John Russell

We were sorry to learn about the recent passing of John Russell, who was a member of the Club at the end of the 1950s. He won the Wingfield Sculls under London colours in 1959, as well as the London Cup at the Met the same year. He went on to row at international level in the early 1960s after moving to other clubs. A fuller account of his career will follow soon.

His funeral is taking place at Aldershot Crematorium on Friday 22nd February at 12 noon.

Rowing Together for Healthy Minds – LRC supports RTHM

Rowing Together for Healthy Minds (RTHM), was started in memory of René Zamudio, who took his own life in January 2017. René learnt to row at Bristol University before moving to Imperial College to continue his rowing and academic study. His death was a shock to all that knew him, he was the last person you would think to be suffering from mental health issues as is often the case in situations like this…


On Sunday 13th January 2019, we published the names of donors on a board in the entrance hall of the Club. We are truly grateful for their generosity in contributing to the gym fund so far. With the completion of the gym and changing room project now in sight, we must focus on raising £60,000 to equip our new gym to a standard of excellence.

If you have any questions about the project or want to discuss making a donation, please email our Vice President, Ben Helm on

If you would like to make a donation, please make an online transfer into the Club’s account number 00784222, sort code 60-00-01. Please reference your payment ‘gym’ followed by your name. Or send a cheque payable to London Rowing Club via Ben Helm at the Club.

We are aiming to update our Donations board on a monthly basis.

Read more about the progress of the new gym build in Ben Helm’s piece 25 Strokes to Go in the January 2019 London Roar Edition


The London Roar December 2018 Edition

Christmas Message from Captain, Tim Grant
Armistice Centenary Event by Julian Ebsworth
Blades of Remembrance by Louis Orozco
Gym Redevelopment Update by Peter Halford
Events Team Report by Kathleen Curran
Annual Dinner Notice by Jason Gray
Masters’ News by Stewart Harries
Irregulars’ News by Eddie Markes
LRC Communications by JP van Tiel
Christmas Treats by Matt Piechowicz

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The London Roar September 2018 Edition

Captain’s update with essential notices and information about maintenance and repairs
Gym redevelopment on ‘Designing the steel frame’ by Peter Halford
A marvellous opportunity to row the Queen’s barge Gloriana during the Tideway festival 2018 by Jason Danciger
More dates for your diary…
An Irregulars update by Eddie Markes
Congratulating Alfie Anderson on winning the 304th Doggett’s Coat and Badge
And a reminder on how to contribute to our gym redevelopment fund and much more…

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Armistice Centenary Lunch on 7th November 2018

While there have been two previous articles about this event, one on the website and the other in the May edition of London Roar, we would like to draw your further attention to what is going to be a most memorable and moving occasion to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War and to honour those members of the Club who died fighting for the Country.