The Muckross Head Of the River is scheduled to take place this Saturday 1st December at the National Rowing Centre. It is fifteen years since the club staged the inaugural event in 2003 and the time trial has gone from strength to strength in the years between.
This year a record 497 crews representing 27 rowing clubs will battle it out for top honours, making it the biggest Muckross HOR to date. The event retains a rolling head format with timing in place from 10am to 3pm. Over 50 categories are contested (at least three crews representing a minimum of two clubs) from Junior 14 to Masters, which sets the scene for a great day of competition. The sustained increase in interest in our sport remains in evidence across the categories and it is great to see 37 Masters Mens and Womens crews entered. Meanwhile at underage level, there is no doubt the future of Irish rowing is bright with 90 entries for the Mens and Womens J14 and J15 quadruple scull events. A fantastic endorsement of the development ongoing within the clubs entered in addition to the ongoing success of the ‘Get Going, Get Rowing’ programme.
Muckross Rowing Club greatly appreciates the continued support for the Muckross HOR from the clubs entered and wishes all competing the very best of luck.
The organising committee is continuing to monitor the weather forecast closely in the approach to this weekend’s competition and further updates will be communicated as required.