Recs are rowing around the World … and shortly to feature on Radio 5

During Lockdown, the Broxbourne Friday Rowers have continued to  meet up for coffee on Zoom and been training  and ergo-ing ‘together’. We wanted to encourage each other on and decided it would be fun to have a goal. Why not row around the world?

We set off from BRC rowing down the Lea to the Thames and then out to the sea. We then rowed the English Channel to Lands End and carried on to reach Cork by Wednesday 22nd April.

Gradually we were supported by more and more Friday Rowers, Tourers, Recreational rowers and even Learn to Row. We now have 26 adding to the distance on ergos, bikes, running, walking etc Some have clocked up well over 300k individually and the newest recruit is on just 2.6K but all are enthusiastically doing mileage even Chris Moody who cannot leave his house.

We are now just short of Tenerife having done a total of 2,852.84 Kilometres. Tomorrow we will launch out across the Atlantic.

We have visited Sandbanks in Dorset, Cork in Ireland, Baiona in Spain, Porto, Lisbon and Portamao in Portugal with photos on the way!

We will not stop until all are able to row on the Lea even if some can add real water time in before others.



Training with Mayes; new sessions added

Open to members and non-members.

New sessions added as of this week. Now including two Indoor Rowing sessions with Proathlon, with whom Rob, a member of our Men’s Squad, is a Personal Trainer. https://proathlon.co.uk/
Private 1-1 coaching is now also available.

Mondays, 8am Proathlon Instagram Live
Rowfit:  Interval Training with a combination of rowing and bodyweight training that will target every major muscle group. Free. Rowing machine required.

Tuesdays, 7pm Google Hangouts
Broxbourne Circuits: free for Broxbourne members and their families. Donation required if external to the Club
http://meet.google.com/pvj-ajpz-pha

Fridays, 8am Proathlon Instagram Live
Rowfit:  Interval Training with a combination of rowing and bodyweight training that will target every major muscle group. Free. Rowing machine required.

Saturdays, 8am Google Hangouts
Broxbourne Circuits:
free for Broxbourne members and their families. Donation required if external to the Club
http://meet.google.com/pvj-ajpz-pha

Sundays, 10am Google Hangouts
Broxbourne Circuits: Free for Broxbourne members and their families. Donation required if external to the Club
http://meet.google.com/pvj-ajpz-ph

By appointment, Private Google Hangout
Rowathlon:  Improve your rowing technique and performance with 1-1 coaching. Donation required. Contact Rob via his Instagram @robwmayes or by email robmay6@sky.com

Broxbourne’s 2.6 Challenge 26th April 2020

Whilst little, well, nothing, has been happening on the water, squads have been virtually meeting for training sessions on a surprisingly regular basis … nearly six weeks in and various apps for meeting up have been used to almost their full capacity throughout … that is unless you’re Coach Moody and yet to join the wonders of the new smartphones and still relying on emails and messages 😉

This is all about to change, not Coach Moody’s form of communication sadly, but a whole Club event THIS SUNDAY, the #twopointsixchallenge where all members, family and friends can join together to raise funds for Help for Heroes, a charity supporting members of the Armed Forces who ‘need specialist help from wounds both visible and hidden’

2.6km on the Rowing machine, or 26 mins … or 26km/miles if you’re really up for it (that just came to me when posting 😰), or running or walking, or jogging round the garden, or cycling or yoga, or any form of exercise for any combination of 2.6 … except 2 mins 6 secs ‘cause …. umm … we can do more! 😅

We have set up a Just Giving Page for donations. Please help where you can 💙
Take pics, and post on social media tagging the club, or send them to Alex for sharing … have fun Broxbournites 💙

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/broxbourne-rowing-club