Claire Fox

Claire Fox

Monday, 29 June 2020 14:25

Privacy Policies

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 20:00

Dedication that's what you need

Peel of approval

A chance for Richard Peel a lengendary former junior co-ordinator and coach to reflect on his memories.

Q What was your connection with TURC?

A Junior Coordinator and Coach from 2012 until 2017

Q What is your best memory of your time at TURC?

A It was fantastic. There are many moments worth mentioning from sunny evenings in the launch on the river to watching juniors in events.

Q What is your proudest rowing moment?

A Seeing juniors continuing to row after they have first learnt

Q What’s your favourite rowing venue/ event?

A Durham Regatta

Q How many bits of kit have lost?

A Wellies lost at one event

Q Who is your favourite sporting hero?

A Brendan Foster

Q What is your favourite book about sport?

A Will it Make the Boat Go Faster

Q Any box set recommendations for lockdown?

A None. Get outside instead

Q Your favourite music to fire you up before a race

A Chariots of Fire

Q Name you favourite cake?

A Battenburg

Q Any advice you’d like to give the club and it’s members?

A Carry on if you enjoy it

Q Are you still involved with rowing and what is your current focus?

A I still attend events as a spectator and take photographs which I put on Facebook. I am enjoying catching up with people's news at events and watching the rowing particularly the juniors that I know.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 19:47

Aiming High

Leading the way ahead

Today we catch up with the very accomplished Amy McCarthy.

As a high performance junior athlete, I got the opportunity to compete at JIRR, Henley Women’s regatta and GB junior trials. I am now a British Rowing HRRCT coach, alongside my research masters degree.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020 19:41

Bolton out of the Red, White and Blue

Rowers on Ice?

Kathryn Bolton takes the spotlight this week, a very bright alumni of TURC who recently headed off for the frozen lakes of Calgary.

Sunday, 07 June 2020 16:45

In the beginning there was Barbara

Where are they now?

As part of our continuing series of catching up with former Club members, this week we go back to the start and quiz a founder member, Barbara Millns.

Thursday, 28 May 2020 16:34

Covid Update

Tentative, Measured, Re-starting Rowing within BR guidelines

Message from our Chair, Alex Shiel

I'm pleased to be able to let you know that the Committee have completed the preparation and planning to enable rowing to re-start at TURC. A document will shortly be uploaded that describes the procedures that we have put in place for all members to follow when coming to the Club site and rowing.

The plan is for club rowing sessions to re-start on Thursday am. Squad co-ordinators will send information to squads on how to book a time slot to go for a row in either a private or club single or a club double for members of the same family.
It is obviously very important that everyone carefully reads the document that has been prepared and follows the procedures.

A couple of points to mention in particular are:
you will have a 15 minute time slot to get your boat out and on the water and a similar time slot to come off the water. It is very important that you only arrive at the Club in time for your time slot and get out and on the water within that time.

The same for coming off the water also.
please only use the toilets in the clubhouse in exceptional or urgent circumstances and not as a routine. If you do go into the club house you must clean any surfaces that you touch ( handles, taps, loo seats etc ) using the cleaning materials provided.

The document we have prepared is an initial plan for re-starting rowing and will inevitably need to be added to and changed as we find new points that need to be covered, or British Rowing or Government guidance changes.
We hope that you will enjoy being able get back on the water at last but please make sure you do so in a way that keeps you and your friends at TURC safe at all times.

Saturday, 23 May 2020 19:17

Dan is the man

Where are they now?


The first person we catch up with in this new series of Tyne United Alumni is Dan Graham.

Friday, 20 March 2020 21:23

Covid-19 Closure

Current Covid-19 Status

Message from our Chair

Dear All

As you might guess, a number of us have been reviewing the Club's position. We have also been discussing the situation with our friends at TARC to ensure that we co-ordinate our approach.

I can now confirm that we have decided to suspend all Club activities with immediate effect, There will be no further Club sessions on the water, so tomorrow' sessions are cancelled.

The Committee is meeting ( by phone) on Monday night and will discuss what further steps we need to take in order to run and protect the Club during this time and further updates and information will follow when we have them, so please bear with us.

If you have any questions in the meantime then please feel free , as ever, to contact any member of the Committee or Jill and Capt or Jonty as Vice- Capt.

We would welcome all suggestions as to how we can all keep fit, keep in touch and remember how to row when we get back on the water.

Best wishes


Alex Shiel