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Wallingford RC was proud to post a large entry to this year's Henley Master's Regatta - nine men's and women's crews raced, ranging in category from 'B' through to 'G'.

After Friday's racing was over, three WRC crews (F2x, B1x, WC4x) had progressed into the semi-finals, raced the following day.

Although the F2x and B1x narrowly missed out on a spot in the final, the WC4x battled down the course with Mortlake Anglian and Alpha, to win their Semi and progress to the final.

The crew of Heather Moon, Alice Brown, Christy Job and Julia Wilkes (pictured) then went on to claim a great win in the final, beating Tideway Sculler's School by a verdict of 'easily'. 

The same crew are also National Master's Champions, and are set to race in the 2014 European Master's Championships, held in Munich bewteen 25th-27th July.  

 

 

 

 

 

Wallingford Rowing Club's Ellie Piggott claimed a silver medal in the Lightweight women's double scull at the second World Cup of the season, contributing to a landmark 1-2 placing for Great Britain in this event.

With partner Charlie Taylor, of Putney Town Rowing Club, the GBR double rowed through the German crew in the last 250m to take the silver medal, behind the GBR '1' combination of Kat Copeland and Imogen Walsh. Ellie and Charlie (pictured) were just four seconds behind the winners, a notable result for this recently formed combination.

Ellie is due to race in the Princess Grace Challenge Cup for quad sculls at Henley Royal Regatta this weekend (5th-7th July), along with former double's partner and WRC member Brianna Stubbs. This crew  shall then go on to race at the World Cup III in Lucerne from 11th-13th July.

 

Wallingford Rowing Club claimed two national titles this weekend at Henley Women’s Regatta.

The lightweight combination of Minna Jones-Walters and Amy Grieve continued their unbeaten streak of the 2014 season, winning the senior lightweight double sculls by four lengths over Mortlake Anglian and Alpha BC.

A short time later, sculler Louise Hart won her second successive senior sculling title, beating Imperial College in the final of the senior lightweight single sculls. Louise is due to race in the single scull event at the European University Championship Regatta in Rotterdam in July.

Pictured, L-R: Amy Grieve, Minna Jones-Walters, Louise Hart and coach Ben Reed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wallingford swept the board on the first day of the Reading Amateur Regatta, bringing home wins in five separate events.


Sculler Lizzie Polgreen kicked things off with a win by clear water in the women’s elite single sculls. The women’s elite double then followed suit, winning their event with a verdict of ‘easily’ over Twickenham RC, and upholding their winning streak of the season. The women’s novice coxed four (pictured below) also won in style, beating Bournemouth University ‘A’ by four lengths. These three crews are to race next weekend at Henley Women’s Regatta.


Wallingford’s junior squad showed their continued improvement by winning in two very popular quad events. The girl’s J15 coxed quad of Georgia Swiatoniowska, Ani Cook, Jessica Polkey, Morgan Sims and cox Billy Lines won convincingly, proving themselves as a very competitive crew in their age group following numerous wins this season. They were closely followed by the boy’s J16 ‘A’ quad, who beat Claire’s Court School by 1.5 lengths in their final.  


The crews racing on the second day of the regatta had a hard act to follow, but again the wins rolled in, beginning with victory for Eve Newton in the women’s novice single scull. Also victorious were the J182x of Dan Wilkinson and Tom Brock. They were succeeded by one of the closest races of the day, in which the Wallingford girl’s J182x beat Reading Rowing Club by a foot to claim the title.  WRC’s youngest double combination of Lauren Shannon and Jessica Shuttleworth won the J16 category, andthe winning J15 quad of the previous day returned to claim the J16 quad event, a noteworthy victory as they raced in a higher age group then previously.


The day’s celebrations were topped off with Wallingford being awarded the Victor Ludorum trophy, for the club winning the most events over the weekend – a total of ten wins over two days.

‘The Met’ is one of the most competitive events in the summer season, and attracts a very high standard of crews in the run-up to the Henley Women’s Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta.


The Wallingford lightweight women brought the silverwear home to the club, beginning on Saturday with a convincing win for our 2013 GB under-23 world champions, Brianna Stubbs and Ellie Piggott (pictured), in the women’s elite double sculls. They then followed up this performance on Sunday, again winning the women’s elite doubles, by clear water.


Not to be outdone, Wallingford also claimed the women’s elite lightweight double sculls title, won by Minna Jones-Walters and Amy Grieve, by a 14-second margin.


The women’s Intermediate III coxed 4 finished in a creditable 2nd place, less than a second behind the winning crew. This is an exciting result for this promising combination, in the run up to their first Henley Women’s Regatta.

 

 

 

 

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