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Victory for Lakeland RC crews at Hexham Regatta

L-R: Sam Ayers, Nick Cowan, James Waterfield and Julia McCumiskey

[L]akeland Rowing Club came away from Hexham Regatta on Saturday with four well-deserved medals after a series of extremely closely contested races.

Lakeland’s first silverware of the day went to James Waterfield in his single scull in the men’s Masters A (age 27-35) final, followed two minutes later by Nick Cowan who, having flown through his heat, won the men’s Masters E (age 55-59) final.

Double scullers Sam Ayers and Julia McCumiskey also medalled in the women’s Masters A-C (age 27-49) final.

A mixed Masters B double (average age 36-42) of Fiona Grove and James Waterfield narrowly missed out after forcing a University of Northumbria crew half their age to fight for victory all the way down the 700-metre course, while mixed Masters E crew of Sam Ayers and Nick Cowan gave a younger pairing from Abingdon Rowing Club a close run.

Lakeland’s development officer David Thomas also had a tight race in his Masters F (age 60-64) single scull, while the pairing of Celia Whittam and Lisa Waistell, the latter competing in her first regatta, performed with grace and style in the women’s Masters D-E (age 50-59) category.

David Pratt and David Thomas held their own in their men’s Masters E-F (age 55-64) double, while a mixed Masters C-E quad of James, Sam, Julia and Nick reduced a whopping 12-second starting handicap against an older crew to a very creditable two seconds by the finish.

Beginners, or returning rowers, who would like to know more about opportunities at Lakeland RC can visit or find the club on Facebook – just search for the Lakeland Rowing Club page.

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