July has been an outstanding month for Marlow Rowing Club, who have won 16 events and also picked up 3 silver medals and a bronze.
The month started with a win at Henley Masters Regatta for the Women's Masters B coxed four (Jo Chesney, Ruth Naylor, Helen Selden and Victoria Parsons,
coxed by Caz di Franco). 'Masters' racing was previously called 'veteran' and the 'B' indicates an age category.
Meanwhile the Marlow Juniors travelled to Kingston Borough Regatta and 5 wins, which earned the club the Victor Ludorum prize as the most successful club at the regatta. Wins came from J13 coxed quad scull (Alex Haynes, George Buckle, Jason Burnap, Ed Davis and coxed by Will Davis), Girls J13 coxed quad scull (Amy Robertson, Jodie Wright, Tegan Foister, Phoebe Mansfield coxed by Jessica Croll), J16 double scull (Charlie Simon, Bill Ewans), J15 double scull (Charlie Simon, Joe Rockell) and the J13 double scull (Alex Haynes, Ed Davis). In those events "J" means "Junior" and the number is an age category. These were all sculling events, where the competitors hold two oars each.
A week later in Scotland at GB Rowing Championships the club collected 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze medals. Naomi Riches won Gold in the Adaptive W1x - Naomi is registered blind and rows for Marlow and the GB adaptive team. The Silvers came in the women's Under 23 single sculls (Alice Denyer), women's Lightweight quad scull (Jo Wright, Emma Mitchell, Tamsin Knill, Matilda Horn) and Women's Lightweight coxless four (Jo Wright, Emma Mitchell, Tamsin Knill, Matilda Horn). The lightweight results were notable because Matilda had been substituted for an absent Danni Phillips at short notice; the crew claimed silver in the sweep event, rowed to the start switched boats and promptly came second in the sculling event. The Bronze medal was won by a composite Girls J15 double scull (Marlow/Nottingham) with Marlow athlete Anna Smart. Other strong results at this national event were the 4th place of Tamsin McAllister, Hannah Cummings, Becs Cawtherley, Dawn Thompson and Lisa Knill (cox) in the W 4+ final, and Julie McCulloch and Naomi Riches in the W2-.
At the same time the Junior boys raced at Molesey Junior Regatta were they came home with 2 wins in J15 quad scull (Jacob Buckle, Bill Ewans, Charlie Simon, Joe Rockell coxed by Ed Davis) and J15 single scull (Bill Ewans).
This weekend a numbers of crews raced at Burway Junior and Masters Regatta. Marlow came home after a long day racing with another 7 wins. The 7 wins came from the club J13 coxed quad scull (Alex Haynes, George Buckle, Jason Burnap, Will Sones and coxed by Ed Davis), Girls J13 coxed quad scull Amy Robertson, Jodie Wright, Tegan Foister, Phoebe Mansfield coxed by Jessica Croll), J14 double scull (Ben Watkins, Chris Tebb), J13 double scull (Alex Haynes, Ed Davis), Masters/J14 double Scull (Rob Roberston, Amy Robertson), Master single scull (Rob Robertson) and finally with his third win of the day, Alex Haynes in J13 single scull. The Girls J13 coxed quad scull final, and the J13 single sculls were both all Marlow Rowing Club affairs. The single scull race was between Alex Haynes and Ed Davis.
Also this weekend Alice Denyer raced for Wales at the Home International Regatta in Cork were she won the Girls single sculls event. Alice's season has been an outstanding one she has won numerous junior and senior events including winning in a composite crew the Girls Junior quads sculls at Women's Henley Regatta and being selected as the Girls single scull for Great Britain at the Coupe de la Jeunesse international in Belgium this coming weekend (31st July – 1st August).