This weekend saw DUBC pit itself against all of the other rowing universities in the country at the annual BUCS Regatta. Durham overcame the challenging conditions to record result after result, staving off Reading, Newcastle and Imperial to be announced the overall winners of the event.
Stu Innes won championship Gold in his single in what was a fantastic race against stiff competition to add to his championship Silver in the double with Angus Groom. Our Women’s championship coxless four of Jo Fitzsimmons, Sarah Cowburn, Daisy Colsell and Jenni Stephenson rowed through Newcastle literally on the last stroke of the race to claim a well deserved Gold ahead of not only our local rivals but also Reading. Our Lightweight women performed excellently this weekend and Flo Cox and Meghan McCarthy were delighted with Gold in championship lightweight pairs to add to their silver in the lightweight women’s quad and coxless four. Other Golds came for Phil Congdon and Stu McCluskey in the intermediate pairs and to Barney Stentiford and John Ford in the intermediate double.
Our freshers secured Silver in the women’s coxed four and Bronze in the men’s eight, whilst also finalling in the men’s coxed four and women’s eight in an impressive display of our depth of strength in this squad.
Thanks go to our support team for all they did over the weekend – to Chris and Barbara, Rob and Rose, all of our parent helpers and to Katherine, Kieren and Andrea, not to mention our hugely dedicated coaching team.
Now our attention turns to our summer campaigns for Henley Women’s Regatta, Henley Royal Regatta and international representation for our top athletes.