United enjoy at regatta victory
Published at 09:10, Monday, 11 June 2012
HEXHAM Rowing Club welcomed 296 crews to the Hexham Regatta on Saturday.
Despite the cold day and delayed start by the closure of the A69, rowers enjoyed a great day’s racing.
Tyne United RC won overall and were presented with the Victor Ludorum Trophy.
Collingwood College were awarded the trophy for Durham colleges, and Durham ARC won the masters event.
Hexham also picked up medals with Hannah Abbott, Celia Penne, Helen Pattison and Deborah Connolly winning the novice women’s coxed quad event. The new pairing of Adam Howorth and Mike Newton proved very successful, with them easily winning the novice men’s double event.
Queen Elizabeth High School was again extremely well represented winning in most of their races.
Hexham Rowing Club will be hosting more rowing events throughout the summer including the Matt Wells Jubilee Sprint where visitors can come and watch some of Great Britain’s Olympic rowers competing on the Tyne on August 18.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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