New Winter record for Nottingham Rowing Club!

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Monday, 12 March 2012 12:46 Written by Administrator

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Sunday 11th March saw the annual Lincoln Head of the River, rowed upstream on a canalised section of the river Witham just outside the city centre. Competitors were aiming to win their event and in the process gain an engraved brandy glass for themselves. The head was rowed in two divisions over a distance of 3,000m; eights rowed over 5,500m following the second division.

Nottingham Rowing Club won seven pennants and in so doing set up a new winter record of 62 wins for the Club, beating the record of 58 set in the 2009/10 season.

Coach Martin Kay’s group won four events: Nick Musson and Adam Stancer took the Intermediate 1 double sculls and Nick went on to win Intermediate 1 singles. Sarah Padbury and Lucy Mason won Women’s Intermediate 2 double sculls and Lucy, a pupil at West Bridgford School, went on to take the Intermediate 2 singles title. Lee Holland, coached by World Class Start Coach Julie Edwards, won Open Novice singles and Hannah Harrison, coached by Ashley Hewitt, won Women’s Novice singles; for both Lee and Hannah it was their first sculling race.

The very successful day was brought to a triumphant close with a win by the Masters E eight stroked by Paul Johns and coxed by Carole Dickinson.

‘The Club is very proud of this achievement,’ said Club President Keith Atkinson. ’Íf this rate of wins continues until September 2012 we shall top 1,000 trophies since our foundation in 2006 when the Nottingham Boat Club and Nottingham Britannia Rowing Club merged, making us one of the strongest rowing clubs in the country, all credit to our athletes and their hard working coaches.’