St Ives Rowing Club begin 2022 with four victories at Northampton

St Ives Rowing Club at Northampton Head of the Nene event.

St Ives Rowing Club at Northampton Head of the Nene: Peter Woodford, Paul Ashmore, Jess Ashmore, Courtney Woodrow, Alfred Heylen, Gregor Strong, Ellis Strong, Harry Craven, Gary Gilbey. - Credit: ST IVES ROWING

St Ives Rowing Club made a great start to 2022 with four wins at Northampton Head of the Nene.

Held over an 1,800-metre course on the River Nene, Ellis and Gregor Strong started things off with a win in the Junior 17 double sculls, their time of six minutes 37 seconds making them the fastest double on the day.

Peter Woodford and Paul Ashmore won the Masters E doubles category, the pair having an average age of 55, in a time of 6:53 while Courtney Woodrow and Jess Ashmore were the fastest of the five Women’s double sculls in a time of 7:55.

The final success came from Alfred Heylen as he picked up the Open band two medal in single sculls, clocking 7:10.

There was also a second place for Gary Gilbey in Masters E singles in 7:29 and Harry Craven gained good experience in his first race in the  junior 15 singles, finishing in 8:15.