Summer Eights 2016

Successful Summer Eights! Merton crews have had a highly successful Eights campaign, including blades for the Men’s 1st VIII (the first since 1999)! This follows a year in which the Men’s side of Merton College Boat Club in particular has benefited from excellent coaching under Ian Smith and has been able to build on successes … Read more

Eights Dinner 2016

Eights and Alumni Dinner Our annual Eights Dinner was, as ever, a very enjoyable way to round off the week of rowing. On top of the usual drinks reception and dinner, we celebrated the contributions of Old Mertonian Dr Chester White MBE to the Boat Club. Chester came to Merton in 1952 to read Medicine … Read more

New Committee

Annual General Meeting – Committee Elections Tuesday evening saw our Annual General Meeting. With a successful year so far behind us, the new committee will have a chance to learn how things work and take over at midnight on Saturday of Eights Week. The Boat Club committee for 2016 – 17 will be: Secretary – … Read more

Torpids 2016

Torpids race reports Sixth week brought Torpids and the return of the MCBC results chalkboard to the Lodge. Following a difficult term’s preparation, including several periods without water training, Merton fielded three strong crews. Huge thanks are due, as ever, to our coach Ian Smith for his efforts with all crews, and to those who … Read more

M2 Torpids 2016

Merton 2nd Torpid 2016 – addition to the blades collection! Only just back from the Christmas vacation, Torpids training started in earnest. With the crews selected, the 2nd Torpid boasted a wide variety of rowing experience from several years to having been roped into rowing merely a couple of months earlier. We had four weeks … Read more

Merton’s Men Primed for Torpids

Merton men primed for Torpids Michaelmas 2015 was an immensely successful term for the men’s side of the boat club. Our first race, IWL A, went very well indeed, as the eight posted the fastest time of the day. In Autumn Fours, we entered two boats, one of which reached the semi-finals, having beaten Keble … Read more

World record

World record! During the summer there had been rumours about a world record attempt and from the 1st until the 8th November ten Merton rowers showed what they were made of. After seven days of continuous rowing, Mantas Abazorius, Caitlin Armstrong, Freddie Crowley, Miklos Hajnal, Daniel Kennedy, Laura King, Lukas Koch, Kailan Sierra-Davidson, Edward Thomas, … Read more

Final round up of the year

Final round up of the year Summer Eights finished off the traditional rowing term, we are looking back at a fantastic dinner and great fun on the Isis. Thank you to all those who have supported the Boat Club over the last year. Same as for all previous years, both Eights and Torpids crews can … Read more

Torpids

Men’s Torpids by Jaime Valdemoros Gomez [Men’s Captain] Despite worries about the weather during Hilary term, the wind and rain cleared up enough in time for Torpids to go ahead without restrictions. A strong term of rowing ended with brilliant results for Merton’s M1, bumping up four places over the course of the week: an … Read more