NORTH ROWERS SUCCESS AT NATIONAL ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS of GREAT BRITAIN
posted by Roy Sinclair
- 21 Jul 2009
Last weekend the GB National Rowing Championships took place at the Holme
Pierrepoint rowing lake at Nottingham.
Current Scottish champions in both womens junior 14 and junior 15 coxed
quadruple sculls, Inverness members Meghan Hunter from Dingwall and Rachael
Wells from Inverness won bronze in the final of the womens junior 14 event at
Nottingham in a composite crew with Castle Semple's Catlin
Horsburgh, Emma McDonald and Emma Brander in the cox's seat.
After winning their heat and qualifying from second place in their semi final,
the crew challenged in fine style all the way down the 2000 metre course in
Saturday's final to claim the first ever medals won by an
Inverness crew at the National Championships.
On Sunday, Imogen Walsh claimed both gold and silver medals with an
outstanding performance in the lightweight single scull for her gold and
achieved her silver medal in the stroke seat of the Clyde ARC/Glasgow
University BC/Glasgow RC/Aberdeen University BC/Edinburgh University BC
composite crew in the womens eights event. Ross-shire oarsman Alan Sinclair
also had a successful championship, winning three gold medals. Success was
achieved in coxed and coxless fours and in a highly exciting and nail biting
last event of the day in which his Leander eights crew snatched gold from
Molesey Boat Club by a margin of just under half a length.
Next Saturday, junior and senior teams from Scotland, England, Ireland and
Wales contest the various event categories at the Home Countries International
regatta, this year being staged in Nottingham. Imogen Walsh, as the only
representative from Inverness, will race in both the lightweight single sculls
and will be in the stroke seat of the Scottish eight at this important annual