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Strathclyde Park Rowing Club take medals in Spring Regatta

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Strathclyde Park Rowing Club made waves at the Scottish Rowing Spring Regatta last month.It was almost back to normal for the Scottish rowing community at the park on April 23 and 24, with races held in bright but blustery conditions on the international eight-lane course.Strathclyde Park Rowing Club fielded competitors in almost all the boat classes, from eights, coxed and coxless quadruple sculls, coxed fours, coxless pairs, double sculls and single sculls, across many age categories and levels of experience.In the Open Novice coxed Quads, McGrory father and son – Thomas and Dominic – ended up in different crews, with the juniors making it to final ‘A’, and winning the Novice title, while the seniors finished second in the ‘B’ final.In the women’s J18 double sculls, Skye Lee teamed up with a colleague from Stirling Rowing Club and were the fastest crew in the time trial over the 2000m course, gaining them a place in the ‘A’ final, which led to them taking the title.There were further medals for the women’s masters quadruple scull crew of Mary O’Toole, Rachel Tennant, Liz McGovern and Ailie Ord.Gillian Connal also teamed up with friends from St Andrew’s Boat Club to win the women’s masters eights title.On Sunday in slightly better conditions, there was a 1st and 2nd in the women’s masters pairs for Gillian Connal and Martha Walsh, Ivana Safarik and Paul Hubens, and a third for Juan Anza in the open masters single sculls.There was also a win in the women’s masters coxed fours for Ivana Safarik, Paula Hubens, Gillian Connal, Ailie Ord and cox Nia Struthers, and a silver medal in women’s masters double sculls for Mary O’Toole and Ailie Ord.Also rowing in single sculls were Jack Fagan, who finished second in the ‘B’ final

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