Rutherford Head 2019
In what was described by local rower and friend of GRC, Lucy Barnard, as reasonable conditions with a slight head wind two GRC ladies have won medals in the W4x- (b4) and W8+ (b5) at the Rutherford Head. Jo Thomson and Katie McLaughlin travelled to Newcastle with the Clydesdale ladies to race in both Divisions on the iconic Tyne and this incredibly popular head race.
Results for both Divisions are here: http://www.tynerowingclub.org/pages/rutherford_head_180561.cfm
Nithsdale Regatta 2019
GRC filled the trailer and headed off to another club regatta in the south of Scotland. Nithsdale Amature Rowing Club hosted a fantastic fun day of racing in perfect rowing weather – sunny and a gentle cool breeze to stop you overheating. GRC entered a number of events with our Novice Women’s squad and Vet squad representing the club admirably winning a couple of events.
Clydesdale ARC 51st Scullers Head
Challenging conditions at yesterdays Scullers Head made for a shortened 3k course and some extremely fast times. Out top sculler, Calum Young, led the GRC way coming second overall to Ben Parsonage and winning the Res2 category. James made 3rd Open sculler and Ronan came in as 2nd Res2 sculler and Blair coming in only 9 seconds behind Ronan. Fantastic results all round and especially for Calum who needed only 2 seconds, which may have been gained by a more efficient course being taken, to win the event overall.
Catriona Scott did superb winning Women’s Novice Singles ahead of the winner of Res2 making her the 3rd placed Women’s events competitor. Jo Thompson flew down the course leading the times for the event being beaten only by the handicap system for age categories. Sorry Jo, you’re just too young :).