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Scottish Championships - record haul !!!!

Glasgow Schools won 27 medals at this years Scottish Championships at Strathclyde Park including some very outrageous results against senior rowers and each other !

Topping the medal haul were Alex Rankin and Gavin Horsburgh winning six each which included for Gavin two senior silver medals and for Alex a senior bronze medals.

So may results stand out it is difficult to highlight the top performances but there was no doubt that everybody raised thier game for this event.

Outrageous were Gavin Horsburgh and Josh Armstrong who in pair for the second time were second in open pairs in  performance that would make them one of the top junior pairs in Great Britain. They won J18 and school boys pairsin the process,

Gavin also came second in open sculls having had the exact same time a Josh in the time trial. Unfortunately Josh was injured in his Semi and therefore our " clash of the titans " will have to wait till next year. Gavin also won J18 and schoolboy singles.

Alex Rankin contines to defy the odds taking on bigger and more experienc scullers and coming out on top. She took bronze in open singles also wining J18 and schoolgirls. With Holly Wicklow bronze in open pairs also wining J18 and schoolgirls.

Race of the weekend was between Holly Wicklow and India Somerside who dead heat over 2000m metres in their sculling race for the J16 title.

Seb Glen and Callum Urquhart won J18 and school boys doubles and Sam Abernethy and Frank Murray J16 pairs. India Somerside, Becky Nielson won J16 and school girls pairs.

Barrat Bouteleb and Rachael Cannon racing open pairs won the intermediate womens title.

Anna Colley, Holly Allen,Georgina Robinson, Jenny Olney cox Daisy Morris won school girls J15 fours.

Anna Colley, Beth Kennedy,Loaise Roger,Marion Caskie cox Youcef Djoudi won the Grieve Cup.

Eilish Day and Ciara Roger won J12 doubles  Ciara Roger J12 singles.

Finally mention should be made ofour peformance group who racing in open events came second in mens quads and womens fours and quads.

It was also good to see so many crew that were within two lengths of the medal zone and will hopefully move to the medal zone next year.

Well done to all our competitors and our coaches and parents who helped and supported over the weekend.


Castle Semple Success

It was a fun day at Castle Semple Regatta with  our crews doing very well in testing conditions.

We had wins for Gavin Horsburgh is J18  and open sculls.

Alex Rankin won WJ18 and R1  sculls

Seb Glen won mens R 2 Sculls and Holly Wicklow WR 2 and W J16 sculls

Barat Boutelb and Rahel Cannon won WR 2 and J18 Pairs.

Youce Djoudi ad Ethan Saveresavran  won J12 2x sculls.

Well done all our competitors in such trying conditions

Five Schools rowers Make GB Team

GSRC athletes won two GB J16 selection races at Nottingham on Sunday to earn places in the GB team racing at Nante in two weeks time.

Josh Armstrong won J16 sculls and India Somerside, Becky Nielson, Alex Rankin and Holly Wicklow WJ16 fours. This is the first time that any Scottish club has had two represenative crews at this event. Well done to all these dedicated young athletes.

Sports Council Club of the Month

Glasgow Schools Rowing Club was presented with the Glasgow Sports Council Club of the Month award for May in recognition of its success at the National Schools Regatta in Nottingham. The presentation was made by Council  executive member Liz Kerr to Glasgow Schools Captain Gavin Horsburgh and some of our athletes.

Glasgow Schools Championship Results

For the second year running Glasgow Schools Rowing club has hosted an Annual Schools Championship on the River Clyde. Eleven schools took part in the event.

Championship Boys Sculls

Gold - Gavin Horsburgh - Glasgow Academy

Silver - Josh Armstrong - Glasgow Academy

Bronze - Giacomo Galano - St Thomas Aquinas

Championship Girls Sculls

Gold - India Somerside - Glasgow Academy

Silver - Alex Rankin - Glasgow Academy

Bronze Leona Logan - St Mungo's

Championship Girls doubles

Gold  - Mone and Davidson - St Ninans

Silver - Gilchrist and Gilchrist - Bearsden Academy

Boys years 1-3 sculls

Gold - Frank Murray - Kelvinside Academy

Silver - Ally Day - Glasgow Academy

Bronze - Jack Wicklow Glasgow Academy

Girls years 1-3 sculls

Gold - Natalie Smart - High School of Glasgow

Silver - Helena Alexander - Glasgow Academey

Bronze - Ailsa Martin - Hutcheasons Grammar

Girls years 1-3 doubles

Gold - Courtney and Pringle - Renfrew High School

Championship Girls Quads

Neilson, Buist,Barber ,Allan ad Djoudi - Glasgow Academy

Boys year 1-3 quads

White, Heginbottom,Goldie, McIntyre, Djoudi - Glasgow Academy

Girls year 1-3 quads

Caskie, Djoudi,Prentice,Andrews and Martinolli - Glasgow Academy

Glasgow Club of the Month Award

Glasgow Schools Rowing Club has been awarded the Glasgow Sports Council club of the month award for May in recognition of the performance of our young people at the National Schools Regatta in Nottingham where we had five finlaists out of six boats and won two Golds and one Silver medal. Well done GSRC.

GSRC wins 19 titles at Scottish Champs

It was a fantastic weekend for our young atheltes who won no fewer than 19 titles at the Scottish Championships and Scottish Schools Championship regatta at Strathclyde Park.

Outrageous sculling by Gavin Horsburgh and Josh Armstrong saw them make the A final in open sculls finishing third and fifth respectively mixing it with top class GB U23 triailists Lewis McCue,Gary Wilson and Kieran Brown. In doing so the boys won J18, J16 and schoolboys sculls. The boys also won J18 doubles title and combined with Andrew Dickson and Finlay Watson to win J18 quads.

Not to be outdone our J15 and J16 girls made the B and C finals of Womens Open pairs. India Somerside and Becky Neilson won the C final placing them 13th and Holly Wicklow and Alex Rankin finished 5th in the B final and 11th overall. Together they picked up J18, J16 and schoolgirls titles.

The girls went on to win J16 four and quads and also took the schoolgirls titles. India and Becky added J15 doubles and schoolgirls Championships to their haul. 

Other winners included Callum Urquhart and Sam Abernethy in J15 doubles and schoolboys doubles. Finlay Watson and Callum Urquhart in J16 pairs. Our J13 boys Quad of Hamish Brown, Adam Goldie, Ally Day, Jack Wicklow and Kyle Lachlan became Scottish Champions for the first time.

There were silver medals for Lois McGeachy and Karis Sutcliffe in womens novice doubles plus one for Ally Day in J13 boys sculls.

Other notable races over the weekend were the boys junior four who were overtaken on the line by George Watsons College and our J16 four who narrowly lost out to the National Schools Champions from Aberdeen.

The weekends results were our best ever and are testement to the hard work that our young people have put into this seasons training.

"Glasgow Schools developed me into an elite athlete at an incredible pace, improving my mental and physical toughness, knowing that it will all be worth it after the pain. This knowledge and reassurance built up from the GSRC programme I have taken on with me to university level and has aided my improvements both in and out of the boat. Glasgow Schools also allowed me to understand that teammates mean everything in the sport. Happy team mates = fast boats. Being able to row with a number of talented athletes my age helped me to adapt to whoever the GB selectors put me with for trials and seat racing - regardless of club."
Gavin Horsburgh - World Champion 2015/2016