"It's about the people, the coaching ethos and the dedication of the athletes and coaching team. Good times."Ross Urquhart - Scottish Internationalist
Three Silvers for GB athlete Holly Wicklow
Holly became the most successful Scottish Coupe athlete ever by winning three silver medals for GB at the International event in Hungary. The womens eight lost Gold by 0.34 of a second to Belgium and rowing the pair with St Edward's Tilly Caitlin she won silver on both day behind very experienced Italian pair.
Win For Urquhart and Glen at HIR
Callum Urquhart and Seb Glen repeated the 2011 feat of Callum's brother Ross and Ronan Murphy by winning both the Home Interntional and British Championships in consecutive weekends at Strathclyde Country Park. This time the boat was the double scull concluding a great season for both these scullers.
....... and now a well earned rest
The season is now at an end and it is without question the most successful season ever for Glasgow Schools Rowing Club. During the winter head season we had 29 wins. We won three medals at National Schools Regatta - two of them Gold. At the Scottish Championships we won 19 titles and at the British Championships a Gold and four silvers.
Ten Glasgow Schools pupils represented Scotland at HIR winning two events and five represented Great Britain at the GB France Match winning both their races.
The clubs owes a great debt of gratitude to all the coaches, parents and especially athletes who have worked so hard to deliever these results. Have a well earned break and at leat two weeks total rest.
Where do we go next year............ further !
Home International Success
Ten Glasgow Schools rowers represented Scotland at the Home International Regatta helping to make this the most successful Scottish performance ever.
Alex Rankin ( J16) and Holly Wicklow ( J15 ) dominated the J18 pairs event to win in fine style. The then combined with India Somerside and Becky Nielson to come from three lengths down to win J18 fours. the Boys Quad of Harry Leask, Josh Armstrong, Gavin Horsburgh and Giacomo Galano managed a galant second place behind British Champions from Northwich. Josh and Gavin also raced the double but never got it going finishing third beind England and Ireland. The girls four comnibed with ASRA to finish third in the womens J18 eights. Andrew Dickson and Seb Glen finished third in the Mens J18 eights
Major success at British Championships
Glasgow Schools rowers brought back an impressive haul of five medals from the British Junior Rowing Championships held in Nottingham.
Josh Armstrong copleted his clean sweep of J16 titles this year by winning the sculling event from St Thomas Aquinas schoolboy Giacomo Galano rowng for his senior club Clydesdale.
Our J16 girls four of Holly Wicklow, India Somerside, Alex Rankin and Becky Nielson decided to concentrate of Womens J18 coxless fours wanting to beat the only junior club unit it Britain that they have not defeated this year. In a race to the line the Henley crew got the better of the girls by 0.3 of a second to claim gold. On hour later the girls had to race J16 four and understandably had to settle fo silver behind Queen Elizabeth High School.
However, the biggest surprise of the Championship was the Boys J18 four Andrew Dickson, Seb Glen, Finlay Watson and Callum Urquhart. Smarting from a poor selection decison that excluded two of the four from the Scottish team the boys set their targets on the selected Scottish fours from ASRA and George Watsons. They rowed brilliantly for a well deserved Silver medal only three seconds behind the English squad crew. The had beaten Watsons by 20 seconds and ASRA by 7 seconds becoming British Club Champions.
Glasgow Academy finsished as the top school in Britian at the Championships.