Devon Indoor Rowing Championships

The Devon Indoor Rowing Championships is an annual event organised by Fitness Matters. Entrants of all ages and abilities are invited to enter – it’s a fun and challenging day for all!

2016 Results

Click here to download the Devon Indoor Rowing Championships results from 2016.

What happened at the Devon Indoor Rowing Championships 2016?

View our gallery from the 2016 event

What is it?

An indoor rowing race event, open to all ages and abilities. Races are likely to be seeded to match abilities, however if participant numbers are high enough then the races will take place in age group and weight categories. We will be using race venue software.

Main event : 5000m. 

Also : 500m.

Kids : 4 Minute race

Online Regatta: This is an exciting new opportunity to get involved in the events of the day even if you’re unable to get to the venue! Simply sign up via the link below and you’ll be registered for our online regatta via RowPro. There’s no need to purchase additional software simply download the 20 day free trial! All you need is a printer cable and a computer/laptop to hook up your rowing machine and away you go. We’ll be offering scheduled races for both the 5k and the 500m distances for both northern and southern hemisphere time zones to be as inclusive as possible (TBC shortly).

500 5000


Date : 17th September 2016. First race 10 am


Location: St Martin’s C of E Primary school in Cranbrook, Exeter
Facilities: Toilets, showers, changing rooms.
Transport links: A link to the venue is here, along with directions to the school. There is plenty of parking directly outside in the school car park. One thing to note is that Cranbrook is a newly built village and sat nav doesn’t pick up the exact location of the school as it still has it located as a field !! So please read the directions for the last few hundred metres. It is very simple.

Accommodation: Premier Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Gipsy Hill hotel are all extremely close to the M5 and the college. There are many other hotels and differring accommodation located around Exeter, all within 10 minutes travel time.

How to pay

You have two options: you can transfer your entrance fee directly to Fitness Matters Ltd. Make sure you complete the form below though so we can match your bank payment with your entry. OR, you can pay via online card payment/Paypal (there will be a small transaction fee to cover the cost of using this method to cover our charge).

Other details: For any other details regarding the event, or advice and support in training for either distance please email

Click here to sign-up for Devon Indoor Rowing Championships 2016

What happened at the Devon Indoor Rowing Championships 2015?

Click here to see the full details of previous 2015 event

Read Sam’s blog article from 2015

Read Ben’s blog from the Devon 1K and Team Relays

Join the rowing community – it’s free!

You can also join the Concept 2 Rowing Hub by Fitness Matters on Facebook – A virtual group for those interested in a friendly, supportive and competitive group of like-minded rowers. Plenty of advice and motivation on offer for all abilities. We also currently post a workout of the day, to help improve your rowing times. Leading up to the rowing events, these could really help you achieve a better time.



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Sign-up for the Devon Indoor Rowing Championships 2016!

Click here to sign-up for Devon Indoor Rowing Championships 2016


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Get involved in the local indoor rowing community: click here to visit our Facebook forum

Confirmed Entrants

Sam Blythe
Jeff Gay
Shane Kingsland
Matthew Parkinson
Victoria Taylor
Anna Lewis
James Stapleton
Tim Cox
Hannah Hawkins
Pete Edkins
Debbie Meeks
Tommy Gee
Andy Parkes
Danny Graham
Claire Graham
Claire Sowerby
Jaime Ingleby
Ray Lowrie
Andrew Richards
Jean Clesse
Craig Guest
Peter Metalli
John Steventon
Chris Chapman
Marjorie Roome
Richard Bright
Jeff Hunt
Gareth McMullen (R?)
Susan Young
Dave Blanksby
James Thomson
Sally Thomson
Chris Kelly
Ruth Guest
Nigel Colley
Mike Beard
Paul Febery
Paul Croft
Kevin Bell
Stu Jackson
Peter O’Donoghue
Shaun Clarkson
Karis Frost
Helen Simmonds
William Febery
Rob Condy Young
Paul Grimster
Warren Matthews
Lee Waddon
Steve Plank
Darren Trigg
Heather Yule
Thomas Yule
Sarah Gibbs (R)
Paul Hind (R)
Mark Roberson (R)
Tracy Watkins (R)
Guy Blackburn (R)
Damien Roohr (R)
Stephen Perkins (R)
Lesley Amos (R)
John Neufeldt (R)
Toni Dam (R)
Jeff Julian (R)
Justine Reston (R)
Scott Pollock (R)
Joe White
Paul Nash
Dan McMahon
Grace Jones
Paul Gamlin
Duncan Southern-Naylor
Gemma Spencer
Tony Walpole
Ann Atkins
Elyse Humber (K)
Andrew Sangster
Bruce Slade
Simon Mckie
Matilda Walpole (K)
Darran Hoare
Lloyd Millichap
Claire Sacre