START OF THE SEASON MEETING FOR ALL TRAINING ATHLETES - 13 SEPTEMBER AT 12 NOON The new season is starting and all groups are invited to a start of the season meeting on Saturday 13 September at 12 noon in the Lawson room. Our Captain and Coaching team will go through group structure, training and goals for the season. The meeting is also a great introduction to the club for anyone interested in joining MAABC. Please feel free to turn up on the day or email our head coach Gary Lovejoy on firstname.lastname@example.org See you there!
Thank you to everyone who came to our summer party and made it such a success – what a great party! What a turn out! The food was delicious, the was band great, the company excellent, and then we danced the evening away. Geoff Garbo and his band & the delicious food from the Tapestry Thank you Nicola Dale, Christina Greenhalgh and Giselle Mahony for organising, Geoff Garbo and his great band, Caroline Bell-Syer for beautiful flowers which made the club room look extra special. Thank you Nicola for organising! Hope to see you [...]
Quote from coach Ben - “I love working with these girls, who have a really positive attitude. This was a great camp and we now have an excellent base to start the regatta season with". Mortlake and Quintin may share a beach but to date we haven't shared training camps. Quintin’s camps have a reputation for going to scenic places and for providing a mix of serious training with a holiday - recipe which suits veterans well. And so when we were asked us on this year's trip, which involved flying to Bordeaux and over the early May [...]
The weekend of the 9th of November saw MAABC take part in the 5k head race at Kingston SBH. After several entries were rejected by the organisers due to entry categories not having sufficient interest it was left to Joy Skipper and Lisa Kallal to race in their Vet C 2x to compete in the first division. Putting in another storming race they managed to win the category beating their opposition by 37 seconds. This crew continue their winning streak this year and are becoming a dominant force in the water. The afternoon division saw the Vet B 4x of [...]
On the weekend of 18/19 October MAABC were represented by Fran Rawlins racing in a composite lightweight double with Charlotte Taylor of PTRC. After a solid time trial on the Saturday morning the double placing them in the A/B semi final they put in an outstanding race to be the only lightweight crew to make the A final beating the GB lightweight Squad 2x in the process who were forced into the B final. As they were the only lightweight crew in the A Final they went into the race already assured of being crowned British Champions and took the [...]
The MAABC women followed up their recent pairs head success with wins at Teddington Head on 2 November In the morning division Jenny Bizley secured a win in her Masters A/B 1x category with Lisa Kallal finishing a close 2nd in the same category The afternoon saw Mel Court Smith (racing under Walbrook but now represents MAABC) secure a win in her IM2 1x category with Jenny Bizley finishing her second head race of the day in 3rd in the same category (worth noting that Jenny had become unwell between her first and second race but decided to soldier on [...]