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BY MARTIN GOUGH

SHORTENED SCHOOLS HEAD, BIG BOYS BACK AT HORR, DEATH OF CLUB ROWING? BOAT RACERS BID TO STAY AFLOAT March 24 2017

We’re already in the middle of a crazy weekend for club rowing, with Schools Head, Junior Sculling Head, the Head of the Race and Veterans Head on successive days.

WHO WILL WIN FOURS HEAD? CAMBRIDGE UP FOR WOMEN’S BOAT RACE? STANNING RETIRES, OLD FACES IN NEW PLACES November 11 2016

If the weather is kind, many of GB’s 2016 Olympians will be in action this Saturday on home water for the first time since Rio, racing the Head of the River Fours...

THE ROWLUP: RIO 2016 OLYMPICS REVIEW August 19 2016

The 2016 Olympics are nearly over and our rowers are either excitedly supporting Team GB in the stands or trying to avoid disturbing their hangovers...

OLYMPIC REGATTA STARTS ON SATURDAY: WHERE WILL BRITISH MEDALS BE WON? August 04 2016

GB’s rowers are ready for Olympic action, under the shadow of the statue of Christ the Redeemer at the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...

HENLEY HIGHLIGHTS: THAMES TRIUMPH, BORIS CONTROVERSY, OLYMPIC CHAMP UPSET, SIX-DAY REGATTA? July 04 2016

Another Henley Royal Regatta is in the books. Let’s have a look back at some of the highlights...

TIDEWAY TRIPLE-HEADER! SCHOOLS HEAD, HORR, VETS HEAD; PLUS OLYMPIC LIGHTWEIGHT WORRY AND MORE... March 18 2016

Rowlup from HuggaAt a rough estimate 10,000 rowers will have competed on and around the River Thames this week at four events to round off winter training. It all started on Thursday…

WEHORR, NEW CHALLENGE FOR GLOVER & STANNING, ADVANTAGE CAMBRIDGE? AND ERG DADDY'S WORLD RECORD March 04 2016

One of the biggest women-only events in world sport, WeHorr is so popular that organisers closed entries early for the first time...

ROWING IN OLYMPIC YEAR: WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN RIO AND BEYOND IN 2016 January 08 2016

Olympic year is always a cracker but the rest of the rowing world doesn’t stop just because Britain’s best are going for gold. Here are some possible highlights for 2016...

INDOOR RECORDS, CLUBS UNDER WATER, WOMEN’S BOAT RACE TRIALS, NEW RULES FOR WEHORR & HRR December 11 2015

Might the 2k ergo world record fall this Saturday at the British Rowing Indoor Championships? If so it would cap an autumn season full of new marks on the Concept 2.

BRIT MEDAL HOPES AT WORLD CHAMPS, LOOKING FOR A NEW CLUB FOR 2016? September 04 2015

What does it take to win a medal at a World Rowing Championships? A lot of blood, toil, sweat and tears for starters.

HRR SPECIAL: BLUFFER'S GUIDE, TV STARS, MELTING BLADES, PAPER TALK, MORE SPACE FOR WOMEN? July 03 2015

If you’re planning a trip to Henley this weekend – or watching on telly for the first time – you may not have had time to study the form guide...

WHO WILL WIN AT HENLEY WOMEN’S? GB SET FOR WORLD CUP, HENLEY ROYAL ENTRIES ANNOUNCED, BRITISH MASTERS June 20 2015

The booms are up, the portaloos are ready and Henley Women’s Regatta leads our headlong rush into a month of fun in the fields (& on the river) in Berkshire.

SINKING SCHOOLS, GRAINGER’S NEW OTHER HALF, HENLEYWATCH May 22 2015

Worried that your season’s hopes may sink like a stone this weekend at Nat Schools? Don't worry, it can't be as bad as it was for Shiplake College in 2008...

GOAT RACES, BOAT RACES, HENLEY ON TELLY, BEST GYM ROWER EVER? April 09 2015

History will be made on the Tideway this weekend as the women of Oxford and Cambridge join their male counterparts in what will from this year be known as The Boat Races.

WILL HORR HAPPEN? VETS ON TIME, BOAT RACE WEIGH-IN, WOMEN’S HEAD, SCHOOLS SUCCESS March 27 2015

In 2013 the Head of the River Race was cancelled. Last year the race started but was stopped. This year prospects ain’t looking much better...

WOMEN’S HEAD, SCHOOLS HEAD, COACHES REMEMBERED, CAT VIDEO March 12 2015

2700 people are racing at the Women's Eights Head on Saturday: a great validation of Sport England’s assertion that #thisgirlcan six days after International Women’s Day.

BRITISH ROWERS DO IT INDOORS, JUNIOR ERG RECORD, SWANNING IN BOSTON February 20 2015

There were some impressive performances at the British Rowing Indoor Championships at the start of Feb but arguably none more so than by Kieran “The Gun” Wood.

ROWING HIGHLIGHTS 2014: HENLEY, KIWI PAIR, STANNING RETURN, GB M8 & SNOWFLAKE December 31 2014

It’s been a great 12 months of rowing. As 2014 comes to an end and 2015 gets under way, let’s have a look – in no particular order – at five highlights...

SCULLERS HEAD OR NOT? PINSENT V CRACKNELL INDOORS, 5K ERG RECORD? November 28 2014

They call it the Nutters Head for a reason. Covering the 4.25 miles from Mortlake to Putney is tough enough in an eight, but in a single is a special kind of torture.

FOURS HEAD, WOMEN’S BOAT, BRIT CHAMPS, CHARLES CARNAGE October 31 2014

Want to attend a piss-up in a brewery? Winners of the Head of the River Fours get to attend the prize-giving in the basement bar of sponsors Fullers to pick up their painted blades.

REDGRAVE & PINSENT REUNITED, BRIT CHAMPS LIVE, HAMPTON'S HOPES October 16 2014

The last edition of the Rowlup covered Katherine Grainger’s comeback. How do you beat that? How about the reunion of Sirs Steve Redgrave Matthew Pinsent?

GRAINGER'S BACK! INSPIRING INVICTUS, CLUBS' NEW HOMES, LET’S GET RACING! September 26 2014

She’s baaack! But will she be back on a medal podium in Rio? Four-times Olympic medallist Katherine Grainger returned to training with the Great Britain squad this week.

WORLDS WINNERS & LOSERS, CHARLES' STARS, GRAINGER COMEBACK? September 05 2014

There were winners, losers, lots of surprises, great crowds and a dose of controversy in a truly memorable 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam.

WORLD CHAMPS, ICE BUCKETS, TECH WIZARDRY, MORE CLUBS READY FOR 2015 August 28 2014

The World Rowing Championships are in full swing in Amsterdam as the crews make their way through early rounds. Given the weather this week, though, perhaps “full splash” would be more appropriate.

2+ FUN, BROOKES’S HRR WIN, CLUBS PREPARE FOR NEW SEASON August 14 2014

Great Britain’s coxed pair of Scott Durant, Alan Sinclair and cox Henry Fieldman have produced a very funny account of a “typical day in training”...

COXED KIWIS, DODGING CROCS IN ZAMBIA, SCOTS CELEBRATE IN CORK August 01 2014

The rumours are true: Eric Murray and Hamish Bond are experimenting with a passenger in the run-up to the World Champs in Amsterdam in just under a month’s time.

COMMONWEALTH WOE, BRITCHAMPS JUNIORS, WORLD CHAMPS IN FLORIDA July 25 2014

Rowing hasn’t been part of the Commonwealth Games since the last time it took place in Scotland in 1986. Only eight countries entered, Sir Steve Redgrave won in the single and remains the reigning champion...

RACING THE SEVERN BORE, HENLEY MASTERS, BRITISH JUNIOR CHAMPS July 18 2014

Welcome to the Red Bull Outrow in Gloucestershire. Seven coxed fours attempted to stay ahead of the Severn Bore – the tidal wave that crashes down the estuary at speeds of up to 17mph...

HENLEY WINNERS, LUCERNE WORLD CUP, LEA’S ROW TO HENLEY July 10 2014

There may never have been a more exciting finals day at Henley Royal Regatta, and the closeness of the racing throughout the week was breath-taking. Here’s our run-down of who won what... 

HENLEY SPECIAL: LATEST ACTION, REDGRAVE ROW-PAST, FOREIGN CREWS SLIP UP July 04 2014

On Thursday, after taking a while to hot up, a series of races quickened the pulses at the 175th anniversary Henley Royal Regatta...

HENLEY THROUGH THE AGES, HWR HEART-STOPPER, ZOE DT TAKES THE PLUNGE June 27 2014

This year marks the 86th anniversary of the event that few crews want to take part in: the Henley qualifiers. The toughest events this year are the Temple and the Fawley, with 55 crews going for 14 places in each...

HENLEY ENTRIES GUIDE, HENLEY WOMEN'S, WORLD CUP TOO... June 20 2014

After entries were announced on Thursday, here’s The Rowlup’s quick guide to who might win what at the 175th Henley Royal Regatta...

PEERS WIN WHILE MPs SWIM, GB’S HELICOPTER VIEW, KIWI 2+? June 13 2014

It was a perfect Thursday afternoon for the annual Parliamentary Boat Race in front of Big Ben. But it’s never a good day to tip your boat over in the Thames, especially that far downstream.

Details are a little sketchy but it appears the crew from the House of Lords – featuring peers and their staff – beat the Commons crew, who promptly capsized.

BRITAIN DOMINATE IN BELGRADE, CHALLENGE EIGHTS, BROOKES VS BROWN? June 06 2014

Great Britain’s top crews started as they intend to go on at the European Championships in Belgrade, each winning in dominant fashion, by a length of clear water, while setting Championships best times. But it’s too soon to be talking possible Olympic line-ups...

TRIALS, WATTSPLITS AND SWISS MATTERS April 25 2014

Eyes were on Caversham last weekend, where the GB Rowing Team competed in their final set of selection trials for the year. Unfortunately spectators weren’t allowed at the Redgrave-Pinsent Rowing Lake, to the annoyance of some after the crowd-pleasing 2012 trials at Dorney...