Burton Leander’s ladies squad swept their way to a medal position in the Women’s 8 Masters A/B category at the British Rowing Masters Championships 2014 earlier this summer. Held at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham over a 1000m course, the weather conditions were challenging due to the constantly changing wind directions. Despite the difficulties encountered in aligning the boats on the start pontoons, the club still managed to prove themselves as strong medal contenders. It is the first time in the club’s 150 year history that a Masters category ladies 8 has come away with a medal at a National event. The Masters category of events is exclusively for rowers aged 27 and above, for experienced as well as novice rowers.
With the sprint Regatta Season well and truly underway, Burton Leander has been attending, and winning at many, including Liecester, Shrewsbury, Northwich, JIRR, Masters Championships and Trentham to name a few.
On Sunday 30th March 2014, rowing clubs from across the East Midlands Region, came together at Holme Pierrepont and held trials for the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta (JIRR), which also takes place at Holme Pierrepont this Saturday (26th April).
Back on the 19th on January 2014, Burton Leander sent a trailer load of boats and 8 crews to Boston Head Race, although the weather could of been better all had a good day and a couple of good results were achived.
After the worst weather and flooding that Britian has seen in February for many years, it has caused upset for Rowers up and down the country!
On a wet and cloudy Sunday morning (the 19th of January to be exact) Burton Leander rowing club made their way to Boston Head, with a nearly full trailer and a good turnout of 8 crews racing, it promised to be a good day, except for the rubbish weather!