50 kilometres is a significant distance for young rowers, and for all our rowers who completed it, the completion would have been a major achievement in itself. However, at the Boston competition at the weekend the GWC team ensured they didn’t just complete the distance.
Callum McBrierty (S6) won the Junior 18 single scull in a new record time for that event, beating the previous record held by FP, Chris Logan (Class of 2003). This is an excellent start to his season, as he beat some scullers who were in last season’s GB squad.
A mixed quad of Rhona Findlay (S6), Callum Stephen, Adam Johnston (both S5), Heather Dun and Gordon Mackenzie (both S4), took over one hour off the Mixed U18 course record and were our second fastest crew of the day.
Emma Rankin (S3), Julie Stephen 4, Rebecca Lowden, Sarah Duff (All S4) and Min Ke (S5) won the Womens' novice quad.
Our youngest crew made up of U13s and U14s had an excellent result winning the U15 mixed quad event. The coaches were very impressed by their determination. They beat over 70 crews, despite being the youngest crew of the day and took over one hour off the U15 course record. The crew was Peter Smith (S1), Ellie Brown, Eleanor Marlow, Jack Dryden and Hamish Duncan (all S2).
Our ‘mothers crew’ of Mrs Glauch, Mrs Walker, Mrs Jones and Mrs Rankin had an excellent day winning their event.