By Liam Moakes 01/05 Updated: 02/05 09:33
THE ANNUAL Junior Inter-Regional Regatta was held at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham at the weekend when 12 British rowing regions raced against others to win the title of best junior rowing region.
Evesham Rowing Club had four crews selected to represent the West Midlands and also four individuals who had been selected to row as part of composites to make crews up and the Vale club returned with two silver medals.
The WJ15 coxed quad of Ellie Smith, Lauren Caddy, Flo Pickles and Lydia House, fantastically coxed by Katie Griffiths, put in a fantastic row in their heat to come second to earn their place in the A final in a time of 5:44.7.
Liam Tustin competed in the J16 single sculls and again had a very good row in the heat to win it and book his place in the A final in a time of 5:47.8.
Jas Bradley competed in the WJ16 single sculls and finished third in her heat in a time of 6:48.5.
However, as the morning progressed, as usual the weather at Nottingham was very unpredictable and the wind picked up to such a state that the organisers decided to postpone racing to decide how to proceed.
After an hour of waiting, they decided to continue racing, beginning with the eights, however once again the wind picked up and the decision was taken not to run the finals and instead distribute medals based on times recorded in the heats.
Some of the heats did not race and therefore medals were not given out for these events.
Based upon this, Evesham won two silver medals as the WJ15 coxed quad gained one of these as the second heat was slower than their heat and Tustin picked up the other as a sculler in the other heat had a quicker row than he did.
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