Rowers enjoy success over busy period of action

Sudbury Rowing Club have been busy in action over the last couple of weeks with a host of good results at both national and regional regattas.

In the recent National Masters regatta at Nottingham, David Bull and Sam Hogsbjerg secured a silver medal in the Men’s Masters B pair.

This was then added to by Pippa Kerry and Jeremy Milbank, who also won the silver in the mixed doubles.

In the National Schools regatta, Katherine Insull, doubling with Maddie Badcott from Lea Rowing Club, won the Championship Girls double, beating 30 other competitors.

Peterborough’s two-day regatta, over 1,000m, was well attended and the club had some good wins over the weekend.

On the Saturday, Ellie Adams won in her J15 single race by 0.3 seconds and Molly Shaw continued her winning streak with Cambridge partner Amy Bland, winning comfortably in the J16 double.

Tom Bowles and Alex Blackman, in their first pair race, raced well to win the IM2 pairs and was closely followed by Lee Adams and Rob Frost securing a narrow win in the IM2 pair.

On Sunday, it was time to bring out the Masters of the club.

The men’s Masters C8 raced against Cambridge’s Champion of the Thames and a St Ives crew.

Sudbury’s crew, coxed by Ellie Adams, had a great start.

It was set to be a two-horse race between them and St Ives, but the crew finally pulled away to secure victory.

Four of the crew, Paul Adams, Lee Adams, John Bowles and Paul Sant then went on to race in the Masters C coxed four, with Ella Hysom coxing.

Coach Tony Hogsbjerg had high hopes for the crew and wasnot disappointed as, after a slow start, the crew settled and slowly closed the gap before rowing past the other crews to secure a great win.

Pippa Kerry and Bryony Dixon finished the day by winning the women’s IM3 doubles, their first victory together.