The English Indoor Rowing Championships brings together people of all ages and abilities & is the perfect way to end a year of competing, whether as a team or as an individual.

Sadly, the English IRC will not be held in 2018. Renovation work at the normal venue, the National Cycling Veledrome, has prevented the championships from being held there and no alernative venue could be found. The next English IRC is planned for early February in 2019.

Open Eligibility

As mentioned above this is an all inclusive event for all ages and abilities and you don't need to be a member of a club or gym. Previous Indoor Rowing competitors have been aged from 11 to over 100! Entrants travel from right around the globe, with some participants seasoned competitors and others just getting started, all of which adds to a fantastic atmosphere.


English Indoor Rowing Championships gold, silver, and bronze, medals will be awarded to the competitors finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all events.


Team Events:

Gender - Men, Women and Mixed
Distance - 3000m
Age categories - Open (including mixed), Junior 18, Junior 16, Junior 14, Junior 12 (mixed only)
Weight - Open (any weight)

Adult Individual Events:

Gender - Men and Women
Distance - 2000m and 500m
Age categories - Open (18-30), 30+, 40+, 50+, *60+, *70+, *80+ (* 2000m only)
Weight - Open (any weight) and Lightweight (75kg for men & 61.5kg for women)

Junior Individual Events:

Gender - Boys and Girls
Age and Distance Categories - Junior Competitors will race over a time or distance appropriate to their age determined by their age on the 1st September.
- Year 7, J12 (Under 12 on August 31st 2016), 2 mins
- Year 8, J13 (Under 13 on August 31st 2016), 3 mins
- Year 9, J14 (Under 14 on August 31st 2016), 4 mins
- Year 10, J15 (Under 15 on August 31st 2016), 5 mins
- Year 11, J16 (Under 16 on August 31st 2016), 2000 metres
- Sixth Form, J18 (Under 18 on August 31st 2016), 2000 metres
Weight - Open (any weight)

All junior competitors must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Venue Directions

Directions can be found on the National Cycling Centre website here.

Venue address -
The National Cycling Centre
Stuart Street
M11 4DQ