Hereford Rowing Club crews wind up their season with a flourish at Worcester Autumn Regatta (From Hereford Times)
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Hereford Rowing Club crews wind up their season with a flourish at Worcester Autumn Regatta
4:45pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in Sport
HEREFORD Rowing Club closed another successful regatta season with a clutch of wins at the Worcester Autumn event.
First win of the day went to the Women’s Masters ‘C’ 4+ consisting of Adele Llewellin, Kay Mileson, Caroline Fowler-Wright and Kate Hatch, coxed by Clare Fenton, who dominated the race from the start to win convincingly over their opposition.
They were followed in victory by the Men’s IM3 8+ of Liam McSherry, Paul Lewis, Jon Bentley-Leek, Mark Weaver, Simon Fairclough, Stuart Linton, John Christopher and Phil Robinson, coxed by Clare Fenton who fought to victory in a nail-bitingly close race with Stourport.
The third win of the morning division came in the Masters ‘G’ 4+ event where Pete Knight, Bob Freeman, Frank Hansford and Frank Ford were guided to success by novice cox Kiri Birch who later went on to make her single sculling debut and was just pipped at the finish by her rival.
Frank Hansford turned 80 in August, and he and his crew-mates have been enjoying a run of success, beating crews on average at least 15 years younger than him.
Kevin Yau and Tristram Lee-Jones were thwarted on the finish line in their bid for a first win in the Novice Double scull event but then linked up in the Masters ‘B’ 8+ with Andy Marlow, Phillip ‘Bob’ Bouchier, Bob Freeman, John Moore, Clive Stewart, Russell Williams and cox Stuart Rowney to beat a Worcester crew in the final, despite a four-second handicap on the start.
The other win of the afternoon came from the Women’s IM3 4+ crew of Linda Willimont, Paula Urry, Sharon Pullen and Lauren Williams, coxed by Clare Fenton, who put in an impressive performance to beat a strong crew from Minerva Bath.
Hereford Rowing Club is always looking for people who might want to get involved as coxes. Contact captain Jim Williams on 07846 706355 to find out more.
Pictured: Hereford winners at Worcester (from left) Kate Hatch, Linda Willimont, Kay Mileson, Caroline Fowler-Wright, Frank Ford, Russell Williams, Clive Stewart, Frank Hansford, Kiri Birch, John Moore, Phil Bouchier, Bob Freeman, Phil Robinson, Pete Knight, Paul Lewis, Liam Mcsherry, Andy Marlow, John Christopher, Stuart Rowney, John Bentley Leek, Mark Weaver, Kevin Yau, Stuart Linton, Tristram Lee-Jones.
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