Rowing: Scrumptious bit of sculling

Huntingdon Boat Club take part in Anholme Rowing Club’s annual Scrumpy Row on Sunday.

ANHOLME Rowing Club hosted their annual Scrumpy Row on Sunday.

Huntingdon Boat Club, who have been at the event for the past six years, entered four crews for the timed event, between Brigg in north Lincolnshire down to the Brandy Wharf Cider Centre.

Edward Adams competed in the Masters A single scull, improving on his time compared with last year, but unfortunately finished just outside prize-winning positions in eighth.

He had an adjusted time of 29.05mins but, before the adjustment, Adams achieved the second fastest Huntingdon crew of the day.

Finishing fifth and taking home the last of the prizes, the Masters C Quad of Gary Gilbey (St Ives Rowing Club representing Huntingdon), David Gubb, Iain Rickerby and Andy Wood rowed the course in the second fastest time of the day, 43.11mins, with a handicap adjustment giving a time of 38.11mins.

Finishing third and also in the prizes, with an adjusted time of 37.28mins, Ruth and Stephen Twynam rowed the course in a Mixed Intermediate three double.

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Debutant Rebecca Williams, also of also of St Ives Rowing Club, representing Huntingdon, topped off an excellent day, completing the course in a time of 50.22mins.

With an adjusted time 44 seconds clear of the chasing pack (34.52mins), her row in the Intermediate 1 single scull earned her the winner’s trophy.

> St Neots Rowing Club is offering an intensive five-week course for adults who want to try their hand at the sport.

It will take place on Saturday afternoons from 4-6pm and Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm from Saturday May 7.

The course costs �80 and places are limited but, for more information, email club captain Mia Hartwell on by April 30.