||Inverness Fours and Small Boats
260 crews took part
in the Inverness Fours and Small Boats Heads which took place in
sunny and calm weather conditions on Saturday and Sunday, 19th and 20th
November on the Caledonian Canal in Inverness over a 4500m course from
Dochgarroch to the Inverness Rowing Club Clubhouse.
On Saturday In Division 2, Tom Claxton rowed in a composite with
Strathclyde Park and they were 3rd fastest crew overall (16:27.30min)
and winners of the OJu 18
Ryan and Ben were 2nd in the
OJU16 4x in an excellent time of 19:22.1min.
in the 1st Division, Tom
partnered with Graham Ord in the OJU18 2x and they were the 5th fastest
crew down the course and WON
their age group in 17:43.12min
Ben Cartwright was 6th in the OJU16 1x in 21:00.4min
Oliver Monteith was 8th In the OJU16 1x in 21:15.7min
Finlay Watson was 11th in the OJU16 1x in 23:24.7min
Ryan Morrison was 12th in the OJU16 1x in 23:32.5min
Martin Claxton was 3rd Veteran past the finish line in 21:35.8min
in the 2nd Division, Tom again
this time in his single scull in a time of 19:42.91min
Ben and Oliver were 6th in the OJU16 2x in 20:56.3min
Ryan and Finlay were 7th in the OJU16 2x in 21:32.0min
Martin rowed in the MR2 1x and was 9th in 23:28.1min
for photos go to our photo
page and all results
Ryan, Ben and Tom Claxton (cox) were the only Loch
representatives at the Glasgow
Rowing Club Fours Head, on Saturday 5th Nov.,
was held on the River Clyde over a downstream course of approx. 5000m.
The weather was sunny, calm, but cold!
In the 1st Division the OJU15
quad were 14th out of 28 boats, winning their age category in a time of
21:36min and in the 2nd Division they were 16th out of 30 boats and
again 1st in their age group of OJU14 in 21:55min - this time the crew
was Ryan, Oliver, Finlay, Paulo Galano (Clydesdale) and Ben as cox. In
both divisions they were faster than some much more senior crews! . WELL DONE!
for full results go to the GRC
Clyde Head -
29th October all results
Loch Lomond had 4 juniors and one Veteran (the coach)
taking part in the 3 Devision head race on the Clyde.
Devision 1: Oliver Monteith
managed to negotiate the bends well and was 1st in the MJ14 in 11.10min.
Finlay Watson (MJ14) capsized
50 m before the finish but managed to get back in and get a time
Ryan Morrison (MJ14) capsized
next to GRC after his blade got clipped by another rower.
Martin Claxton - VetD was 3rd
Devision 2: Oliver and Ben did
really well in their double in MJ16 (they are only MJ15) to gain 4th
place in 10.27min
Ryan and Finlay also
had a good row in MJ16 (they are only MJ14) to get 5th place in 11min.
Devision 3: Martin again raced
in his single in VetD in 13.52min
Lots of photos are on 'davidnolan4's
World Rowing Masters Regatta - 8th to 11th
3000 participants from 37 countries took part in this year's 38th
FISA World Rowing Masters in Poznan, Poland.
Scottish clubs took part in a wide variety of rowing
and sculling events.
Two masters athletes from Loch Lomond Rowing Club, Martin
Claxton and Eva Rankin ventured to Poland to
compete in multiple events.
On first two days of competition, Thursday and Friday the
weather was rather windy and the water very choppy, but since these are
similar weather conditions to those on the Loch, Eva and Martin coped
Eva competed in a composite with Aile Ord
and Liz Davidson from Strathclyde Park and Gill Prescot from Durham in
the WC4x getting 3rd place
in a time of 3:42.65 and in the WD4x they narrowly
missed out getting a medal in 2nd place in
3:39.21, 2:38 seconds behind the winner. This was the second fastest
time of all the heats in WD4x.
Eva also competed in the WC2x with Liz from
Strathclyde and got 4th place in a time of
4:04.97. Eva braved the waves in her single in the WD1x
and got 3rd in 4:28.81.
Martin teamed up with Strathclyde Park and
Aberdeen to row in the D4x and managed 6th
place in 3:39.46
The weather during Saturdays and Sundays was very different
with sun and practically no wind and flat water.
Martin raced in his single in D
category and got 8th place in 4:20.48 and 7th
place in the composite C4x in 3:41.82
|photos by Roy
Sinclair and Tom Hewitt
raced in her WE single, again getting 3rd
place in 4:27.34 and 4th overall from
|all the heats. She took 5th place
(4:12.56) in her composite (with Liz Davidson) WD2x.
Sunday in the mixed events, Eva teamed up with John Monro (St
Andrew’s) to row in the Mixed F2x and finishing
in 5th place in 4:22.17 and in the Mixed
E4x with Tom Hewitt and Liz from Strathclyde and John from St
Andrews they finished 3rd in 3:56.22.
most successful Scottish athlete was Ailie Ord from Strathclyde Park
with 4 gold medals (WC8+, WC2x, WD2x, Mix D4x)
Kerr won 2 gold medals (MIxE2x, Mix 4x) and his son Stephen Kerr won
one (Mix D4x)
in all, the masters were great fun and the competition was fierce!
year the Masters will be held in Germany in Duisburg from the 6th
– 9th September. Lets hope that more Loch Lomond
Masters will be able to take part.
on Flickr, Roy
Sinclair's Photos, Full results of the regatta are available on the
link below . The results are in PDF format and are located at the
bottom of the page….. http://www.rowtiming.com/page/results/
|30/08/2011 all results, photos,
|On Sunday 28th August, the re-scheduled CASTLE SEMPLE REGATTA (the
original regatta was cancelled in May, due to high winds), took place
over a course shortened to 500 metres due to strong winds.
Loch Lomond juniors did
very well with 6 first places and lots of
very close 2nd places.
came home with 3 medals - OJU16 4x+ in a SPRC composite, OJU16 2x with Graham Ord (SPRC) and he won
comfortable in his single OJU16 1x
Morrison got 2
medals - winning his single
easily (OJU12 1x) and winning very easily in the OJU13 2x with club mate Finlay Watson
Monteith WON the OJU13 1x,
Finlay Watson getting 2nd
in the same event
OJU14 4x+ (with Ryan, Oliver, Finlay, Ben)
were fighting with the Nithsdale quad all the way, with Nithsdale just
getting over the line first.
Oliver and Ben had the same
faith with just getting beaten in the OJU14 2x
Ben Cartwright had a good row in the OJU14 1x getting
We had 2
seniors/veterans competing - Eva Rankin (vet E)
competing in WR2 2x (with Liz Davidson SPRC) and
getting 2nd, competing in WOpen 4x-
(composite with SPRC and Durham) and getting 2nd and
competing in the WR2 1x and again getting 2nd.
Martin Claxton (vet D)
competing in MVet 1x C/D and getting 3rd
and competing in MVet 4x- (in a composite with SPRC
and ABC) and getting 3rd.
||Hawco Inverness Sprint -
2 veteran and 4 junior members of the club did really well in sunny but
windy conditions on Saturday 13th August on the waters of the
Caledonian Canal. Loch Lomond managed to bring home 3 medals!
WON the OJu12 1x, and won the heats of the OJU14 2x
with Ben Cartwright, but they lost in the final.
Eva Rankin WON her Vet E 1x
final and WON the R2
2x final with Liz Davidson from Strathclyde Park.
Martin Claxton was beaten in the
VetD 1x heats. The generation 4x with Emma Rankin, Eva Rankin, Martin
Claxton, Ben Cartwright and cox, Ryan Morrison, were also beaten in the
Ben Cartwright did not make the
final in his OJU14 1x.
Finlay Watson lost the final in the
OJu14 1x and he had a good row in the composite (with SPRC) MNov 4x+
heat, but did not progress to the final.
results, results of finals
photos from the Inverness
BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS Nottingham
The composite crew OJ16
4x with John Dunse and Calum Michael from Nithsdale and Graham
Ord from Strathclyde and Tom Claxton from Loch Lomond
WON their heat in
7:38.15 and got 6th in the final
The OJ16 2x
with Tom and Graham were 3rd in
their heat (8:21.97) and they got 2nd (8.26.22)in
the repechage, which got them into the final. The final was very hard
and they were 6th in 8:15.60. WELL DONE boys!!
by David Nolan more
photos by David Nolan photos
by Roy Sinclair
photo by Mary-Ann Millar
Henley Masters Regatta
8th/9th July 2011:
Only two Scottish rowers, Ailie
Ord from Strathclyde Park and Eva Rankin from Loch Lomond made it to
Henley for the Mastes Regatta. Friday was a very stormy day and
unfortunately Eva's single scull was blown off the rack and the force
of the impact, split the hull. The boat was unrowable but Mary-Ann
Millar came to the rescue with a loan of her boat and Eva
WON her WE 1x final which was on Saturday.
Ailie, in a composite with Gill
Prescott, was narrowly beaten (by a foot) in the Semi finals in the
WD2x. She won the composite 8 with the Barens Bridge Ladies.
for all results and photos, go
to the Henley website
CHAMPIONSHIPS - Strathclyde Park - 11/12 June 2011 all results
racing was a bit more choppy with a cross and strong head
wind and the sun never came out properly.
Loch Lomond managed to get another 3 GOLD medals today which is a total
of 7 GOLD medals and 1 SILVER medal for the Championships! The best
result for a long time - thanks to the Juniors!
Morrison Ju12 managed to get another GOLD medal today (3 all together) in his OJU12
single scull! - WELL DONE RYAN!
The seniors managed
to get 2 GOLD medals today with Allan McGregor WINNING
the MVetC singles and Eva
Rankin WINNING the WVet
results on Sunday were:
- Oliver Monteith - 3rd
Place in the OJU13 1x and with Ben Cartwright
in the OJU14 2x 5th Place
- Finlay Watson, Michael
Sonecki, Gordon Stewart and Ben Cartwright with Ryan
Morrison as cox got 4th in the OJu15 4x+
Claxton - 3rd Place in the OJu16 1x
and 3rd Place in the OJU18 2x with
Graham Ord (Strathclyde) over 2000m.
- Andy Summers - 2nd Place in the MVetC
1x and with Allan McGregor in the MVetC 2x
- 2nd Place
- Eva Rankin rowed in the WVetC-D 2x with Liz
Davidson (Strathclyde Park) and after messing up the last 5 strokes got
started of to be a lovely sunny warm day which changed into a wet,
drizzly cold day after lunch. Loch Lomond had one of their best
Scottisch Championchips first day by picking up 4 GOLD medals and 1
Morrison Ju12 managed to pick up 2
GOLD and 1 SILVER Medal on the first day of
He raced with Paolo Galano (from
Clydesdale ARC) in the OJU12 2x and WON it
He also WON the composite OJU12
4x+ with Clydesdale, Nithsdale and Stirling.
picked up a GOLD and a SILVER medal. The silver medal was from the
double with Ryan Morrison in the OJu13
2x by winning their heat easily and getting 2nd place in the
He than raced and WON the OJU13
4x+ in a composite with Nithsdale and Stirling.
and Michael Sonecki in their ever first race as OJU15
2x were unlucky not to make it to the final by getting 4th
Place in the heats.
Ben Cartright had a
tough heat in the OJU14 1x and didn't qualify for
Claxton and Graham Ord
(Strathclyde Park) had a very close (by 0.03sec) WIN over the 2000m in the OJU16 2x, picking
up a GOLD medal.
In the senior section, Loch Lomond Vet 4+ C
with Paul Arnold, Andy Summers, Michael Yeomans, Allan McGregor
- cox: Rachel Arnold were 3rd and the same
4 rowed in the VetC 4x getting 3rd
Eva Rankin rowed in a
composite with Strathclyde Park (Liz Davidson, Geraldine Byrne, Liz
McGovern) in the
WVet 4x B-D but lost out winning by
REGATTA 23+24th April 2010
It was a great regatta - both
days had very mixed weather conditions, with sunshine, drizzle and
light winds against and with the rowers, which made rowing very
variable. Photographs and all Results
|Results Day 1:
After 'ping ponging' from first to second place over 800m, Ryan Morrison came out on top to WIN the OJU 12 1x in 4:46.30
- WELL DONE!
In OJU13 1x Oliver
Monteith and Christopher Edwardson, both got second
place in their heats and progressed to the
final. Oliver battled his way to 3rd PLACE (
4:24.02) in the final and Christopher to 5th PLACE.(4:47.54)
|The first outing
for our OJU15 coxed quad with Oliver
Monteith, Ben Cartwright, Thomas Taylor, Gordon Stewart and Paul
Edwardson as cox, went very well and they rowed into 3rd
Eva Rankin had a busy
day with getting a 2nd PLACE in the WVetRes
B 2x (with Liz Davidson) in 4:05.17 and a 2nd PLACE
in the WVet B-D 4x (with Liz Davidson, Liz McGovern
and Geraldine Byrne) in 3:57.99 rowing in composits with Strathclyde
Eva also held on
to her handicap advantage to WIN the WVet
B-D 1x in 4: 28.98
Results Day 2:
Loch Lomond Juniors had a terrific Sunday regatta with medals for all
Claxton WON the OJU16
2x over 2000m comfortable in a very good time of 7:16.85
in a composite with Graham Ord (SPRC)
||Oliver Monteith and Christopher Edwardson WON their OJU13
double by a couple of boat lengths in 4:06.61
The OJU14 4x+
with Christopher, Ryan, Oliver, Ben and Paul as cox
rowed their way into a great SECOND PLACE (3:55.77)
and were rewarded with a silver medal.
Ryan and Ben
managed to qualify for the final of the OJU14 2x and
got 5th PLACE in the final in 4:05.06
Rankin and Liz Davidson (SPRC) just missed out holding on to their
handicap advantage and got second place by 1.91sec in
the WVet B-D 2x in 4:12.65.
The same double rowed in WRes2 2x over 2000m,
competing against very young university crews, and managed to secure 4th
PLACE in 8:34.83.
Martin Claxton got
6th in his MVet D1x in
SCOTTISH INDOOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS - Sunday 23rd January 2011 at Heriot-Watt
Edinburgh. All results are on the Concept
2 website and some photos
taken by Martin Claxton, Roy
Sinclair's photos and
Photography on Facebook or Darroch Photography
for all his pictures and more photos on
Committee of the Dee website
relatively large Loch Lomond team went to Edinburgh to compete in the
Indoor Rowing Championships and they did extremely well!.
McGregor - Men LWT 40-49 years -
1000m - 2nd PLACE in 3:16.9 and he got
5th PLACE in the
Men LWT Open in 6:43.6 for 2000m
Tom Claxton - Men
Junior 18 - 2000m - 2nd
PLACE in 6:57.9
Rebecca Lightfoot -
Junior LWT 18 - 2000m - 2nd PLACE
in 7.59.1 - competed
for Glasgow University
Morrison - Junior 12 - 2min - 3rd
Galder - Junior 16 - 2000m - 4th PLACE in 7:01.0 -
competed for Lomond School
Martin Claxton - Men HWT
50-59 years - 1000m - 4th PLACE in 3:28.6 - competed
for the Royal Navy IRC
Junior 13 rowing for
3min: 13th PLACE - Oliver Monteith - 738m
18th PLACE - Morgan Serpell - 694m
Junior 14 rowing for
4min: 9th PLACE - John Barnes - 1115m - competed for
13th PLACE - Tom Taylor - 1041m
16th PLACE - Ben Cartwright - 980m
Junior 15 rowing for 5
min: 20th PLACE - Callum Wilson - 1231m
In the team events, the
mixed Junior 14 team made up from LLRC and Lomond School (Ryan, Ben,
got 5th PLACE in 3:42.8
the men Junior 18 team the Lomond School team with Tom Claxton got 3rd PLACE in 6:03.9
and the SPRC team with John Barnes got 5th PLACE in
the Men Open team from the Royal Navy RC - (Martin Claxton was part of
the team) got
4th PLACE in 5:43.9
WELL DONE to everyone!