A busy week at Sudbury

A busy week at Sudbury
Raph Franke and Harry Moule

Sudbury members have been extremely busy racing up and down the country.

Last weekend saw Harry Moule and Raph Franke competing at The British Championships in Nottingham. Harry raced in the J18 single sculls event finishing 17th in the time trial, placing him in the C Final. Harry managed to improvehis placing in the final to finish 4th in the C Final and 16th overall as a J17! Harry was then joined by Raph Franke in the J18 double sculls event. This was Raphs first 2000m race and with limited training sessions they raced well in the time trial to finish 18th. They had a good row in the C Final where they finished 6th, and 18th overall.

Luke Payne represented England at the Home International Regatta in the adaptive PR1 catagory. Competing over a challenging 2000m course at London Docklands, Luke finished well to gain points for the England team.

Sudbury rowers also competed at the St Neots two day regatta. Day 1 is raced on a 1000m course with a challenging bend to test crews’ steering skills. There was some good racing and the club came away with four wins – one of which was the women’s eight of Victoria Burgess, Zoe Rogers, Evie Prager, Elise Richmond, Amelia Maskell, Roxy Hall, Holly Robbins, Tayla-Mae Bentley and Tricia McGrillen (cox). Victoria burgess and Tayla-Mae Bentley also won in the womens double scull event. Mens coxless pair of Harry Moule and Byron Bullen and womens coxed four of Amelia Moule, Martha Bullen, Evie Prager, Elise Richmond and Tricia McGrillen also won their events.

On the Sunday the course shortened to 500m and again there were some very close races. Some Junior members had their first races – J16 double Dhanajay Senthil and Bertie Kerry raced in the J18 catagory and rowed well narrowly missing out on a place in the final. Rory Fildes and Max Johns raced well to get through the first round but their lack of race experience allowed their opposition to take the victory in the final. Byron Bullen and Harry Moule achieved a place in the final, narrowly missing out on another win. Womens quad Victoria Burgess, Zoe Rogers, Elise Richmond and Amelia Maskell won the womens quad sculls: another win for the Womens band 3 double scull Holly Robbins and Roxy Hall.

Sudbury Rowing Club will be holding its own regatta this weekend and spectators are welcome on Friars Meadow to see some spectacular racing. There will also be entertainment and refreshments for all the family.

Susie Moule