City row­ers in our­some form at Bedford

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

AF­TER steal­ing the head­lines on home wa­ter, Peter­bor­ough City Row­ing Club’s very own oar­some four­some were at it again in Bedford.

Com­pet­ing at the Star Re­gatta, Meghan Law­less, Paige Phillips, Gemma Titch­marsh, Ge­or­gia Swain and cox Chris De Fri­etos took the J15 Coxed Quad event in a best time of three min­utes 39 sec­onds for the 1,000 me­tre course.

Law­less, Titch­marsh and Phillips then teamed up with Holly McFar­lane to win the J16 Cox­less Quad race, beat­ing crews from Oun­dle School, Dame Alice School and Star Club in both events.

But it was not just the girls en­joy­ing that win­ning feel­ing in Bedford.

James Mar­shall, Matt Hart, Harry Veal-Gray, Daniel Richardson and cox Matt Newton took the hon­ours in the J14 Coxed Quad with Mar­shall and Hart go­ing on to grab top spot in the J14 Dou­ble Sculls.

And to com­plete a mem­o­rable event for PCRC, the club sent an Oc­tu­ple to the event for the first time in their his­tory with crews as young as 12 years old en­joy­ing some thrilling races on the day.

Else­where Philppa Neill con­tin­ued her prepa­ra­tions for Hen­ley with a win at the Read­ing Am­a­teur Re­gatta.

Neill, row­ing in her com­pos­ite ju­nior eight crew beat Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Dublin in the fi­nal to win the In­ter­me­di­ate Women’s Eights for her third win in as many weeks.

And the suc­cess kept com­ing for PCRC mem­bers with a sack­ful of medals at the Bri­tish Masters Row­ing Cham­pi­onships in Not­ting­ham.

Joan Heath and Anita Carter led the way by tak­ing gold in the Women’s Masters D Dou­ble Sculls with David Truss and Peter Es­sex nab­bing a sil­ver in the Masters E Cox­less Pairs.

Tim El­lis won the Masters C Sin­gle Sculls while Jo Can­ton teamed up with reg­u­lar part­ner Bruce Mar­getts of Lin­coln Row­ing Club to win sil­ver in the Mixed Dou­ble Sculls.

And round­ing off a great week­end for PCRC, Can­ton then joined Hay­ley Marsters in a com­pos­ite crew that took sil­ver in the Women’s Masters B Eights be­fore storm­ing to gold in the Women’s Coxed Eights.

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