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  • LXXVI Deneb Captain's Log

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 20th March 2020

    Dear Cygnets ,

    I hope everyone is doing well.

    First of all thank you all for your patience in this time. It has been a few months with fantastic good work unfortunately we need to stop all squad activities.

    As you all are aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation and health and safety is first priority. The upcoming months are going to be challenging for all of us, I know it is going to be hard for some people but we shall have to adapt, we need the collaboration of all of you to flatten the curve so we can get back to normality as soon as possible.

    The view of the club is that the sensible thing to do to mitigate all risk and to do our part in keeping our members and the community safe is by restricting access completely. That being said we understand we cannot force people to stay away. Please think carefully about what you are going to gain and if it is worth taking the risk.

    Following discussions, please see below the agreed terms of use:

    • Boathouse will be close until further notice to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.
    • Individuals wanting to go out for outings in a single scull are advised to consider NOT using the boathouse facilities unless in an emergency.
    • Individuals’ use of an ergo in the Shed will likewise be at a member’s own risk. A shed key will be available in the outside key safe so you can access the Shed without entering the Boathouse.


    This Week and going forward: Social isolation

    We are working on a plan to keep us fit during the coming months (Callisthenic pyramid ;) and others). Let’s support each track alternative exercise (maybe via Strava) to keep moral high and keep as fit as possible.

    More will follow.

    Have a nice Friday and please keep safe.

    Cris 

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  • LXXV Deneb Captain's Log

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 3rd March 2020

    Dear Cygnets,

    I hope everyone is doing well.

    Good Training Session, this weekend despite the very cold weather. We had an 8+ on Saturday and a good session in the shed and 4+ on Sunday. Well done everyone who turned out, Megan, Sam for coxing and Beth for coaching. Keep Healthy. We still have Ebb Yellow (Orange) flag, (Check our Webpage). Please be careful out there take a look good out, don’t underestimate the river and the weather conditions. If you are not sure (especially in small boats) if you should go out, probably you shouldn’t.

    This Week Women’s 8 Head of the River Race, as per James email, there is always something you can help with on the day 😉, please come down, cheer and give a hand if you can,

    Boats to cheer for: 69 BBL A, 141 BBL B. Good Luck Ladies!

    Racing and Training:

    HORR/ Vets – and Summer

    Please update your availability ASAP for Racing(HORR/VETS) &Training Sessions (including Training Camp)in fitclub https://www.fitclub.me/user/attendance , so we can plan best. (Gentle reminder cut off day for outings on the weekends is Tuesday). Don’t forget we are already training for Spring/Summer. Please consider every session as an opportunity to improve and get fitter.

    This week Training:

    Tuesday:
    Erg: 2x20' @ R22, 3' rest, approx. 2k+12s
    Core and Stretching

    Wednesday:
    Weights Core, focus on technique.

    Thursday:
    Erg: 3 x (4'3'2'1') @ R20-28, 5’ rest
    Core and Stretching

    Outings/Training sessions this weekend will follow:

    Have a nice Tuesday and a better rest of the week

    Cris

    Dates for your Diary:

    • 7th March: WeHoRR (Please come down and give a hand if you can)
    • 21st March: HoRR (Please update your availability)
    • 22nd March: Vets Head (Please update your availability )
    • 3-5thApril: Training Camp – (Please update your availability)
    • 25thApril: Learn to Row course starts

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  • LXXXV Deneb Captain's Log

    Author: Neil Pickford | Date: 26th February 2020

    Dear Cygnets,

    I hope everyone is doing well.

    Unfortunately no water sessions last weekend due Red Flag, but very good workout in the shed and tank focusing on technique. Well done everyone. Thank you all of you who made it to the AGM and the Boat Executive Meeting. Congratulations to all elected Committee members!!!

    Rowing Safety:

    Please be careful out there take a look good out - it is Ebb Yellow (Orange) flag (Check our Webpage). Please don’t underestimate the river and the weather conditions. If you are not sure if you should go out, probably you shouldn’t.

    Racing and Training: We start to focus on HORR – and Spring

    Please update your availability ASAP for racing (HoRR/Vets) & training sessions (including Training Camp) in fitclub https://www.fitclub.me/user/attendance , so we can plan best. (Gentle reminder cut off day for outings on the weekends is Tuesday)

    Don’t forget we are already training for Spring/Summer. Please consider every session as an opportunity to improve and get fitter.

    This week's Training:

    Tuesday: 
    Erg: 4k/3k/2k/1k continuous, R18/20/22/24, UT1
    Core and Stretching

    Wednesday:
    Weights Core, focus on technique.

    Thursday:
    Erg: 3x (4'4') @ R24-26, 4' rest, approx. 5k pace

    Outings/Training sessions this weekend will follow:

    Have a nice Tuesday evening and a better rest of the week

    Cris

    Dates for your Diary:

    • 7th March: WeHoRR (Please come down and give a hand if you can)
    • 21st March: HoRR (Please update your availability)
    • 22nd March: Vets Head (Please update your availability )
    • 3-5thApril: Training Camp – (Please update your availability)  

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