British Rowing Indoor championships a success for Peterborough City members


Held at London’s Olympic Velodrome, The British Rowing Indoor championships was a successful event for Peterborough City members. All 6 members that raced finished within the top 10 in their category, and altogether there were 5 medals brought home.

Reigning champion Calum Titmus brought home a Gold and silver medal in the Adaptive Men’s 4 minute and 2000 metre races. He took gold in the 4 minute race with 35 metres to spare, and he took the silver in the 2000 metres, with an impressive time of 7:21, which beat his winning score from last year.

Peterborough’s promising junior Matthew Hand took home a Silver medal in the year 10 boys 500 metres, with an outstanding time of 1:28.8, beating his bronze medal time from last year by 2 seconds. He also took 4th place in the Year 10 boys 5 minutes, just missing out on a medal by 16 metres.

Ian Bardrick also took silver in the Masters 75-79 Lightweight Men’s 500 metres, and Alice Mason took bronze in the Para & Adaptive Women’s 2000 metres, securing third place with 14 seconds to spare.

Sarah Watson and Louise Dybell were also in the top 10, both of them finishing in 7th place. Watson competed in the Women’s Under 23 500m, and Dybell competed in the Women’s Masters (55-59) 500 metres, just 2.6 seconds from a medal.

Also on Saturday was Newark Head where the club came away with 2 wins despite the difficulty faced from the Trent’s bendy course.

The Women’s coxless quad of Hayley Shipton, Ilektra Apostolidou, Gemma Singleton and Georgina Parker won by an impressive margin of 38 seconds over the 3.9 kilometre course. The other crew that took home a win was Ian Davis and Pete Dolby in the Masters D/E/F doubles, with just a second placing them ahead of a Bradford double.

Also on Saturday was Scullers Head, where two of Peterborough’s scullers faced the challenging tideway course, finishing in respectable positions. These scullers were Tim Ellis who finished 4th out of 16 in the Masters D singles, and Mike King who finished 16th in the Open men’s club category.