Head season ends on a high for MK’s rowers in Bedford

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MK Rowing Club ended the Head Season on a high in Bedford last weekend.

High winds and very choppy waters, although challenging were not a problem, and continued the winning streak for the Milton Keynes club.

The day began well with the Women’s Masters CD 4 of Jane Skeith, Karen Wilson, Paula Heywoodand Louise Rivett, who were expertly coxed to victory by Kate Fraser her first time coxing in a rowing event.

Steve Lawson came first in Masters DE single sculls. Both senior crews winning on time against younger crews, without adjusting the times due to the handicap system. Steve and Rod Bennett in the also recorded the fastest pairs time.

The Masters D coxed 4 of Phil C, Peter Cox, Nick Hughes, Steve Boughton with Rob Heywod coxing came 2nd in a time of 7:53.

First time events for Novice single scullers, Liam Mclaughlin came 6th of 16 scullers in a time of 8:06, an excellent result for a first event. A popular member of the club Fred Muraya also competed in the Masters novice single sculls, and while he found the conditions challenging, finished in an admirable time of 9:43.

The chairman of the club Benn Klewpatinond said: “Personally, it was really good to be back and racing, and a great job today everyone racing. Now onwards and upwards to the Regatta season.”

If you are interested in learning to row or cox, get in touch with Milton Keynes Rowing club on their Facebook page or at www.mkrowing.org