Nottingham Rowing Club News Roundup

Nottingham Rowing Club report on a successful summer season so far..

Katie wins three in Belgium

Katie Bartlett, the Club’s sixteen year old sculler, a pupil at Trinity School in Aspley, represented Great Britain in the ‘Coupe de la Jeunesse’ a rowing event for European under 18 athletes. The racing took place in Hazelwinkel, Belgium where 12 nations competed over three full days of competition. Katie sculled in the British quad and rowed in the eight.
On day one,  she won a silver medal in the women’s eight with a powerful Italian crew winning gold. On day two she took the silver medal in the quad, losing to Italy by inches but putting Spain into third place. On day three the crew was beaten into bronze medal position by Italy and Ireland.
Katie is part of a World Class Start group based at Holme Pierrepont, coached by Julie Edwards and sponsored by Siemens.

Lindsey in the medals

Lindsey Marshall, elite sculler in Nottingham Rowing Club’s High Performance group based at the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont and coached by Dez Atkins, represented England in the Commonwealth Rowing Championships in Canada.
The regatta was held at the Welland Flatwater Centre in Ontario, Canada on 31st July and 1st August.
In the coxless pair with partner Mathilde Pauls, Lindsey came third. The two of them then came fourth to Australia in the double sculls. Changing into the quadruple sculls, Lindsey came second to Canada and finished the regatta with a sprint event in single sculls with another silver medal – Australia being marginal winners. Lyndsey returns from Canada with three medals. She is one of fourteen Nottingham Rowing Club athletes who have rowed for the country this season.

World Rowing U23 Championships 2010

Nottingham Rowing Club athletes have been competing in the British Rowing team in the World Championships in Brest,Belarus.
Monica Relph,last years gold medallist in the eight, came fourth in the coxless fours final, won by the United States in near record time. Victoria Meyer-Laker was second to Italy in the ‘B’ final of the Women’s Quadruple Sculls.
Carl Delaney,in the men’s light weight Quadruple sculls,won the bronze medal.The crew were fifth for most of the race but moved up in the closing stages and caught Italy on the line.
The British team brought back seven medals in all, a record haul at the U23 championships.

British Rowing Championships

Rowing in a boat sponsored by local Builders Merchants, John A Stephens, Nottingham Rowing Club men won a silver medal at the British Rowing Championships at Strathclyde Park.
The crew-Richard Whatton,Andreas Endruit,Mark Childs,Ray Hughes,George McKirdy,Rob Yates,Matt Ley and George Caines, coached by Dan Johnson ,made a major breakthrough for the Club, now in its fourth full season, as this is the first time that the men’s squad have brought back Championship trophies.The men also came second and fourth in the coxless fours final.
“Rowing in top quality boats is essential at this high level”explained Club President Keith Atkinson”The crews have confidence in their equipment and just row better.We are very grateful to John A Stephens for their support and hope they like the results!”

Bill Payne is back in action

After a spell sculling in a quad Bill Payne,Nottingham Rowing Club’s most successful master rower,got back into his single.
Competing at Molesey Regatta, when the rest of the Club were in Scotland at the British Championships, Bill won single sculls defeating Mortlake-Anglian in the final.He then teamed up with  Mike Collier and held off a determined charge by Bewl-Bridge,to win double sculls. “It was a really good event” Bill comments. ”It ran to time and was very athlete friendly.”

Additional Club updates

Nottingham Rowing Club Veterans/Masters, rowing
in a green coloured boat sponsored by John A Stevens,coxed by Carole
Dickinson and stroked by Paul Johns, won their eights event at Bewdley
regatta on the River Severn, beating the home club in the final.
Redwood-Brown and Nikki Spencer, rowing for England came second to the
Irish Lightweight double scull in the Home Countries International
Regatta in Cork in Ireland.
Vicky Bramley rowing in the Women’s Eight
for England in the Home Countries, won the gold medal. Vicky is coached
by Julie Edwards, World Class Start Coach sponsored by Siemens.
Athelie and Nikki are part of Nottingham Rowing Club’s high performance
group coached by Dez Atkins.  Three other members recently competed in
the World U 23 Championships in Belarus.