Success for Sharkey in the Allan Garraway Single Sculling Trophy

posted by Roy Sinclair - 27 Sep 2009, 9:07 a.m.

On Saturday 26th September, Inverness Rowing Club's own closed single sculling event was raced for the Allan Garraway Single Sculling Trophy over the 500 metre sprint course close to the club's boathouse on the Caledonian Canal. A total of 9 athletes, five women and four men, ranging in age from 14 to 66 took part in this popular event in extremely gusty tailwind conditions with equalising handicaps being applied in favour of the older and junior members who took part.

Those athletes who fought their way through to semi-final positions were in the first semi - final, John Sharkey and Susanne Standish-Hunter, whilst Roy Sinclair and Meghan Hunter met in the second semi - final.

Progressing by the narrowest of margins, Sharkey and Hunter squeezed through to the final, which was won by the margin of just 2.50 seconds by John Sharkey from the fast finishing Meghan Hunter. The impressive Allan Garraway Trophy was presented to the winner by club captain Dave Rothwell who was the previous holder of this trophy.

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