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Rutherford HOR

Braving the below freezing conditions of Rutherford on 2nd December, ASRA entered nine different crews into seven different events, winning four of them. It was a successful first division for the J18s with four of the ASRA boys - Henrik G, Callum S, Harris Pe, and Alec T, coxed by Iona D, combined forces with four boys from George Heriots School to win the OJ18 Eights in a composite and four of our girls - Charlotte A, Sophie S, Jem A, and Penny I - stormed through and overtook multiple crews to win WJ18 Band 1 Coxless Quads.

In Division Two some of our younger athletes saw some success as well when the J16 boys - John F, Finlay M, Hugo L, and Nicholas A, coxed by Harris Pa - won OJ16 Coxed Fours - Nicholas’s first regatta and first win with the club! The J18 boys - Alec, Henrik, Callum and Harris - were victorious again with a win in OJ18 Band 2 Coxless Quads. In Division Two unfortunately a lack of competition in WJ18 Eights saw both of our eights - J18 and J16 - being bumped up to Women’s Open Eights to race against some adult competition and a special shout out has to go to Mac M and Ainara L who stepped up in the week previous to the race to compete at their first event with the club in the WJ16 Eight. Great effort by everyone who attended and a really competitive (but cold!) regatta to finish off the year’s racing with.

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Rutherford Head

On Saturday 26 November, in cold but beautiful conditions, ASRA raced in the Rutherford Head against a strong contingent of crews from some of the country's top rowing universities.

In the first division the coxed eight of Seth Turner, Aidan Graham, Robert Powell, Theo Stott, Danny Skinner, Chris Bardas, Daniel Lynch and Sam Kelso, ably coxed by Michael McCrory, beat their junior opposition from Queen Elizabeth High School by one minute and came nineteenth overall in a total field of 129.

In the second division our coxed four of Seth Turner, Chris Bardas, Robert Powell and Theo Stott, coxed by Michael McCrory won their junior 18 event by one minute and 13 seconds. Meanwhile the coxless quad of Aidan Graham, Daniel Lynch, Danny Skinner and Sam Kelso won the junior 16 event by 30 seconds.

Well done to all of those who took part!

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2009 Results - November

On Saturday 28th November at the Rutherford Head over a 5k course on the River Tyne, illness and injury caused many readjustments to the original crews as entered. Nevertheless the Men's Under 18 Coxed Fours medals went to ASRA's Niall Rundle (Aberdeen Grammar School) Daniel McSherry (Harlaw Academy),Gary Wilson (Aberdeen College), Lewis McCue (Harlaw Academy) & cox Emily Thomson (Cults Academy).

In the second division a scratch ASRA Intermediate 3 Eight then came 13th out of 18 in a highly competitive university-dominated field and in doing so managed to beat Aberdeen University's entry by 5 seconds.

Our J16 girls however - Emily Geddes, Christie Duff, Holly Reid & Morven Shaw coxed by Emily Thomson - went down rather disappointingly to their rapidly improving Heriot's opposite numbers for the first time. Holly had already sportingly rowed in our boys' second J18 four in the first division and may just have been a little tired! Battle will be rejoined at the Scottish Schools' Head in March next year.

On Saturday 14th November at the Inverness Fours Head on the Caledonian Canal, ASRA crews notched up four category wins:

Division 1

  • Men's Junior 18 Coxed Fours: Niall Rundle, Daniel McSherry, Gary Wilson & Atholl Wallace, coxed by Patrick Tawns
  • Women's Junior 16 Coxed Fours: Christie Duff, Emily Geddes, Morven Shaw & Holly Reid, coxed by Lily Taylor

Division 2

  • Women's Junior 18 Coxed Fours: Rachael Hadjitofi, Catriona Bain, Iona Riley & Jamie Steel, coxed by Lily Taylor
  • Men's Junior 14 Coxed Quads: Ben McColl, Jacob Vyse, Liam McCall & Mathew Snedden, coxed by Morven Shaw

Good and improving performances all round.

 

 

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