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Tees LDS

Following the disappointment of Berwicks cancelled LDS last weekend on Saturday 9th October, 3 scullers set off on the long journey to Tees Rowing Club. The 5000m very technical twisting and turning course demands good steering, as well as good sculling.

Robin (Mas F 1x) raced the morning LDS and having completed the most technical bends perhaps relaxed a little too soon as he had a small visit to the bank on the lower stretch of the course. He still put in a very creditable race finishing in 23.09 but perhaps the stop cost him the win?

Andrew and Hilary raced the same course for the afternoon SBH.

Andrew Open 1x was extremely pleased with the boat speed he generated especially around the bends where he made time on the Tyne sculler.

Back onto the straights and Tyne pulled away but over the line Andrew was pleased to stop the clock on 21.19 to give him a very creditable 2nd place.

Hilary WO 1x had no expectation having not raced a single over the Tees course for many years, however, having navigated the difficult bends confidence grew and she pushed hard and was really pleased to record a time of 23.0. To record another 2nd place finish.

Next weekend, a bigger group of rowers compete on the Tyne. With 2 club members making their racing debut. We wish them all good boat speed.

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