Medals abound at British Masters

Four Cantabs crews and one composite raced in the British Rowing Masters Championship on 15th & 16th June at the Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre, coming home with 3 silver and 1 bronze medals between them.

There were two medals each for Gill Cooper, Judith Weik, Debbie Morley and Sue Hakenbeck, as they won silver in a closely-fought race in the Championship WMasD4+ with cox Taty Stockwell, before the rowers raced again in the coxless event to earn another silver in Championship WMasD4-.

Gill, Taty, Judith, Debbie, Sue with their WMasD4+ medals
Gill, Judith, Debbie and Sue after receiveing their WMasD4- medals

Chiying Chen won silver in Championship WLwtMasBCD1x, being pipped for gold by just 1 second.

Chiying Chen nears the finish line
Chiying Chen nears the finish line [Credit: Gary Yalloway]

Jacqui Robinson, Syra Vanderhoof, Maria Adams and cox Ro Price raced in composite 8+ and raced well to finish with a bronze medal in the Championship WMasEF8+. Maria said:

"We knew it was going to be a tough couple of races as a composite crew up against several established crews. We were incredibly pleased with the way Ro, our cox, brought us together in the heat, and we produced a storming row in the final to take the bronze medal in a very exciting finish."

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Composite WMasEF8+ in the last quarter of their race

There was bad luck for a WMasB4+ from the Intermediate Squad, whose Saturday afternoon race was delayed, then cancelled and then postponed after thunderstorms delayed racing. Fortunately they were able to race instead on Sunday, and finished 3rd in the Intermediate W36+ 4+ event.

Congratulations to all those who raced.