Calum strikes gold at British Indoor Championships

British champion Calum Titmus.
British champion Calum Titmus.
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Three Peterborough City Rowing Club members returned from the British Indoor Championships at the Olympic Velodrome on Saturday with medals.

And leading the way with a sparkling gold was Calum Titmus, who picked up a win in the ‘Rowing Sliding Seat - Learning Disability’ section. He completed the 1,000 metres in a time of three minutes and 32 seconds.

Peterborough juniors Tom Nash and Alex Roberts joined forces with Maidstone Invicta’s Alex Rose and Sam Read to enter the junior boys’ team event and they won the silver medal behind a strong sixth form team from Bedford.

Individual rowers also did well for Peterborough.

Megan Stoker finished in the top third of 58 rowers in the girls’ sixth form two kilometre race and her time would have earned her a fifth place finish in the Under 23 competition.

Her clubmate Aimee Parker finished just four tenths of a second behind Stoker.

Henry Barnett demonstrated potential for the future by finishing in the top fifth of the Year 9 boys four-minute race. With 44 entries, the group provided some strong opponents. He also finished just outside the top third in the Year 9 boys’ 500 metres event.

Meanwhile Peterborough City had four rowers in action at the Walton Small Boats Head in London on Saturday.

Joan Heath and Anita Carter finished third in the Women’s Masters E doubles while Steve Tuck and Tim Ellis formed a composite Peterborough/RAF crew that claimed second place in the Masters D doubles.