Over the weekend of 11 & 12 June, Kate Hall competed for Wallingford Rowing Club at the British Rowing Masters Championships which were held at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham.
Run by British Rowing, the sports’ governing body, Masters (rowers over the age of 27) compete over two days in both sculling (two oars each) and sweep (one oar each) boat in age categories ranging from A (the youngest) up to J (average crew age of over 80!).
Competing twice on the Saturday; Kate won achieved a silver in the quad and was just pipped to a Bronze medal in her single scull on the line, coming 4th by under a second.
On the Sunday Kate competed in a composite four with members from Bristol Ariel and Exeter rowing clubs achieving a silver medal (not bad for never having rowed together before!).
The highlight of the weekend was a win in the Women’s Master C Eight that won Gold by six seconds over a composite crew from Peterborough and Leicester. Wallingford Rowing club had won the same event in 2015 and so convincingly defended their title. This latest win adds to the win in the same category at the Veteran’s Head of the River in March which is held over the championship Boat Race course in London.
The crew’s next race will be at Henley in mid-July where they will be hoping to emulate their success.