Durham At Home 2020

The poster for Durham Regatta@Home is now available at https://durham-regatta.org.uk/app/uploads/EventPoster2020_v06.pdf

Rowing, cycling and running disciplines are offered, and competitors can enter up to two disciplines on each day of the regatta. Entries from individuals and crews (coxless fours) can be made using the official entry forms below, but only in one of these per person per day.

Entry categories are Junior, Senior, Elite, Masters and Para (ergo only).

Juniors are aged from 10 to under 18 as at 00:00 1st September 2019. Masters aged entrants  (27 and over on 31st December 2020) may choose Masters, Senior or Elite as appropriate. Entrants from high performance university boat clubs will be classified as Elite for all three forms of activity.

Age, time and distance should be completed on the entry form for each competitor. Junior crew handicapping will be based on the age of the oldest crew member. Masters crew handicapping will be based on the average age of the crew.

Entry forms:

Saturday ‘short course’ events should be completed by 3pm on Saturday and entries submitted no later han 3.30pm on Saturday June 13th.

Sunday ‘long course’ events should be completed by 3pm on Sunday and entries submitted no later han 3.30pm on Sunday June 14th.

Rules are explained on the poster.

There are no entry fees but competitors are requested to make a charitable donation, we suggest £5 ‘per seat’ to St Cuthbert’s Hospice, a local charity previously supported by Durham Regatta, using the Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/durham-regatta-at-home-2020.

There were 115 entries on Saturday and 76 on Sunday. Thank you to all who took part. Results are available for Saturday (xlsx and pdf) and Sunday (xlsx and pdf).

The Victor Ludorum was won by Durham ARC with 984 points with Queen Elizabeth HS second on 416 and Lakeland RC third on 171. The VL breakdown is tabulated here. Each discipline/day is ranked in order of decreasing GMT% and the top 30 (or fewer) places aggregated to give the VL result.

The Bailey Bunch

The Bailey Bunch celebrate their success

The Bailey Bunch (aka the Mortimer family – Richard and Deborah, and daughters Rebecca and Isabelle) might not have been the fastest but made up for it with enthusiasm, taking part on foot as an unaffiliated coxless four, winning the 2km event on Saturday and posting a respectable 66 minutes over 5km on Sunday. Richard is the Regatta’s Technical Advisor, having just completed 25 years as Entries Secretary, and Deborah is the Sponsorship Secretary.

Speaking of their triumph on Saturday Richard pointed out “I have to confess though that we walked rather than ran the 2000m route. Bailey dog was most impressed by having an extra walk today”. “We’re enthusiastic but sadly not that athletic,” added Deborah.

Donations have so far raised nearly £500 for St.Cuthbert’s Hospice. Further contributions can be added using the Just Giving site above.

Winners will be invited to attend the prizegiving next year, provisionally June 13th 2021, to receive their certificates.

Any queries can be addressed to athome@durham-regatta.org.uk