- Simon Lack wins Scullers Head
- Kingston's Juniors hit form at Hampton
- Open Day
Simon Lack, 22, scored a superb victory in the Senior 4 class at Saturday's
Scullers Head race, on the Thames Tideway, competing in reverse the same course as the Oxford/Cambridge boat race.
He finished 20th overall, from 427 scullers, and won the Senior 4 title.
Simon is one of the outstanding senior rowers and scullers at Kingston Rowing Club training under the direction of international coach, Ian South. Last year he attended the GB international trials and is aiming to improve his skills in the tough single sculling event.
Elsewhere, Kingston Rowing Club's Junior Group continues to impress. At the Hampton Small Boats race on Saturday, over 400 crews from schools all over the UK
fought it out in the blustery conditions. The coaches in charge included Senior Coach, Richard Ayling and Tony Brook, both former Olympians.
Ellie Warner and Roxana Ayling were Kingston's best crew finishing in third place
in the Women's Junior under 15 double sculls event. Junior Captain, Tom Lloyd and
partner Max Wood finished a strong 6th overall in the Junior 18 double sculls.
Of the seven Junior Group crews competing, three were racing for the first time. A special mention for the Junior 15 boys quad scull of Tom Garland, Ben Brook,
Will Pearn, Harry Mitchell and cox Perdita Carter-Rowe, who beat five crews in finishing 19th overall in their event. All of the crew only started training in September this year.
Flo Stafford and Sian O'Sullivan was first home out of our three fairly scratch doubles in the Women's Junior under 16s. They finished 12th, followed by Jennie Brereton and Phoebe Wood (making her first junior race), who finished 20th and 24th were Setareh Shohooki and Frances Sinden.
Stevens Eyot Challenge
On December 16 Kingston RC host the local Stevens Eyot Challenge race between
local clubs, Kingston Rowing Club, Walbrook Rowing Club, Kingston Grammar School and Tiffins School.
It is also an Open Day from 9.30am to - 3.30pm for local parents and children to visit the club, situated in Canbury Gardens, off the Lower Ham Road, in Kingston.