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Facing the Tideway; HORR 2015

Friday 27th March 2015, the eve of MUBC Men’s departure to London. “Tideway: quick it will be, if it is to be at all”, posted Hackett, head coach. Two hours later the Third VIII was scratched – conditions were not looking good at all. Travelling down Saturday morning, the club…

Runcorn Head

On the 21st March, MUBC travelled just outside Liverpool for Runcorn’s Spring Eight’s Head. The biggest shock of the day was to arrive to beautiful sunshine rather than the perpetual rain that has cursed the race in previous years. The event itself takes place on the River Weaver in Clifton…

Women’s Head of The River Race

On the 14th of March, MUBC’s women had a challenging start to WEHORR with broken trailer lights, broken axles and flat tyres. Nonetheless, we produced a result to be proud of with the first 8+ placing 59th out of 300 – a massive improvement over last year when we came…

Come wind and rain and sleet and hail at Trafford Head

For our first race of 2015, we were lucky enough to stay on our home turf. On the 21st February, members from each of our squads entered the Trafford Head of the Bridgewater, picking up an impressive collection of medals. Despite only being 3200m on familiar water, with some athletes…

White Rose Head – A Novice Perspective

The early bird may catch the worm, but the early rower is perhaps more likely to catch a cold. As droves of MUBC members arrived in sub-zero temperatures for the 6am journey, the mood subdued. A quick nap on the coach for most and before we knew it, we were…

BUCS Indoors Race Report

Clubs Involved: Manchester University Boat Club (MUBC), Liverpool University, Salford University, Bangor University, Keele University, Lancaster University (The event is open to the universities in the North West. The following weekend the same event takes place in the south for Universities there. It is organised by British Rowing) What we…

Dead Weight at Runcorn Small Boats Head

On the 4th of October with the top of the squads winning pennants at pairs head, 27 members of MUBC headed to Runcorn in order to compete in the Runcorn Autumn head race. The girls were up first thing in the morning and having trained on the Runcorn River before…

Pairs Head: The Loneliest Number Since the Number One

On the 4th of October four of our athletes and our coach, Matthew Hackett, were up in the early hours of the morning for the journey down south for the Pairs Head of the River Race on the Thames. All five of our members who made the journey arrived in…

Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta, a wretched hive of scum and villainy, marks the culmination of a long season as well as the end of my time at Manchester University. Following some good results during head and early regatta season the men’s squad were feeling  confident and were really cracking on despite the…

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Henley Women’s Regatta – A Novice Perspective

Just one week after Reading regatta, following another intense week and final preparations, the event that we had been building up to all season had arrived- it was Henley Women’s weekend! Two women’s eights loaded the boats on to a packed trailer we were sharing with Agecroft, Liverpool Vics and…