Scottish Championships 2006
posted by Roy R Sinclair
- 11 Jun 2006
Inverness Rowing Club again achieved success at the two day Scottish
Championship Regatta at Strathclyde Park in Hamilton last weekend in fine, dry
generally blustery conditions in winning four events - Mens Veteran Double
Sculls, Womens Veteran Coxed Fours, Veteran Double Sculls and Womens Novice
Coxed Quadruple Sculls.
On Saturday, the Womens Veteran Coxed Four of Doreen Waterson (bow),Carolyn
Ward, Hazel Smith, Susanne Standish-Hunter (stroke) and Meghan Hunter (cox)
recording a most satisfying win over two crews from Aberdeen Boat Club. Also
on Saturday the Womens Novice Double Scull of Hazel Geddes and Carole Wells
thoroughly earned their silver medals after being beaten in their final by a
mere 3 feet by St Andrews University Boat Club.
Sunday's wins were recorded by the Womens Veteran Double Scull of Susanne
Standish-Hunter and Mandy Towrie (stroke) who held off the strong challenge of
the Inverness/ Strathclyde Park crew of Ailie Ord and Hazel Smith to win by
one and one half lengths. Mandy's husband Tom Baker teamed up with Alastair
Duff in the Mens Veteran Double Sculls to overhaul the award of a 26 second
handicap allowance given to the slightly older St Andrew Boat Club crew to win
by half a length in one of the most exciting finishes of the regatta.
The other gold medals were well won by the Womens Novice Coxed Quadruple Scull
of Hazel Geddes (bow), Carole Wells, Bea Wallace, Doreen Waterson (stroke),
Susanne Standish-Hunter (cox) which held off strong challenges from Heriot
Watt University Boat Club to win by just over one length.
Other club members performed with distinction, earning a significant number of
high place finishes, and in particular, special mention must be made of the
determination of the Cadet Under 12 squad of Sarah Cameron, Rachael Wells,
Meghan Hunter, Shaun Hunter and Adam Geddes which achieved several excellent
second place finishes in the difficult windy conditions.