Tuesday, June 5, 2012

National Schools' Regatta 2012

After two disappointing days at Nottingham King's finally struck gold and silver in the most appalling conditions.
Toby Rudkin won J16 sculls, maintaining his unbeaten position in that age group, and Phoebe Bradbury and Lucy Clift won silver in J16 Coxless Pairs, the first female medal winners from King's for over twenty years.

Not  quite up to Max 'Steven Spielberg' Openshaw's video quality but this raw clip gives a good indication of the excitement and conditions

Thursday, May 31, 2012

King's Ely Rowing 2012 Short Version

Filmed and Edited By Max Openshaw

Friday, April 20, 2012

Our Row To Bottisham Lock

Sorry about some of the photos being a little blurry, my iPhone was In a bag...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sculling Head 2012 J18 4x-


Filmed and Edited by: Max Openshaw

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

So true...

So true!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

photo of the week...

There were some more funny ones of Johnny but he had photo of the week last week...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Norwich Head 2012

The Norwich Head on Saturday was a milestone in King's rowing history with a record number competing at an event. (This would have been Bedford had it not  been for the fog!) Nearly 50 students raced in 20 crews along the 2km and 5 km course with the seniors rowing twice. For many it was their first race but you would not think so by looking at the photos. There was obvious apprehension before the start but the coaches were very impressed with the determination they showed as they raced past us with 500 metres to go.  David Bercow and Ben Love had a spirited scull to win IM1 double sculls, overtaking several eights and fours on the way, and Andrew Cotterill  won J18 sculls. The list of winners has not yet appeared on the Norwich RC website but the provisional results are here and I'll post updates as I get the information.

Well done on a fantastic, if not at times frantic, day and thanks to everyone who came to support!

Friday, February 24, 2012



Its worrying how blind lorry drivers can be...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Boston Long Distance GB Trials

What stunning results for Toby Rudkin this weekend at Boston, where the best junior rowers in the country were competing for places in the national crews that will race in the summer. On Saturday, in blustery cross tail wind conditions, he stormed to victory beating all the other J16 scullers by a clear 15 seconds. Results here. On Sunday he teamed up Jonti Vincent from Bedford and they were the fastest J16 double and 5th overall.Results here.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Your blog!

I have set up this blog as a platform for the coaches and athletes to disseminate information, post photos and videos and generally to add their comments and feedback. Let's see how it evolves! 

Photo of the week! 

Sunday, February 5, 2012


What a great day on Saturday with everyone performing so well despite the conditions and the frozen toilets! Check out the article on the school website here