There were outstanding results for Peterborough city rowing club at the British Rowing Masters Championships last week, where overall the club was ranked 3rd out of 90 in the Victor Ludorum. The Event took place over a 1 kilometre course at Nottingham’s National Water Sports Centre and Peterborough members took home plenty of silverware with an outstanding two gold and six silver medals.
Peter Dolby and Ian Davis comfortably won their gold in the Open Non-Championship D-F doubles category, finishing 14 seconds ahead of Agecroft Rowing Club.
The other gold medal was won by Carole Hook, Gemma Singleton, Kate Read, Sarah Sheldrick, Ilektra-Georgia Apostolidou, Emma Richardson, Hayley Shipton, Helen Griffiths and cox Ericha Knowles-Pardoe in the Women’s Masters A/B eights category. They also crossed the line comfortably 9 seconds ahead of their opposition.
On the Saturday Joan Heath took away a silver medal in the Women’s G/H single category. She was leading the way by eight seconds at the 500 metre mark, however at the finish line she was just 3 seconds short of the Tideway School Sculler.
The other Saturday silver medallists were Steve Cranfield and Ian Palmer in the Open Masters B double category. There were also just three seconds off a gold medal.
On the Sunday, the Women’s Masters D eight of Hayley Marsters, Gail Parker, Tina Allen, Sarah Smith, Bridgitte Lloyd, Helen Wallace, Jo Canton, Anita Carter and cox Tracey Rushton-Thorpe left with a silver medal each and were just two seconds behind Monmouth in the Gold medal position.
The Men’s Peterborough and Lincoln composite eight of Jack Ward, Peter Dolby, Ian Davis, Bruce Margetts, Jim Burt, Steve Tuck, Graham Barks, Alasdair Ryder and cox Tracey Rushton-Thorpe also left with silver on the Sunday.
Sarah Sheldrick and Kate Read secured their silver medals, finishing over 30 seconds ahead of Putney Town Rowing Club in third.
The last of the silver medallists were the Women’s E coxless four of Hayley Marsters, Helen Wallace, Bridgitte Lloyd and Jo Canton. They finished five seconds ahead of Marlow rowing club.
Carole Hook was just five seconds off a bronze medal in the Women’s Masters B single. She also joined Ilektra-Georgia Apostolidou in the Women’s Masters B double to finish 6th in the final. Apostolidou also got through to her final in the Women’s Masters A final and finished 6th.
Other crews that reached their final but unfortunately missed out on a medal were the Women’s Masters A coxed four of Gemma Singleton, Ilektra Apostolidou, Hayley Shipton and Emma Richardson; the Open Masters E double of Pete Orme and Steve Hodge; the Open Masters E double of Keith Blackman and Tim Lloyd and the Open Masters coxless quad of Peter Orme, Tim Lloyd, Steve Hodge and Keith Blackman.
In other events, Camilla Plumb reached the final in the Women’s Championship Lightweight singles category at Henley Women’s Regatta, but unfortunately lost out to a Newcastle University sculler. She had an eventful semi-final against a Grosvenor sculler who was disqualified for rowing down the middle of the course.
Anna Robotham also competed at the event and got through to the semi-final but unfortunately lost out to a University of Leicester sculler.