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britbritbritBritish Junior Champs in Nottingham 20 - 22 July 2018
Lily was the 3rd fastest crew (WJ16 4x composite - 5:30.9) in the time trials and 2nd in the Semi Finals and 3rd in the 'A' finals (8:02.67) for a BRONZE medal. Well done Lily!!
Freya and Eilidh (WJ16 2x - 6:28.4) were 10th in the time trial,  6th in the semi finals (WJ16 2x) and 5th in the 'B' final, which gets them 11th place overall. Well done!
Euan and Lachlan were 15th (OJ15 2x - 5:51.3) in the time trial and 3rd in the 'C' final, which is 15th place overall.

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hirHome International Regatta in Ireland 21st July 2018.                                               Well done to Laura McKenzie who was chosen to represent Scotland at the 2018 Home international in Ireland in the WJ 2x and WJ 4x.
Laura had two 3rd places in the JW 2x and WJ 4x!. Well done!


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Talkin Tarn Regatta 7th July 2018

Eva and Clare (Castle Semple rowing club) ventured down south to Talkin Tarn regatta. After winning their heat, they WON their women masters E double final, by glorious sunshine and nearly flat water. Thanks to Talkin Tarn for lending them a double. It was a super regatta.
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Nithsdale Regatta 23rd June 2018
A lot of LLRC juniors and 1 senior had a lovely time at the Nithsdale Regatta. The weather was just perfect and the side by side racing was very fierce.
We had a WIN in the WJ18 1x with Evie Gage and in the WJ16 2x with Marthe Coombes and Lucy Steel and Eilidh McGowan jumped into the Stirling 4x+ in the WJ15 and WON a medal!
What a nice way to spend a Saturday and come home with some medals. Well done everybody!

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Women's Henley 22/23 June 2018
Lily Young and Laura McKenzie were invited to take part in the Women's Henley Regatta. Lily was competing in J16 4x- in a composite with Clydesdale, George Watson and St Andrew for the 'Nina Padwick Trophy'. They sailed through the time trial (5:03.10) and had to race Marlow RC in the next round (9:55.31), who proved to be the stronger team.
Laura was in a composite crew with Gerge Heriots Sch and Strathclyde Park in J4x- in 'The Bea Langridge Trophy'. The J4x also had a great time trial (5:10.0) and lost against Glasgow Academy in the next round.
Well done Lily and Laura for making it to Henley - what a great experience for you both!

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Scottish Championships - Strathclyde Park 8/9/10 June 2018
Near to perfect conditions for this years Scottish Champs. It was warm and hardly any wind, except for Saturday, late afternoon, when the heavans opened with Thunder and Lightening. Everybody was rushed off the water quickly and all further races was cancelled. Unfortunately most of the finals were cancelled and a lot of people missed out racing in the finals after qualifing.

1st PLACE: OJu15 2x - Euan McKenzie, Lachlan MacKinnon

1st PLACE: W4x – Laura McKenzie in a composite with SPRC and George Herriots

1st PLACE: WMast 4x D/F – Eva Rankin in a composite with SPRC

2nd PLACE: W J 4x -  Lily Young, Evie Gage, Kim Denton, Laura McKenzie   -  
st Place for School Girl J18

2nd PLACE: W J 1x  Laura McKenzie – 12th in time trial 8:26.15 – 6th in B semi finals –
                      3rd in the B final - 2nd fastest WJ18 and 2nd fastest School girl J18

2nd PLACE:  W Ju16 1x  Lily Young  - 14th in time trial 8:29.94 –1st  in C/D semi finals –
                      1st in C final - 2nd fastest  WJ16 1x and 2nd fastest School girl J16

4th PLACE: O J 2x  - Alexander MacKinnon, Mark Sullivan

4th PLACE: WJu15 1x -  Eilidh McGowan

4th PLACE: WNov 1x - Jessica McQueen

5th PLACE: W J15 2x - Jessica McQueen, Amy Morris

5th PLACE: W J16 4x  -  Martha Coombes, Innes Dunlop, Freya Buchanan, Lucy Steel

Evie Gage, Laura McKenzie – 1st in heat – Final was cancelled

W J16 2x Kim Denton, Lily Young  - 1st in heat – Final was cancelled

W J16 2x Martha Coombes, Lucy Steel – 2nd in heat – Final was cancelled

WJu14 1x Rhona MacKinnon – 2nd in heat – did not finish the final

W J16 2x Eilidh McGowan – 3rd in heat – Final was cancelled

O J15 1x  Lachlan MacKinnon – 3rd in heat – Final was cancelled

O J15 1x  Euan McKenzie - 3rd in heat – Final was cancelled
W J 2x  Alexis Smith, Abigail  Ryal – 4th in heat – Final was cancelled

O J 1x  Mark Sullivan 43rd (11th Junior) in time trial 8:02.69 – 5th in G final

WNov 1x   Amy Morris – 5th in heat

WNov 2x Alexis Smith, Abigail  Ryal – 7th in heat

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Castle Semple Regatta 12th May 2018


7 LLRC members made it to Lochwinnoch on a beautiful sunny, warm day. The water was just perfect for rowing, hardly a ripple to be seen.

LLRC had 1 WIN in the WVet DEF 1x with Eva Rankin

Two second places with Laura McKenzie in the WJ18 1x and Evie Gage and Laura in the WJ18 2x.

Evie and Laura were also 3rd in the WR2 2x. 3rd for Kim Denton in the WJ16 1x and Jessica McQueen in the WJ15 1x.

Amy Morris and Jessica were 4th in their heat in the WJ15 2x and Erin Cunningham was 4th in the WJ13 1x. This was Erin’s first ever single race – WELL DONE!


For all RESULTS  

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Strathclyde Park Regatta 28th and 29th April

Saturday Results:

1st Place:              WJU16 2x – Lily Young and Kim Denton

                              WMasters CD 4x – Eva Rankin in a composite with Ailie Ord, Gillian Connel Laura Graham (SPRC)

2nd Place:             WRes2 4x – Lily Young, Kim Denton, Evie Gage, Laura Mckenzie

3rd Place:              OJU18 2x – Alex Mackinnon, Mark Sullivan

                              WJU16 2x – Freya Buchanan and Eilidh McGowan

4th Place:              OJU18 4x – Mark Sullivan, Alex Mackinnon, Lachlan Mackinnon, Euan McKenzie

5th Place:              WJU16 2x – Lucy Steel and Martha Coombes

                              WJU16 4x – Innes Dunlop, Lucy Steel, Martha Combes, Freya Buchanan


OJU16 1x:            Euan was 4th and Lachlan was 3rd in their heats

WJU18 1x            Laura was 5th in her heat

WJU15 1x            Eilidh was 4th in her heat

WJU15 2x            Amy and Jessica were 4th in their heat

WNov 2x              Alexis and Abigail were 4th in their heat and Fiona and Wendy were 5th in their heat, racing for their first time!

Sunday Results

1st Place:              OJU15 2x – Euan MacKenzie and Lachlan Mackinnon

2nd Place:             WJu13 1x – Rhona Mackinnon

                              WJU16 1x – Lily Young

3rd Place:              ONov 2x – Euan MacKenzie and Lachlan Mackinnon

      WJU18 4x – Laura McKenzie, Evie Gaga, Kim Denton, Lily Young

5th Place:              WJU15 4x+ Amy Morris, Eilidh McGowan, Jessica McQueen, Alex Clark, cox: Erin Cunningham

                              WJU18 2x – Evie Gage, Laura McKenzie

All Results      

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Clyde Sprint 21st April 2018 - A fun sprint over 250m on the River Clyde

6 junior J16 girls raced on the Clyde in their singles, doubles and in a quad. They were up and down the river like  Yo Yo's having lots of races. Some were won and some were narrowly lost. At the end
Eilidh and Freya  WON the final against their team mates, Amy and Jess in the WJ16 2x!!   All Results     

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C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints - Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Agganis Arena, Boston University -  World indoor rowing champs.
Allan McGregor was 3rd in the lightweight men 50 to 55 age group in 6:55.9. Brilliant result, well done Allan!!

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tyne htyne h17th February 2018 Tyne Head
Well done to Eva who raced 4500m on the Tyne (from Scotswood to Newburn) on Saturday in a composite W 4x F with Gill (Durham), Birgith (Kingston) and Jacky (Barns Bridge) They were the fastest Women Master quad without any handicap applied, beating Masters B, C, and D crews 18:36.2min (with handicap 17:04.2min)
All Results        
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28th January 2018 SUBC 4's and Small Boats Head - the first head race of 2018
Well done to everyone racing at the shortened SUBC head on the Clyde! In the first division, Euan and Lachlan WON the Nov 2x in 10.17min and Lily and Kim WON the WJU18 2x in 11.02min with Evie and Laura being 2nd in 11.31min.
3rd places for: Martha and Lucy (WJU 16 2x - 11.35min) and Lily, Evie, Kim, Laura (WJU18 4x - 9.40min)
4th places for: Innes and Amy (WJU16 2x - 12.19min); Mark and Alex (OJU18 2x - 9.26min); Martha, Lucy, Innes, Freya, Erin (WJU16 4x+ - 11.16min)

Great to see so many LLRC juniors racing!

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indoorBritish Indoor Champs 9th December, Lee Valley Velo Park

Well done to Allan McCregor for being 2nd in the British Indoor Champs in the Masters 50-54 LWT 2000m in an excellent time of 6:51.1 !

All results      

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Results for the Scottish Indoor Championship 18 November 2017
JU 12 girls - 2min   1st Erin Cunningham 468m
JU 13 girls - 3min   1st Rhona Mackinnon 740mm
JU 15 boys - 5min  2nd Lachlan Mackinnon 1447m
JU 15 girls - 5min   1st Eilidh McGowan 1302m; 4th Evie Hylands 1263m; 6th Lucy Steel 1226m; 10th Jessica McQueen 1203m; 14th Amy Morris 1129m
JU 16 girls - 2000m 2nd Lily Young 7:50.5; 7th Martha Coombes 8:05.1; 8th Kim Denton 8:06.2; 10th Freye Buchanan 8:21.8; 12th Innes Dunlop 8:38.8;  
13th Lucy Morrison 8:59.1
JU18 boys - 2000m 2nd Mark Sullivan 6:45.4; 8th Alex Mackinnon 7:14.3
JU18 girls - 2000m  1st Laura MacKenzie 7:43.4
W30 Hwt -   1000m  2nd Fiona Davidson 3:55.3

JU16 girls teams -  1st LLRC 'A' team (Lucy, Innes, Martha, Freya); 5th LLRC 'B' team
JU18 girls teams -  1st  (Lily, Kim, Evie)                                                               Mixed open team - 1st  (Laura, Mark, Alex)
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Results for the Scottish Schools Indoor Champsionships - LLRC members representing their school
1st PLACES:  Rhona Mackinnon - S1 (mixed team event); Laura+Evie G + Kim - Open Girls (team event); Mark - Open Boys (team event); Martha+Lucy+Innes+Alex - S4 (team event)
2nd PLACES:  
Rhona Mackinnon - S1 (2min - 511m);  Laura MacKenzie - S5 (6min - 1593m); Lachlan Mackinnon - S3 (4min - 1173m); Lily+Evie H+Freya - S4 (team event)
3rd PLACES:  Mark Sullivan - S6 (6min - 1799m); Lily Young - S4 (5min - 1320m)

Other results: Alex Mackinnon - S6 10th; Evie Hylands - S3 4th; Martha Coombes - S3 6th; Katie Reid - S3 27th; Kim Denton - S5 4th; Alexis Smith - S5 18th; Abigail Ryal - S5 19th
all results      LLRC photos     

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vets head11 November 2017

Eva was rowing in the Vesta Vets 4's Head in London on the Thames, winning the WF4x (5km) in a composite crew with Durham (Gill Prescot), Kingston (Birgith Sims) and Barn Bridge Ladies (Jacky Darling) - 21:22.7min
The race is raced on the ebb tide from the University Stone, Mortlake to Ranelagh Sailing Club, Putney

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INVERNESSHAWCO INVERNESS Fours and Small Boats Head 11/12 November 2017

Approximately 4500 metres from Dochgarroch to the Inverness Rowing Club’s Boathouse close to the Tomnahurich Swing Bridge.
On Saturday LLRC had a WIN in the WJ15 4x  with Alex Clark, Jessica McQueen,Eilidh McGowan, Amy Morris and Erin Cunningham (16:27.58min).
Other results: 4th in WNov 2x Freya and Innes (16:32.15); 3rd in Vet 2x Martin in a composite (19:53.43); 4th in WJ16 4x Innes, Martha, Freya (20:30.54)
WNov 1x  -  Eilidh was 4th (19.05.45), Jessica was 6th (19.27.66) and Alex Clark was 8th (20:52.06)
On Sunday the WJ15 doubles - 4th (17:38.05) and 6th (18:00.25)
WJ16 2x -  4th, and the mixed composite 4x with Martin were 2nd (20:07.10)
WJ16 1x -  Freya was 5th (23:37.59), Martha was 6th (23:37.76) and Innes was 7th (34:16.63)
all results      LLRC photos    

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clydesdaleClydesdale Scullers Head 7th October 2017

LLRC had some goos 2nd places with Lily (WJu16 1x - 11.08min) and Lily and Evie Hylands (WJu16 2x - 11.15min) and Alex and Mark (J18 2x - 10.10min) and Martin with SPRC composite (Masters C - 11.16min).
WJu 16 2x - 5th for Martha and Lucy Steel (11.36min), 7th for Innes and Freya (12.03min), 9th for Eilidh and Amy Morris (12.29min)
Abigail and Alexis had their first head race and they were 5th in W Nov 2x (12.51min)
WJu 16 1x - Amy Morris 8th (12.56min)
J16 1x - Euan 5th (10.59min) and Lachlan 8th (11.14min)   LLRC photos     

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schools headScottish Schools Sculling Head - 30th September on the Fourth & Clyde Canal - unfortunately Sunday 1st October was cancelled due to weather conditions
Euan and Lachlan were the WINNERS of the OJ15 2x (13.37.5min), they had a great race and were pretty pleased with how it went.
Lily and Kim were 4th in the WJ16 2x (15.05.9), but were awarded the Fastest School J16 double.
Amy, Jessica, Eilidh, Lucy S and Alex Clark were 3rd in the WJ15 4x+ (15.3min)
Innes, Freya, Martha, Lucy were the only entrance in the WJ16 4x (15.01.7min)

sculling results     sweep results      LLRC photos    

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Rowing the Loch - Fundraiser - 23rd September 2017

A very early start (5am) heading to Ardlui for rowers from LLRC and SPRC taking part in the RowTheLoch fundraising event.
Unfortunately the event was postponed as conditions further down the loch were deemed to be unsafe

We were all up at Ardlui for 6:15 sharp, all rigged and ready to get on the water. Conditions in the straight section of the top of the loch were choppy initially and the decision was taken by our Safety Officer to cancel further rowing and return to Ardlui due to the wind. We headed back to the clubhouse joined by Strathclyde Park RC for a BBQ and get together.  photos    

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World Rowing Masters Regatta 2017

The World Rowing Masters Regatta 2017 was held in Bled / Slovenia  between September 6 - 10th.  4,700 athletes and more than 900 races from 48 nations and 860 clubs (more than 6000 boats entered = 18.000 seats) aged 27 to 89 gathered for the event. 3 members from the club competed at the regatta, Eva Rankin and Martin Claxton  and Julian Wilkinson
bledbledThe format of the regatta is for eight lanes of racing over 1000 meters, no heats, all straight finals with only a winners prize.
Julian Wilkinson was 6th in F1x - 4.30.60
Martin Claxton was 7th in C4x with SPRC - 3:37.32 and in the D4x (3:48.94), 8th in the E1x - 4:42.06 and 5th in the C2x with Graham Tray from SPRC in 4:13.14
Eva Rankin was 1st in WG2x with Annie from France - 4:17.95 and in the Mixed G2x with John Appleby from Durham - 3:58.39 and in the Mixed F4x with French rowers - 3:44.93
Eva had a very close 2nd place in the WE4x - 3:45.49 and 3rd place in WD4x - 3:45.07, WF1x - 4:42.42, and WE1x - 4:40.94. 4th place in the WF2x - 4:17.95 and Mixed G4x and 5th place in the WF4x - 4:07.38

All Scottish wins were:

Ailie Ord (SPRC) - 10 medals (WB2x, WC2x, WD2x, WD2-,  WE2x, WC2-, WE4+, Mixed F4x, Mixed F2x, Mixed F8+)
Gillian Connal (SPRC) - 4 medals (WB2x, WC2x, WC2-, Mixed A8+, Mixed C4x)

Eva Rankin (Loch Lomond) - 3 medals (WG2x, Mixed G2x, Mixed G4x)

all results   photos  

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Loch Ore Regatta  September 2017
Loch Ore regatta was a fun, busy and a successful regatta for all of LLRC with lots of rowers competing in several events.

 Abi and Alexis WON their 2x, Lily Young WON her WJ16 1x, Lily and Kim Denton WON their WJ18 2x,
Amy Morris WON her WJ15 1x, Amy &Jess McQueen & Alex Clark& Lucy Steel & Martha Coombes WON their WJ15 4x+, Laura and Euan McKenzie WON their family relay, Laura WON her WJ18 1x.    
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clydesdaleClydesdale Sprint - August 2017
Clydesdale ARC invited clubs near and far to join them on the Clyde on 5th August for a fun and exciting day of races over a 2 lane 250 metre course on the Clyde in Glasgow Green.
LLRC had Erin trying out the Aqua Jog for the first time, Amy and Jessica competed in a double and Martin  raced in a mixed double and a mixed quad with Erin, Amy and Jessica. We did not have any winners, but everyone had good fun!       LLRC photos                     more photos

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British Junior Championships, Nottingham 14-16th July 2017

Well done to Lily Young for getting 18th out of 37 rowers in the WJU15 1x time trial in 7:53.6
, qualifying for the C final.
In the C final Lily was 2nd - great row !
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Henley Masters Regatta 7/8th July 2017
Eva went all the way south to glorious sunshine and 28C, to compete in the Henley Masters. In the double (WF 2x) with Gill Prescott (Durham), they had an easy win in the semi finals and WON by 3 length in the final against Tickenham..
In the WE 4x with Helen and Sherri (Long Beach Rowing Association, USA) and Gill Prescott (Durham), they had an easy win the their heat against Ardlington and a very good race with Kingston in the Semi Finals and an easy WIN in the final against Twickenham
by 4 length. in 3:48.
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nithsdaleNithsdale Regatta 17th June 2017
LLRC had 13 Juniors taking part in the Nithsdale Regatta. After getting through various heats and semi finals, Martha Coombes and Lucy Steel ended up with winning the WJU15 2x racing against club mates Frey Buchanan and Kim Denton in the Final.
The Juniors had some great racing and most of them managed to get through the heats, but didn't quite make it in the final.
OJU14 4x: Amy, Eva B., Jessica, Munro, Erin
WJU15 4x+: Innes, Freya, Martha, Lucy S., Alex - were first in their heat
nithsdaleWJU14 2x: Eva B and Amy,  Alex and Jessica
WJU15 1x: Freya, Martha was first in her heat, Kim beat Martha in the Semi finals
WJU14 1x: Lucy A, Alex B
WJu12 1x Aqua: Erin - this was Erin's first race - Well done

All results      LLRC photos

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british mastersBritish Masters Championships 10/11th June 2017 in Nottingham
Eva raced to 2 GOLDS this year in the British Masters Champs. 1st in the WF1x and 1st in the WE4x in a composite with Sarah Payne (Wycliffe), Joy Skipper (Upper Thames) and Julia Wood (Exeter), winning the same event 3 times in a row! In the absence of Eva's rowing partner Gill, Eva managed to double up with a Danish woman for the WF2x and being a total scrach crew, still made it into the final.
The weather conditions were very blowy with up to 20mph head / cross winds. Some lanes were more protected than others.    all results            

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scottishScottish Championships and Scottish Schools' Championships 9/10/11th June 2017
Saturday Result: Alex Mackinnon, Mark Sullivan and Laura McKenzie competed in the time trial on Friday over 2000m and raced in their allocated final on Saturday. Mark was 2nd in the G final, Alex was 1st in the H final and Laura was 1st in the F final.
WJu 15 1x - 2nd 
Lily Young and she was 1st in School Girls. Kim Denton was 3rd in the heats and 5th in the semi finals. 
WJu 15 4x - 2nd Innes Dunlop, Freya Buchanan, Martha Coombes, Lucy Steel, Alex Clark - rowing for Balfron High School, they were 1st in School Girls Competition
WJu 16 2x - 3rd Lily in a composite with George Watson
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WJu 14 2x - Alex Clark and Eilidh McGowan were 7th in final, Amy Morris and Jessica McQueen were 3rd in their heat
WJ 2x - Evie Gage and Laura McKenzie 5th in final
O Nov 1x - Euan McKenzie 4th in heat, Lachlan Macinnon 6th in heat

Sunday Results:

WNov 1x - 1st Lily Young
WJU15 2x - 2nd Lily Young and Anna Buchanan (George Watson)
OJU16 2x - 2nd Alex Mackinnon and Mark Sullivan
WJU14 1x - 4th Eilidh McGowan
OJU14 2x - 5th Euan McKenzie and Lachlan Mackinnon
WJU15 2x - Balfon High School B 7th and Balfron High School C 9th
WJU14 4x+ - 5th Amy Morris, Jessica McQueen, Alex Clark, Eilidh McGowan, Erin Cunningham
OMas 1x D - 3rd Allan McGregor
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Castle Semple Regatta 20th May 2017
castle sempleLLRC had a very busy Saturday with 17 juniors and 1 master competing at the regatta. The day started off with very calm water and hardly any wind. By lunch time it was raining on and off and the wind and the waves became very strong.
We had 3 wins - Lachlan Mackinnon and Euan McKenzie WON the OJU14 2x, Eva WON her WVet F-G 1x and she also WON the OVet E-G 4x in a composite with St Andrew (Ian Wilson, Tom Duke, John Munro), after having to give the opposition 12 sec head start!
2nd PLACE: WJU15 4x+ with Freya Buchanan, Martha Coombes, Innes Dunlop, Lucy Steel and Munro Dunlop (2nd in the heat)
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castle semple2nd PLACE: OJU 16 2x with Mark Sullivan and Alex Mackinnon (1st in heat)
3rd PLACES: WJU 15 1x Kim Denton (1st in heat)  and WJU 18 2x with Laura McKenzie, Evie Gage   and  WJu 16 1x Laura McKenzie (2nd in heat)  and   WJU 15 2x team Lucy Steel (2nd in heat)
4th PLACES:  WJU 14 4x+ with Alex Clark, Eilidh McGowan, Jessica McQueen, Amy Morris (2nd in heat)   and   OJU 16 1x Mark Sullivan (3rd in heat)   and   WJU14 1x Eilidh McGowan (2nd in heat)   and   WRes2 2x with Laura McKenzie, Evie Gage (2nd in heat)
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5th PLACE: ORes2 2x with Mark, Alex (2nd in heat)
6th PLACE: WJU 15 2x Marthas team (2nd in heat)
ONov 2x (Euan, Lachlan)- 3rd in heat, WJU 15 2x (Innes's team) - 4th in heat, WJU 14 2x (Jessiva, Amy M) and (Eva B, Alex)- 4th in heat

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Glasgow Rowing Club Summer Regatta 13th May 2017 on the River Clyde over 1100m

LLRC had 8 juniors competing on the Clyde.
In the WJu16 2x Laura and Lily WON their Semi final and than WON the final against Glasgow schools. In the same event Kim and Eilidh won their heat, but got beaten in the semi finals.
In the OJU16 2x Alex and Mark, Lachlan and Euan (only Ju14) did not make it into the final.
We had lots of singles competing (Mark - OJU16, Eilidh WJU14, Laura, Kim and Lily - WJU16, Sophie - WNov) and Lily WON the WJU16 1x!
Well done everyone!    
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Strathclyde Park Regatta  22/23 April 2017
Scottish Rowing hosted its largest-ever event last weekend, with 396 races held over two days during the Strathclyde Park Regatta, which included the Scottish Open and Universities’ Championships. Loch Lomond juniors and masters had a busy 2 days racing in various events.
sprcSaturday Results:
1st Place - WMas CE 4x - Eva in a composite with Strathclyde Park
3rd Place - WJu 15 1x - Kim Denton
4th Place - OMas G 2x - Eva in a composite with Clydesdale
4th Place - WJu 14 4x+ - Amy Morris, Alex Clark, Eilidh McGowan, Jessica McQueen, Euan McKenzie (cox)
4th Place OJu 14 1x - Euan McKenzie
5th Place - WJu 14 2x - Amy Morris, Eilidh McGowan; they were 2nd in their heat.
5th Place - OMas D-F 8+ - Martin in a composite with Strathclyde Park
5th Place in the heat - WJU 15 2x - Kim Denton, Alex Clark
6th Place in the heat - WNov 2x - Sophie Morris, Emily Franzmann
Sunday Results:
2nd Place OJu 16 2x - Alex McKinnon, Mark Sullivan
2nd Place - WRes 2x - Lily Young in a composite with George Watson (1st in the heat)
3rd Place WRes 2x - Evie Gage, Laura McKenzie (2nd in heat)
3rd Place - OJu 14 2x - Euan McKenzie, Lachlan MacKinnon (2nd in heat)
3rd Place OMas F+G 4x - Eva in a composite with Clydesdale, St Andrew, Athlone
4th Place - OJU14 4x - Alex Clark, Eilidh McGowan, Euan McKenzie, Lachlan MacKinnon, Amy Morris (cox)
4th Place - WJu 18 2x - Lily Young in a composite with George Watson
5th Place - OMas C-E 4x Martin in a composite with Strathclyde Park                             All Results      LLRC Fotos      

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clydesdaleWell done Lucy, Kim, Martha, Freya and Amy for winning the WJU 15 4x+ in 9.31min at the Clydesdale head on the 18th March. Steffanie, Eva, Alex, Amy and Euan had a great row to be second in the WJu 14 4x+ in 9.53min. Well done girls!!!!
all results     David Nolan's photos    
Yorkshire Head 11th March 2017  - Eva was in a composite crew with Gill, Helen and Hilary (Durham and Berwick) and won the Vet D 4x+ in 20.09.3min over 5km.
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Allan McGregor was competing in the English Indoor Rowing Champs on the 5th of Feb. and he was 5th in the Men's 40 to 49 Lwt age group over 2000m in 6:54.7. Well done Allan!

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JBT Inverness eights and small boats head 18th / 19th February 2017 

Loch Lomond had a few juniors and one Veteran competing on the superb rowing waters of the Caledonian Canal in Inverness in bright but sometimes blustery conditions over 4.35km.  
The club managed to WIN 3 races, the WR2 2x with Laura McKenzie and Evie Gage in 19.34.78min,
the WJU14 2x with Amy Morris and Eva Brownlie in 22.26.22min and the WNOV 4x+ with Amy Morris, Eva Brownlie, Eilidh McGowan and Kim Denton in 20.40.36min
Results on Saturday
WNov 1x (Kim Denton) 3rd - 22.35.98min
WJu 18 2x (Laura and Evie) 5th - 20.06.04
WNov 2x (Eilidh and Kim) 2nd - 21.08.69
Vet 2x (Martin and Graham from SPRC) 2nd - 18.52.92
Results on Sunday
Mixed R2 8+ (Martin in a composite) - 18.39.96 it was the only entry
Mixed Vet 8+ (Martin in a composite) 2nd - 17.25.88
WNov 2x Eilidh) 3rd - 23.00.44
WNov 2x (Kim) 4th - 23.07.73
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STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY BC HEAD on the Clyde - 4th Feb. 2017
Unfortunately, division 2 sadly had to be cancelled due to adverse weather.
Well done to Lily who won the WNov 1x in 9:37.00
The WJU14 4x+ girls (Eva Brownlie, Amy Morris, Eilidh McGowan, Lucy Steel and Steffanie Franzman - cox) were racing as novices and they lost their rudder on the 2nd last bend, but still completed the course in 4th position in 9:57.00!
The WJU16 4x+  (Innes, Kim, Feya, Martha, Alex - cox) were 2nd in 9:09.00.    all results
DURHAM SB HEAD RACE - 4th Feb. 2017
Eva went to sunny Durham to race an IM2 2x with Gill Prescott. They WON their category and were the overall winner (over 4 divisoins) in the Women 2x in 7:59.7.

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york headRutherford Head 26th Nov. 2016
Eva raced at Rutherford - 5000m upstream - in a WVetD 4x with Gill and Helen (DurhamRC) and Hillary (Berwick) and WON the Vet D/E category in 20.06.8min.

 Rutherford head results    
York Small Boats Head 20th Nov. 2016 - 3,000 metres upstream on the River Ouse at York Fulford Landing to Kings Staitheis. Approx 400 crews racing over 3 divisions.
Eva rowed with Gill (Durham RC) in the 1st division in the WVet E 2x and she clocked the fastest time of all WVet 2x age C, D and E - (not adjusted times)  in 15.38.7min.
In the 3rd division she rowed in WIM2 2x and was 3rd in 15.41.8 min
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invernessINVERNESS Fours and Small Boats Head 19/20 November 2016
In sunny, calm, cold weather conditions, over 400 crews took part over a course of approximately 4500 metres from Dochgarroch to the Inverness Rowing Club’s Boathouse close to the Tomnahurich Swing Bridge.
On Saturday LLRC had a WIN in the Vet D 2x  with Martin Claxton and Troy from SPRC in 19.52.67min (adjusted handicap time - 19.00.62min)
Other Results:
WJ16 4x (Lily) - 5th out of 6 in 20.12.90min;
WJ14 2x (Alex Clark) 3rd out of 7 in 22.16.53min and (Amy Morris) 6th out of 7 in 25.51.22min.
WNov 1x Freya Buchanan 5th out of 8 in 24.56.50min,
WNov 2x (Freya) 11 out of 20 in 21.29.28min;
WNov 4+ (Lily, Alex, Innes, Martha, Lucy) 6th out of 19 in 20.36.01min.

The boys were 7th out of 10 in J14 2x (Euan) in 22.12.50min and 7th out of 11 in J14 1x (Euan McKenzie) in 23.02.78min.

On Sunday the WJ14 4x+ (Lucy) were 2nd in 22.00.18min;
WNov 4x+ (Freya B.) were 3rd in 20.51.93.
In the WJ16 2x (Freya B.) were 6th out of 13 in 21.31.47 and Martha and Innes were 9th out of 13 in 21.52.81min.
WJ16 1x Lily was 4th in 22.04.00min and
Martin was 5th in the VetE 1x in 23.14.75 (22.17.75min adjusted time)

Lots of good racing and lots of experience was gained! Well done all!                     
David Nolan's photos , all results  

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GLASGOW'S RC 4'S Head  5th November 2016
Over 90 crews raced over the 5km race course from Belvedere (near the Cris Hoy Velodrome) to the monument on the Glasgow Green where the Glasgow City Council were setting up the fireworks for the evenings display. LLRC had 2 crews competing: In the first division, WJU15 4+ with Innes, Lucy, Martha, Lily and Alex (who were the only J15 entry) were 39th overall in 27.35min and in the 2nd division, WJ15 4x+ with Eva B., Amy M., Kim D., Freya B. and Staffanie F. who were 2nd in WJ15 and 36th overall in 26.38min
David Nolan's photos , all results    

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indoorResults for the Scottish Indoor Championship 29 October 2016
JU 13 girls - 3min   3rd Mary Walker 671m
JU 14 girls - 4min   1st Lucy Steel  986m; 10th Amy Morris 891m; 11th Eve Brownlee 886m
JU 14 boys - 4min  4th Euan McKenzie 1061m; 5th Lachlan Mackinnon 1053m
JU 15 girls - 5min   5th Evie Hyland 1289m; 6th Lily Young 1274m; 7th Martha Coombes 1243m; 11th Kim Denton 1219m;
14th Innes Dunlop 1198m; 15th Freye Buchanan 1197m

JU 16 girls - 2000m  10th Carla Graham 10:17.8
JU16 boys - 2000m 4th Mark Sullivan 7:06.6; 7th Alex Mackinnon 7:19.1
JU18 girls - 2000m  15th Sophie Morris 8:40.0
JU18 boys - 2000m  10th Thomas Smith 7:49.6
W30 Hwt - 1000m  Fiona Davidson 4:05.5 - the only competitor in that age group

JU16 girls teams - 2000m 2nd team 'Young' 7:11.9; 5th team 'Graham' 7:38.9; 6th team 'Steel' 7:59.6
JU16 boys teams - 3000m  6th team 'Smith' 10:20.0
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Results for the Scottish Schools Champ 28 October 2016:  
S1 boys - 4th Munro Dunlop (Balfron) 2min - 460m
S2 girls - 1st Evie Hylands (Balfron) 3min - 802m              S2 boys - 2nd Lachlan MacKinnon (Hermitage) 3min - 831m
                                                                                                                   3rd Euan McKenzie (Balfron) 3min - 819m
S3 girls - 5th Lily Young (Balfron) 4min - 1034m
                6th Martha Coombes (Balfron) 4min - 1023m
                31st Eva Brownlie (Balfron) 4min - 883m
S4 girls - 2nd Laura McKenzie (Balfron) 5min - 1308m
                8th Kim Denton (Balfron) 5min - 1224m
S5 girls - 11th Evie Gage (Balfron) 6min - 1448m              S5 boys - 6th Mark Sullivan (Lomond S) 6min - 1705m

                                                                                                                  10th Alex MacKinnin (Hermitage) 6min - 1648m
S3 girls team - 1st Martha Coombes, Alex Clark, Lucy Steel, Innes Dunlop - 1000m - 3:29.8 (Balfron)
S4 girls team - 1st  Laura McKenzie, Kim Denton, Abby, Lorna - 2000m - 7:15.0 (Balfron)
S5 girls team - 1st  Evie Gage, Freya Buchanan, Madeline, Esther - 2000m - 7:10.8
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clydesdaleClydesdale Scullers Head 22nd October 2016

In the 1st division Lily Young WON her single in the WJu 16 in 17.48min, Freya Buchanan was 7th in 20.47min and Innes Dunlop was 8th in 21.47min
In the WJu 14 singles, Evie Hylands was 2nd in 21.08min and in the boys, Euan McKenzie was 3rd in 19.38min
Julian Wilkinson was 2nd in the Vet F singles in 18.37min

In the 2nd division  Lily WON the WJU 16 double in a composite with and Anna (George Watson Col BC) in 16.16min. Martha Coombes and Kim Denton were 5th in 17.47min
In the WJU 14 2x Alex Clark and Lucy Steel were 3rd in 19.12min and Evie Hyland  and Eilidh McGowan were 4th in 21.14min
WJU 18 2x Evie Gage and Laura McKenzie 3rd in 17.29min
All results    LLRC photos   David Nolan's photos               

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Clyde ARC 3 Head 8th October 2016 on the river Clyde by glorious, sunny weather!
LLRC did not have any wins, but we had some 2nd places and great performances from everyone and some having to compete in higher age groups.
In the 1st Divisoin Laura McKenzie was 2nd (11.37min) in the WJ16 1x and Alex Mackinnon was 2nd 10.45min) in the M16 1x with Mark Sullivan 3rd by a second (10.46sec) and Cameron Bolton was 5th (10.37min) in the J18 1x.
In the 2nd Division, both the boys were 2nd (9.48min) in the MJ16 2x and Euan McKenzie and Lachlan Mackinnon were 3rd (10.33min) in the same category, but only being junior 14 boys. The junior 15 girls had to compete in the WNov 4+ and got an excellent 2nd place (10.57min)!
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In the 3rd Division we had the WJ15 4x competing in the WJ 16 category and they were 6th in 10.55min.  LLRC photos  by Allan McKenzie Photos by David Nolan       

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Scottish Schools Sculling Head - 2nd October on the Fourth & Clyde Canal

By glorious sunny weather on the Fourth & Clyde canal, the club had some great rowing by the juniors at the Sculling Head.
WJU14  4x - Joint 1st place (Lucy Steel, Evie Hylands, Eva Brownlie, Alex Clark and Martha Combes(cox) ) 14.55min
SGU15  1x - 1st School Girl (Lily Young) 15.41min
OJU 16  2x - 1st place (
Mark Sullivan and Alex Mackinnon) 13.22min
SGU18  2x - 1st School Girls (
Evie Gage and Laura McKenzie) 14.45min
SGU15 4+ - the only School Girl entry, rowing for Balfron High School (Lily Young, Martha Combes, Lucy Steel, Innes Dunlop and Alex Clark (cox) ) 14.47min3rd place in the OJU 14 2x (Euan McKenzie and Lachlan Mackinnon) 15.19min
3rd School girl in the SGU15 2x (Eilidh McGowan and Kim Denton) 16.52min
4th place in the WJU 15 4x+ (Charlotte Moore, Eilidh McGowan, Kim Denton, Amy Morris and Lachlan Mackinnon(cox) ) 15.45min
7th place in the OJU 18 2x (Thomas Smith and Mark Wallace 13.30min
 Well done all!
all results    David Nolan's photos               

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World Rowing Masters Regatta 2016

The World Rowing Masters Regatta 2016 was held in Copenhagen / lake Bagsvaerd, Denmark on September 8 - 11th 2016.  3,451 participants from 48 nations and 584 clubs aged 27 to 89 gathered for the event. 2 members from the club competed at the regatta, Eva Rankin and Michael Yeomans (who competed for the RAF). The format of the regatta is for eight lanes of racing over 1000 meters, no heats, all straight finals with only a winners prize.

On Thursday Eva competed in the WE 4x with Ailie Ord (SPRC), Sarah Payne (Wycliffe BC), and Hillary Cook (Mortlake Anglian&Alpha) and was 2nd in 3:41.7min.
In the WF 2x with Annie Ponsonnet (Port Maly/France), they managed to get 2nd place again in 4:13.88.
Eva also did a WD 1x with a tailwind and very high waves and only managed to get 4th place in 4:33.83

On Friday Eva only had 2 races WC 4x (avarage age 43+) with Ailie, Sarah and Gillian Conneal ( SPRC) - 3rd place in 3:46.42 and WF 4x (avarage 60 years+) with Annie and Virginie Laurent from Port Marly (france) and Marianne De Jong from Holland - 2nd place 4:18.59

Saturday racing yielded 2 excellent WINS for Eva in a very close race in the WF 1x (4:35.08) and in the WE 2x (with Ailie Ord) in 4:04.57. In the WD 4x (avarage age 50+) with Ailie, Sarah and Gillian she was 2nd in 3:46.41.

Sunday, the final day of racing, is the mixed gender events. Eva managed to WIN another medal in the mixed G 4x with Raimund Haberl (LIA/Austria), Annie (France) and Les Johnston from Clydesdale - 3:43.46). It was a very fast race and they managed to catch the leaders in the last 200m with 40+ stroke rate!
In the mixed 4xF with Raimund and Hans Kueng (Austria) and Annie they were 2nd in 4:02.00.
Eva and Les also did a G double and were 3rd in 4:37.21

Michael Yeomans was 7th in the B4- (3:48.30) and 7th in the C4- (3:39.35)

All Scottish wins were:

Ailie Ord (SPRC) - 7 medals (WB2x, WC2x, WD2x, WE2x, WC2-, WE4-, Mixed F4x)
Gillian Connal (SPRC) - 4 medals (
WB2x, WC2x, WC2-, WA8+)

Eva Rankin (Loch Lomond) - 3 medals (WF1x, WE2x, Mixed G4x)

Liz Davidson (SPRC) - MixedD4x

Les Johnston (Clydesdale RC) - Mixed G4x


Masters C represent a crew with average age 43-50, Masters D is 50-54, Masters E is 55-59, F is 60-64, Masters G is 60-65

Next year’s World Rowing Masters Regatta heads to Bled, Slovenia from 6-10 September 2017. event:http://www.wrmr2017.com/

In 2018 the Masters will head to Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, USA.

Hopefully more LLRC members are thinking of taking part in the World Masters in the near future!

All results are: Thursday   Friday    Saturday    Sunday  For LLRC photos go to our photo page and for all photos: Sport Graphics    

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Euro Master Regatte in Munich July 29th - 31st
Eva, as the only Scottish Representative, competed at the European Masters Championships. The weather was glorious and very warm, except for the last day for all the mixed races, were it rained all day. Despite the rain, Eva managed to win her Mixed F 2x with Marc Sarrouy (Beaumont Aviron, France).
She was 2nd in the 2x F with Annie from France (4:10.01) and in the Mixed 4x F with Annie and Robert and Raimund from Vienna (3:31.69)      photos
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british juniorBritish Junior Championships 15/16/17th July in Nottingham

Martha, Lily, Alex, Lucy and Innes represented LLRC at the British Junior Championships in Nottingham. On the first day the Junior 14 singles and doubles had to do the Omnium, which is skill testing, manoeuvrability exercises and races and everyone got points for each of the exercises.
Martha and Lily  were 9th
in their double with 45 doubles entered and Alex and Lucy were 43rd.
Innes completed all the testing in her single.

The next day Martha,Lily, Alex, Lucy and Innes (WJu14 4x+) had to do a time trial over 1500m and they were 7th in 6:40.6 and secured a place in the semi finals. Races got suspended in the afternoon, because of bad weather.
On Sunday, the weather improved and the girls quad were 4th (9:22.64) in the semi finals and 3rd (9:03.49) in the 'B' final. WELL DONE!
all results  LLRC photos by Ashley Coombes         

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Henley Masters Regatta 8/9th July
Eva went all the way south to compete in the Henley Masters. In her double (WF 2x) with Annie from France, they had a very exciting semi final race, with the lead changing all the time over the 1000m, but at the end they were beaten by a canvas by the Tideway scullers. The Tideway scullers ended up winning the final.
The WF 4x with Sarah Payne (Wycliffe), Gill Prescott (Durham) and Annie (France) was a very 
exhilarating race, with clashing oars at the start and more than a length behind, the quad managed to catch up after 500m and eventually winning by 3 leangth.   
Both weekends, the weather conditions were very challenging with high winds! Well done! 
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Despite horrible conditions (high winds and heavy rain showers), Eva won the Mixed Masters E/G double with Les from Clydesdale and the Mixed Masters E/F quad with Gordon Kerr (Nithsdale), John Appelby and Gabbi from Durham.

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British Masters Championships at Nottingham 11th June 2016

Eva won 1 British Championship GOLD medal  WE4x (4:11.30 in heat and 4:16.12 in final - strong head wind)  in a composite with Gill, Sarah and Joy from England and a silver medal in the WE2x (4:00.23 in heat and 3:54.94 in final) composite with Gill from Durham RC.
In the Mixed doubles F with Les from Clydesdale she was 4th.  Well done!
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Scottish Championships and Scottish Schools' Championships11/12th June 2016
scottishBrilliant result from our Juniors! 2 Scottish Champions (WJU14 2x, WJU14 4x) and 3 Scottish School Champions (WJU14 2x, WJU16 2x, WJU14 4x).

Lily had a very busy Champs by winning the WJU14 doubles (4:02.49) with Martha and the WJU14 quad (4:12.71), with Martha, Innes, Alex and Lucy. And she collected 3 Scottish School medals as well - WJU16 2x with Laura (8:33.95) and the WJU14 4x and 2x.
In the Seniors we had a win from Eva in the WMas F single and a 2nd place from Allan in the OMas A-C single in 4:04.04
All LLRC Results:
WJu 14 1x (Lily) 3rd in heat and 5th in the final - 4:43.28
OJu 15 1x (Alex) 2nd in the heat and 4th in the final - 4:04.34
WNov 1x (Laura) 3rd in heat and 4th in the final - 4:49.30
WJu13 2x (Alexandra and Lucy) 1st in heat and 4th in final - 4:38.48
OJu 13 2x (Euan and Evie) 3rd in the heat and 5th in the final - 4:40.81
WJu 14 2x (Innes and Lucy) 3rd in heat and 5th in final - 4:27.82
OJu 15 2x (Alex and Mark) 3rd in heat and 3rd in final - 3:45.60
WJu16 2x (Lily and Laura) 5th over 2000m - 8:33.95
OJu 18 2x (Cameron and Thomas) 4th over 2000m - 8:02.75
ONov 2x (Alex and Mark S.) 1st in heat and 4th in final - 3:48.03
OMas D-F 2x (Allan and Andy) 4th - 4:18.96
WJu 14 4x (Freyer, Kim, Charlotte, Eva, Euan) 4th in heat 5:29.82
All Saturday Results        
All Sunday Results      

LLRC photos    

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Castle Semple Regatta 14th May 2016
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castle semplecastle semple Loch Lomond Juniors had a very successful regatta, with great sunshine all day long and very good water conditions. Some juniors were racing for their first time and they did very well.
We had WINS in  WJ14 4x+(Lilly, Martha, Lucy, Innes and Alex), WJ14 2x, (Lilly and Martha), WJ13 2x ( Lucy and Alex) and Nov 2x (Alex MacKinnon and Mark Sullivan). 
castle semple castle sempleThere were some very good second places in the J15 2x (Mark and Alex), J13 4x+ (Euan, Lachlan, Lucy, Alex and Innes), WJ16 2x (Evie and Laura) and Vet 4x- (Martin in a composite).  
Third places were WJ14 1x (Lily), Martin in Vet 2x C/D  

all results
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durhamDurham Regatta 7th /8th May
On Saturday the racing was side by side over a 700m course. After semi-finals, Eva WON the finals in  W4xBCD and W2xDE comfortable with her Durham club crew (Gill, Helen and Chris).
On Sunday the course was shortened to 500m and Eva won the straight final in the W4xE.

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LLRC had a big junior presence at the Nithsdale Regatta on the 30th April 2016.
The boys, Alex and Mark S. were fighting hard in their OJu 15 and 16 doubles, but did not manage to win, but Alex WON his OJU 15 single against Clydesdale. Euan and Innes had their first race together in the OJu 14 double.
In the WJU14 girls, we had a WIN in the  4x+ (Lily, Martha, Innes, Lucy, Alex) and the 2x (Martha, Lucy).
Laura and Emily had their first race together in the WJu 15 and 16 double and had a good row. Laura also did a WJu 15 single but could not beat Castle Semple.
Lucy and Alex C. had a hard race in the WJu 13 double and Heather competed in the WJu 18 single.  
The Nov Mix2x with Alex and Laura had a brilliant row against Chesterlee Stree and WON!

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Strathclyde Regatta 23rd / 24th April 2016
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The first day of the regatta was very successful for LLRC with 5 wins. Everybody was coping well with the blistery conditions and the cold.
The WJU14 4x+ with Lily, Martha, Alex, Lucy and Innes WON comfortable in 4:05.19.  The girls than split up into 2 doubles and both of them WON their races WJU13 (Lucy and Alex in 4:30.38) and WJU14 (Lily and Martha in 4:07.41).
Evie and Laura were 2nd (4:11.10) in their heat in the WNov 2x and had a brilliant race in the final and winning in 4:04.63 and loosing their novice status. The girls also competed in the WJU16 2x over 200m and were 4th in 8:51.72.
Eva was in a composite WMasters C 4x with SPRC racing against a WMasters E crew from SPRC and having to give them 16sec head start. Her crew slowly cought up, but managed to get over the finishing line first by less than 2 sec. (3:42.76).  Eva also raced in the OMas G/H 2x in a composite against men and after coming to a standstill after hitting some boys, she and Les were 5th in 4:13.46.
Cameron and Thomas were 2nd (7:40.25) in their heat in the ORes2 2x over 2000m  and 4th (7:47.02) in the final.
Martin was in a composite with SPRC in the OMas C/D 2x and was 3rd in 4:01.17
The 2nd day of the regatta saw Thomas and Cameron racing twice over the 2000m course. In the heats of the ORes2 1x and in the heats of the OJU18 1x. Both were tough races and the boys just missed out in getting to the final.
Alexander had his OJu15 2x (with Mark) and OJU15 1x heats very close togehter, but the second place in both races secured them a place in the final. Both final races resulted in a 4th place OJu15 2x - 2:45.79 and OJu15 1x - 4:02 69.
Euan and Lachlan had their first race experiance and it was a hard race in the OJu 13 2x and they secured a 2nd place in 4:37.99, just 4 sec behind the winner.
Lily and Martha both competed in the WJu 14 single and after getting through the heats (4:13.44 and 4:40.10) they finished 3rd (Lily 4:24.78) and 6th (Martha 4:38.65).
Martin was in a composite with SPRC in the OMas C/D 4x and was 3rd in 4:01.17
Eva competed in the OMas F 4x in a composite with Clydesdale and St Andrews and was 2nd by just over 2 sec. in 3:48.93
Photos from Ashley Coombes    

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aberdeenaberdeenAberdeen Head 26th March 2016

Just one Junior 14 girls quad ventured all the way up to Aberdeen to race in unfamiliar water in very windy and wet conditions with a strong headwind and rough water most of the time.
The girls, Alex, Lily, Martha, Lucy and Innes WON their category WJ14 4x+. Well done!

Photos from Ashley Coombes

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Loch Lomond had fantastic wins in the Scottish Schools West Regional Indoor Champs. Lily, Martha and Innes were first, second and third in the singles. And their quad was first. Evie Hylands also won gold in the younger age group.
In the older age group, Laura McKenzie won gold in her individual race and Anna McCallum and her team won gold too.
In the boys, Euan Mackenzie won gold. Well done to everyone!              18th March 2016

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JBT Inverness eights and small boats head  

27th February on the Caledonian Canal

On a glorious sunny, but cold day 6 juniors and Martin competed over 4500 metre from Dochgarroch to theInverness club house.
Lily was the only WJU 14 single entry, but she rowed very well down the course in 22:04.06min. In the second division, Lily was the fastest WJU 14 double in a composite with SPRC in 19:37.68min. In the same categorie, Lucy was 2nd in 22:29.71 and Alex in a composite with SPRC was 3rd in 23:38.86.  
Laura and Evie competed in WJU16 double in the 1st division and they were 2nd in 20:56.84. In the second division they competed in the WNov 2x and were 5th in 21:37.63.
Martin was 3rd in a composite with SPRC in the Vet 2x in 19:25.04 (20:17.04 before the handicap)
All results  Photos by Handy Photography       LLRC photos by Handy Photography   

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Durham Small Boat Head 6th February 2016
The Head attracts around 400 entries spread over 4 divisions. The course covers an 1800m stretch of the River Wear and the boats have to navigate through the arches of the very narrow Elvet Bridge.  
Eva raced in a composite 2x with Gill Precott from Durham in the WMas. E/F and won, even after hitting the inside of the bridge quite badly with the oars and losing a lot of time.
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Eva also rowed in W IM2 4x in a composite with Durham (Gill, Helen, Lauren) and won this category in 7:54.0min and they were the 2nd fastest women boat overall!.
All resultsPhotos by Snooky's Sculling and Sweeping Snaps      Photos from the race on our Photo page           

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allanEnglish Indoor Rowing Championships - Sunday 31st January 2016

Well done to Allan McGregor who represented LLRC at the English Indoor Champs and was 3rd in the 2000m (40-49 Lwt Men) in 6:45.2min. Great time! Photos  All results    smile emoticon

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British Indoor Champs 12th Dec. 2015

Well done to Allan McGregor who was the only LLRC representative at the British Indoor Champs at Lee Valley. Allan did very well and he was 4th in the 500m sprint (40-49 Lwt Men) in 1:34.6. He also took 6th place in the same age group over 2000m in 6:48.2min.
All Results      
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Scottish Indoor Champs 21st November at Bellahouston

J13 B - 3min - 2nd Lachlan Mackinnon 757m, 3rd Euan McKenzie 704m
J13 G - 3min - 1st Lucy Steel 741m, 2nd Alex Clark 684m
J14 G - 4min - 1st Lily Young 1029m, 2nd Martha Coombes 1010m, 4th Innes Dunlop 952m
J15 B - 5min - 2nd Alex Mackinnon 1387m, 5th Mark Sullivan 1342m

J15 G - 5min - 3rd Laura McKenzie 1254m
J18 B - 2000m - 7th Marcus Hills 7:02.2min, 8th Cameron Bolton 7:09.8min, 13th Thomas Smith 7:29.1min
Team event over 1000m - J14 G - 1st in 3:34.4min, J14 B - 2nd in 3:38.4min
Team event over 3000m - J16 G - 2nd in 11:20.1min
                                             J18 B - 2nd in 9:47.2min
Our only senior representative was Allan McGregor competing in the over 40 Lwt and he was 4th in 3:18.6min over 1000m
   all results    LLRC photos     

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Scottish Schools Indoor Champs 20th November at Bellahouston
At the Schools Champs, LLRC members were competing for their schools.
The S1 boys were rowing 2 min and Lachlan Mackinnon was 2nd in 523m and Euan MacKenzie 9th in 496m
The S1 girls were rowing 2 min and Rosie Whyte was 26th in 428m
The S2 girls were rowing 3 min and Lily Young was 3rd in 792m, Martha Coombes was 4th in 789m, Lucy Steel was 9th in 743m, Innes Dunlop was 10th in 737m and Alex Clark was 29th in 667m.
S2 team
The S3 girls were rowing 4 min and Laura McKenzie was 1st in 1031m, Emily Franzmann was 24th in 880m
The S4 girls were rowing 5 min and Evie Gage was 12th in 1176m
The S4 boys were rowing 5 min and Alex Mackinnon was 7th in 1381m and Mark Sullivan was 8th in 1369m
The S5 boys had to do 2000m and Markus Hills was 5th in 7:00.4min, Cameron Wilson was 7th in 7:08.6min and Thomas Smith was 15th in 7:38.4min
The S6 girls also did 2000m and Rachel Gilles was 7th in 8:42.3
In the team event the S2 girls (representing Balfron High) were 1st in 3:38.9min over 1000m     all school results    LLRC photos   

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aberdeenAberdeen Fours and Small Boats HOR  15th November 2015
Some LLRC juniors went to Aberdeen to race in the head race on the river Dee for the first time.
Alex Mackinnon came away winning the Novice singles in 14.51min - WELL DONE
2nd places went to to the Open 2x (Cameron and Thomas) in 13.35min and to the WNov 4x+ (Katie, Evie, Anna, Laura, Jemma) in 15.41min
3rd place went to the W Open 2x (Anna and Heather) in 16.24min and W Nov 2x (Laura and Evie) in 15.37min
Cameron and Thomas also competed in the R2 singles and completed the course in 14.03 and 15.26min.
All results      

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Durham Long Distance Scullers Head and Small boat Head - 31st October 2015
Eva raced in a composite quad with Gill, Helen and Helen's daughter from Durham
In the morning she competed as W IM2 and the quad was the fastest senior women boat and 16th fastest overall (8:04.0). In the afternoon she competed as W elite 4x and won the category and was 18th overall (8:04.3)    
SBH results   LDH results  

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Harco Inverness 4's and Small Boat Head  31st Oct. / 1st Nov 2015
inverness5 Junior girls and Martin went up to Inverness to compete in the 4500m head race with glorious sunshine!
All the girls came home with a medal winning the WJ14 4x+ (19:04.76) with Lily, Innes, Martha Lucy and Alex as a cox.
Lily also won the WJ14 2x in a composite with SPRC (19:24.01) and  Martha with Lucy were 3rd (21:01.10 and Innes with Alex were 4th (22:25.14) in the same category.
Lily was 2nd in the WJ14 1x (21:21.83)
Martin was 3rd in the Vet 2x in a composite with SPRC (18:09.77) and 2nd in the mixed Vet 4x (17:21.07) and 4th in the Vet singles.         all results       photos by David Nolan    LLRC photos   

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Scottish Schools Head was held on the 26th/27th September on the Forth & Clyde Canal at Dallatur
scottish school headOn Saturday in the 1st division we had Lily, Lucy, Innes, Martha and Alexandra competing for Balfron High in the SG U-14 4x+ and WINNING in a time of 15.05.7. They also were joint winners of the Peter Grieve memorial trophy! - WELL DONE!
In the 2nd division, the same quad (except Martha coxed instead of Alex) now competing for Loch Lomond were 2nd in the WJU U-14 4x+ (15.21).
On Sunday in the 1st division, this time Innes was coxing the quad with Lily, Lucy, Alex and Martha and the girls were the WINNERS in the SGU-14 4x+ and Ju 14 4x+.
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In the 2nd division Alex and Martha WON the SGU-14 + WJU-14 double in 16.41min with Innes and Lucy getting 2nd place (17.21). Jemma and Evie were 6th in the SGU-16 double in 17.13.
Lily was 2nd in the SGU-14 1x in 16.46min
 photos by Martha's dad  Scottish School head race result   Scottish Schools Sculling Head results   Junior Head race result   David Nolans Photos  1   2   3   4    LLRC photos               

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World Masters Regatta 2015


The World Rowing Masters Regatta 2015 was held at Hazewinkel, Belgium on September 10-13th 2015. 3500 rowers from around the world (47 countries) aged 27 to 89 gathered for the event. LLRC had 2 entries (Martin Claxton and Eva Rankin) targeting the C to F (43-65 year old) age band. The format of the regatta is for eight lanes of racing over 1000 meters, no heats, all straight finals with only a winners prize.

First up on Thursday was Eva Rankin getting a second place in the E single (55-59 year band), followed by a 5th place in the much younger category (43-50) of WC4x with Sarah Payne (Wycliffe BC), Joy Skipper (Upper Thames) and Gill Prescott (Durham).

On Friday Eva had 4 races and the racing started with a WIN in the WD4x with Ailie and Liz (Strathclyde Park) and Gill (Durham). Eva than had a 5th place in the WE2x with Joy (Upper Thames) and the WF4x was a very close fought race between the USA and Germany/Norway. At the end USA won by just a second with Eva, Joy, Gill and Annie Ponsonnet(Port Marly France) in second place. After 3 races already, Eva competed in her single in the WD1x and her legs felt all the previous races and she was 4th.

Martin had one race on Friday and he was 6th in his single in the E1x.

Saturdays racing yielded 2 excellent WINS for Eva in the WF2x (Annie from France) and WE4x (with Joy, Sarah, Gill). The WE4x had to be decided by a photo finish against a crew from the Netherlands. Eva also had a second place in the WD2x with Gill.

Martin also had 3 races on Saturday and he was 5th In the MC4x (Graham Troy, Jonathon Morrison, Peter Venables) with SPRC and in the ME4x with SPRC and 2 Canadians. He was 7th in the MD2x with Graham from SPRC.

Sunday, the final day of racing, was the mixed gender events. There were more than 450 mixed entries taking the total number of seats for the whole weekend up to 11,267 – a new record for the masters regatta.

Eva managed to WIN another medal in the Mixed F4x with Gill and John Appleby from Durham and Gordon Kerr from Nithsdale and she was 3rd with Les Johnston (Clydesdale) in the mixed F2x.

All Scottish wins were:

Ailie Ord (SPRC) - 6 medals (WD4+, WE2x, WC2x, WC2-, WD4x, Mixed F2x)

Eva Rankin (Loch Lomond) - 4 medals (WD4x, WE4x, WF2x, Mixed F2x)

Liz Davidson (SPRC) - WD4x

Gordon Kerr (Nithsdale) - Mixed F4x

St Andrew / Edinburgh (Tom Duke, Rob Connolly, Iain Wilson, Colin Williamson, Laurence Edwards) MC4+


Masters C represent a crew with average age 43-50, Masters D is 50-54, Masters E is 55-59, F is 60-64

Next year’s World Rowing Masters Regatta heads to Copenhagen, Denmark from 8-11 September 2016. event:http://www.worldrowing.com/events/2016-world-rowing-masters-regatta/event-information

In 2017 the event will be in Bled, Slovenia and in 2018 it will head to Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, USA.

Hopefully more LLRC members are thinking of taking part in the World Masters in the near future!

All results are: Thursday   Friday    Saturday    Sunday  For LLRC photos go to our photo page and for all photos: Sport Graphics    

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British Junior Championships in Strathclyde Park 18th + 19th July 2015
britishbritishAlexander, Cameron Thomas, Martha and Lily represented LLRC at the British Junior Championships at Strathclyde Park. On the first day everyone had to race a timetrial in cold and very windy conditions.
Alexander was 4th in the time trial in the OJ14 1x and after catching a crab 5th in the semi final (9:04.1) and 2nd in the 'B' final (8:37.8).
Martha and Lily were 8th in the time trial in the WJ14 2x and 5th in the semi final (9:08.3) and 2nd in the 'B' final (8:51.7).
Cameron and Thomas were 11th in the time trial in the OJ16 2x and  5th in the semi final (7:43.2) and 5th in the 'B' final (7:40.2).
Well done to all of the juniors - they did extreamly well in their first ever British Junior Champs!
  all results     LLRC photos   

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Henley Masters Regatta 10th and 11th July

Eva went all the way south to enjoy the sunshine and compete in the Henley Masters. In both of her events (WD4x and WE4x) she had heats, semi finals and finals. In the WE4x, Alie and Liz (SPRC) and Gill (Durham) helped her to WIN comfortably. The final in the WD4x with Gill and Helen (Durham) and Joy (Upper Thames) was a very close race, but the quad managed to pull away at the end, winning by 2/3 of a length.
Other Scottish medals were won by Ailie (SPRC) who won the WC2x with Sally and St Andrew won the C4+

LLRC photos         all results      Big blade photos

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talkin tarn

Eva traveled down to Talkin Tarn regatta on Saturday 4th July to enjoy sunny, but windy conditions and great racing.

She WON in the Mixed double (E) with Les from Clydesdale.  All results  photos   

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Scottish Championships and Scottish Schools' Championships13/14th June 2015
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Brilliant result from our Juniors! 3 Scottish Champions (WJU13 1x, WJU13 2x, WJU13 4x) and 2 Scottish School Champions (WJU14 2x, OJU16 2x).
Lily had a very busy Champs by winning the WJU13 singles (4:51.18), the WJU13 doubles (4:40.02) with Martha and the WJU13 quad (4:50.61), also with Martha and Innes, Alex and Lucy.
scottish champsIn the WJU14 2x Lily and Martha were 2nd (4:16.55) and were awarded the Scottish Schools' Champion title (Balfron High School).
In the WJU12 2x Innes and Alex had a brilliant row for 2nd place.
Alexander was 3rd in his heat in the OJU14 1x (4:24.62) and 3rd in the final (4:22.88) and 2nd in the Scottish Schools' Champs. After cruising through the heats (4:07.02), he was 2nd in the final in the OJU14 2x (4:09.19) in a composite with Castle Semple (Craig).
Cameron and Thomas did the time trial and final over 2000m in their singles and both clocked a good time (8:50.71, 9:12.20). Both boys were 1st in their heat (3:54.40) in the ONov 2x and just missed out on the Gold medal getting 2nd in the final (3:59.26).
In their OJU16 double they were 3rd (8:12.12), and were awarded the Scottish Schools' Champion title!
Martin was 3rd in OVetC/D 2x (4:21.26) and 2nd in the OVetCD 4x (3:42.89) and he had a good race in the OVetD-F 1x.
WELL DONE to everyone - Great result!   
 all results - short version   all results - long version    LLRC photos   David Nolan's photos: Saturday  Sunday   Snapper Ron's photos          

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British Masters Championships at Nottingham
13 June 2015
Eva decided to go south to compete in the British Masters Champs instead of the Scottish. The weather was very wet, it rained all day, but the water was very nice to row in. Eva won 3 GOLD medals, one in the WE2x (4:04.91) with Gill from Durham, one in the WE4x (3:52.11) with Gill,
Joy from Upper Thames and Sarah from Wycliffe and one in the mixed E/F4x (3:39.82) with Helen and John Appleby from Durham and Tom Bishop.   all results    photos     

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Castle Semple Regatta 30th May 2015
It was a very long day at the regatta, with the sun shining most of the time, but very strong winds. Our Juniors again did very well with the WJ13 girls winning 3 races and J14 winning one race.
WJ13 4x (Lily, Martha, Alexandra, Innes and cox Alex) WON by some lengths.
The WJ13 2x (Lily and Martha) WON easily and Innes and Alexandra were 6th in the same race.
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Lily dominated the field in her WJ13 single final despite the very strong head wind. Alexandra was trying out the training scull over 250m and was 3rd.
After winning the heat in the J14 2x (Alex and Craig from CSRC), the boys WON the final easily - WELL DONE. Alex also won his heat in the J14 singles and was 3rd in the final. 
The boys, Cameron and Thomas had some very tough racing and the field in the R2 double was very strong and they finished 6th. In the J16 double they were 2nd in their heat and managed to hold on to 3rd place in the final. Cameron was 5th in the R2 1x and 4th in his heat in the J16 1x. Thomas was 5th in the J16 1x.
In the senior age group Martin was in a composite in the R2 4x+ and got beaten by a lot younger guys. In the OVet 2x D/F Martin and Graham unfortunately had to give away a big handicap to the older composite crew of Eva and Les and never made up the difference over the 1000meters. Eva raced in the R1 Mixed 2x with Les and was 4th. She also raced in the WVet 2x with Liz (SPRC), but got beaten.
WELL DONE TO EVERYONE - weather conditions were not easy!

LLRC photos    Martha's dads photos David Nolan's photos   all results     

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Glasgow Summer Regatta 23rd May 2015
glasgowglasgowWell done to all Loch rowers who dominated the Ju14 age group.
Lucy and Alexandra ventured out for their first race in training singles and in the Loch v Loch final, Alexandra WON over the 250m.
Alex WON the OJu14 2x in a composite with Craig (CSRC) and just beat Lily in the final of the OJU14 1x.
The JU14 girls (Martha, Innes, Alexandra, Lucy and Lily) raced the quad the first time and came away with a WIN!

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Clydesdale Regatta 9th May 2015
Our juniors, Lily, Martha, Alex, Cameron and Thomas represented LLRC and won 4 races!
Lily and Martha WON their heat, semis and than the final against St Andrews in the WJU14 2x. Lily also WON the WJU14 1x final against Clydesdale! WELL DONE!
Alex in a composite with Castle Semple in the OJU14 2x WON his heat, semi and than the final against Glasgow School. He also WON his heat and semi in the OJU14 1x, but narrowly missed out winning the final against Clydesdale.
Cameron and Thomas were very busy with entering MRes2 singles, MRes2 doubles, OJU16 singles and OJU16 doubles. After winning the semi in the OJU16 2x, they WON the final against Castle Semple. In the MRes2 2x the boys made it to the final, but the older crew from Glasgow Uni were too strong for them.   
all results    some photos taken by Ian  David Noland photos     

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sprc regattasprc regattaStrathclyde Regatta 25/26 April 2015
On Saturday LLRC managed to get some medals, despite the high wind and waves.
On Sunday we had no medals, but some very good performances from the juniors, who didn't seam to mind the weather.
Lily and Martha completely ignored the high waves and WON their race (WJu 13 2x) by a considerable margin. WELL DONE!
Alex was 2nd in his heat in the OJu 14 1x in 4:28.60 and was 3rd in the final getting a bronze medal!
Eva raced in a composite (SPRC/Durham) and WON the WVet B-D 4x and she also WON the WVet E single, which was more like trying to stay upright in the high waves.
Cameron and Thomas just missed out on a place in the final by getting 4th place in their heat in the ORes 2 double. In the OJu 16 singles, Cameron was 4th (8:49.20) and Thomas was 5th (8:38.10) in their heats.
The next day Thomas and Cameron raced in the ORes2 1x and they both got 4th places in their heats. In the OJu16 2x they were 3rd in 7.58.67.
Lily had a brilliant race in her WJu13 single and just missed out winning by a canvas - 2nd place in 4:35.88
Alex raced in a composite crew (Castle Semple) in OJu14 2x and was 2nd in their heat (4:00.54) and 3rd in the final in 4:02.33.

all results: Saturday, Sunday    LLRC photos, photos Martha's dad took
 David Nolan's photos  Saturday  Sunday   Snapper Ron's photos       You tube video of the rough water on Sunday 

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Nithsdale regattaNITHSDALE 150th Anniversary REGATTA
11th April 2015
6 LLRC juniors ventured to Dumfries to take part in the Nithsdale Regatta, which is rowed on the river Nith. All events were rowed over 750m downstream.
All juniors came back with one or two medals and a trophy. WELL DONE!

For some photos go to our 'photo' page
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Lily and Martha WON WNov 2x and WJu13 2x and were awarded the Castle Loch trophy for the Womens Novice win! Brilliant!
Cameron and Thomas WON the ONov 2x
Heather and Robyn WON the WR2 2x
Well done to all the juniors - their commitment and hard winter training is showing!

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subc headSUCB Head Race - 14th February 2015   
Only two junior boys entered the 4000m course down the Clyde and they did really well. Cameron and Thomas were the only OJu 16 2x entered and they clocked 16.25min for the 4000m. WELL DONE!      all results   David Nolan's photos       

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