Fours Head of the River
12th November 2016
The Fours Head of the River provided the first opportunity of the season for crews to test themselves on the full Championship Course from Mortlake to Putney. Having shown great promise at Upper Thames the W.IM2.4+ of Hitchens, Innes-Hopkins, Zwaagstra and Pankhurst (coxed by Andy James) put in a highly competitive row to finish 4th out of 48 in category, and 13th out of 77 across the whole field. The club also entered a second W.IM2.4+, an IM2.4+ and an IM1.4x, all of whom raced with great credit. Full details can be seen on the Latest Results page.
AKRC Annual Dinner
5th November 2016
The Royal Thames Yacht Club served as a splendid venue for the club annual dinner on Saturday night, and a wonderful time was had by all. Congratulations go to the award winners on the night, namely Marc Cox (David Icke Prize for Most Improved Oarsman), Kate Pankhurst (John Booker Prize for Most Improved Oarswoman) and Jocelyn Tillner (Peterborough Prize for Conspicuous Contribution to Rowing).
Upper Thames Autumn Head
30th October 2016
A number of crews took the trip to Henley to compete at the Upper Thames Autumn Head. The quartet of Angela Hitchens, Joey Innes-Hopkins, Tamara Zwaagstra and Kate Pankhurst, expertly steered by Andy James, had a great day taking wins in both IM1 and Senior coxed fours.
Other notable results included 2nd place finishes for the NOV.8+ and NOV.2x (Raphael Ricklin & Ronnie Gray-Cheap).
Get Fit to Row
28th October 2016
The club will be running a new Get Fit to Row course starting on Tuesday 8th November. The course will run for 6 weeks, with two sessions per week (Tuesday evenings/Sunday mornings), and a focus on strength, cardio fitness and indoor rowing technique. These courses provide a great introduction to the sport and serve as ideal preparation for our Learn to Row courses (which will start again in April 2017).
Full details of our courses along with the necessary contact information can be found here.
16th October 2016
Despite injury scratching two entries, the club was still able to boat a strong line-up for the annual Pairs Head. The best placed of the Senior squad boats was the W.IM1.2- of Joey Innes-Hopkins and Tamara Zwaagstra which finished second in category, while Phil Taylor and Richard Brittlebank’s MasE.2x was the highest placed boat from the Vets squad.
Special mention must also go to Hugh Mackworth-Praed, rowing in AKRC colours with partner Elliott Barton. The pair stormed through to win the MasB.2x category and in doing so posted the 4th fastest overall time for the Head – a fantastic result.
New President & Committee Members
1st October 2016
Following the 2016 AGM held on Saturday 1st October we are delighted to announce the election of Jimmy Pigden as President of Auriol Kensington Rowing Club. Jimmy has been a long time servant of the club and we wish him every success in his new role. Our thanks go to outgoing President, Phil Taylor, for his significant contributions to the club during his two year tenure.
Other new appointments to the 2016/17 committee include Angela Hitchens (Captain), Kate Pankhurst (Honorary Secretary), Jocelyn Tillner (Membership Secretary), Raphaël Ricklin (House Steward), Joanna Innes-Hopkins (Vice Captain), Mark Mearing-Smith (Vice Captain) and Aoife Murphy (Vice Captain). A full list of committee members can be found here.
AKRC are Recruiting!
26th August 2016
To build on a successful 2015/16 season the club is looking to recruit an Assistant Coach to join our team and help push the squad on to even greater heights.
Full details relating to this exciting vacancy along with details of how to apply can be found on the British Rowing Jobs site here.