Anna wins again at Boston trials


Tuesday, 25 February 2014 23:43 Written by Administrator


Six Junior rowers from Nottingham Rowing Club recently attended trials for Team GB in Boston Lincolnshire. Nottingham Rowing Club’s Junior section is the Junior Team of 2013 in the Evening Post, Rushcliffe and Nottinghamshire sports awards.

The youngsters, who are coached by Claire Parnell, Martin Kay and Rushcliffe's Coach of the Year 2013 Dez Atkins, are drawn from local Comprehensive Schools and relish taking on Public School opposition. Martin felt it was: “A good days work all round”.

In the Junior 18 Double Sculls Connor Gamble (South Notts Academy) and Rowan Law (West Bridgford School) came third in a strong field of 11, rowing over 5,000m of the River Witham.

In the Junior 16 Sculls Harvey Kay from Rushcliffe School - the only “Watersports Hub School” in the County - came 4th and James Mawby (Nottingham City Academy) was 10th in a large group of 41.

The girls were set to compete over the Olympic distance of 2,000m. Anna Thornton from the Becket School came 1st in the excellent time of 7min 40secs; last November Anna won the 5,000m trial too. Having problems with her own boat, she raced in a brand new Wintech boat supplied by Andrew Wilson from 'Oarsport ' who are based in the Ruddington Industrial Estate.  Kyra Edwards (George Spencer School) was 10th. There were 36 competitors.

All the club juniors will be racing in the annual Head of the Trent on March 2nd. Run jointly by Nottingham & Union Rowing Club and Nottingham Rowing Club the event has attracted a record entry with crews anxious to get back on the water after a winter of flood disruption.


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Anna in the new Wintech scull