Metropolitan Regatta wins for Nottingham


Wednesday, 06 June 2012 11:56 Written by Administrator


The Metropolitan Regatta was founded in 1866 and was rowed on the Thames until 1977. Its present site is Dorney Lake where later in the year the Olympic races will take place.

On Saturday Nottingham Rowing Club’s Senior coxless four of Richard Watton, Matt Gotrel, Pete Muhley and Ed Mace coached by Dan Johnson, having dominated their semi-final, won the final in impressive style, outpacing Upper Thames Rowing Club with whom they were dead level at halfway, and Isis from Oxford University.

Again on Sunday, Upper Thames were put to the sword and Nottingham Rowing Club won Senior coxless fours.

The girls high performance quadruple sculls of Nikki Spencer, Catherine Lineker, Laura Wheeler and Lyndsay Marshall coached by Dez Atkins won the Elite event beating Imperial College and London Rowing Club in the final.

Women’s coach Helen Bloor declared herself ‘Very proud and pleased to be competing with the big girls again’, when her crew of Lou Townrow, Hettie Thomas, Cassie White and Heather Wesson, coxed by Jo Dodgson, won Intermediate 2 coxed fours from London University and the City of Oxford.