Peterborough members competed at Cambridge Autumn regatta over the 600 metre course on the river Cam. The club dominated the event achieving over 20 wins and six second places.
Georgina Parker won two pots over the weekend after winning both her J18 single and coxless quad. She grew more confident throughout the day, first beating Deben rowing club by 1 1/3 lengths then beating Earith Rowing Club by 3 lengths in her final. She then joined Jenna Taylor, Olivia Hutchinson and Hannah Bassett to race in the Women’s J18 coxless quads. They all earned a well-deserved win after re-racing Sudbury rowing club after a dead-heat.
Tom Bodily also gained two wins after winning the his J16 single and double. In his final he beat his rowing partner Tom Jackson by just 3 feet, then in their double they joined forces to beat Broxbourne Rowing Club by 2 1/2 lengths then St Tves by 1 1/2 lengths in the final. Club members Callum Gilbey and Ted Smith missed out on reaching the final by just 2 feet.
Another deadly duo was Pete Dolby and Ian Davis who won both their Masters E double and pair. In their double they beat Deben Rowing club by 4 lengths then in their pair they finished just 4 feet ahead of Devil’s Elbow Rowing Club.
Benjamin Mackenzie gained two wins yet again this year, both in his J18 single and Band 1 open single. In his J18 single he beat a Sudbury sculler by 1 1/4 lengths then in his open single he beat Gravesend Rowing Club by 3 lengths then Huntingdon Rowing Club by 2 lengths.
Finlay Ribbons and Ross Lamont took home two wins each after winning the J15 double sculls event, with an impressive 4 length victory against Sudbury Rowing Club. They also raced up a year, joining Tom Calverley, Brandon Ingle and cox Rosie Turp to win the J16 coxed quad, beating Huntingdon Rowing club by 2 1/2 lengths.
Chloe Reed and Milly Hilton also had similar results, winning both the J16 double and quad. In their double they won their heat by 1 length, their semi final by 3/4 of a length then in their final they went all out to secure a 3 length victory against Huntingdon Rowing Club. The girls’ glory continued when they joined forces with Natalie Bicknell, Rosie Turp and cox Finlay Ribbons to win the Women’s J16 coxed quad by an impressive 5 length lead against Huntingdon Rowing Club.
Another victorious junior quad was Connor Ribbons, Ted Smith, Callum Gilby and George Woodall who raced up to compete in the Open band 1 coxless quad. They beat Broxbourne Rowing Club in the final by 1 1/2 lengths.
The Peterborough/Leicester composite crew of Hayley Marsters, Helen Wallace, Gail Parker, Bridge Lloyd, Anita Carter, Liz Pollock (Leics), Sally Horrocks (Leics), Angela Holohan (Leics) and cox Tracey Rushton-Thorpe won the Women’s Masters C/D Eights by 1 1/2 lengths against Milton Keynes. Hayley Marsters also joined forces with Leicester rowers in a composite quad to win the Womens Masters C/D Quad title by a 3 1/2 length victory. The remaining Masters victories were from Anita Carter and Joan Heath who won their Masters D double by 1/4 lengths, and Ilektra Apostolidou and Pete Orme who won their double by 2 1/4 lengths.
Jack Collins and Sarah Watson also won their mixed double in the Band 1 category. They beat Huntingdon rowing club by 1 1/2 lengths then Sudbury by 2 1/2 lengths in the final.
The remaining double scull victory was by the J15 girls Rosie Turp and Freya Woodall. They won easily against Putney High School.
The last of the wins were by single scullers – Alex Leverage won his J17 single and Matt Hand won his J14 single by 3/4 length.
Second places were by Hayley Marsters, Helen Wallace, Gail Parker, Bridge Lloyd with cox Tracey Rushton-Thorpe in the Women’s Masters D/E coxed fours; Connor Ribbons and George Woodall in the J17 double sculls; Helen Griffiths and Sarah Arthur in the Women’s Band 2 double sculls; Lily Mace in the Women’s J17 single sculls; Freya Woodall in the women’s J15 single sculls and Isabel Jackson in the women’s J14 single sculls.