Medals at HIR for MAABC senior women

On a rare sunny and flat day at Holme Pierrepoint the annual Home International Regatta took place, a private match between selected squads for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales with Mortlake having representation in the English and Welsh teams (full details at the end of this post). The first race of the day with Mortlake interest was the the Lwt W 2- with the MAA crew from the summer season lining up in opposition with Starz Watterston in the England boat and Beks Edgar in the Welsh. It proved an exciting start to the day with a close race between [...]

By | July 30th, 2013|Racing, Senior women|

Multiple wins at Henley Masters Regatta!

Henley Masters Regatta brought a fantastic two days of racing for the Mortlake women with a record number of entries from the club, including 3 singles, a composite double, 3 quads and a composite 8. And great success for the women Masters racing group who marked the end to a fabulous season with 2 wins! Racing started on the Friday, with mainly heats and some semifinals. The WMas B4x, made up of Emma Donnelly, Anna Ramsden, Kat Rolfsman and Jo Gapper, were in a draw of 9 boats and were unfortunately drawn for the initial eliminator heat in the 4th race of [...]

By | July 29th, 2013|Masters women, Racing|

Masters Women’s squad win at Marlow

The Masters Women’s squad had yet another good day of racing at Marlow Regatta, held at Eton Dorney on Sunday 16th June. Following on from their success at British National Masters, Laura Campbell, Chrissie Greenhalgh, Anna Ramsden & Jo Gapper competed in straight finals at both WMas C IM3 4x and WMas C 4x. The MAA crew finished ahead of Wallingford and Ardingly to win the IM3 event and, then improving on their previous times at Nottingham, gained a convincing win against Falcon in the championship level race. The girls received medals for both the events and were awarded the Iris [...]

By | June 24th, 2013|Masters women, Racing|

1 Gold & 2 Silvers at British National Masters!

The Masters Women's squad travelled to Nottingham for the British National Masters on Sunday 19th May. Reaping the benefits of excellent training over recent months,  Laura Campbell, Chrissie Greenhalgh, Anna Ramsden & Jo Gapper got off to a great start in their straight final of WMasC IM3 4x, beating Falcon, the previous year’s winners, by a length. Next up were Alice Poole & Louise Pattison in an WMasD/E IM3 2x straight final - their first attempt at both multilane racing and stake boat starts! A respectable 4th place out of 6 was achieved for these Novice racers. They then headed back out [...]

By | May 28th, 2013|Masters women, Racing|

2 wins for senior women at Wallingford Regatta

The Senior Women's squad had an excellent first major race of the summer season at Wallingford Regatta on Sunday 5th May. For once Dorney was bathed in sunshine, and the crews took full advantage of the excellent conditions to put down a marker for the rest of the season. They came away with 2 convincing wins, in WElite 2x (Fran Rawlins and Anna Townsend - so much for retirement, Anna!) and WIM3 4+ (Claire Ridley, Therese Coen, Gemma Peck, Emily Walters, Nicola Glogowski (cox)). The coxed four also raced in IM2, finishing a creditable 3rd in the final. Full results [...]

By | May 8th, 2013|Racing, Senior women|

Medals for Anna and Fran at DJRC

The Diamond Jubilee Rowing Championships were held on 20-21 October 2012 at Dorney Lake. This was a new regatta, which promised a very high standard of racing as all athletes wishing to trial for the GB Squad this season were required to race in at least one event (excluding 2012 Olympians, although some of them did in fact race for their clubs). The regatta was also run under a new format involving lightweights and open weights all racing in the same event, with only 2 boat classes available on each day.  Fran Rawlins and Anna Roots travelled to Dorney to represent MAA [...]

By | October 30th, 2012|Racing, Senior women|