23 June 2013

Marlow Regatta held at Eton Dorney on Saturday 15.6.13

Northwich Rowing Club's elite quad raced at Marlow Regatta.

They raced against very strong crews and came 2nd in their heat  and in the final they came 3rd behind Leander and Maidenhead. Overall out of 35 crews they came 3rd - a fantastic result.

The quad made up of: Harry Blake, Tom Asteriades, Zac Trigg, Finn Lawton are hoping to qualify for Henley. They have travelled down to Dorney with their coach Jed Barlow to compete in several of the Southern Regattas

They have heard today that they have pre- qualified for Henley Regatta so Congratulations  and well done - all the hours of training has paid off!

Good Luck for Henley.

Stratford Upon Avon Regarra - Saturday 15.6.13

The Junior crews travelled down to Stratford to race in  testing conditions. The day was sunny but very windy and with a couple of big bends on the 750m course the coxless boats had to steer very carefully otherwise they could be blown off course coming around the final bend!

Northwich secured 2 wins on the day but the other crews all raced through their heats to reach their semi final or final.

The winners were:

J14A.2x - Greg Murphy and Lawrence Williams
 Greg and Lawrence won The King's Trophy:

WJ14A.2x - Amelia Berry and Hannah Cooney
Amelia and Hannah won the Joe Cosk Challenge Trophy

The J15A.2x  Jack Koch and Matt Roberts had 3 excellent races to reach the final just losing by a length.
One of the umpires on the day said he was very impressed with standard of rowing by the Northwich Juniors.

More photos of the other junior boats:

Taking a well earned break!!! - Coach Jack with Matthew.

Bridgenorth Regatta Saturday 8/6/13

Northwich had 4 wins at Bridgenorth:

J15A.2x - Greg Murphy and Lawrence Williams

J15A.4x+ - Alex Hine, Chris Malley, Greg Murphy, Lawrence Williams Cox -  Jack Hudson

WJ14A.2x - Amelia Berry and Hannah Cooney

J14A.4x+ - Thomas Porter,Rhys Coffee, George Crouchley, Matt Radford - Cox Tom Swithenbank

                                       J14A.4x+ with their coaches Mike and Jack

06 June 2013

Northwich Regatta - Monday 27/5/13

Northwich cews had 12 wins on Regatta day!!

They were as follows:

IM1.2x - Tom Asteriades and Finn Lawton

J18A.1x - Harry Blake

J18A.2x - Tom Asteriades and Zac Trigg

J17A.4x- - Harry Blake, Tom Asteriades, Zac Trigg , Finn Lawton

MasD/F 4+ - Andrew Simpson, Simon Bannister, Steve Wignall, Neville Hand
                       Cox: James Morrison

MasF/G 1x - Mike Francis

MxIM3.4+ - Sue Easton, Adam Webster, Sam Coverley, Claire Webster
                      Cox: Andy  Morrison

Nov.4+ - Alex Hine, Mike Lundy, George Lawton, Chris Malley
                Cox: Jack Hudson

W.IM3.1x - Georgia Hogg

WJ15A.2x - Emma Roberts and Victoria Gardner

W.Nov 4+ Jenny Jones, Dee Ashmore, Vicky Cheshire, Emma Winsor
                   Cox: Andy Morrison.

The older juniors sold raffle tickets on the day and all proceeds went to the Northwich Food Bank

Here is a selection of photos taken by Greg, who couldn't take part in the regatta as he had sprained his ankle.

04 June 2013

National Schools Regatta - At Nottingham Watersports Centre 24/25/26th May


Greg Murphy and Lawrence Williams - the J14. 2x  became the National School Champions on a very wet and windy day at NWSC.

They beat Trentham by 3 secs and Peterborough by 6 sec to claim the gold medal and the Sommerville Cup.

Due to the difficult weather conditions racing was cancelled at midday and so the 1st,2nd and 3rd places were awarded to the fastest 3 times in the processional races.


On Saturday and Sunday the weather was bright and sunny with only a light wind.
The J15.4+( Alex Hine, Mike Lundy, George Lawton, Chris Malley) raced their way through to the semi-finals and Finn Lawton made it through to the J17A.1x final coming in 4th place.

The elite quad ( Harry Blake,Tom Asteriades, Zac Trig, Finn Lawton) entered the Championship Quad sculls  and got through to the semi-final and just missed out on a place in the final.