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Prestigious success for Norwich School rowers at National Regatta

The Norwich School J15 1st VIII cross the finish line at the National Schools Regatta. From left: Angus Toms, Jonny Elliott, Duncan Steel, Matthew Tremelling,  Huck Hempsall , Krizstian Erdodi, Byron Collins, James Ni'man and Gregory Ferguson. Picture: Norwich School

The Norwich School J15 1st VIII cross the finish line at the National Schools Regatta. From left: Angus Toms, Jonny Elliott, Duncan Steel, Matthew Tremelling, Huck Hempsall , Krizstian Erdodi, Byron Collins, James Ni'man and Gregory Ferguson. Picture: Norwich School

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Norwich School's boat club enjoyed success at the National Schools Regatta on the Olympic rowing lake at Eton Dorney.

Norwich School J16 4+ with their National Schools Regatta gold medals.From left, Oli Udy, Gabriel Davis, Rory Cruickshank, Harry Hook and James Anderson-Brown. Picture: Norwich SchoolNorwich School J16 4+ with their National Schools Regatta gold medals.From left, Oli Udy, Gabriel Davis, Rory Cruickshank, Harry Hook and James Anderson-Brown. Picture: Norwich School

The J15 boys raced in first and second eights and both boats dominated their time trials and semi-finals, giving them favourable lanes for their respective finals. In the first VIII final Norwich School won its first ever gold medal for an eight, holding off challenges from leading schools Bedford, Cheltenham College and Westminster. In the second VIII the crew brought home the school’s first second VIII bronze, missing out on silver by 30cm after a two-kilometre race.

The J16 boys raced in the coxed four event, and were one of the favourites after securing silver at the Inter-Regional Championships in April. Having traded times with Kingston Rowing Club throughout qualifying the boats were level after 1900 metres of the final but the Norwich School crew pulled away in the last 100 metres, to win by a third of a length.

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