Medal Success for Globe at British Rowing Nat Championships 2011

Globe juniors and seniors, once again, put in some impressive performances at the British Rowing Championships which took place at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham last weekend.

Senior Rowers –  ‘Joe Hollier and Mark Jaques competed in senior sculling events sculling well and progressed to semi-finals eventually being beaten by strong opposition.  They have also had a very good season representing the club in top regattas’,  Congratulations to them both.

Juniors Squad -Amid strong competition, Sophie Pritchard (WJ15 1X), Alice Dwyer and Sorcha Liston-Smith (WJ152X), Jack Davidson and James French (J162X) and Isobel Turner and Sophie Baggs (WJ2X) all battled hard through qualifiers but, unfortunately, failed to progress further on this occasion.

Gregory Blanchard sculled convincingly through heats to win a place in the final of the J141X event, finishing in 4th place overall. This is a fantastic achievement for young Gregory and we look forward to seeing his progress over the coming months and years.

Sunday saw Globe clubmates, Naomi Curthoys and Elise French, once again, up against each other in the final of the WJ17 single sculls event.

In a difficult head wind, the race was dominated from early on by a strong Cambois sculler, followed by a young lady from Broxbourne Rowing Club.

Naomi sculled a magnificent race, closely followed by Elise, to claim third place and a coveted bronze medal.Bronze (photo)

The Globe supporters could be heard from afar, loudly cheering on both girls, in what was a very exciting race. Many congratulations to Naomi for such a fine performance.

Thanks must go to Peter and Maurice for their excellent coaching and support of the Globe juniors. These results show that the squad are going from strength to strength and have a depth of talent, commitment and enthusiasm, which promises to yield many more successes in the future. Well done to all the juniors!

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