More success for city’s rowers

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THE wins just keep on coming for the rowers of Milton Keynes RC with a total of five wins for the club at the two-day Peterborough Summer Regatta last weekend.

Peterborough is proving to be a very happy hunting ground for MK rowers. And true to form the seniors put in a strong performance against crews from across the country, and once again showed they are rowing at a different level this season compared to the last.

Current National Masters champions Tim Grossey and Benn Klewpatinond took another win in the Elite Pairs event, and Helen Marshall – racing in a single scull – left her opponent far in the distance in her final.

Also winning in a Masters race were Charlene Mills, Lou Rivett, Becks Trouse and Andi Grossey in their coxed four, after a neck and neck fight to the finish line against HSBC.

For the MK men’s crews there was a win in a coxed four race resulting in David Ashmore and Gwenn Contini losing their novice status, and finally a win against Evesham for the women’s quadruple scull crew of Lindy Gray, Emma Harris, Liz Tatman and Andi Grossey.

The juniors put in a strong performance too against tough opposition, with a particularly impressive row from Alex Baines, aged 15, who really turned on the speed to take his place in the sprint final.

With the regatta season drawing to a close shortly, MK Rowing Club will be looking to keep up this level of performance as they move into the longer distance time trials of the winter ‘head’ racing.

Pictured above are Gwenn Contini, David Ashmore, Benn Klewpatinond, Tim Grossey and cox Liz Tatman, winners of the men’s coxed four.