Whole club effort brings 11 wins at Peterborough for Nottingham rowers


Tuesday, 04 June 2013 18:43 Written by Administrator Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 June 2013 18:55


With the High Performance group rowing at the "Met" last weekend, the rest of Nottingham Rowing Club went to a sunny and warm Peterborough Regatta to row over 1000m on their four lane lake. Senior members, veterans, beginners and juniors combined to win 11 events and push the 2013 trophy tally over 50.

The senior men’s squad, led by coach Dan Johnson, not only raced at the regatta but spent time seat racing. As Dan explained: "We raced over the weekend and managed to collect some good information to build our crews for Marlow and Henley Royal Regatta."

Saturday winners in Senior Coxless Fours were Ed Fisher, Alex Watkins, Richard Nixon and Stuart Sykes. In Intermediate 2 coxless were Ed Fisher, Craig Turner, Alex Evangelidis and Ross McCoriston. Sunday’s senior winners were the Intermediate 2 coxless four of Ed Fisher, Stuart Sykes, Ben Farrell and Craig Turner. In Intermediate 3 eights rowed Stuart Walker, Mike Fay, Alex Trautrims, Lee Holland, Jon Okon, Ayrton Carlton, Declan Gamble and Tom Lightfoot coxed by Katherine Noon. They beat Churchill College Cambridge in the final.

In Masters Eights the tried and tested four that won at Evesham Sprint, Steve Cuthbert, Tony Lorrimer, Derek Crowley, Paul Johns and cox Carole Dickinson were joined by Andy Brown, Andy Townsend, Shane McSweeney and Jim Measures and duly won D/E eights. They beat Stourport and Cambridge City.

The Club juniors, coached by Claire Parnell and Julie Edwards, added to the haul too. Jack Smith and Dominic Parnell won J18 double sculls. Kyra Edwards and Lucy Mason took the Women’s J18 double sculls title. Kyra also won the WJ18 single sculls making her the most successful club member so far this season. She beat fellow club member Mollie Zalas into second spot. James Mawby and Peter Savage won J15 double sculls, defeating local favourites Peterborough in the process. 17 year old Brodie Holmes sculled in open competition and won Novice Sculls, beating four others in the final for her first single sculling victory. On the Saturday Chloe Bracewell had won Women’s Novice Sculls too.