Head 27th November nearly
3000m on the river Clyde in sunny conditons but freezing cold and snow and ice on the road
and the boats!
Eva Rankin WVetD 1x 12:08.0
Paul Arnold MVetC
Eva and Liz Davidson(Strathclyde Park) WVetD
Eva, Paul, Liz and Tom Hewitt (LLRC/SPRC) Mixed
David Nolan's photos
Fours and Small Boats Head 6+7th Nov.
LLRC juniors went all the way to Inverness to have a
race over the 4500m course. For some juniors it was their first head race and all of them
did really well.
|OJ14 4x the junior quad, with Oliver Monteith, Ryan Morrison,
Morgan Serpell, Ben Cartwright and Tom Claxton as cox, did well
to get 3rd in 23min
OJ14 2x Oliver and Ben got 2nd in 21.18.4
and Morgan got 3rd in 24.5.58min
OJ16 1x Tom Claxton managed to get a good time and 2nd place in
OJ18 1x Tom Claxton again was 2nd in 20.25.6min
Snapper Ron's pictures can be seen on: Sat
Div 2 Sun
Div 1 (3 pics only!) Sun
Clydesdales Scullers Head -
Sat. 9th October 2010
The first Head race of the season and some LLRC members braved the
wind (mostly a welcoming tail wind) and the bends to row from Dalmarnock Bridge to Glasgow
Green, level with the Nelson Monument. LLRC photos and Niall Darroch photos and David Nolan's
Tom Claxton in a
composite with Alex Afuakwah WON the OJu 16 2x in 15.26min and were 7th
overall - WELL DONE!
Oliver Monteith and Ryan Morrison were 3rd in the OJu14 2x in 18.18min - they
did realy well not crashing into any trees for their first race on the river Clyde!
Eva Rankin rowed in a composite with Liz Davidson from
SPRC in 16.51min over the 4km course and they were the only VetD entry.
The single results were: Tom Claxton OJu16 3rd
PLACE in 16.11min - 22nd place overall
Martin Claxton VetD 1st PLACE in 17.26min
Paul Arnold VetC 3rd PLACE in 18.03min
Eva Rankin VetD in 18.06min - the only Vet entry
Rebecca Lightfoot WNov 2nd PLACE in 18.28min - now
rowing for Glasgow Uni BC
all results: division 1
(singles) and division 2
|FISA World Rowing Masters Regatta 2nd
- 5th September 2010
Rankin got third in the WD4x with crewmates from English clubs and Ailie Ord
- 3:36.07. It was a very close race and the first three boats were separated only by 1.36
The WD2x with Ailie Ord from
Strathclyde park ended in a photo finish, but unfortunately they were placed 2nd 0.23sec behind the winner - 4:05.84. Conditions were rather
challenging with plenty of wind. Later on, racing was cancelled due to severe weather
In her WD1x she got 3rd in 4:26.09, just over 6 seconds behind the winner.
Eva was in an Aberdeen/Inverness/Loch Lomond composite in mixed 4Ex, with Ron Wallace, James Steel and Hazel Smith - they got
4th in 3:41.41
Hazel Smith from Inverness RC and Ailie Ord from Strathclyde Park RC
had triple gold success in composite crews which won the Womens B and C eights followed by
Mixed D eights.
Results, for photos go to the photo page
||8 Loch Lomond
members - nearly all juniors - made it down to Dumfries to compete at the NITHSDALE Regatta on 26 June
2010 - 750m downstream.
only winner was Oliver Monteith, who had an exciting race to WIN the OJU 12
||Aquajog - WELL DONE!
|Ben Cartwright and Rory
Thomson had their first race experience in the JU13 4x+ with Oliver Monteith
and Ryan Morrison and Tom Claxton as cox, but didn't make it through the heats.
Tom Claxton raced Ju15 1x, Ju15 2x with Alex (Castle Semple) and O
Mixed 2x with Rebecca Lightfoot. Rebecca also raced in the WNov 1x and the WNov 2x
with Annie Carroll. Martin Claxton raced in the VetD1x. Ryan Morrison
raced in the OJU 11 Aquajog and in the JU13 2x with Oliver Monteith. Everyone rowed
well and tried hard, but either got knocked out in the heats or the semi finals.
SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS - Strathclyde
Park - 12/13 June 2010 all
Saturday was a lovely warm and sunny day with a slight tail wind.
Sunday started of with a light drizzle, which luckily stopped during the
morning and the sun came out. It was warm and there was hardly any wind which resulted of
the water being nice and flat for rowing.
Lomond came away with 4 Scottish Champions!
On Saturday Loch Lomond Vet 4+ A-C,
rowing as VetC, with Paul Arnold, Andy Summers, Michael Yeomans, Allan McGregor - cox:
Rachel Arnold managed to hold on to their lead to WIN!
The same 4 rowed in MVet 4x A-C, again rowing as VetC, and their boat was FIRST past
the finishing line -in 3:23.70
On Sunday, Allan McGregor and Andy
Summers WON the MVet 2x B/C,
rowing as VetC to become Scottish Champions in 3:36.58
Paul Arnold and Martin Claxton, rowing as VetC in the same race were second
heat in WNox1x and she WON the final in 4:25.34 - finally loosing her Nocive status!
In the same race, Rebecca Lightfoot was 2nd in her heat and 4th in
the final in 4:38.81
Rebecca Lightfoot and Emma Rankin
raced in the WNov 2x, gaining 2nd place in the heats (4:26.43) and SECOND
place in the finals in 4: 13.38 - WELL DONE!
In the same race Eva Rankin raced in a
composite with Strathclyde and got 2nd place in the heats (4:19.26) and 5th place
in the finals in 4:22.62
Eva Rankin raced in a composite with Strathclyde
Park in WVet 4x C/D and got 3rd place in 4:15.75 (minus
9sec handicap for racing as VetC)
She also raced in a composite with StrathclydePark in WVet 2x C/D and got
2nd place in 4:15.70
After completing 3 races in less than 3 hours, Eva raced again in the
WVetD/E 1x and got 2nd place in 4:35.10 (minus 8sec handicap for
racing as a VetD)
Oliver Monteith and Ryan Morrison had a great race in
the OJu12 2x and got 3rd place in 4:51.96
Christopher Edwardson raced in the OJu12 1x and
just got beaten to 3rd place in 4:57.94
Martin Claxton competed in the MVet 1x D/E
and never managed to make up the 8 sec handicap to get 3rd in 4:29.29
In the MVet1x A-C Allan McGregor got
3rd in 3:57.76, Andy Summers 4th in 4:02.73 and
Paul Arnold 7th in 4:27.59
CASTLE SEMPLE Regatta 22 May 2010
all photos, results, Darroch Photography
We all had a great, long day at the Castle Semple Regatta on
Saturday. The weather was brilliant, sunny and hot (some got sunburnt), but windy and the
water was very wavy and it was also challenging to row in, though it calmed down towards
the evening. Loch Lomond had some good results, specially in the Junior section. For some
of them it was their first racing experience! Well done!
Lightfoot and Tom Claxton raced in a Mixed double in R2 and gained 1st PLACE! - Well done!
also raced in the OJu15 1x and was placed 2nd in his heat and 2nd
in his final.
In his composite OJu15 2x with Alex from Castle
Semple they gained 3rd place
raced in the Inter Regional OJu15 4x+ for Central, but the West won.
Eva Rankin WON
her VetD/E 1x easily and got 2nd in the WNov
1x and 2nd in the R2 2x in a composite with Liz
Davidson from SPRC
Rebecca Lightfoot managed to hold on to the 3rd
place in the WNov 1x
Emma Rankin and Annie Carroll
rowed realy well in their heat in WNov 2x to get 3rd place and to qualify
for the final. In the final they were just beaten to 5th place
Oliver Monteith and Ryan Morrison
did well in their first race experience to get 3rd place in the OJu12
They also competed in a training scull 1x over 250m and Oliver got 3rd
and Ryan 2nd
Paul Arnold and Martin Claxton
nearly overcome the 16sec handicap they had to give their opponents, but were narrowly
beaten into 2nd place by Stirling.
Andy Summers got 4th in his R2
1x heat, which did not get him into the final
Loch Lomond had 3 entries in the MVet 1x race
- Andy Summers got 3rd (VetC), Martin Claxton got 4th
(VetD), Paul Arnold got 5th (VetC)
REGATTA 8 May 2010
regatta on the Clyde has been a brilliant day and it was dry, sunny but cold. The
good and Loch Lomond came home with one first place - Tom Claxton, who won his semi-finals and finals
in the OJU16 1x - WELL DONE!
other LLRC results:
Martin Claxton - was narrowly beaten in his race in the Vet D/E 1x
Eva Rankin - lost the race in the R2 2x (1500m)
with Louise Wooller
- lost the race in the Mix 4x in a composite with Strathclyde and George Watson
- was very narrowly beaten in the race in the Mix 2x in a composite with John Monro
Louise Wooller - rowed well in her WRes2 1x, but
didn't manage to catch her opponent
Rebecca Lightfoot and Tom Claxton just missed
out by a foot to get to the semifinals in the Mix2x
- Rebecca rowed very well in her first single scull race in the WNov 1x
After some stearing problems, Chrisopher Edwardson did
well in his race - OJu 12 1x
some photographs, all results,
David Nolans photos
STRATHCLYDE REGATTA 24+25th April 2010
8 Loch Lomond members entered the regatta at
Starthclyde Park. It was a great regatta - both days had very mixed
weather conditions, with sunshine, drizzle and gusting headwinds at
some time, which made rowing very variable.
Photographs (if you would like
a bigger version of any of the photographs, just write to Eva) and all Results
| Results Day 1:
Tom Claxton in a composite with Castle Semple and
Strathclyde - OJu15 4x+ - 4th PLACE in 3:53.80min
Emma Rankin and Rebecca Lightfoot
(first race for Rebecca)
got 4th PLACE in their WNov2x heat in a very good time of
4:40.27min, which would have gotten them into the final if they
would have been drawn in a different heat.
| Eva Rankin
was 2nd in her heat (9:53.49min) in the WR2 1x over 2000m and she got 5th
PLACE battling against
a strong head wind in the final (10:19.87min)
Eva WON her WVetC-E 1x race
- WELL DONE
Allan McGregor and Andy Summers WON the MVet2x A-C race in
3:55.05min - WELL DONE
Martin Claxton and Paul Arnold got 4th
PLACE in the same race in 4:23.61min
Tom competed in U16 8+ in a
composite with CastleSemple and Strathclyde Park and they got 4th in
Results Day 2:
||Tom Claxton got 2nd in his Junior
Men Under 15 1x heat in 4:30.10min and 3rd in the final in
Tom was 5th in a composite
with Castle Semple in U15 double scull in 4:23.87min
Eva Rankin was 2nd in her Novice
Loch Lomond had 4 entries in the MVet 1x
race - Allan McGregor got 2nd in 4:11.35min (VetC)
Andy Summers got 3rd in 4:17.40min (VetC)
Martin Claxton got 5th in 4:27.05min (VetD)
Paul Arnold got 6th in 4:35.33min (VetC)
GLASGOW SPRING REGATTA - 17th April
2010 - on the River Clyde over a downstream course of 1150 m.
Weather conditions were very mixed, with some sunshine and rainshowers in
between. It was very windy and the wind
hit you very hard, when you came round the final bend.
| Tom Claxton in a composite with
Alex Afuakwah from Castle Semple - OJu16 2x
in a 'round robin', all three entries won one race - so there were 3 WINNERS
Tom lost his OJu16 1x final
Paul Arnold and Martin Claxton WON the heat and
the FINAL in M Vet. Res2 2x
Paul Arnold and Eva Rankin in Mixed
Res2 2x lost their heat, WON the Plate
Semi Finals and thought that they WON the Plate Final by a foot, but instead
they got disqualified.
Eva Rankin in a 'round robin' lost her first race in WRes2 1x , but WON her second race
Martin Claxton lost his race in
the MVet 1x, after having to start 18sec later than his opponent, due to the handicap
CLYDESDALE 4's and 8's HEAD - 6th March 2010 - 4000m on
the River Clyde finishing at Glasgow Green
Tom Claxton competed in a compsite 8+ with SPRC and CSRC -
Junior 16 - and they had an excellent first time row
with a time of 17.29min and getting 3rd in their age group! All results on here photos on darrochphotography
ENGLISH INDOOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS - 21ST FEBRUARY 2010
Allan McGregor, the only
one from LLRC, entered the English Indoor Championships in Men 40 -
50 Lwt category
and got 4th place in 6:46.7 min
and Men Open Lwt and got 5th
place in 6:46.6 min. Well done Allan!! For all results go to the
Concept 2 page.
Strathclyde University Small Boats Head - Saturday 20th February 2010 - over 4000m on the river Clyde
Just 3 Loch Lomond Club members
competed in the S.U.B.C head on the river Clyde on a glorious sunny but
freezing cold day. All three came home with a first place! - Well done!
Martin Claxton and Paul Arnold -
M Vet 2x - 1st Place in a time of 16.02min (16.22)
Tom Claxton - M Nov 1x - 1st Place in a time of 17.41min -
Tom's racing age is only Junior under 15
Tom Claxton - OJ 18 - 4th Place
Paul Arnold - M Vet 1x - 2nd
Place in a time of 17.34min (18.38)
All results are here, some Photos
on Malcolm Picasa
C.R.A.S.H.-B. SPRINTS World Indoor Rowing Championship - Sunday 14th February Boston U.S.A.
Martin Claxton, a member of LLRC, went
all the way to Massachusetts, to compete in the World Indoor Rowing
Champ. for the Royal Navy. There were 52 competitors in his age group (50 - 55) and
Martin managed to finish
28th with a time of 7:17.0min - Well done!
All results and photos
C.R.A.S.H.-B stands for Charles River All Star Has -
Beens C.R.A.S.H.-B History
DURHAM Small Boats Head -
Saturday 6th February 2010 at Durham
Paul and his daughter Rachel went down to
Durham to compete in the small boats head - 1800m upstream the
river Wear at Durham
Paul Arnold - M VetC - 9:30.8 min - he was
225th from 323 crews that raced
Rachel Arnold W J17 - 10:49.3 min - she
finished 295th from 323 crews - Rachel paddled light, to learn the
course and not to damage her boat
all results can be found here - all photographs here
SCOTTISH INDOOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS - Sunday 31st January 2010 at Heriot-Watt University,
Edinburgh. All results are on the
website photos are on darrochphotography
A very small Loch Lomond team went to Edinburgh to compete in the
Indoor Rowing Championships.
| Allan McGregor - Men LWT Open - 2000m - 6th PLACE in 6:49.0
Allan McGregor - Men
LWT 40-49 years - 1000m - 2nd
PLACE in 3:16.4
Martin Claxton - Men HWT 50-59 years - 1000m - 5th
PLACE in 3:21.6
Tom Claxton - Men Junior 14 - 4min - 4th
PLACE with 1117m
Junior 14 mixed team with Tom Claxton and CSRC/SPRC - 1000m - 1st
Holly Lewis - W Junior 15 - 5min - 11th PLACE
WELL DONE to everyone!
Concept 2 BRITISH INDOOR ROWING
Allan McGregor entered the
British Indoor Championships in Men 40 - 44 Lwt category
and gained a BRONZE MEDAL!
He rowed 6:42.6min over 2000m. Well done Allan! For all results go to the Concept 2 page.