 2nd (87th overall)
  • WJ15 2x Anna S (WJ14) and Taylor 4th (101st overall)
  • WJ18 2x Emily and Gia (WJ17) 3rd (102nd overall)
Durham SBH results:
  • J16 2x Matt and Ethan 1st in class (25th overall out of 108)
  • J15 2x Michael and Will 1st in class (26th overall)
  • J15 4x+ 3rd in class (49th overall)
  • J15  1x Ethan K 2nd in class (58th overall)
  • WJ16 2x Dulcie and Lucy 3rd in class (72nd overall)
  • WJ16 2x Diasy and Hannah H 4th in class (89th overall)
  • J18 1x Mark S 5th in class (90th overall)
Well done junior squad, that's 5 wins today. Well done everyone getting through the bridge without capsizing.
Picture (the better quality ones) courtesy of Al Johnston
Saturday, 22 October 2016 20:40

Tyne LDS / TURC SBH 22nd October 2016

Tyne LDS results

There were the following wins:

  • J15 2x - Michael and Will (1st in class, 32nd overall)
  • J16 4x- Lucy F, Daisy, Hannah H and Dulcie (1st in class, 34th overall)

The following crews also took part:

  • J16 4x- Mathew R, Jed, Max (J15) and Ethan T-F (3rd in class, 21st overall)
  • J18 2x - Mark S and Josh H (2nd in class, 90th overall)
  • WJ15 4x+ - Elizabeth (WJ14), Elysia, Harriet and Taylor with Charlotte coxing (4th place, 93rd overall)
  • J15 2x - Chas and Luke (4th in class, 103rd overall)
  • J14 2x - Ethan K (2nd in class, 108th overall)
  • WJ18 1x - Abbi (4th in class, 119th overall)
  • WJ18 2x - Emily and Hannah L (2nd in class, 121st overall)

Well done everyone particularly to Hannah H, Josh H, Elizabeth, Chas, Luke and Emily who have only learnt to row this year.  It is quite rare to have juniors rowing in the winter heads in their first year and Elizabeth and Luke only completed the short L2R course a week ago.

Thanks also to Max and Elizabeth for "rowing up" an age group to help complete crews. Several juniors were not available for the event as it is half-term.

TURC SBH results

Fantastic singles results of Ethan T-F, Michael, Will, Thomas H and Lucy F. Well done Ethan. Excellent attitude to training prior to the event as well.  It pays off. Ethan beat all other single scullers from all squads in the club!

Thomas - what did you have for breakfast? What a fantastic performance from somebody who has only just started rowing and only been in a single a few times. Michael and Will had better watch out!

Michael and Will - a very good performance with Michael winning the J15 1x class and Will not far behind. Considering Will has not rowed quite as much in a single that's brilliant. Let the battle continue!

Lucy F - well done battling it out with the older girls.  Good performance considering one of the rowers from another of our squads rowed into you during the race! Well done in teh quad in the morning as well winning the J16 4x- class

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Monday, 10 October 2016 14:57

Tyne United - Club Documents

Monday, 10 October 2016 06:37

Tees LDS/SBH 8th October 2016

I attach results for Tees LDS and SBH.

The TURC results in the LDS were:

  • 1st J16 2x Tom B and Matt H
  • 2nd J16 4x- Jed, James, Sam and Ethan F
  • 1st J15 2x Michael and Will
  • 2nd J15 4x+ Max, Chas, Thomas H, Luke and cox Charlotte
  • 2nd WJ15 2x Lucy C (J14) and Taylor

The TURC results in the SBH were:

  • 2nd WJ16 4x- Lucy, Hannah H, Daisy and Lucy F.

Well done to the crews and once again excellent steering on a course which looked like a roller coaster.

Monday, 03 October 2016 07:11

Wansbeck LDS / SBH: 1st October 2016

Coaches Report from Wansbeck

The junior squad had 5 wins on Saturday at Cambois Rowing Club on the Wansbeck.

The full TURC junior in the morning LDS results were:

  • 1st J16 2x Matthew Hudson and Tom Brewer
  • 1st J15 2x Michael Bessent and Will Viney
  • 1st WJ17 2x Lucy Fraser (WJ16) and Gia Smith
  • 1st WJ13 1x Charlotte Hudson
  • 1st J14 1x Ethan King
  • 3nd WJ16 2x Taylor Leck (J14) and Daisy Emerton
  • 5th WJ16 2x Hannah Easton and Shannon Elwell
  • 5th J15 4x+ Sam Law (J13), Max Forrest, Chas Ladhar, Tom Hyman Cox: Mathew Robinson
  • The TURC junior results in the afternoon SBH were:
  • 2nd WJ15 2x Lucy Cardno (J13) and Harriet Marshall
  • J16 4x- crew of Jed Anderson, James King, Matt Hudson and Ethan Taylor-Foley were the only crew in their category in the SBH but if LDS and SBH results are combined they were 2nd out of 3 crews.

Ethan King won a special prize for an outstanding performance for not only beating his J14 competitor but also beating the 3no. J15's in singles in the LDS.

All the results are fantastic.  Well done in particular to Charlotte, Hannah, Shannon, Chas and Tom in their first proper race and to everyone for steering so well along the tricky course.  I think that must be the first time for years that nobody has crashed at Wansbeck. It is a tricky course.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 21:00

Training with Olympic Medallist

We were delighted to welcome double-Olympic medallist Debbie Flood to Tyne United recently. Debbie won silver in the Women's Quad Sculls at both Athens and Beijing Olympics, and participated in the London 2012 Games and Torch relay.

She was in the North East on behalf of Christians In Sport, and dropped in to lead the Friday evening training session. She started with a bit of a background about how she got into rowing aged 17, and was told soon after by her coach that she would never be more than a good club rower. Undeterred, she persisted with training, and the rest, as they say, is history. Following this motivational talk, the Juniors warmed up, and then were led in a training session, concluding with four teams of five competing in an Erg relay over a distance of 3000m.

After some stretching, we all went over the clubhouse for donuts and juice, and had a 30 minute question-and-answer session, with Debbie highlighting some simple, yet key aspects of successful training, including remembering always to have your water bottle with you, and the need to arrive promptly to training sessions so you do not delay your team mates. The evening finished with lots of photos of the group with Debbie and her Olympic medals and torch.

It was a great evening, thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended, and was a perfect start to the Autumn  training sessions and the Head Season.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 07:53

British Rowing Junior Championships

Full results are available on but here is a summary of our results.

  • OJ18.1x - Dan Graham 6th out of 35 (1st out of 3 north east rowers)
  • OJ15.1x - Ethan Taylor-Foley 21st out of 28 (2nd out of 3 north east rowers)
  • OJ15.2x - Tom Brewer and Matt Hudson 21st out of 33 (2nd out of 3 north east crews coming just 0.6 seconds behind CLS) Jed Anderson and Mathew Robinson 33rd.
  • WJ15.2x - Lucy Fraser and Dulcie Robinson 27th out of 37 (2nd out of 3 north east crews 6.3 secs behind Hexham and 42 secs ahead of QE)
  • OJ15.4x+ - Tom, Matt, Jed, Mathew and Charlotte Hudson 14th out of 21 (2nd out of 2 of north east crews and just 3.6 seconds behind QE)

Well done to all rowers and Charlotte. Some very competitive rowing that everyone should be proud of considering the high standard of rowers from all over Great Britain (including Gibraltar).

Other results for north east rowers included:

  • OJ15.1x Joseph Adamson (CLS) 3rd
  • WJ16.2- - Eve Larsen and Bobbi Forster (CLS) 3rd
  • WJ15.1x - Charlie Charlton (Tyne) 3rd
  • WJ18. 2- - Amy Bowman and Milly Dickinson (QEHS) 3rd

There were no J14 events in the main regatta other than coxed quads and we were only going to take singles and doubles so our J14's did not attend the event

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