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Heads we win !

More success for Sudbury Rowing Club when they attended Norfolk Long Distance Sculls and Huntingdon Head.

Norwich Head has four divisions, 2 short – 2100 metres and 2 long distance – 4100 metres.

All the wins came from junior crews and firstly in the long distance division, the newly formed Women’s Junior 18 coxed four of Amelia Maskell, Julia van Zyl, Tilly Barnard, Amelia Moule and Harry Moule (cox) raced in the Women’s category, finishing in a time of 19 minutes and 22 seconds, a minute ahead of their competition.

Also in the long distance division was the Women’s Junior 17 double scull of Amelia Maskell and Amelia Moule who won the event in a time of 19 minutes and 41 seconds.

Next was Martha Bullen who competed in the Women’s single sculls event over the short distance course. Martha finished in a time of 11 minutes and 38 seconds.

Helena Griffiths made her debut appearance in the Junior 15 single sculls event, finishing in a time of 13 minutes and 11 seconds (short division).

Byron Bullen had a good race in the Junior 17 single sculls event (short course). He finished an impressive second in the category in a time of 11 minutes and 2 seconds.

Also racing the long course were Jen Titterington and Bev Goodchild – 18.18, Byron Bullen and Henry Tullin – 18.24, Tracy Muir – 23.19, Tilly Barnard and Julia van Zyl – 22.19, Jen Titterington – 20.27 and Jeremy Milbank – 23.25.

Two crews won at the Huntingdon Head, raced over a distance of 4km.

The Men’s Masters C coxed four of Lee Adams, Tim Hysom, Stephen Nichols, Paul Adams and Helen Sharp (cox) won their event in a time of 15 minutes 38 seconds.

Mike Arnott competed in the Men’s Masters G single sculls event winning in a time of 19 minutes 34 seconds.

The next event will be the Cambridge Winter Head.

Susie Moule.

Pairs Head of the River Race

Jen Titterington and Bev Goodchild (Ipswich RC) raced on the Thames on 14th Oct in the Pairs Head of the River Race.

They won a National class pennant in their event, Womens Club double sculls, winning by a massive 17 seconds, ahead of 11 other crews in their category.

They finished in a time of 15 minutes and 30 seconds, an overall 221st out of 480 crews.

They were presented with their prizes at a special presentation in London, by double Olympic oarsman George Nash MBE.

Annual Dinner and Other Stories

Annual Dinner

Sudbury Rowing Club held their annual dinner and presentation evening where the Chairman introduced the nominees for the various awards, the year was reviewed in song by the captain and the list of club wins was celebrated.

Awards went to :
Jen Titterington – Senior Award
Martha Bullen – Junior Award
Angela Colclough – Stour Shield
Amelia Moule – Andrew Foster Award for Sculling
Nicola and Colin Swift – Best in Regatta award
Amelia Maskell – Most Improved
Hannah Lodge – Special Award

Bedford Small Boats Head

A number of members attended the Bedford Small Boats Head where various crews raced over the 2000 metre course.

Winning crews were Amelia Maskell and Martha Bullen in the Junior 16 double sculls, Masters E double scull of Simon White and Robin King, and Jen Titterington won the Women’s Open single sculls event.

Other crews racing were Jen Titterington and Sophie Lovegrove in the Women’s double sculls, who finished fifth in their event. Henry Tullin, Gareth Moriarty, Sam McLoughlin, Byron Bullen and Harry Moule (cox) raced in the Men’s Open coxed fours event, finishing fifth and ahead of another Sudbury crew of Sean Moriarty, Gregg Brown, Kevin Fish, Pete Donovan and Michelle Risby (cox).

Robin King, Simon White, Andrew Blit, Paul Spencer and Holly Adams (cox) raced in the Men’s Masters E/F coxed fours. Lee Adams, Paul Adams, Stephen Nichols, Tim Hysom and Helen Sharp (cox) competed in the Men’s Masters C/D coxed fours event, finishing two seconds behind the winning crew.

Keith Paxman and Mike Arnott competed in the Masters E/G double sculls, with Alan Muir and Sean Moriarty in the same event.

Women’s Masters C/D double scull Teresa Moriarty and Tracy Muir.

Rosemary Hogsbjerg and Sarah Stirling raced in the Women’s Masters E/F double sculls event.

Owen Moriarty raced in the Junior 15 single sculls category, Amelia Moule raced in the Women’s Junior 17 single sculls and Tracy Muir raced in the Women’s Masters D single event.

Sophie Brown completed a shorter distance in the Adaptive category.

AGM

Sudbury Rowing Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on the 19th October at 7.30pm at their Clubhouse in Quay Lane where a new committee will be elected.

Amelia Maskell, Jen Titterington, Amelia Moule, Hannah Lodge, Martha Bullen with their awards at the Sudbury Rowing Club Annual Dinner.

 

End of Season Race Report

Sudbury Rowing Club have had a busy few weeks with members attending Peterborough Summer Regatta, Great Ouse Marathon, World Masters Chamionships in Bled, Slovenia and Cambridge Autumn Regatta.

David Wasse and Jeremy Milbank won the Masters G double sculls event at Peterborough Summer regatta. Other competitors included Sophie Lovegrove in her debut single scull, Jen Titterington and Asha Thobhani in a composite quad scull. Nell Belcher and Amelia Maskell also competed in single sculls.

The Great Ouse Marathon, from Ely to Denver covers a 21km course and various crews competed. An impressive race from mixed double scull of Sophie Lovegrove and Pete Donovan in a time of 1 hour 55 minutes, winning their event. Competing in the same category were Tracy Muir and Tim Hysom who finished in a time of 2 hours. The Masters F coxless four of Mike Arnott, Keith Paxman, Andrew Blit and Steve Nichols finished in a time of 2 hours 1 minute. The composite crew of Jen Titterington (Sudbury) and Bev Goodchild (Ipswich) raced in the Women’s IM2 double sculls and finished in 2 hours 4 minutes. The Masters E double scull of Sean Moriarty and Alan Muir finished in 2 hours 9 minutes. Sophie Brown competed in the Adaptive TA category and finished in 3 hours 16 minutes.

Some of the clubs veteran rowers travelled to Bled, Slovenia to compete in the World Masters Championships. The regatta was held over 5 days and conditions varied from day to day. David Wasse and Jeremy Milbank competed in the Masters G doubles. Women’s Masters E double scull of Rosemary Hogsbjerg and Sarah Stirling finished in bronze medal position in their race. Also racing were Tracy Muir and Teresa Moriarty in the Masters D doubles, Alan Muir and Sean Moriarty in the Men’s doubles event and Tracy Muir also doubled with Jeremy Milbank in the mixed doubles.

Cambridge Autumn Regatta saw more success, firstly from the Men’s Masters C coxed four of Lee Adams, Tim Hysom, Steve Nichols, Paul Adams and Helen Sharp (cox). The juniors had two wins – Harry Moule won the Junior 13 single sculls event and Amelia Maskell and Martha Bullen won the Junior 15 double sculls category. Amelia Moule reached the final in the Junior 17 single sculls event as well as reaching the semi-final in the Junior 18 double sculls with partner Lucy Edwards. Amelia also coxed a Peterborough four to victory for the second time this season. Sam McLoughlin reached the final in the Junior 15 singles sculls, as did the Junior 16 double of Byron Bullen and Sam Mcloughin.

This was the last regatta of the season and crews will now be focusing on longer distance Head races over the winter and training will continue on and off the water.

Susie Moule.

Martha Bullen, Amelia Maskell, Amelia Moule , Harry Moule, Sam McLoughlin and Byron Bullen at Cambridge Autumn Regatta.

Winning crew of Lee Adams, Tim Hysom, Steve Nichols, Paul Adams and Helen Sharp (cox)

Rosemary Hogsbjerg, Jeremy Milbank, Sarah Stirling, Alan Muir, Tracy Muir, Teresa Moriarty, SJ Gibbons and Sean Moriarty (front) at the World Masters Championships in Bled, Slovenia.

Sophie Lovegrove and Pete Donovan after winning their event at the Great Ouse Marathon.

St. Neots Regatta

Sudbury Rowing Club competed at the St. Neots two day regatta in very changeable weather over the weekend.

Saturday’s racing was over a distance of 1000 metres, which included a challenging bend. Seventeen crews raced on Saturday including two men’s eights, a mixed eight, three coxed fours, three women’s quads, a coxless pair, four double sculls and three single sculls.

There were some excellent races – some in very heavy rain. Winning crews were Amelia Maskell and Amelia Moule in the Women’s Junior 16 double sculls event. Winners of Women’s Double Sculls event was a composite crew of Jen Titterington (Sudbury) and Bev Goodchild (Ipswich).

Racing started early on Sunday, some of the Sudbury crews took to the water before 9.00. The course was more of a sprint event with the distance being 500 metres. There were fifteen Sudbury crews competing – a women’s coxed four, a women’s quad, six double sculls, and seven single sculls.

The most exciting race of the day came from Junior 16 Double scull of Byron Bullen and Sam McLoughlin who had such a close race in the semi final against Peterborough, it was declared as a dead heat. The crews returned to the start for an immediate re-race. The Sudbury crew were triumphant the second time round and earned a place in the final.

Winning crews were Women’s Masters C double scull of Susie Moule and Sophie Lovegrove in their debut race together, Amelia Maskell and Martha Bullen in the Women’s Junior 15 double sculls event, Martha Bullen also won the Womens Junior 14 single sculls event. Amelia Moule continued her winning streak, taking her second win of the weekend in the Women’s Junior 16 Single sculls event.

Sudbury Regatta will be held on Friars Meadow on Saturday 5th August. Spectators and supporters welcome. Enjoy live music, BBQ, hog roast and beer tent with local ale and Pimms whilst watching the racing. Entertainment for the whole family !

Susie Moule.

St. Ives Regatta

Sudbury Rowing Club had more success at the St. Ives regatta last week, with a win from Jeremy Milbank in his debut in a single scull, winning the Masters F single sculls event.

Also triumphant were Martha Bullen in the Junior 14 single sculls event, Amelia Moule and Nell Belcher in the Junior 16 double sculls event and the youngest member of Sudbury Rowing Club, Harry Moule, won the Junior 12 single sculls category.

The club had representatives in many other events, with some excellent racing during the day and some very close finishes.

Tracy Muir had a busy day, racing in the Women’s Masters D double sculls with Teresa Moriarty, then with Jeremy Milbank in the Mixed Masters D double scull, and finally taking to the water in the Women’s Masters D single category.

Also racing were Sam McLoughlin and Byron Bullen, competing in a Junior 16 double scull and also in single sculls.

Helena Griffiths and Jemima Savage raced in the Junior 15 double scull event, Morgan Moriarty competed in the Junior 18 single scull, Amelia Moule raced in Junior 16 single sculls and Nell Belcher made her debut in the Women’s IM3 single sculls event.

Amelia Moule and Amelia Maskell also competed in the GB Junior 16 trials in Nottingham. The 1500 metre course was hindered by a headwind which was unfavourable for some crews. The relatively newly formed Sudbury crew rowed well together against some very strong opposition from all over the country. They gained valuable experience, finishing in a time of 6 minutes 39 seconds. The winning crew was from Northwich Rowing Club.

The next event will be the St. Neots two day regatta and the Sudbury Regatta will be held on Saturday 5th August.

Susie Moule.
Sudbury RC.

Peterborough Spring Regatta

Sudbury rowers attended the Peterborough Spring two day Regatta at the weekend. Each day the racing was held over 1000 metres on a multi lane course.

On Saturday Sudbury Rowing Club had a number of crews competing.

The Womens IM3 eight of Asha Thobhani, SJ Gibbons, Katie Newbigging, Daisy Anderson, Sophie Lovegrove, Jen Titterington, Hannah Lodge, Susie Moule (Stroke) and Amelia Moule (cox) came second in their heat in a time of 3.34, four seconds behind Queens College Cambridge and ahead of Chesterton RC and City of Cambridge RC. Queens College and Sudbury both went through to the final, where Queens took first place, Sudbury in second (3.37), Peterborough RC third, and Cantabrigian in fourth place.

Junior 16 double scull of Henry Tullin and Byron Bullen finished fourth in the final behind Peterborough RC, Cambridge 99 RC and Lincoln Rowing Centre.

Girls Junior 16 double scull of Amelia Moule and Amelia Maskell won their heat in a time of 4.09 against Norwich RC and Deben RC. In the final, the Sudbury crew finished in first place in a very fast time of 3.59, beating Deben RC, Peterborough RC and Norwich RC.

Amelia Maskell also raced in the Junior 15 double scull event with Martha Bullen. They won their heat in a time of 4.01 beating Gravesend RC, City of Cambridge RC and Norwich RC. In the final Rob Roy RC took first place in 3.55, Sudbury were second in 4.00, Beckett RC third and City of Cambridge RC in fourth place.

Phil Nelson competed in the Novice Sculls event where he finished second in his heat, gaining a place in the semi-final where he finished in third place in a time of 4.02 behind Bedford School and Curlew, but ahead of Essex Uni who were in fourth position.

Byron Bullen raced in the Junior 16 single sculls event where he finished in third place in a time of 4.03, just missing out on a place in the final.

Sam McLoughlin raced in the Junior 15 single sculls event. He finished second in his heat in a time of 4.03, which took him into the semi-final where he finished in fourth place behind Rob Roy RC and two scullers from Norwich RC.

Jen Titterington raced in the Womens IM3 single sculls event. She won her heat in a time of 4.14 ahead of Poplar Blackwall, Peterborough RC and Cambridge 99 RC. In the final there was a battle for first place with Jen just missing out by less than a second to Bedford RC in 4.06.

Amelia Moule raced in the Junior 16 single sculls event where she won her heat and semi-final. Amelia had another good race in the final finishing in first place in a time of 4.22 ahead of Peterborough RC, Boston RC and Kings Schools Ely.

Martha Bullen raced in the Junior 14 single sculls event winning her heat. In the final she finished in first place in a time of 4.16 beating Nottingham Union RC, Derby RC and Norwich RC.

On Sunday racing started early and more Sudbury members travelled to Peterborough.

The Womens IM3 eight of Sophie Lovegrove, SJ Gibbons, Katie Newbigging, Rebecca Houghton, Hannah Lodge, Daisy Anderson, Amelia Moule, Susie Moule (stroke) and Asha Thobhani (cox) won their heat in a time of 3.36. The final was a very close race with Birmingham Uni taking first place and the second, third and fourth places all within a second of each other.

Womens Novice coxed four of Hannah Lodge, Rebecca Houghton, Katie Newbigging, Daisy Anderson (stroke) and Harry Moule (cox) won their heat in 4.06. In the final they finished in fourth position behind University College London, Lea RC and Birmingham RC.

Womens Masters D coxed four of Maria Vigneau, Linda Newbigging, Mary-Jane Budd, Nicola Porter-Vaughan and Sean Moriarty (cox) finished in fourth place in the final.

The Mens Masters E quad scull of Stephen Nichols, Sean Moriarty, Alan Muir and Jeremy Milbank finished in fourth place in the final in a time of 3.57.

The Womens IM3 quad scull of Asha Thobhani, Sophie Lovegrove, Jen Titterington and Susie Moule finished second in the final in a time of 3.52 behind Birmingham Uni.

The Womens Junior 15 coxed quad of Jemima Savage, Helena Griffiths, Martha Bullen, Amelia Maskell and Harry Moule (cox) came second in their heat taking them into the final where they had a battle to the line with Nottingham and Union RC. The Sudbury crew took the win in 3.55.

The Mens Masters E double scull of Alan Muir and Sean Moriarty finished in fourth place in their heat behind Hollingworth Lake RC, Peterborough RC and St. Neots RC.

Mens Masters G double scull of Jeremy Milbank and David Wasse finished in second place in the final in a time of 4.06.

Tracy Muir and Teresa Moriarty raced in the Womens Masters D double scull event. They finished second in their heat in a time of 4.34. In the final they knocked 12 seconds off their time, finishing in third place behind RAF RC, Champion of the Thames, with Oundle RC in fourth place.

The Junior 18 Double scull of Emma Rogers and Lucy Edwards finished in second place in their heat in 4.24, then finished fourth in the final in a quicker time of 4.17.

Amelia Moule and Amelia Maskell again raced in the Junior 16 double sculls event and finished first in the final in a time of 4.00.

Byron Bullen competed in the Junior 16 single sculls event finishing third in the heat in a time of 4.05 behind Peterborough RC and Cambridge 99 RC.

Jen Titterington again raced in the Womens IM3 single sculls event finishing first in her heat in 4.14. In the final, Sudbury had a re-match with Bedford who won the event on Saturday. This time the Sudbury sculler was triumphant and took the win by the narrowest of margins in a time of 4.07.

So another successful weekend for the Sudbury RC with six wins, five of those coming from the Junior Squad.

The next event will be the St. Ives Sprint Regatta.

Winning juniors at Peterborough Regatta – Martha Bullen, Jemima Savage, Helena Griffiths, Amelia Maskell, Amelia Moule and Harry Moule.

Womens IM3 1x Sculls – Jen Titterington.

Ball Cup and other Events

Sudbury Rowing Club have had a busy few weeks, racing at various events.

Adaptive rowers Luke Payne And Sophie Brown competed at Henley-on-Thames and represented Sudbury Rowing Club in the Phyllis Court Regatta. Luke Payne took part in the Arms Only category and Sophie Brown in the Arms and Trunk category.

Jen Titterington has also been in action, competing at Wallingford Regatta, held at Eton Dorney. Weather conditions were particularly breezy and the 2000m six lane course was deemed too rough and dangerous which meant competitors had to race over a shorter distance of 1500m in a processional time trial style of racing. Titterington gained some valuable race experience in challenging conditions.

Sudbury Juniors were out in force at the Ball Cup Junior Regatta South at Eton Dorney, Olympic Venue. The course was raced over 750 metres and was over six lanes.

Junior 18 double scull of Byron Bullen and Callum Power won their heat taking them into the final where again they were successful earning a gold medal. Power also competed in the Junior 18 single scull event, winning his semi and finishing second in the final winning a silver medal to go with his gold.

Amelia Moule raced in the Junior 16 single sculls event winning her heat convincingly. In the final, Moule fought hard, finishing in second place silver medal position, 1 second behind the winner.

Sam McLoughlin had a very close win in his heat taking him into the final of the Junior 15 single sculls event where he eventually finished in third place earning a bronze medal.

The girls Junior 18 double scull of Julia Van Zyl and Lucy Edwards won their heat convincingly. In the final they managed third place – a bronze medal.

Junior 16 double scull of Henry Tullin and Byron Bullen made it into the final and finished in fifth place.

The girls Junior 15 double scull of Amelia Maskell and Martha Bullen had a very fast semi winning by four lengths. In the final they also finished in a very fast time – finishing in gold medal position.

Martha Bullen also rowed in the Junior 14 double sculls event with Helena Griffiths. They won their heat and came second in the final – silver medal position.

Owen Moriarty raced in his first regatta competing in the Junior 14 single sculls event. He rowed well finishing in fifth position, gaining some valuable race experience.

The girls Junior 18 quad scull of Emma Rogers, Julia Van Zyl, Lucy Edwards and Amelia Moule had a strong semi, finishing in second place. The final was a hard and very close race where Sudbury finished in silver medal position.

A very successful day for the junior squad with medals in 8 events – 2 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze.

The next events will be at the Nottingham Masters Regatta and Peterborough Spring Regatta.

Susie Moule.

Juniors at the Ball Cup Junior Regatta with coaches Antony Moule and Tracy Muir.