THE Northwich Spring Head on the River Weaver is the last distance race of the rowing season – and Royal Chester ended it with a blaze of medals.
The club’s Intermediate 2 eight were once again the fastest crew on the day, repeating their 2011 win of the Walter Benyon Trophy.
Royals also took second place with the talented Junior 17 eight, who pushed the seniors hard and won the Novice eight medals.
On a successful day for the Chester club, Jack McGarva Junior stroked the winning Novice eight, won the Junior 17 single sculls and went on to win Junior 17 double sculls with partner Issac Scott.
The squad also triumphed in the Novice coxed fours, stroked by Michael O’Dwyer.
In the opposite corner of the country, at the Boston Marathon in Lincolnshire, Royals sculler Paul Johnston joined fellow scullers from Runcorn, Hollingworth Lake and Newark rowing clubs, to race in a quad scull. The legendary event is an arduous 31-mile race from Lincoln to Boston which the quad won in a time of three hours, 30 minutes and 51 seconds.
The Royals’ double scull of Graham Miller and Adam Wilson won the Masters E pennant.
The previous weekend, Adam had entered the indoor rowing championships raced on rowing machines, winning a bronze medal in the 60-65 category.