Merry belated Christmas and happy new year!
As this is my first newsletter i’d like to welcome the new freshers as well as those who’ve stepped up to senior level and the veterans who’ve come back for another year of rowing (seriously why are you still here?) and also Jon (who took a successful year out to work on his rig).
So apparently we did a photo for the naked calendar!?! (Did I mention that?)
And we looked pretty damn good too (not you Callum).
So now i’ve got your attention…
Mother nature hasn’t been on our side this term but it WILL GET BETTER!
Hopefully you’ve all been enjoying the socials (if not then get down to the next one to see what you’ve been missing out on), but yes we normally have more water sessions than socials.
From what i’ve seen at tank sessions and heard from your Novice Development Officers (Nuala Doyle for the women and Charlie Penny for the men), you’re getting on pretty well, especially given the circumstances.
Also congrats to the womens novice crew who won their first race at Novice Cup! The rest of the event should take place next term so I wish you all the best. There is still chance for the mens crew to redeem themselves after an unfortunate first round loss (we all catch crabs sometimes).
The novice womens and mens crews at Novice Cup
In between all the flooding and general miserable weather the seniors have managed to have some session and even bag some excellent results!
The senior women won their category (IM3.4+) at Tees Small Boats Head out of 8 crews and the men won ‘fastest college IV’ at Durham Autumn Small Boats Head!
Senior mens and womens top IV’s
Thank you to outgoing social sec(s) Sophie Brown (and Neil Connell) FSISTPY (for some inspired socials this past year) and best of luck to incoming social secs Helena Winsey and Matthew Shackleton!
This year’s Durham Colleges and University Rowing Ball (DCURB) is being organised by our very own ex social secs Ellie Godden and Issie Pratt and will be one to remember so keep eyes peeled for more details on the facebook event here.
Myself and Jon Willetts were on Purple Radio last term. The link to the show can be found here (the show starts at 6.10).
We don’t just talk about rowing I promise!
Our new webmaster James Windscheffel has redesigned the CCBC webpage which can be found here
The clubs Facebook group can be found here. Join to keep up to date with events and news.
The clubs Facebook page can be found here, ‘like’ for news updates.
You can also follow CCBC on twitter, @CCBC_Rowing
We have an Instagram which you can like or whatever
And we also have a YouTube channel
If that doesn’t present enough procrastination material for you all then god forbid, you might actually have to do some ergs!
Thanks for reading (and well done for getting this far!), if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
Enjoy the rest of your hols and for those of you on Palatinalps, see you in VT!