Last week 6 of us from Milton Keynes were fortunate enough to travel to Libourne in France to compete at the WRMR 2022.

  • Karen Wilson
  • Kim Hutchinson
  • Lou Rivett
  • Lucy Guest
  • Paula Heywood
  • Suzanne De Maine

It was an amazing experience to be there with so many other international crews especially after the cancellation of the event over the past 2 years. Unfortunately we had to make some last minute crew changes. Helen Smith was due to race with us but was badly injured and could not row - we were so pleased when Lou Rivett agreed to join us for two races.

At the World Masters it is common to see many composite crews (crews made up from different clubs) and club crews are more rare. We raced in 4 events in total joining with clubs from Belfast this time.(my previous clubs from long ago)

WMasE 8+ Composite MKRC with Belfast Rowing Club 6/6 Time 4.12.220

Karen Lou Lucy Suzanne Paula + 3 BRC ladies cox Kim

WMasF4+ MKRC Gold Medal WINNERS 1/6 Time : 4.06.770

Lucy Paula Karen Lou cox Kim

WMasF8+ Composite MKRC with Belfast Boat Club 6/6 Time 3.58.450

Lucy Paula Karen Suzanne + 4 BBC ladies cox Kim

WMasE4+ MKRC/ 4/6 Time 4.20.399

Lucy Paula Karen Suzanne cox Kim

We are also grateful to all those who have supported us along the way.

WRMR will take place in South Africa next year and in Berlin in 2024 so if anyone is inspired to go I recommend you start your training now and make the commitment - its a fantastic event for everyone but the standards are high.