Gold for Inverness at Strathclyde Park Regatta - 28th/29th April 2012

posted by Roy Sinclair - 30 Apr 2012, 11:05 a.m.

Inverness Rowing Club achieved success in winning two gold medals and a number other good performances at the two day Strathclyde Park Regatta in Hamilton last weekend in variable weather conditions.

In the breezy conditions on Saturday, the women's veteran quadruple sculls crew of Hazel Geddes, Susanne Standish-Hunter, Hazel Smith and Leslie Foale recorded an outstanding win in their event beating crews from Tyne RC and Tyne United RC. Also racing on Saturday, Mary Clouston achieved a solid second placed finish in women's veteran single sculls behind Eva Rankin from Loch Lomond RC.

In the difficult cross wind conditions on the Sunday, the Inverness men's veteran coxless pair of John Sharkey and Dave Rothwell convincingly won their event by over two lengths ahead of two crews from Aberdeen BC and a crew from Glasgow RC. Later in the day, Sharkey raced in the men's veteran single sculls event to claim a satisfactory third placed finish behind the winner, former international Willie Brown from Stirling RC.

The next main season regatta at which Inverness athletes will be competing will be the North East Regatta which takes place on the River Dee in Aberdeen on 5th/6th May.

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