Rowers set to line up against French ri­vals

Teenage team comes up trumps dur­ing tricky J16 tri­als

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Tim Street tim.street@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

Proud mum Sue Lu­cas said: “They were ab­so­lutely spent af­ter the first race and only had two hours to re­cover, dur­ing which time the wind re­ally picked up, mean­ing the course for the race-off had to be re­versed as it was too dan­ger­ous to have them row­ing up the lake.

“The dis­tance was also re­duced from 1.5km to 1km and it took a while to start the race as it was so gusty they couldn’t get the boats straight.

“They are strong lads though and took an early lead, and although the Kings School boat came back at them, they went for it and stormed to vic­tory by six sec­onds.

“They didn’t think they would have much of a chance as they have been split into dif­fer­ent boats by their club lately and hadn’t rowed to­gether in five weeks.”

Their win­ning time was 3 mins 4.2 secs, earn­ing them the se­lec­tion for the J16 match against France, which will take place at Lon­don Dock­lands on Sun­day, July 12.

CHAL­LENGE: Rowers Christo­pher Daniell, Matt Lu­cas and Sam Long, from Chal­font St Peter, with team-mate John Cooper from Hen­ley

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