The Jim Newcomb boathouse is the most recent addition to Runcorn Rowing Club. The boathouse stores the larger boats such as the coxed eights and the coaching launches.
Derek Twigg, MP for Halton, officially opened Runcorn Rowing Club's new boathouse on Friday 18th April 2008
On Sunday 5 September 2010 the Weaver Valley Canoe Trail Pontoon at Runcorn was officially opened. The pontoon is located to the left of the Jim Newcomb boathouse and was officially opened by Janet Ward of Ineos Chlor, Dave Hennessey of British Waterways and Ann Bates of Action Weaver Valley.
Above left: The official opening on the new pontoon. Above right: The pontoon being used during the Runcorn Autumn Head Race.
Along with the RRC clubhouse, we have two boatsheds, the original boatsheds which is home to the club singles and the second boatshed which is split in half. One side of the boatshed is used by Liverpool University Boat Club & the other half is the private boat shed. The clubhouse has basic changing, shower and toilet facilities plus a dry exercise area with 5 indoor rowing machines, a leg press and weight training equipment. The Bar is open on special occasions but the famous Runcorn bacon butties are available most days.
Above left: The boathouse during the Autumn Head Race. The small closed shed on the end is home to the Runcorn Canoe Club. Above right: The boathouse during the Junior Regatta which takes place in July.
Above left: The orginal boathouse which stores the club singles in the centre racking. The boats seen above are private boats racked at the sides of the boatshed. Above right: The private boats boatshed. Boats privately own by members of RRC are stored here. The closed doors shown to the left is the LUBC boatshed which has been extended to fit eights inside.
Above: Photographs of the clubhouse and boatsheds during the Captain’s Pairs Challenge Plate along with the clubhouse kitchen.