Latest Minerva racing and events news

The Road to WEHoRR and What Happened When We Got There

It was 6.30 in the morning and the sun was just beginning to rise over Putney Bridge, casting a tangerine glow across the Tideway. Nine women and one man gathered on the embankment and set to work, going about their task with quiet efficiency and steady hands. This was...
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Nottingham Head of The Trent 2015

Minerva Bath took part in the Head of the Trent race in Nottingham on Sunday 1 March, where difficult conditions meant the novice races were scrapped and the timetable was rescheduled.Eddy, Mike, Rich, Matt and Cox: ChloeDespite the adversity, all Minerva crews raced...
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Avon County Spring Head 2015

A capacity entry of more than 300 crews and 1,000 competitors took to the River Avon on Saturday 28 February to compete in the 46th annual Avon County Rowing Club Head of the River race.Tim, Ian, Nic and Maggie12th placed Minerva Bath mixed quad of stroke Tim, Ian, Nic...
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City of Bristol Winter Head 2015

A small contingent of Minerva Bath rowers performed well in rough conditions at the City of Bristol Head on Sunday 22 February 2015.With the weather taking a turn for the worse in the afternoon, causing many of the smaller boats to scratch, Division 1 crews were keen to...
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Modus Operandi: Row, Row, Row (Part Two)

Or… Yes, Actually, We Do Row When The Weather Is Miserable.So, City of Bristol Head was just a week away and our little stretch of the Avon had been un-rowable for weeks. Things weren’t looking great for Minerva as we tried to prepare for our final head race of the...
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Monkton Bluefriars Small Boats Head 2013

What started as a dark and gloomy day, soon turned into a glorious, sunny day down on the River Avon on 12 October.11 Minerva Crews lined up to take part in the Monkton Bluefriars Head race.All of the club’s senior and veteran squads were represented as they were...
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Monmouth Autumn Head of the River & Chester Head 2013

As unisuit-shaped tans began to fade, the temperature dropped, and rowing clubs all over the country began to stock up on fleece-lined leggings, one very determined crew at Minerva was getting a head start on the rest of the club and preparing for their first head race...
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Worcester Regatta 2013

Another regatta, another early start for the women’s IM3.4+ (Sarah, Kat, Liz and Laura) and ‘the Gods’ (Mark, Chris, Andy and Vince, MasC.4+) – as we headed to Worcester with dreams of glory, and pots, and pots of glory!The Gods’ race was an early one, so we...
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