Cambridge Women’s Fixture 2024

Yesterday saw the last of the women’s fixtures take place on the Tideway with Brookes taking on Cambridge University. There were some tricky conditions for all to deal with across all racing due to the amount of stream from recent rain, meaning that the flood tide was almost unrecognisable. In Blue boat fixture, two pieces were rowed between the start line in Putney and St Pauls and then the Mile Post for 8 minutes. In a heated race start, in initially rolling conditions, crews stretched onto race rhythm coming toward the end of Putney Embankment. Brookes, with the Middlesex station, were able to break ahead around the first bend and

Brookes vs Oxford Fixture 2024 – The Wallingford Derby

After a quiet start to the racing season in the UK, yesterday saw the return of the fixtures on the Tideway with the Brookes women taking on their upstream rivals, Oxford University. With calm water and blue skies, the conditions were ideal for a day of racing. The pieces for these fixture races took place as 3x 5-minute pieces along the Championship course. Oxford Brookes 1st VIII vs OUBC Blue Boat   In the Blue boat fixture, Oxford won the toss and chose the Middlesex station. Starting from a standing start Brookes got out to an early lead as the crews headed past Fulham Football Club. The crews were

Brookes Rowing take on Shanghai Head of the River Regatta 2023

BROOKES|Shanghai Head of the River Regatta 2023 Last week, Brookes had the huge fortune of being invited to the Shanghai Head of the River Regatta raced on the Suzhou Creek situated in the heart of the city. Brookes were represented by a men’s and women’s VIII in the 3rd edition of the race. A group of 23, including athletes and coaches were a part of the travelling team. The race has been expanded to include not only the university and club groups, but also the elite and youth groups, making the race more professional. Athletes were welcomed by the organisers on arrival at the exceptional facilities at the Shanghai Water

Senior World Championships 2023

Belgrade, Serbia was the stage for this year’s Senior World Championships, where there were 14 Brookes athletes who were competing for Great Britain, the USA and Monaco. All of the racing had the added reward of Olympic qualification for the 2024 Paris games up for grabs at the regatta. The British Men’s 4- made up of an all Brookes contingent included, Oliver Wilkes, David Ambler, Matthew Aldridge and Freddie Davidson. They were able to kick off the GB men’s medal collection by repeating the result of last years event. They were in a tight battle at the 1km mark being less than one second ahead of their challengers. From this

Brookes success at U23 World Championships

Brookes athletes claim Gold in Plovdiv, Bulgaria In a hugely exciting week of racing, eight Brookes athletes represented Great Britain in multiple crews at the U23 World Championships being held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. After a great build up to finals, several British crews looked to be in contention for fighting alongside the world’s best competition for medals. Having won their Heat, the Men’s Eight with Tom Bryce, Fergus Woolnough, Toby Lassen and Louis Nares who recently claimed glory at Henley Royal Regatta progressed straight to the A-Final. After making a good start in their Final they were in 5th place at 500m. However, with some great pacing and explosive rowing in the