City club are Head Masters on the Nene

Crews waiting to start the Head of the Nene race.
Crews waiting to start the Head of the Nene race.
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Hosts Peterborough City Rowing Club dominated their Head of the River event on the Nene on Saturday.

They picked up an impressive nine wins and also achieved six second place finishes.

Masters crews accounted for five of the wins and three of the second places.

Tim Ellis won the Masters singles by over half a minute, Jack Ward and Phillip Adkins took the Masters doubles and Ian Davis and Peter Dolby won the Masters pairs.

Steve Hodge, Neil Elder, Steve Ackerman and Pete Orme took the honours in the Masters quads from their Peterborough City opponents Paul Scutts, Roger Carlisle, Joe Smith and Owen Green.

And completing a ‘Master’-ful display for the home club, Joan Heath and Anita Carter shared first place with a Milton Keynes crew in the Women’s Masters doubles.

Hayley Marsters, Ilektra Apostolidou, Bridget Lloyd and Jo Canton finished second in the Women’s Masters quads and the Masters eight crew were only seven seconds short of winning in their event.

In the senior crew categories, there was a one-two for Peterborough City in the Elite doubles class as Ian Palmer and Steve Cranfield beat Zygimantas Pukas and Tim Halliday by 14 seconds.

Pukas and Halliday joined Tom Dolby and James Child in the next division to win the Senior coxless fours category.

Dolby and Child also came second in the IM2 pairs

The third senior success came from Kristina Cowley, who won the Women’s IM1 singles.

For the juniors, Megan Stoker led the way with victory in the Women’s J18 singles with a winning time one second faster than that of her Sudbury rival.

Abdul Aly finished second in the J15 singles.