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Long Distance Sculling series - Autumn 2022








Wansbeck LDS & SBH

01 Oct 22


Tees LDS & SBH

08 Oct 22



15 Oct 22


South Hylton LDS

22 Oct 22


Berwick LDS

05 Nov 22


Durham LDS & ASBH

12 Nov 22


Details of each round in 2022


Wansbeck LDS & SBH - 1 October 2022


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.


Results: LDS (morning)  &  SBH v2 (afternoon)

Start orders: LDS (morning)  &  SBH (afternoon)

These docs were shared between LDS and SBH:

Risk assessment     Safety instructions   Course map


Tees LDS & SBH - 8 October 2022


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.


Results: LDS (morning) and SBH (afternoon)

Start order for LDS and for SBH

These docs were shared between LDS and SBH:

Safety & race instructions   Steering guidance    Safety plan    Emergency access

Map of the course   Car parking arrangements    Welfare statement  


Tyne LDS and Tyne United SBH - 15 October 2022


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).


LDS - start order and results as pdf (or with sorting by adjusted times as pdf or xlsx)

SBH - start order and results as pdf (or with sorting by adjusted times as pdf or xlsx)


LDS docs (shared with SBH unless stated otherwise):

Trailer allocation table     Course map v2    Start area plan   Finish area plan

Instructions to clubs and crews    Risk assessment     Safety plan     Parking advice   

Bank monitors plan for LDS


Note re change in start location at Tyne

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..


Documents for South Hylton LDS:

Start order     Results as pdf and xlsx

Safety plan, Instructions for competitors, Course map  - all three lost in cyber space


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.


Docs for Berwick LDS:

Results    Start order

Course map      Competitior instructions      Boating instructions       Risk assessment


Durham - 12 November 2022

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.


Start order for LDS only

Results for LDS and Autumn Small Boats Head

Instructions for crews including course map and marshalling plan


Getting in touch


Queries about all aspects of the LDS series including entries and results should go to LDS Series Coordinator, Dan Lockey, at lds@nerowing.com. Any questions specifically to do with how this page works (or not) should be directed to Colin Percy at secretary@nerowing.com.  


Series background


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 2022.


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.


2021 archive page


The LDS 2021 page is is at www.nerowing.com/lds2021.html a


Last updated


This page was last  updated on 30-06-23



Poster for 2022 as jpeg (click each for larger version)


VL scoring system explained


Please find a detailed explanation of  how  we worked out the Victor Ludorum awards for 2022:


* LDS 2022 - Victor Ludorum methodology (pdf)


2022 poster and programme


The poster is here as a pdf or click on the images at the foot of the page for larger jpegs. Here are the dates we ran in autumn 2022. Go to the  Calendar page for the 2023 LDS dates.

*  Results for LDS and some SBH competitions are below


*  LDS series Victor Ludorum awards were as follows:



1st Place  1635.5  Durham ARC

2nd Place  1063.5   Tees RC

3rd Place   834        City of Sunderland RC



1st Place  471.5  Tyne ARC

2nd Place   280      City of Sunderland RC

3rd Place    261      Durham Univ BC



1st Place  1084.5  Durham ARC

2nd Place   779.5   Tees RC

3rd Place    310      Tyne United RC



1st Place   439.5  Queen Elizabeth HS BC

2nd Place   415    Hexham RC

3rd Place   360    St. Leonard’s School BC

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