We are a young club and welcome all abilities from experienced rowers to those who have never sat in a boat. Training takes place locally in Shrewsbury and we have regular socials for all to enjoy.
Rowing is a challenging sport that we all love. It requires a full body engagement of muscle groups and coordination in a way that is both
high in intensity and low impact, so it reduces the possible risk of injury. The rhythmic and often graceful cardio workouts have rowers using up to 85% of your muscles. Hence providing rowers with a high-calorie-burning workout for all, no matter their individual abilities. Rowing is a sport inspired by teamwork, an aspect we hope to build with our all-inclusive training programs and our lively socials.
HAURC has been a club recovering from COVID, but now is capable to offer its full reputable and diverse training and racing schedules to all members. It is a club run by students for students and holds a committee of 9 senior members responsible and committed to running the club for you. Each member is aware of reflecting the competitive aspirations while ensuring we are working with British Rowing. We are a club which is proud of our previous success and wants you to join in furthering them. But above all else we want the club to motivate members to stay strong, healthy and fit whilst studying at university, as well as a place to relax and meet people.
The men’s side has two crews: senior and novice.
The senior crew allows rowers with previous experience to further and strengthen their ability in either sweep or skulling disciplines. Our club prides itself on having a strong sense of community creating tightly knitted crews. At the heart of the crews is the passion to always push for the next level of achievement and performance, with athletes going on to compete in the highest levels of our sport. We focus on several main events through the academic year, beginning with HORR and BUCS Head following our return from a training camp in January. We then look forward to our spring training camp setting in place the skills required for the upcoming regatta season with key races including BUCS Regatta amongst other event.
Our novice crews has seen the development of people who have never been in a boat before to national events against clubs like Oxford and Cambridge. We are really excited to bring this year our new ‘Learn to row’ program which runs the entire month of October and allows newbies to trial our great sport for a small fee. From this crews will progress into our tried and tested training cycle and begin their heads specific training. We will build upon the strength and stamina new members bring to the club. Fine-tuning technique and etiquette to build a well-rounded and capable Harper rower.
The training for the woman’s side will be catered to what female members want from their club. In the past both sides have flourished in competitions and in keeping members fit and healthy.
No matter the experience or fitness level the HAURC female training program is terrific in developing beginner rowers skills and performance to the desired level. For our more experienced rowers we have shown past performances in honing their abilities to allow them to excel in races. Our erg classes provide modifications for those who are just starting out, as well as options for those who are more advanced. We can’t wait for you to try them.
Those who would like to be competitive can expect erg sessions that focus on technique and form. We focus on building up of endurance through guided workouts and regular training. With the use of testing, it makes it easy to track progression and see personal development. Alongside this, we use on water session where crews of similar ability can practice safely the important lessons learnt on land progressing into boats. Building partnerships and strong moral with those in the crew. Creating a real sense of unity on the water.
For many people fitness is more fun when it's a shared experience. Therefore, we’re excited to be introducing erg classes. members can expect structured and led erg sessions with our incredible female captains, where members can push the intensity whilst keeping active. Making an accessible and simple way for members to motivate each other to keep increasing their cardiovascular fitness in both a fun and sociable way. With a fantastic social playlist on Spotify, members help spur each-other to get through even the toughest of sessions. This can be a great option for those who find going to the university gym intimidating or those who want to keep fit but can never stick to a routine or those who find it easier to stay active when part of a group.
Whether you want to be a competitive or a non-competitive rower, we hope to see you at the females' training sessions and a part of our crew!
For perspective members which don’t want to row, but feel you have a lot to say? Consider joining our motivational and supportive coxing crew. The advancement course molds our coxes of all abilities into confident, capable and decisive leaders within the club. The integration of dependable tools and powerful reasoning make our coxes capable of decision-making in often demanding and pressuring situations. Past success in the course has taken beginners having never steered a boat to commanding it with determination and care in races. Coxes are integral members of a boat's success so are a vital part of all clubs.
HAURC has a social side which we believe is a key part of balanced and well-rounded team life. The socials are either sober or non-sober at the members’ own discretion. There is NO pressure to attend and is always a choice. We have found socials to be a place to unwind, celebrate and meet other crew members. A social membership is available for those wishing to attend without training commitments. Social members have never had issues integrating into teams despite not rowing.