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Loughborough top the medal table at BUCS PwC Rowing Regatta but Durham retain the Victor Ludorum 10/05/2012

The National Watersports Centre was again the venue for the BUCS PwC Regatta with some thrilling racing at this ever expanding event.
 

The National Watersports Centre was again the venue for the BUCS PwC Regatta with some thrilling racing at this ever expanding event.

BUCS PwC Rowing Regatta VL TrophyThe race for BUCS points was incredibly close with Durham coming out on top with 150 points just one ahead of Newcastle with London in third (142). The same 3 institutions made up the top of the Victor Ludorum table with Durham 279 points ahead of their nearest rival. However Loughborough shook up the medal table winning 10 gold medals ahead of London (6) and Reading (5).

A poor forecast had led to the difficult decision to cancel the beginner’s events on the Saturday and then unforeseen fog on the Monday led to all events being held as time trials into A and B finals. However the race committee worked tirelessly to ensure as many students as possible were able to race.

Newcastle’s Championship Eight set the tone for a successful weekend for the men’s squad winning the Men’s Championship 8 narrowly edging out Durham for the second year in a row. In addition the Men’s squad took gold in the Intermediate eight, coxless fours and pair much to the delight of their large contingent of supporters.

Loughborough were the dominant force in the sculling events winning all of their seven golds. Jonny Walton took 2 golds in the Championship single and double sculls and narrowly missed out on a third in the quad. There were also Loughborough wins in the women’s Championship single, men’s lightweight single, intermediate single, intermediate double and lightweight double.
Success for Reading was based in the women’s events with victories in the Championship quad, eight, four, double scull and lightweight pair. London’s position in the medal table was secured in the women’s lightweight categories (double, intermediate double, four and quad).

Other highlights included gold medals for the Southampton Solent Men’s beginner eight and Surrey in the women’s intermediate double scull.
BUCS would like to thank the race committee, all officials, coaches and rowers for their hard work over the course of the weekend.

The BUCS PwC Rowing Regatta is a ‘Row for Gold Regatta’; helping to promote the sport of rowing in this Olympic year. For more information or to get involved in rowing please visit http://www.britishrowing.org/taking-part/row-for-gold.
 

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