Good morning and congratulations to all who are making the early morning training sessions organised by Merv, Kat B and Geoff. I am there in spirit with you and when the sun comes up a bit earlier I will be there maybe…! Another very busy weekend for Mortlake both in terms of club members and preparation for the Veterans Head we have several visiting crews and overseas visitors so please endeavour to make them extremely welcome. This race is extremely competitive and good luck to all – thanks to the help of launch drivers etc. Please take care of [...]
I hope that you are all well after a massive flurry of activity for the Womens Head. All week our members had been anxiously looking at forecasts as to exactly what the conditions were likely to be. All of which on the day were not particularly accurate thank you BBC. Always a headache for the organising committee which was located at MAABC I am always amazed at the amount of volunteers who get this iconic event underway thank you all. In particular Giselle and her team of catering volunteers who slaved away all day – thank you so much. We [...]
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 [...]