Rowing Club supported the local head race (Time Trial) at
Monmouth over 2000 meters on Sunday and with 21 entries,
the club returned with an excellent eight wins.
the wins were the Ladies 8 of Holly Campbell, Emily Preece
Sharon Finch, Harry Dixon-Gough, Ellie Blackwood, Geene
Watling, Dawn Evans, Annie Williams and Cox, Dan Ruck who
beat their rivals from Monmouth by 18 seconds. This was
followed by the veteran coxed IV of Paul Brodholt, Dave
Sykes, Paul Nichols and Graham Watling, with Lucy Jones
the Junior Academy, wins for the boys were notched up by
Johan Lai in J13 singles, Will England and Morgan Gray and
J14 double sculls. They were then joined by Joel Bullock
and Rhodri Morris with Olivia Baynham-Williams to win J14
the girls, Ellie Grindle and Amy Surman won in J15 double
sculls. Ellie Grindle also won the WJ14 single sculls and
the J13 quads was won by Pippa England, Christina Stevenson,
Rosie Ingram and Jess Crossman, with Rhodri Morris coxing.
Ross club was very close to picking up several other wins,
with excellent performances by Rob Hewlett and Oliver Bartle
in open novice double sculls, just missing out by a few
seconds as did Lucy Jones in womens' Im 3 singles and Kerry
Meek and Zoe Sarjant in womens' novice, double sculls.
Junior Captain, John Lewis commented, 'I was looking for
the crews to focus on delivering the race plans and deliver
honest performances in order for athletes and coaches to
gauge the current performance levels. The level of integrity
shown by the juniors was first class with everyone and crew
working to their maximum current levels. It was especially
pleasing to see the progress of the wider high performance
squad who are responding so well with the support of Junior
performance coach Ian Howell.
week, selected members of the High Performance Junior squad
are competing at the Wallingford head, which is a 'premier
wins gold in Grimsby
the junior Academy was at Monmouth Regatta, Megan Jephcote
travelled over to Grimsby to take part in the Grimsby Indoor
rowing championships. Megan produced a personal best to
take gold in her open J12 event and beat a boy in the process!