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Dee Autumn Results

Runcorn Rowing Club joined many north west rowing clubs at the Dee Autumn Head Race last Saturday. The event hosted by Grosvenor Rowing Club was over a 4000m course on the River Dee, Chester. Starting at the A55 road bridge and finishing just upstream of the Queen's Park footbridge. Excellent rowing conditions provided a great opportunity for crews to put all their hard training into practice.

The stars of the day were the Mens Veteran F Double - John Kervin and Eric Bennett ( stroke) who won their category in a credible time of 16 mins 34 secs beating Royal Chester by just over a minute. Followed by Fae Atkinson in composite crew with Warrington RC Franke Sinnott, who won their Womens IM3 Double category in a time of 16 mins 30 secs Ben Reeves in the Mens Junior 16 single came second in a time of 16 mins 50 secs. Chris Wheatley just out of novice status this year, came second in the Mens Veteran E Singles, in a time of 16 mins 16 secs. Junior 14 Double Liam Street and George McCormick (stroke) came third in 17 mins 53 secs. Junior 15 Double -Calvin Perchard and Matthew Robinson, both fairly new to rowing, produced a determined effort and completed the course in a time of 18 mins 46 secs. Junior 18 Double Luke Roberts and Francis Hunt battled against stiff opposition and came fifth in a time of 15mins 39 secs. Finally the Womens Junior 15 coxed quad, Catherine Hunt, Annie Rogers, Hayley Storey, Harriet Macleod ( Agecroft) cox Ellie Perchard produced a time only result of 17 mins 11 secs, due to having no opposition

On the same day other Runcorn members were given the fantastic opportunity of meeting an original club member from the early 90's, who has rowed at international level. Naomi Ashcroft, winner of World Lightweight Gold medals and Womens Henley Royal, kindly spared some of her time, en route to the World Cycling Championships at the Manchester Veledrome. She joined the members out on the water and provided valuable inspiration to all ages of both new and established rowers.


Eric & John

Naomi and Club members

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