The morning LDS was hosted for the NRC by Cambois RC. The afternoon SBH including
sweep was run by Cambois RC over a shorter course due to wind conditions below the
rail bridge. Details of the SBH are on CRC’s web site here, but some SBH docs are
here too, below. The LDS started at 10.30am and the afternoon SBH started at 2.30pm
(nearly). There was an upper limit in each of 100 entries. Distance 2500m morning,
reduced in the afternoon.
The morning LDS was hosted for the NRC by Tees RC. The afternoon SBH including sweep
was organised by Tees RC and run over the same course - details of that competition
are on their web site. The LDS started at 10.30am and the afternoon SBH started at
3.00pm. There was an upper limit in each of 200 entries. Distance for both was 5000m.
The LDS was hosted for the NRC by Tyne ARC and Tyne United RC. The afternoon SBH
with sweep was run by Tyne United RC - see their website. The morning LDS started
at 10.30am on the dot and afternoon SBH started at about 2.30pm. The limit on entries
in each was nominally 130 crews, but was relaxed upwards a little. Distance for both
was from 4500m to 3800m (see below). High tide of 4.64m was at 7.40am and a low tide
of 1.64m was at 1.45pm (times at Newburn in BST).
The finish position was moved from the normal location about 500 metres upstream
of Newburn Bridge to about 200 metres below the bridge. This allowed boats to finish
and then go straight into the sites on either side of the river. The race length
was thus reduced from the planned 4500m to 3800m.
South Hylton - 22 October 2022
The LDS on the lower Wear was hosted by City of Sunderland Rowing Club. No associated
SBH. The race was due to start at 14:30. Distance was 4750m approx..
Safety plan, Instructions for competitors, Course map - all three lost in cyber
Berwick LDS - 5 November 2022
The LDS was hosted by Berwick ARC. Single division; no associated SBH. Boating from
Tweed Green (Blakewell Road), Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2HG. Limit of
60 entries. Distance a long 5000m. Start time 11.30am.
The LDS on the upper Wear was hosted by Durham ARC. There was also the associated
Durham Autumn SBH in two divisions in the afternoon - link here. The LDS race started
at 9.30am, the SBH div 1 at 12:00 and div 2 at 14:30. Distance 1800m.
Queries about all aspects of the LDS series including entries and results should
go to LDS Series Coordinator, Dan Lockey, at email@example.com. Any questions specifically
to do with how this page works (or not) should be directed to Colin Percy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern Rowing Council, with the help of host clubs, runs the Long Distance
Sculling (LDS) series every autumn. We aim to have six competitions over six consecutive
weekends each year though there is a gap in the six weeks in 2022. All six ran in
The LDS series is for sculling boats only - singles, doubles, quads and octuplets
(not all locations). They are open to all age groups and categories. There are prizes
for winning crews in each competition and a Victor Ludorum for clubs over the series
as a whole.
There are associated but independent Small Boats Head (SBH) competitions with sculling
and sweep in the afternoon on four of the six days. See the home clubs’ web sites
for details of these.