NORTHWICH duo Jamie Leighton and John McDonald won two bronze medals at the National Rowing Championships at the weekend - and Grange School twins John and Edward Ford won their third British title in successive years.
Leighton and McDonald rowed by clubmates Matthew Jump and Tom Carter in the open quad sculls, hauling themselves into third place after a slow start.
Their second bronze came in the lightweight version of the same event. This time they were joined by two Royal Chester oarsmen and were racing in second place for most of 200m course at Strathclyde until they were overtaken near the finish line.
The Ford twins swept aside all opposition to win the J16s double sculls by eight seconds, completing a remarkable sequence which has them earmarked for national squad training.
Unlucky Northwich rowers were junior Mary Hunt, who was fourth in the single sculls final after finishing second in her heat and the junior quad, who also reached the final as runners-up and were pipped to the bronze.
Double sculler Ronan Lomas and Kester Reid were knocked out in the repechage and the women's J15s quad did not qualify.
Meanwhile, Steve Parry and Dave Street competed at Veterans' Henley in both B and C categories reaching one semi-final.