Senior Men

The senior men’s squad is for experienced rowers, and aims to compete at a high level at major competitions across the country. The squad includes those who have learnt to row at school, other clubs and previous years’ novices from SUBC. We have recently produced successful crews at the major head races on the London Tideway, at BUCS events and at Henley Royal Regatta, as well as other regattas.

The squad typically trains on the water between 3 and 6 times per week, in addition to land training including ergos, weights and cross-training. The time commitment required from the senior squad is high, but the programme is flexible to allow everybody to fit in rowing along with their academic work. The squad receives excellent coaching from volunteer coaches who are present at virtually all water sessions.

Most returning members of the senior men’s squad will attend pre-season training in Southampton at the end of September, a UK-based winter training camp near Christmas and a foreign training camp in the Easter vacation. These training camps allow us to develop rowing technique in a more focused environment and also to socialise and relax away from the pressures of university.

 N.B.  If you wish to get in touch with our Men’s Captain, please go to our Committee page.




– Henley Royal Regatta (Temple Challenge Cup) – Wednesday beat University of Leicester by 1l

Thursday lost to Harvard by 3l

– Reading Town Regatta – 1st IM2 8+

– Marlow Regatta – 4th IM2 8+
5th IM1 8+

– Reading Amateur Regatta – 1st IM2 8+

– Metropolitan Amateur Regatta – 2nd IM3 8+
3rd IM2 8+

– BUCS Regatta – 6th Championship 8+ Repechage
6th Championship 4+ Final

– Head of the River Race – 1st 8+ 67th
2nd 8+ 190th
3rd (novice) 8+ 344th

– Hammersmith Head – 6th of 17 in IM2

– Reading Head – 7th of 19 in IM1
6th of 27 in IM2

– BUCS Head – 3rd in Championship 4+
4th in Championship 8+

– Quintin Head – 2nd of 15 in IM2 8+

– Wallingford Head – 4th of 19 in IM1 8+
3rd of 18 in IM2 8+

– Upper Thames Fours and Pairs Head – 1st IM2 2x
2nd IM2 4+

– Head of the River Fours – 13th of 65 in IM2 4+