Kellogg Rowing Society
Rowing is one of Oxford’s most renowned sports, and Kellogg students have represented Oxford in the University Boat Races against Cambridge. Kellogg students also row with the Men’s and Women’s Christ Church College teams (Kellogg and Christ Church have a single Boat Club, which is among the best college rowing teams at Oxford).
Kellogg College Rowing Society is a new and informal group, meeting regularly for land-training sessions on rowing ergometers as well as weight circuits. The society is for all abilities and fitness levels including those who want to start rowing during their time at Oxford, but do not know where to start. The aim of the society is to have fun, get fit, and, if there is enough interest, to participate in the Oxford City Regatta which happens each August. Experienced rowers will lead the training sessions aiming to develop the skills and fitness of all participants.
Fellow and experienced rower Jeremy Howick says of the sport,
Rowing is a full body workout and is also unusually comprehensive because it requires both power and endurance—it is often promoted as health enhancing. Some evidence also suggests that rowing improves students’ grades. While rowing can be done alone (in a single), typical Oxford races (the Christ Church Regatta, Torpids, and Summer Eights) involve teams of nine: eight rowers and one coxswain. As a demanding team sport, it demands and builds discipline and teamwork.