Devon Indoor Rowing Championships 2023

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The Devon Indoor Rowing Championships is an annual event organised and supported by Fitness Matters. Entrants of all ages and abilities are invited to enter. This year we will be running our event virtually again following the success of the last few years.


Exact medal categories will be finalised after the closing date of 30th September 2023 and and will reflect entry levels. Last year's categories are listed below as a guide.



U50 HWT Men, O50 HWT Men, LWT Men, Open Women.


U50 HWT Men, O50 HWT Men, LWT Men, Open Women.

Kids events

4 minutes - years 7 - 11

2 minutes - years 6 and below

How does it work?

This year is a virtual indoor rowing race/event, open to all ages and abilities. We will be using the ErgRace app which is available on both Android and iOS. This does mean that you will need a PM5 to enter as this has the bluetooth function required. You will also need to make sure you have the latest firmware installed on the PM5 and a stable internet connections as races will be live.

The weblink for more information is here.

Participants row the 5000m/1000m/4 minutes/2 minutes at a location convenient to you.  Please keep screenshots for verification, along with proof of weight if applicable.

Races are grouped in age group and weight categories and medals will be awarded in age categories for the winners.

Can I cheat ?

Er No. This is an honour system so cheats can't enter.*

*No heavyweights entering as lightweights. No third parties to row for them. No tandems. No towels over the cage. And definitely no performance enhancing drugs. Do the right thing, why wouldn't you?

When is it ?

Date : October 7th 2023 ~ 10 am - 2pm. Full race schedule and information motion is below.

Where is it ?

Location: The comfort of your own home, gym or rowing club.

How do I enter and pay ?

Payment is taken online via card payment/Paypal (there will be a small transaction fee to cover the cost of using this method to cover our charge). No refunds will be processed.

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

2023 Race Information

Race information will be displayed here nearer the event time.

DIRC 2023 Competitors


What happened in previous championships?

2023 Results

DIRC Results 2023

2022 Results

DIRC Results 2022

2021 Results

DIRC Race Results 2021

2020 Results

DIRC Race Results 2020

2019 Results

DIRC Race Results 2019

2018 Results

DIRC Race results 2018

2017 Results

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

View our gallery from the 2017 event.

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 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 Indoor 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 week, to help improve your rowing times. Leading up to the rowing events, these could really help you achieve a better time.

Need a training plan? Join our Fitness Matters plan

For full details, please click here.