Thursday, 19 October 2017

Upper Thames strike gold at Masters Championships

UPPER THAMES had a successful day at the British Masters National Rowing Championships in Nottingham last Sunday where they just

UPPER THAMES had a successful day at the British Masters National Rowing Championships in Nottingham last Sunday where they just missed out on the Victor Ludorum by a tiny margin.

Zad Rogers came home with three gold medals having won comfortably in two fours and an eight.

Other highlights were the Masters D eight missing out on being the fastest crew of the day by less than a second to a crew 15 years younger than them, and David Hope missing gold in the Masters E singles by only 0.1 of a second.

Gold medals were won in the Masters D eights by Dan Sadler, Graham Lloyd, Zad Rogers, Gareth Morris, John Ewans, Alex Jessel, Mike Jennings and Pete Jacobs with Brendan Desmond coxing, the Masters D coxed fours with Zad Rogers, Alex Jessel, John Ewans and Pete Jacobs again with Brendan Desmond, the Masters C coxless fours with John Wiliams, Zad Rogers, Nick French and Gareth Morris, the Mixed Masters D doubles with Elise Cope and Jeremy Dobbin and the mixed Masters C doubles with Juliet Machan and her brother Phil Hill. Bill Evans and Mike Dudley also won gold in Masters G coxed fours in a combined crew with Reading Rowing Club.

Silver medals were won in the Masters C coxed fours by Jon Thornber, Chris Hall, Alex Jessel, Pete Jacobs with Brendan Desmond coxing. David Hope also got a silver in Masters E single sculls and Bill Evans and Mike Dudley came second in Masters G eights, again with Reading Rowing Club. Bronze medals were won by Tim Kitto and Jeremy Dobbin in the Masters F double sculls.

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