Berwick rowers at Talkin Tarn Regatta

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It was the final regional regatta of the season on Saturday held on Talkin Tarn, Brampton Cumbria.

The day did not get off to the best of starts for Elvira Drummond and Chris Eke missing their races in division one due to a vehicle breakdown.

All was not lost for Berwick’s newly formed women’s quad scull who managed to get there on time and borrow a boat. The crew consisted Lauren Adams, Amy Faragher and new club members Emily Iles and Shelley Aitchison.

They lost to Durham in the heat of IM3 quad sculls but it proved to be a great first race experience for Shelley, especially as she has only been sculling for three months.

Shelley and Emily went on to join Alison Inglis and Hilary Cairns in masters B quad sculls, winning their heat against Chester Le Street but losing to Durham in the final.

Lauren Adams had two close races, one with Amy Faragher in IM3 double sculls with the composite crew of City of Sunderland and Tyne piping them to the post and in the IM3 single sculls against Chester Le Street.

Chris Eke and Robin Morrison won their heat of Masters C double sculls against the Tyne/Tyne United composite and later taking a win in the final against Lancaster. Robin also competed in Masters E single sculls in which he won is heat against Talkin Tarn and just losing out in the final against Lakeland.

Elvira Drummond ended her regatta season on a high with a win in IM1 single sculls against Queen Elizabeth High School.

In the final of the J16 single sculls, Andrew Cairns made up some lost ground with a strong finish but not enough with the win going to St Andrews. Alison Inglis and Hilary Cairns were up against Durham and Aberdeen in Masters C double sculls, taking the win by clear water.

Anyone wishing to take part in this year’s Trades Fours, practice sessions will commence the first week in August with the Fours competition being held on Saturday, August 29. Enquiries via www.berwickarc.wordpress.com or by club members.