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!

Race Schedule / Medal Categories

Click here to download the race schedule

2017 Results

Click here to download the Devon Indoor Rowing Championships results from 2017.

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 : 1000m

Kids : 4 Minute race



Date : 16th September 2017. 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


 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.

If you’d like to follow the Devon Indoor Rowing Championships event on Facebook, click here.

Need training? Join our Fitness Matters plan

For full details, please click here.





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

How much does it cost?





5000m and 1000m


Kids Race


Confirmed Entrants


Joe White
Lesley Amos
Pete Edkins
Claire Sowerby
Joseph Hylton
Nigel Colley
Bruce Slade
Mike Beard
Harry Hellam
Tony Walpole
Craig Guest
James Thomson
John Healey
Tommy Gee
Jose Perez de la Cruz
Bruno Matias
Hannah Hawkins
Ray Lowrie
Magnus Von Schenck
Malin Faraasen
Sam Arnold
Pete Edkins
Rod Stewart
Philip Tonkin
LLoyd Millichap
Claire Sacre
Lawrence M Ross
Susan Young
Peter Metalli
John Pritchard
Ella-Mae Ahmad
Emily Kovac
Nia Chudley
Bartosz Zablocki
Rose Metalli
Carl Granfelt
Sarah Rogerson
Derrick Towell
Marjorie Roome
Dave Blanksby
John Mottram
JoJo Allsebrook
Mark Harrison
David Plumb
Paul Gamlin
Sarah Khan
Tiny Nash
Denis Titchard
Adam Green
Warren Matthews
Ann Atkins