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
British Rowing Awards for MKRCIt is with great delight that I ask you to join me to congratulate our Lou Rivett and Karen Wilson for winning British Rowing Volunteer Awards 2013.
Lou had won the overall Regional Award for Volunteer of the Year, and Karen has won the regional volunteer Administrative Category award. These are truly fantastic achievements, and reflect all the hard work that they have put into the club over the past year.
Both rewards are well deserved, and on behalf of the club I thank them again for all the time they have put in.
In addition to these amazing personal achievements, I am hugely proud to announce that the club has been shortlisted for the 2013 Bucks & MK Sports Awards 2013 Club of the year. The nominations have been shortlisted to 3 clubs, and the winner shall be announced in December. This is amazing to be recognised by Bucks & MK Sport for our achievements, and this is all down to you as individuals for the effort you put in to make the Club what it is. Thank you to everyone that has worked tirelessly 'behind the seasons' and on/off the water, especially Liz Tatman for her part she has played in this nomination.
Well done MKRC!
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