Welcome to Milton Keynes Rowing Club
Milton Keynes Rowing Club (MKRC) is based at Caldecotte Lake on the south side of the city, at the Water Sports Centre on Monellan Grove (map). We share access to the lake (which gives us around a 1 kilometre straight run) and a clubhouse with the Milton Keynes Sailing and Canoe Clubs.
We have an active Summer and Winter Programme of races, events and training schedules, weekends and mid-week, as well as social functions. This covers both water training (both rowing and sculling) and land based training (circuits and rowing machines).
Membership is varied and we encourage all levels of rowing and sculling ability, from experienced rowers to complete newcomers to the sport (for whom we run Learn to Row courses). We welcome people of all ages, now including a thriving junior section. We also welcome supporters who perhaps may wish to take their sport a little less seriously or just help with the club's activities and have now introduced a Recreational Rowing squad.
So if you want to try out a new sport or rediscover the enjoyment of rowing and sculling, just come on down to the club during one of the training sessions where you will receive a friendly welcome or contact us by e-mail.
If you do intend dropping in, please check our race schedule first, to make sure we will be there!
To find out more about the club, please browse the site - to find directions to the club, please click here.
Club Sponsors and SupportersWe'd like to thank the following companies and organisations for their support to the club, helping us grow and establish ourselves. If you'd like to join them, please see the Sponsorship page
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24 Hour Rowathon Report
ROWERS GO ALL NIGHT FOR NEW BOAT
Commuters, day trippers, late night revelers, sport supporters and train station staff were all witness to the Milton Keynes Rowing Club’s 24 hour Rowathon sponsored by IrisGuard that took place at Milton Keynes Train Station this weekend. This incredible feat of endurance saw 24 members of the Milton Keynes Rowing Club take shifts between 6pm Friday 8th May to 6pm Saturday 9th May in an effort to raise funds for a much needed new men’s eight boat for the ever growing club.
With the station decorated in the green and black of the rowing club colours, visitors to the station were encouraged to get involved with the event. Sponsored by Forever Fitter many an interested traveller guessed how far the club would manage to row in the 24 hours, with some estimates getting very close to the impressive final distance of 342.5km. Additionally in a bid to win an in-car DVD player those who were feeling energetic stepped up to the 250m Arnold Clark challenge to set the fastest time on the rowing machine. With great interest and some brilliant times in the competition the club hope to see keen rowers get into the sport at Milton Keynes Rowing Club.
Lucy Millett who took part in the event said “It was a buzzing atmosphere and a brilliant event. I was overwhelmed by the interest and support from the public, which really helped us get through the 24 hours of hard work. It also showed how dedicated the club is, with many members giving their time to support those rowing all through the night”.
The Publicity and Fundraising officer for the club, Louisa Briar, was ecstatic with the success of the 24 Hour Rowathon, saying “We had fantastic support from everyone and have raised much needed funds for our new boat. Much of the success is due to the support and kindness of Milton Keynes Train Station for letting us use their space and our sponsors IrisGuard, Forever Fitter and Arnold Clark”.
If you spotted the MK Rowers at the station or would like to show your support for the 24 Hour Rowathon there’s still time to donate at our Localgiving site.