Two wins for Nottingham Rowing Club at Burton Regatta


Tuesday, 23 July 2013 19:43 Written by Administrator Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 19:55


In contrast to last year, when the regatta fields were waterlogged and the event was cancelled, 2013 was a warm sunny day and a great time was had by athletes and their supporters. The well-established regatta is held on a pleasant 1,100m stretch of the River Trent with clear views for spectators.

Nottingham Rowing Club had two wins in novice races for newcommers into the sport enthused by the success of Team GB at Dorney Lake last year when British Rowers dominated the rowing events.

Amy Weatherburn, Lianne Holt, Maria Bilous and Hannah Harrison won Women's Novice Quadruple Sculls beating local favourites Burton Leander and Hannah, doubling up, won Women's Novice Sculls beating Trent Rowing Club in the final. The girls are coached by Dave Sperry and Persephone Wynn. Perse said: 'A good time was had by all.It was a smiley happy day.'

The wins were part of Nottingham Rowing Club's commitment to keeping the Olympic Legacy alive by introducing new people into the sport. The Club also plans to run 'Learn to Row' courses on the River Trent over the school holidays. Sport England, Nottinghamshire County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council have all made generous grants to the Club to enable it to expand and support a growing membership.


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Novice quad sculls winners Amy, Maria, Perse (coach), Lianne and Hannah with their trophy.