Sudbury rowers take six wins at Peterborough Spring Regatta

Sudbury's winning juniors at Peterborough Regatta - Martha Bullen, Jemima Savage, Helena Griffiths,

Sudbury's winning juniors at Peterborough Regatta - Martha Bullen, Jemima Savage, Helena Griffiths, Amelia Maskell, Amelia Moule and Harry Moule. - Credit: Archant

Sudbury Rowing Club claimed six wins at the two-day Peterborough Spring Regatta at the weekend.

The first success for the West Suffolk club came in the girls’ junior 16 double scull, with Amelia Moule and Amelia Maskell beating Deben RC, Peterborough RC and Norwich RC in a very fast final.

Moule then raced in the Junior 16 single sculls event where she won her heat and semi-final before making it a clean sweep in the final, seeing off competition from Peterborough RC, Boston RC and Kings Schools Ely.

Martha Bullen claimed the Junior 14 single sculls title too, beating Nottingham Union RC, Derby RC and Norwich RC in her final.

After that successful Saturday, Sudbury rowers entered Sunday confident of adding to their win tally and duly did so, doubling their total of triumphs.

The Women’s Junior 15 coxed quad of Jemima Savage, Helena Griffiths, Bullen, 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.

And they prevailed, covering the 1,000m course in 3.55.

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Moule and Maskell were then at it again, as they raced in the Junior 16 double sculls event and finished first in the final – the third title of the weekend for both.

Jen Titterington put a cap on a fine weekend for Sudbury rowers as she 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, the West Suffolk side finished the weekend with six victories, five from their very promising youth rowers - results that bode very well for the future indeed.

There were plenty of second places for Sudbury too – five in total – on what was a fine weekend on the water.

The next event for the club will be the St Ives Sprint Regatta this Saturday.

For further information about the club, or to get involved in rowing, visit www.sudburyrowingclub.org.uk.

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