Shrewsbury Regatta

SJD Rowers competing at the Shrewsbury Regatta

Sir John Deane’s rowers joined more than a thousand competitors over the weekend when they took part in the annual Shrewsbury Regatta.

The two-day event saw some strong performances from the team who made it to the finals in three of their events.

Callum Roberts, Maxwell Leiser-Ford, Lewis Stanley, Dan Lee and cox Roz Armstrong made it to the final of the IM3 4+ event losing to a strong Royal Shrewsbury School, while, Roz Armstrong and Phoebe Tuck lost out to Loughborough in the final of the WIM3 2X.

Hannah Faulkner, Zara Paton, Ellie McCarthy, Ella Urwin and cox Rachel Hamman did well to make it to the final in the WN4X+ but were beaten by a length by Royal Shrewsbury School.

Lewis Stanley and Callum Roberts raced in the final of the IM3 2X  losing to a very strong Irish crew from Athlunkard BC.

In the WJ17 4X category, Roz Armstrong , Rachel Hamman, Jen Addison, Zara Paton, raced well but were beaten by the event winners Runcorn in the semi-final.

Ellie McCarthy and Hannah Faulkner, made the semi-final in the WN 2X losing by two lengths to a very good crew from Royal Shrewsbury School, while Jack Mansell, Lloyd Roberts, also went out in the semi-final in the N X2.

The Shrewsbury Regatta is one of the oldest events in the rowing calendar, having first been held in 1871.

Hundreds of races took place on the River Severn on both Saturday and Sunday, with supporters lining the banks to cheer on competitors who had travelled from all parts of the country.