Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Crews Make a Splash on Ouse

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Crews Make a Splash on Ouse

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Byline: Rowing

Tees crews again produced some outstanding performances at the York Small Boats Head on the River Ouse.

One of the top performances of the day was that of the Tees Rowing Club combination of Ian Ringer and Neil Hunter-Smith who, in their first outing in the double sculls category, came first - being the fastest Tees crew of the day in a time of 12:00.7.

The coxless quad of Sarah Harker, Fiona Ventress, Zoe Rayson and Angela Warburton (str), finished third out of six entries and were 73rd overall.

There was an excellent performance from the novice coxed four of Scott Gooding, Phil Dawson, Stephen McLaren, Nick Pinnington (stroke) with Mel Roe coxing when posting 12:55.6 and coming fourth out of 17 crews in their section and 76th overall.

The Tees veteran crew of Richard Harandon, Dick Wilkinson, Tor Taverner and Dilwyn Jones with Ruth Wilkinson coxing won the veteran C-G handicapped coxed fours event in 12:55.7.

The crew first raced in 1993, winning a trophy each year except in 1998 and this is the fifth time in the last six years that they have won their veteran category at York.

The youthful combination of Charlotte Brown, Suzi Francis, Laura Hunter-Smith and Ester Takacs were well placed at 13:03.3, coming fourth out of six entries in the women's coxless quad category.

Neil Hunter-Smith, doubling up on the day with James Andrews of Yarm, were second in their category in 13:30.6 in the men's S4 coxless pairs.

Caroline Carter and Ruth Wilkinson, stepping up to stronger opposition having dominated the local scene, finished fourth out of seven entries in the WS3 double sculls in 13:37.5.

Zoe Rayson, Vikki Hunnam, Sarah Wilson, Sarah Harker (stroke) with Adrienne Bradbury coxing were third in the women's senior 4 coxed fours in a time of 13:41. …

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