Event CalendarThe indoor rowing race season runs, roughly, from September through to March, although many races take place outside this period. Apart from the British IRC, World IRC, National IRCs and the Concept2 European Open, there are a number of races that take place up and down the country. For more information on these, check out the calendar below. If you're running a race, either contact us or fill in the Event Form to appear on the calendar.
- Tue 01 Jan Venue: Worldwide
Organiser: Sarah Weldon
4 teachers from the UK and South Africa met whilst teaching in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. They set up a charity called Oceans Project Georgia, and the kids thought it would be great fun if the teachers rowed across the Pacific Ocean raising money for an online classroom, and brought the outside world in to children worldwide who have no access to any kind of education. So the four teachers 'fourbirdsaboating' have decided to return to their home countries, where they will spend a year learning to row. They each aim to cover the equivalent of 7200 nautical miles on their concept2 rowing machines between now and May 2014, when they will set off from Monterey Bay, California to row the real thing, to Hawaii, and on to Cairns, Australia. The team want to record their training, as a way of building mental and physical confidence, and would love for others to cover the same amount of milage on their rowers, to motivate each other, get fit, and have fun. We really hope you can join us on your concept2s and follow us online as we row across the real thing next year.
- Sun 12 May
- Thu 27 Jun Venue: London's Living Room
Organiser: Anna Wall-budden
Telephone: 020 8780 4565
A fast and furious fundraising event, set on the top floor of City Hall. Teams of four will race in relay over 2000m, each rowing 500m. Last year's winning time of 5m 40s was secured by the 'Atlantic Row 2013' team who are back to defend their title this year, rowing alongside various London firms and companies, including Google, Cornhill FX and BLP. Each team aims to raise £500 in sponsorship to support the work of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability, where funds are desperately needed for hydrotherapy sessions and new wheelchairs for brain-injured adults. To enter online simply visit www.rhnrowhard.org.uk and click on the 'register' button. Call 020 8780 4565 for more information.
- Sat 29 Jun Venue: Touchwood Shopping Centre
Organiser: Ann Atkins
MARATHON ROW FOR THE BRAIN TUMOUR CHARITY A team of six incredible people will take part in a marathon indoor rowing event to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity. Ann Atkins, a volunteer with The Brain Tumour Charity, will be accompanied by 5 other rowers who will each be rowing an incredible distance of 42,000m in this test of endurance on Saturday 29 June 2013 at 11am in Touchwood Shopping Centre, Solihull. Ann and the other participants all train or work at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre in Solihull and have been inspired by Ann’s 11-year old daughter, Iona, who has had a rare brain tumour since the age of 5-years. The other rowers are Ali Seal and Ben Linfield, both personal trainers, Rob Hughes who works for The Brain Tumour Charity, Philipa Reynolds,a manager at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre and Ryan Leister who trains at the centre and hopes to swim the English Channel next year for Charity.
- Mon 01 Jul
- Tue 02 Jul Venue: National Grid Warwick House
Organiser: Jonathan Jennings
Telephone: 01564 774497
David Smith is a 35 year old man with 2 young childern and has pancreatic cancer. We are hoping to raise 50k through a series of events and the rowing challenge is part of a fund raising day here at national Grid. I will be rowing a marathon and our directors and managers will be part of a rowing relay alongside me.
- Sun 28 Jul Venue: Oakwood Lounge
Organiser: Tony Shiels
2 kilometer timed row. Categories are: J16(12-16), J20(18-20), J30(21-30), J40(31-40), Vet (over 40). High times to be sent to Concept 2 rankings. In aid of the Scottish War Blinded (Charity number SC02652). £10 entry fee with 'fun background events'.
- Mon 05 Aug
- Sat 10 Aug Venue: The Brighton Centre
Organiser: Rick Goodchild
Telephone: 07736 941 738
This is a 12 hour charity event for Cancer Research UK. It has 12 rides of 50 minutes each with instructors from Europe,Ireland & UK with 25 Concept II,25 Johnny G Krankcycles® & 125 Indoor Bikes from Matrix Fitness UK. MyZone UK will be at the event with large screens to monitor 100 people at a time with their heart rate system. Each session will have amazing music,first-rate visualisation & motivation from highly skilled instructors and visual effects (video/pictures/lighting) on the main screen courtesy of GlobalRide.net The online booking site is here :- http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=33155&stype=41
- Sun 08 Sep Venue: The Shrewsbury Club
Organiser: Giles Clarke
This is the inaugural Shrewsbury Indoor Rowing Competition The main event it the mile race. The junior event is three minutes. For a laugh we're running an open 100m and to finish we'll run a four man 2K relay.
- Sat 12 Oct Venue: Havelock Academy
Organiser: Chris Kelly
Telephone: 07526 512994
The event is now in its 7th year, the race distances will be 1,609m, 100m & 300m. Please everyone note the change of venue, this year's event will be held at:
N. E Lincs
- Sat 19 Oct
- Sat 09 Nov