Six medals for DARC at the English Indoor Rowing Championships

Six competitors from Durham Amateur Rowing Club, accompanied by Coach Geoff Graham, went to the English Indoor Rowing Championships held at The National Cycling Centre – Manchester Velodrome on Sunday 29th March.

Gill Prescott continued her unbeatable record by picking up 2 Gold medals in the women’s 50-59 age category for the 2km and 500m races. Her time of 1m 41.5s in the 500m was a personal best recorded during a national competition.

Joyce Collett, new to national competition, produced personal bests of 8m 27.1s and 1m 55.8s to take 2 Gold medals in the women’s 60-69 Lwt category for the 2 km and 500m races.

Roger Stainforth rounded off a highly successful season by picking up another Gold medal in the men’s 70+ age category.

Gabrielle Moore, also new to national competition, took the Silver medal in the women’s 50-59 2k race in 7m 52.3s.

Other strong performances came from Martyn Calkin who achieved his personal goal of completing 2k in under 7mins in the men’s 50-59 age group and Helen McMillan who competed in a tough field of women in the 40-49 age group.

Pictured top (left to right) – Martyn Calkin, Roger Stainforth, Gabrielle Moore, Helen McMillan, Joyce Collett and Gill Prescott.

Full results can be found on the website.