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
Support the club
A simple way to help support the club is to use the link on this page whenever you buy anything from Amazon. Just by going to Amazon by clicking this link will mean that we get 5% of your order value and it won't cost you anything! Using the easyfundraising link also raises money - and can save you money as well
Thanks for helping support MKRC
MKRC Boatathon 2014On 5th May 2014 a team of 10 crazy members of MKRC have set themselves a challenge of running the MK half marathon carrying a boat and oars.
They are not only doing this for the personal challenge but to raise money for a greatly needed rowing Eight for the club. This will benefit all members of the club both male and female as it will ensure that both the men and women can train in 8s simultaneously. It will also increase resources available for the Learn to Row training courses, increasing membership capacity and inevitably the sustainability of the club.
So lets get behind the team;
Lou, Louisa, Heidi, Trish, Nick, Tim, Benn, Gavin, Steve B & Chris
The half marathon course is through the streets and parks of MK ending in the MK Dons stadium. The event will be watched by thousands of people including local press, radio and TV.
SponsorshipYou can help by encouraging your employers to sponsor the boat and team, by taking the leaflets and sponsorship package information to your local businesses, restaurants and anyone who may be interested in the great publicity that this challenge will generate.
Already, Chiswell Fireplaces are sponsoring the oars that will be carried
and local company TFM Networks Ltd has kindly offered to sponsor the kit for the team
"TFM Networks Ltd is proud to sponsor the MKRC Boatathon Team. This Buckinghamshire based company is a market leading Telecom Provider offering a complete range of Business Only ‘fit for purpose’ services ranging from data, voice and mobile through to fully integrated and converged solutions. www.tfmnetworks.com."
DonationsYou can also donate directly by visiting our LocalGiving page and going to the Projects tab
Cross Channel Row 2013
Cross Channel Row 2013Massive congratulations to the two MK crews who completed the grueling 22 mile row across the Channel on Sunday 28th April.
Both crews contained rowers from Milton Keynes Rowing Club and our charity partners at MK Dons Sports Education Trust. The all ladies crew completed the row in an amazing 5 hours 14 minutes, taking a huge 10 minutes of the previous fastest time for an all female crew, becoming record holders. The second, mixed, crew were just a minute behind, finishing with a time of 5 hours 15 minutes.
So far, the crews have raised a wonderful £12,300 between them - there's still time to donate and you can do so on-line here