Treble Golds for Inverness Rowing Club
posted by Roy Sinclair
- 13 May 2012, 7:16 p.m.
By again winning the men's veteran D coxless pairs event at the
Clydesdale ARC regatta on the River Clyde in Glasgow last Saturday, Inverness
Rowing Club members John Sharkey and Dave Rothwell achieved a remarkable
treble of wins in the event having won this event at regattas in Aberdeen and
Strathclyde Park over the previous two weekends. In a closely fought final,
they overcame the challenge of a determined crew from Glasgow RC to win their
golds by just under two lengths.
Both athletes also took part in separate single sculling events, Sharkey
recording a solid two length win over fellow Inverness member Alastair Duff in
the men's veteran D/E event whilst Rothwell challenged well in his
veteran novice C/D event but just missed out on a win.
Alastair Duff also took part in the men's R2 single sculling event but
despite having an early lead over the first part of the 1500 metre course was
eventually overtaken by his opponent from Clyde ARC. Roy Sinclair took part in
the men's veteran F/G single sculls event, but narrowly lost out to his
opponent from Glasgow RC.