Garroway Trophy - 29th September 2006

posted by Roy R Sinclair - 1 Oct 2006

The club's own closed single sculling event was raced for the Allan Garraway Sculling Trophy over the 500 metre sprint course on the straight to the north of the Tomnahurich Swing Bridge. A total of 10 athletes, four women and six men, ranging in age from 16 to 63 took part in this event in brilliant sunny conditions with equalising handicaps being applied in favour of the older members who took part.
Those athletes who fought their way through to semi-final positions were in the first semi - final; Alastair Duff and Maeve Lewis, whilst Paddy Walsh and Colin Sinclair met in the second semi - final. Sculling well in the calm conditions, Colin Sinclair and Alastair Duff progressed through to the final, which was won by approximately two lengths by the young Sinclair.
Supplementary cadet sculling events were also held that day in which Sarah Cameron won the closest of single sculling races by 2 feet from Megan Hunter with both girls combining well in the double sculls event in which they just edged out Shaun Hunter and Adam Geddes by half a length.
Event sponsor Allan Garraway, who was present at the event, heartily congratulated all competitors for their skill and performance in producing fine competitive racing in the excellent conditions.



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