Empire 2000 IRC

Nuneaton Indoor Rowing Challenge 2019

What is it?

An indoor rowing race event, open to all ages and abilities. Races will take place in age categories (this will be your age on race day). There will be two Award Presentation slots during the day, please see the proposed timetable below (subject to change depending on entries). 

The event:

2000m Row

When is it?

Date : Sunday 27th October 2019

Where is it?

Location: The Empire Gym & Studios 
Facilities: Toilets, showers, changing rooms and refreshments.
Parking: We have a limited number of free parking spaces, based on first come first served basis at Wheat Street, Nuneaton (Look for the Empire sign). There is plenty of parking directly to the side and back of the building which is £1 for the day - Regent Street, Nuneaton
Transport links: We are a 2 minute walk from Nuneaton train station. We also have bike racks available.
Accommodation: We have plenty of local accomodation - The Chase Hotel, Travelodge, The Longshoot or The Days Inn all located within 10 minutes travelling time!

How much is it to enter?

Adults (19+): £10.00
Juniors (18 and under): £5.00

Please note: Entries close at 2pm on Sunday 6th October 2019.

How do I enter?

Booking via Empire Reception - call 02476400500 option 1

Once your booking has been confirmed, payment will be non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking please email clare.payne@nbleisuretrust.org

Weight Categories:

Lightweight women less than 61.5kg

Heavyweight women more than 61.6kg

Lightweight men less than 75kg

Heavyweight men more than 75kg


Preliminary Programme Of Events (TBC):

The programme of events is subject to be change, depending on the number of entrants in each category.

9:00am - Event 1

13-14 yrs M/F

15-16 yrs M/F 17-18 yrs M/F  
9:30am - Event 2 19-29 yrs M/F      
10:15am - Event 3 30-39 yrs M/F 40-49 yrs M/F    
11:00am - Awards and Presentations for Event 1 - 3    
12:00pm - Event 4         50-54 yrs M/F 55-59 yrs M/F    
12:45pm - Event 5 60-64 yrs M/F 65-69 yrs M/F    
13:30pm - Event 6 70-74 yrs M/F 75-79 yrs M/F    
14:15pm - Event 7 80-84 yrs M/F 85-89 yrs M/F 90-94 yrs M/F 95-100 yrs M/F
15:00pm - Awards and Presentations for Event 4 - 7    
*In accordance with regulations from indoor rowing championships around the world, lightweights must be weighed in no earlier than 2 hours before their race. Please note these apply from the age 17+


Check out your competition HERE!


Photography notice: Please note there will be photography on the day and photos will be used on social media and other marketing material. If you do not wish to be included in the photographs, please speak to the event leader on the day.

Warm up: You can warm up on the gym floor before the start of your race.

Refreshments: A selection of healthy snacks and drinks will be available to purchase throughout the day, with a designated seating area for participants.