Rowing: Two Toms row well in British Junior Championships

Thomas Marshall and Tom Nash rowed in the British Junior Championships in Scotland.

Thomas Marshall and Tom Nash rowed in the British Junior Championships in Scotland.

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The Peterborough City double scull team of Thomas Marshall and Tom Nash finished sixth in the British Rowing Junior Championships at Strathclyde Country Park, Scotland.

Standards in the Open time trial were high, but Marshall and Nash finished in seventh place, which placed them in the A/B semi-finals the following day.

The wind dropped significantly overnight and a determined performance from the boys saw them move from last place at the 500m mark up to third at the two kilometre finish line.

This earned them a place in the A final.

Conditions had deteriorated by the time the final started, with a strong tail wind becoming a cross-wind and rain starting to fall.

Despite completing the course almost eight seconds faster than in their semi-final, they found themselves behind the pack in sixth.

Megan Stoker entered the Women’s single sculling event against more than 40 other competitors, but found the blustery, cold conditions tough.

In the time trial stage, she finished in 23rd place, just a fraction of a second slower than the average time.

This placed Stoker in the D Final, where she finished fourth to take 22nd overall.