18 wins and the Victor Ludorum at Peterborough Summer

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Tuesday, 11 August 2015 11:46 Written by Administrator

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Peterborough Summer Regatta was held on Peterborough City Rowing Club's four lane rowing lake close to the River Nene. On Saturday 8th August it was raced over 1000 m and 500m on the Sunday.N ottingham Rowing Club were there in force with a team of juniors, seniors and masters.

It became a record weekend for the club. Rio de Janeiro, Stourport and Peterborough resulted in a total of 25 wins, the most for the Club in a single weekend since its foundation in 2006. The club won the Victor Ludorum at Peterborough and set up 7 new course records too.

Highlight for coach Martin Kay was the  women's novice eight demolition of the field. Made up of Junior girls who previously had sculled rather than sweep-oar rowed, they won convincingly and set up a new course record in the process. Priya Jenkins, Lucy Holgate, Bella Barlow, Abi Clark, Ella Kay, Victoria Moreton-Straw, Hannah Stocks and Charlotte Brown coxed by Joseph Stoger were also involved in sculling wins. Abi, Bella, Hannah and Victoria won Women's Intermediate 3 Quad,s beating Putney Town in the final. Charlotte and Priya headed Newark and broke the course record in Women's J16 Doubles. James Mawby and Harvey Kay were also record breaker,s beating Norwich in the J18 Doubles. James later won J18 Single sculls.

A Women's Masters B/C composite eight with Jill Titterton, Ellie Welham, Sarah Royles and Cassie White beat York City in the final.

A brothers four of Connor Gamble, Declan Gamble, Rowan Law and Alex Law from Surrey University won Intermediate 1 Coxless fours against Newark. Since Connor has only recently returned from Australia, Declan has spent a year coaching and Alex has only been rowing a short time it was a pleasant surprise to them.

British Rowing Coach Nicola Benavente, whose 'Start' group are members of Nottingham Rowing Club, deployed her scullers in force and to great effect. Max Hearnden, George Eden, Joshua Tolley and Ayrton Carlton won Senior Quadruple Sculls. Jon Stimpson and Max Hearnden won Intermediate 2 Double Sculls. George Halliwell won Elite Sculls, Josh Tolley Intermediate 1 Sculls, Jon Stimpson Intermediate 2 Sculls and Max Hearnden Intermediate 3 Sculls.

A mixed Quadruple Scull of Ellyce Stehlin, Ben Farrell, Alex Watkins and Laura Wheeler beat fellow club members in the Mixed Intermediate 2 event.

On Sunday the wins continued but fewer crews were involved. The Senior quad won again setting up a new course record. Josh Tolley won Intermediate 2 Sculls, Connor Gamble took the Intermediate 1 Sculls title and Lucy Holgate put up a new record when she won Women's J16 sculls.

Not only did the club win many trophies including the Victor Ludorum, but it set 7 new course records - JoshTolley was involved in 3 of them.

Martin Kay thought the most interesting aspects of the regatta were the Women's Novice Eight and Nicola's scullers, he was also full of praise for Matt Barlow and Christian Holgate - parents who towed very heavy boat trailers to and from the event.

Below: Declan Gamble receives the Victor Ludorum trophy.

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