Friday, 20 October 2017

Upper Thames crews strike gold at British championships

UPPER THAMES had a successful weekend at the British Rowing Masters Championships in Nottingham.

UPPER THAMES had a successful weekend at the British Rowing Masters Championships in Nottingham.

On Saturday a new combination of Steve Dance, David Hope, Chris Howell and Richard Knight won bronze in the Masters D quads.

The following day another new line-up of John Ewans, Mark Shimmin, Zad Rogers and Pete Jacobs won gold in the Masters E coxed fours event.

Alex Jessel then stepped in to replace Shimmin and the four and won another gold in Masters D coxed fours with Niamh Broderick coxing. Pete McConnell and Nick Horne put in a strong performance to get a silver in Masters C pairs and then the Masters C eight finished the day off by again winning silver.

The crew was made up of Neil Hewlett, Tim Kitto, Howell, Dance, Nick French, Gareth Morris, McConnell and Horne with Davina Guinness coxing.



There was also a number of medals won by composite crews with other clubs including, on the women’s side, two for Joy Skipper.

These results meant that Upper Thames finished fourth overall.



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