Modest haul for Nottingham Rowing CLub


Thursday, 24 May 2012 08:54 Written by Administrator


Nottingham City Regatta was held at the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont and was rowed over the Olympic distance of 2,000m. Conditions were cool and cloudy; the north-east following breeze made for quick times but it was chilly for spectators.

The event is run by volunteers from Nottingham Rowing Club and Nottingham & Union Rowing Club and this year attracted a record entry of nearly 550 crews from all over the country; so great was the response that many crews were turned away.

By their high standards, three wins for Nottingham Rowing Club was a modest haul. The Women’s Intermediate 2 coxed four, coached by Helen Bloor and stroked by Louise Hart, with Alex Johnson, Zara Muirhead-Smith and Athalie Redwood-Brown beat another Nottingham Rowing Club crew stroked by Lou Townrow to take the title.

Adam Stancer and Nick Musson, coached by Martin Kay won Intermediate 1 double sculls. They stuck to their race plan in a strong field and moved from fifth place in the last 500m to take the lead and win by about a length.

Connor Gamble and Dominic Parnell, coached by Claire Parnell, won J.16 double sculls, beating a fast Windsor Boys' combination in the final. They also came second in the Intermediate 2 double sculls. A notable achievement was by Anna Thornton who although only 14 came second in both the W.J17 and W.J18 events.