A large contingent from Ross Rowing Club attended the Marlow
Time Trail on Sunday at Dorney lake, which is the venue
for the Rowing in London 2012 Olympics. Competing in a processional
race, 12 crews and combinations were looking to gain feedback
on the results of the winter training so far.
Veteran crew of Jeremy Picton-Turbervil, Graham Watling,
Paul Brodholt and Dave Sykes coxed by Lucy Jones, won their
division being the fastest coxed veteran crew of the day.
The new combination of Andrew Leeman, Mike Phillips, Paul
Nichols and Dave Morris, coxed by Kerry Meek rowed very
well, showing excellent promise.
the Junior squad there were some excellent results in some
very large divisions. Kelly and Rosie, WJ16 double scull
came 2nd by just 2 seconds in a field of 9 crews. Abi Beddard
and Rosie Brandram-Jones (WJ15 2x) also came 2nd in a field
of 12 competitors and Johan Lai and Morgan Gray (J14 2x)
came 2nd in a field of 13 competitors. These results were
supported by strong paddles from Ellie Grindle, 4th (WJ15
1x) and Charlie Green in J15 x 1.
J16 quad of Lucy Jones, Kerry meek, Abi Beddard and Rosie
Brandram-Jones were 3rd in another strong division. In addition,
the WJ13 quad of Christina Stephenson, Molly Phillips, Imogen
Gray and Syke Jenkins, coxed by Rhodri Morris produced a
very brave performance, coming 4th in again a very tough
division with most of the crew rowing above their age group.
consistency of these results are a testament to the squad
approach being taken throughout the club. The spirit and
support between crews and squads was excellent with great
feedback on the quality of the Ross oarsmanship being received
all along the bank. Club Captain, Ian Howell commented,
'We are seeing the results of the athletes' hard work shining
through. This is a national class event and the Ross club
is once again showing its ability to compete with the very
Attend the Scottish Indoor Championships
the high performance squads were competing on Dorney lake,
three plucky Junior Academy members embarked on an epic
journey to compete in the Scottish indoor championships
in Edinburgh. Megan Jephcote, Jess and Sam Boon, all products
of the Junior Academy, all wanted to test their strength
North of the border.
on the back of her earlier successes in the season won a
silver medal in the J12 category, Jess was 6th in her J13
category and Sam was also 6th in the boys J16 category.
The group clearly impressed the locals, as all three were
invited to be included in relay teams later in the day.
Jephcote commented, 'The organizers from Edinburgh made
us feel incredibly welcome and Ross Rowing Club is now even
more well known.'