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Mar 01, 2020

UH Head 2020

We awoke on the morning of Sunday 1st of March in anxious sweats, awaiting news from Jerry, the man in charge of United Hospitals Head. As the 40 (ish) troops of the LSE race-day army reached for their phones, it became clear that with the yellow flag came Jerry’s green light. Spurred on by this dramatic start to the day, we boarded the district line in high spirits. Our turf, our race, our rules. Donning all the free speed gimmicks known to man, the men’s senior and intermediate crews set off first and, despite a couple of minor tsunamis under Kew bridge, put in a very solid performance. The highlight of the morning was M2’s performance in the Men’s Int. category, coming second with a time dangerously close to that of M1. But even this mighty performance was trumped by an incredible showing from the women’s senior four a few minutes later. Following strong results at the end of last year, they cemented their position as the stand-out boat of LSE’s head season, winning their category in style and proving, as it happens, that medics can’t row. Focus now turns to Women’s Head (this weekend) closely followed by Men’s Head two weeks later – feel free to come and support!!

Written by Chet Hindocha

Feb 10, 2020

Rowathon 2020

After a huge effort from rowers and non-rowers alike, the 2020 Rowathon saw more than 1,000,000 metres rowed and over £500 raised for Médecins Sans Frontiéres over 24 hours. Sheffield St didn’t know what hit it! 

A big thank you to William, Alli and Jonathan for organising such a great event, and to all who came down and supported. Plus - there is still time to contribute! Click the following link to donate to MSF and their fantastic work. 

Jan 25, 2020

Quintin Head 2020

On January 25th 2020,  LSE's M1 and W1 took part in the Quintin Head Race. Morale was high despite some very cold weather; it was great seeing everyone in their new kit (including two interesting bucket hats in the men’s boat). A chilly start to the day was followed by great results from both teams. M1 and W1 both took 7th place in their divisions; with the girls overtaking 3 other crews. The day was ended with a wholesome pub trip to celebrate the success of both teams! Well done to all involved! 

Written by Alex Lapkowska

Nov 30, 2019

Allom Cup 2019

The Allom Cup, raced annually on the River Thames, is an 800m race from ULBC to just before Chiswick Bridge. Dating back to 1925, the historic race is hotly contested every year, and on the 30th of November 2019, LSERC boated their first and second men’s eights, along with a first women’s four and the second women’s eight. Taking place on the same day, the UH Novice Regatta saw two men’s eights and a women’s eight compete. The huge display from LSE was evidently intimidating from the outset, dominating clubs from all over London. The Women’s Senior 4+ kicked off the day’s events, racing against RUMS, fiercely close from the beginning. An unfortunate crab saw the four narrowly miss victory, but it was an impressive display from the girls. More intense clashes with RUMS and UCL saw the Women’s and Men’s Intermediate 8+ just unable to hold off their competitors, despite impeccable performances, but held their heads high and vowed to defeat them next time. The Men’s Senior 8+, however, wowed the crowd with three straight victories - firstly in the quarter finals against KCL B (5L), secondly in the semi-finals against UCL (1 1/4L) and finally in the finals against RUMS (1 1/4L), walking away with the renowned Allom Cup, “a surprise, to be sure” according to the organisers. Later that day, LSE’s Women’s Novice 8+ achieved an extremely impressive 5L victory over ICSM, whilst both Men’s Novice 8+’s put up a good fight but couldn’t quite get there. A hugely successful and volatile day of racing, in usual LSE fashion, was rounded out with a trip to the pub and a party in Peckham later in the evening, celebrating the thrills of the day!

Written by Doug Gerard

Nov 16, 2019

Cambridge Winter Head 2019

On the 16th of November, four LSE crews travelled to Cambridge to compete in our first event of the season. Following last year’s multiple calamities, including one particular member of the Women’s 2nd VIII deciding to swim the second half of the course, the purple and yellow army returned to march on the Cam once more. To quote our charming, understated and tactful coach, “this year is about damage control, gentlemen”.  The outstanding performers this year were the women’s 1st IV, who produced a dazzling display to come 2nd in their highly competitive category. The rest of us did alright too in all fairness, with M1 brushing off a minor bump with the bank to put down a solid time, M2 managing to not crash at all this year and the women’s eight crossing the line with all crew members safely on board. Resisting the temptation to sack it off and get an Uber, the brave LSERC then trooped through Cambridge for 45 minutes to reach Europe’s largest spoons, where we sat outside in the freezing cold and complained for a bit, before the weak went home and the strong embarked on Europe’s largest pub crawl.

Written by Chet Hindocha

Sep 05, 2019

Recruiting New Rowers & Coxes!

Thinking of joining us this 2019-20 season? Please join our Facebook group! Either search "LSE Rowing Club Freshers Group 2019/20," or click here

The group will be updated with all the important information heading into Freshers' Week, so keep an eye out. 


We look forward to seeing you soon!

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