ROWING: Connor produces a ‘Strong’ performance with debut senior success

Connor Strong receives his prize at the Peterborough Regatta. Picture: SUBMITTED

Connor Strong receives his prize at the Peterborough Regatta. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

St Ives Rowing Club star Connor Strong enjoyed a memorable first outing at senior level.

Strong powered to victory in his heat and the final of the Band 3 single sculls at the Peterborough Regatta last weekend,

He completed the 1000m course at Thorpe Meadows in three minutes and 50 seconds in the showpiece race.

Matt Allen produced a good performance to finish second in the Junior 15 single sculls while David Welch looked on course to claim that position in the final of the Band 2 single sculls until his blade got tangled in some underwater weeds.

The club's Masters quad - made up of Gary Gilbey, Tony Bennett, Pip Woodford and Paul Ashmore - just missed out on reaching the final of their event when clocking the third fastest time.


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That was no mean feat considering they were up against opposition around 30 years younger!

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