By Sarah Watson
There was a victory from one of the two Peterborough crews that raced at Kingston head last weekend, when the Masters E quad of Jack Ward, Jim Burt, Steve Tuck and Tim Ellis beat their competition, as well as all of the Masters Crews of their division. Also racing at Kingston were the IM3 eight of Alasdair Ryder, Chris Elder, George Bushell, John Long, Neil Gibbons, Liam James, Damen Sanderson, Jordan Beale and cox Jo. They completed the course in the time of 17:36.4, placing 13th out of the 23 crews .
The following day, victories were continued by the juniors at Cambridge Champs Junior Sculling head, where they battled the extreme winds to come away with 4 wins over the 1450 metre course on the Cam. Division 1 started off with the singles, where Alex Leverage and James Toynton took away a win each in their J15 and J16 singles. Leverage dominated the J15 singles event by over 30 seconds, and Toynton was able to take the win by 4 seconds, despite racing up a year group. The ‘deadly duo’ joined for division 2, where they collected their second win of the day in their J15 double. The last win of the day was by Jenna Taylor, Georgina Parker, Libby Jarvis and Hannah Bassett, who beat Cantabrigian Rowing club in their J16 coxless quad, by over 15 seconds.
Also taking place at Cambridge was the Cambridge Winter League, which the Women’s Masters C eight of Hayley Marsters, Caroline Calver, Tina Allen, Gail Parker, Helen Wallace, Ilektra Apostolidou, Sarah Sheldrick, Emma Richardson and cox Hannah Parker, gained another victory for Peterborough over the 3 month event.