Scottish Nationals & Trentham

Scottish National Championships

Runcorn RC Sam Edwards travelled north of the Border again and entered the Scottish National Championships and came home with a Gold medal.

This prestigious event was held over the weekend of 9/10 June, at Strathclyde Park, Motherwell, home to Scottish Rowing . Edwards joined forces with Gary Wilson , Aberdeen Boat Club and had a fantastic win in the Mens Double Sculls beating rivals Castle Semple.

Sam Edwards with Gary Wilson from Aberden BC Gold medal winners

Earlier in the day Edwards narrowly missed Gold in the Mens Single Sculls, taking second place to Herriot Watt University.

He has now been selected to represent Scotland in the Mens Double, at the Home International Regatta in Cardiff on 21 July 2012


Trentham Regatta 2012

On a more local note, other members of the club set their sights on a north west regatta and raced on 10 June at Trentham Regatta, Trentham Gardens, Stoke. Sunday's rowing condition were near perfect, with calm waters and warm sunshine.

Runcorn had full complement of crews , with Juniors , Seniors and Masters rowers competing in most categories on a 2 laned 750m course. Seven fantastic wins were achieved along with determined racing from all.

Winners were:

Womens IM3 Quad – Katie Silcock, Sarah O'Brien, Sue Sljivic and Bethan Royles

Katie Silcock, Sue Sljivic, Bethan Royles and Sarah O'Brien

Womens IM3 Double – Katie Silcock and Sarah O'Brien

Mens Junior 15 coxed Quad – Elle Hayes, Patrick Brierley, Laura Gardiner and Callum Glaves with cox Tom Gardiner

Womens Junior 15 Double - Elle Hayes and Laura Gardiner

Womens Junior 15 single – Elle Hayes

Masters Mens D Double – Dave Street and Kevin Reynolds

Kevin Reynolds & Dave Street

Masters Mens E Double – Damian Parkinson and Chris Wheatley

Damian Parkinson and Chris Wheatley


Bethan Royles, Womens Novice and Alison Brighton, Womens Masters A, had credible rows in their Singles, both reaching the Finals.

Matthew Robinson just missed out, by a bow ball, on a win in the Junior Mens 18 Single.

A spokesperson for Runcorn said " It was a pleasure to be part of the Runcorn squad. The whole group showed great camaraderie, with all ages mixing together, in support of their fellow team mates" "Great cheers were heard all round, when the successes came through"

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