Welcoming Home Our Paralympic Hero!
October 2016 Minihead Results
This month's minihead took place in beautiful conditions on a clear fresh autumn morning. We had a really good turnout with 25 boats competing. Thanks to the Wrecks who ran the event to their usual high standard! Next month's event will take place on November 13th and will be run by the Masters Men & Women.
Bequest made by Dr John Hilton.
It is with great sadness we must report that former club member Dr John Hilton died earlier this year. A long term supporter of the sport of rowing, John made a special effort to attend the club's 150th Anniversary Dinner in 2014 and always maintained an interest in the club.
In his will John left the sum of £1000.00 to Tees Rowing Club, a cheque for which we have very gratefully received from his family. It has been decided that the money should be used to boost the equipment fund and help maintain our fleet so that both present and future members may continue to enjoy it.
Paralympic GOLD for Tees rower!!!
Sunday 11th September will go down as a definite date to remember in Tees RC's history after Tees rower Laurence Whiteley and his partner Lauren Rowles took Paralympic Gold in the TAMix2x final in Rio.
Having already given us a taste of what they could do by storming through to win their heat in a new World Best Time, the crewmates controlled their final race from the start, pushing their main competition, the Chinese and French, into Silver and Bronze positions respectively, despite a strong push from the former in the last 250m.
The crew's achievement is made even more impressive when you consider they have only been training together for 18 months. Laurence spent two years waiting for a suitable partner to be found before Lauren finally came to the fore, having transitioned into rowing from wheelchair racing.
Needless to say we couldn't be more proud of our truly homegrown talent here at Tees, and are looking forward to welcoming Laurence home to celebrate!
(Picture credit: www.gazettelive.co.uk)