Medals for Nottingham Rowing Club at the British Rowing Junior Championships

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015 11:50 Written by Administrator Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 July 2015 12:04

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The wind and rain which disrupted the Open Golf also swept through the British Rowing Junior Championships, held over three days from July 17th - 19th. The 2000 m course, where last year's Commonwealth Games took place, is on the loch at Strathclyde Park south of Glasgow; spectators felt that it resembled the sea at times.

A depleted Nottingham Rowing Club team with coach Martin Kay competed at the event and returned with medals for siblings Harvey Kay and Livy Kay. They are pupils at Rushcliffe School, Nottinghamshire's only Watersports Hub School (and one of only 9 in the country), and row at the Nottingham Club.

Harvey is fresh from heroics at Henley Royal Regatta where he was in the final of the Fawley Challenge Cup and Livy has just returned to rowing after spending time in kayaks. Sculling in Wintech Cobra boats they mastered the conditions, with Harvey winning gold and Livy bagging bronze. Harvey burst into the lead in the last 500m to head his Leander Club opponent and held it over the line. His opponent then fell in.

Also reaching A finals in the WJ15 Double Sculls were Bella Barlow (Nottingham Girl's High School) and Abi Clark (East Leake Academy) who came 4th by a mere 0.7 secs, and Lucy Holgate(Sutton Coldfield GS) who was 6th in WJ16 Sculls. Lucy was part of the winning Team GB in the Anglo-French match the previous weekend. "Both were very good performances", said Martin Kay.

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Below: Harvey and Livy Kay with their medals

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