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Runcorn Head 2015

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 and is infamous for its […]

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Women’s Head of The River Race 2015

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 85th. Our second 8+ also […]

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Trafford Head 2015

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 racing 3 times and snow […]

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White Rose Head 2014

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 stood in a frosty field […]

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BUCS Indoors 2014

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 won: Men’s open weight, Men’s […]

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Runcorn Small Boats Head 2014

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 in previous years the course […]

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Pairs Head 2014

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 London and noticed that they […]

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Events

Henley Royal Regatta BBQ 2014

Traditionally on the Saturday of HRR MUBC and Nemesis get together for an afternoon picnic and evening BBQ. It’s a great chance to get to know the alumni and is a great way to celebrate all the hard training that’s been done over the year! This year it was held at Henley Cricket Club and […]

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Committee

Committee 2014/15

Executive Committee Oliver Whalley President MUBC’s very own pharmacist, in the third year of his degree, Oliver Whalley began his rowing fairytale at Manchester. Over the years he’s progressed from rocking up straight from a night out into the sophisticated president that you see today. Having started as a novice in Manchester he quickly went […]

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History

Beginnings of the “Two Cities Boat Race”

There have been claims that MUBC first entered Henley Royal Regatta in 1966, but it seems at least possible that this was not the first entry – further research is needed.  But what is certain is that the first annual “Two Cities Boat Race” versus Salford University was instituted in 1972.  For many years this […]